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Job Location: New York
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, Hope
The Division of Data, Analytics, Planning and Monitoring (DAPM) was established in 2019 to drive decision making and organizational learning, improve effectiveness and achievement of results of UNICEF and its partners to realize the rights and improve the life of every child. DAPM promotes the use of data and monitoring to achieve transformative impact on lives of children.
The Division is responsible for driving, shaping and guiding UNICEF’s evidence-informed analysis, strategic planning, programme monitoring and organizational performance management. As such, DAPM enables the organization to deliver on results in a more coherent manner, based on agile and contextualized programming process, and on data, evidence, and analysis, as well as the application of human-rights based and results-based management approaches.
Within DAPM, the Data & Analytics Team (DAT) is the global go-to for data on children. It leads the collection, validation, analysis, use and communication of the most statistically sound, internationally comparable data on the situation of children and women around the world. For this purpose, both traditional and innovative data and analysis – including administrative and household survey data as well as geospatial analysis, big data and machine learning – are used. DAT upholds the quality, integrity and organization of these data and makes them accessible as a global public good on the data.unicef.org website.
DAT provides leadership, strategic and normative guidance and technical support to generate data and evidence on children. The team works together with other teams within UNICEF as well as partner organizations, to support statistical systems strengthening at the country level. DAT is also fostering a data-driven transformation in how UNICEF works internally and together with partners that includes positioning UNICEF as a leader on data for children, protecting children through governance of data and building an organization-wide culture of data.
How can you make a difference?
We are looking for interns who are driven and data savvy to support this work as members of the Data and Analytics section. In this execution-oriented role and under the supervision of the Senior Advisor Statistics and Monitoring (Child Poverty and Gender Equality), the intern will collaborate closely with other members of the team as well as colleagues in other sections and the rest of the division in the analysis of data and preparation of reports related to the interaction between child poverty and environmental risks, the policies that reduce child poverty, the impact of public social spending on child wellbeing, and children’s access to benefits from social protection programmes.
Objectives of the Internship
To gain exposure and knowledge of UNICEF’s organizational and working environment, in particular in the following areas:
- UNICEF’s UNICEF internal working
- Relationships between HQ and ROs/COs
- How to calculate child poverty
- How to analyze equity of public social spending
- How to determine social protection coverage and adequacy
- How to assess children’s time poverty, time use, and Quality of Life
- How to measure gender social norms
- Literature Review
- Searching and exploring different sources of data.
- Data management
- Data processing
- Data visualization
- Cross- tabulation, correlation, and other statistical analyses
- Drafting blogs and short briefs
Expected Academic and Professional Outputs
- Enhanced skills in quantitative analysis of the situation of children
- Increased knowledge of UNICEF’s role as the custodian of data for children
- Familiarity with the objectives, structure, and activities of UNICEF’s Global Data Team
- Attendance of internal UNICEF seminars, lectures and workshops at UNICEF may provide an opportunity to meet leading experts and reflect upon issues, trends and strategies shaping child related policies and practices.
- Understanding of the working collaboration between UNICEF and other agencies and patrners.
This will be a part-time internship; the duration of the internship will be for 5-6 months.
In accordance with UNICEF’s guidelines, interns will be paid a stipend that varies depending on their location. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship. UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.
UNICEF will not be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the intern’s service, whether on or off UNICEF premises. Therefore, the selected candidate must provide proof of enrollment in a health/accident plan prior to start his/her work with the D&A Section.
Living Conditions and Working Environment
The intern will be remote based and work from home. S/he will work with the D&A Section and report to the supervisor of this internship. S/he is not expected to travel during the assignment. The intern will be expected to participate in D&A section meetings, as well as other UNICEF meetings of interest to the student, including the seminar series for UNICEF interns. Guidance will be provided on a regular basis.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Be enrolled in a graduate degree program (or up to one year post graduation) relevant in statsitics, data science, social sciences, demography, or similar.
- Experience/ or strong understanding on reporting on qualitative and quantitative analytics
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, initiative, flexibility, and willingness to learn.
- Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
- Additional consideration will be given to any past professional experience in the area of data analysis.
- Proficiency in English. Additional languages preferred.
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
UNICEF Competencies Required For This Post Are…
- Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.
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.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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.
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