2019 UNICEF Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Internship Program
Deadline: March 1, 2019.
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.
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children and youth entitled to an education in emergencies and protracted crisis, we would like to hear from you.
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the first global multilateral fund dedicated to supporting education for children and youth in countries affected by wars, disasters and crises. It was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 by a broad coalition of international aid agencies and public and private donors to usher in faster and more sustainable education responses in crises settings. ECW inspires political commitment to financing education in humanitarian contexts, catalyzes financial resources, facilitates joint programming between humanitarian and development actors, empowers local partners and seeks to strengthen quality and accountability.
ECW is hosted by UNICEF. The Fund is administered under UNICEF’s financial, human resources and administrative rules and regulations, while operations are run by the Funds own independent governance structure that provides strategic guidance and oversight to its investments. ECW’s day-to-day activities are carried out by a Secretariat under the direction of the ECW Director.
- Conduct research, mapping and analysis of research, reports and impact evaluations in education in emergencies.
- Assist in preparation of cost-effectiveness analyses to calculate value-for-money of ECW investments.
- Assist in the preparation of monitoring and evaluation tools.
- Collect, analyze, verify and synthesize information to support program development, design and preparation.
- Support preparation of reports, talking points and communication material, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevance of information.
- Perform data checks in reports and databases.
- Be enrolled in an undergraduate, Masters or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years.
- Have an academic background in any of the following:
- Education, including early childhood development
- Quantitative analysis: data analysis, impact evaluation, applied statistics
- Child Protection
- Human rights/humanitarian affairs or related fields
- Be at least 18 years old at the time of application.
- Be proficient in English.
- Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by university records.
- Have no immediate relatives working with UNICEF or in the ECW Secretariat.
1. The internship will be full-time, and interns will be based at the ECW Secretariat in New York. Note that this internship opportunity is available to applicants based in the New York area (with a valid OPT/CPT if international student).
2. Interns will receive a stipend of 1,500 dollars per month. Start date: as soon as possible. Preferred duration: 5 months, negotiable from a minimum of 4 months to a maximum of 6 months.