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For every child, how can you make a difference?
UNICEF Sri Lanka, Social & Behavior Change (SBC) programming is in need of short-term support for ongoing interventions, mainly related to the crisis response. Currently Social & Behavior Change (SBC) programming is managed by one officer. With the ongoing crisis, there is a high demand from internal and external stakeholders to further strengthen Social & Behavior Change (SBC) interventions, and to timely implement within the tight time frames receiving from the emergency grants. Therefore, Social & Behavior Change (SBC) programming is looking for an intern to help the programming in the next six months, which are deemed to be crucial.
The overall purpose of this internship is to support the Social & Behavior Change (SBC) officer in carrying out the Social and Behavior Change, Community Engagement interventions, mainly related to the crisis response
Key tasks and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Social & Behavior Change (SBC) Officer,
The intern will be responsible for implementing following tasks:
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Required Education, Skills and Experiences:
Duration : 6 months
Learning Opportunities for the Intern:
Interns receive a stipend from UNICEF and must make own arrangements for living expenses. Living accommodations and other expenses are also their own responsibilities.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable applicants are encouraged to apply.
Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
If you think this position might be for you, please take the time to review our Country Office Mutual Agreements before you apply.
If you believe you can team member that can uphold these everyday, then we look forward to receiving and reviewing your application.