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2020 Unicef Internships in Nigeria

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The UNICEF Internship Programme offers eligible students the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF’s work. UNICEF is active in various functional areas related to its mandate, which can be categorized in three main pillars: Programme and Policy, External Relations and Operations. Read more about these areas here 

Internships are offered depending on the needs and capacity of offices to receive and supervise interns. Currently available internship opportunities are advertised on the UNICEF employment page.

Our Internship Programme has been revised to broaden the eligibility criteria and introduce the paid modality. You can find out more about what changed here.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for an internship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years.
    – Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Be proficient in at least one of UNICEF’s working languages: English, French or Spanish. Fluency in the working language of the office you are applying to is required.
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office; and
  • Have no other relatives in the line of authority which that you will report to.

Individuals must demonstrate excellent academic performance through recent university or institution records.

Additional consideration will be given to any past professional experience.

Current opportunities

  • TA- Nutrition Specialist, NOC, Abuja

    Locations: Africa: Nigeria
    Work Type: Temporary Appointment | Level:
    Closing Date: Sun Feb 09 2020 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

    This vacancy is open to Nigerians only.

  • Special Assistant to the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, P3, Abuja Nigeria (Fixed Term)

    Locations: Africa: Nigeria
    Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment | Level:
    Closing Date: Thu Feb 13 2020 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

    Under the overall guidance of the RC/HC, and direct supervision of the Head of RC Office/Strategic Planning Advisor, the SARC will support efforts to strengthen the capacity of the UN Country Team and provide support to the RCO in coordinating and planning a coherent UN response to national development/humanitarian priorities. She /he will collaborate with the UNCT members, RC/HC Office staff, programme and operations teams of the UN Agencies, Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society.

  • Nutrition Officer, (NO-B), Abuja-Nigeria, Temporary Appointment #00110413

    Locations: Africa: Nigeria
    Work Type: Temporary Appointment | Level:
    Closing Date: Thu Feb 06 2020 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

    This vacancy is open to Nigerians only

  • Child Protection Manager, (P-4),Fixed Term, #94157, Maiduguri, Nigeria (529375)

    Locations: Africa: Nigeria
    Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment | Level:
    Closing Date: Wed Feb 05 2020 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

    The Child Protection Manager reports to the Chief Field Office (Level 5) for general guidance and direction. The Child Protection Manager is responsible for managing and supervising all stages of child protection programmes/projects from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm and to protect their rights to survival, development, and well-being, as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies. The Child Protection Manager is responsible for establishing the plans of action and overseeing work progress to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable programme/project results according to plans, allocation, results in based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

  • Readvertisement- TA Communication for Development Specialist, NOC, #00112196, Abuja, Nigeria (364 days)

    Locations: Africa: Nigeria
    Work Type: Temporary Appointment | Level:
    Closing Date: Thu Jan 30 2020 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

    Nigerian Nationals Only

  • Consultancy for the development of a National and State Plan of Action on Ending Violence Against Children in Nigeria

    Locations: Africa: Nigeria
    Work Type: Consultancy | Level:
    Closing Date: Thu Jan 30 2020 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

    UNICEF Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs (FMWA), in support of the National Technical Working Group on Ending Violence Against Children, require the expertise of an international consultant to provide technical assistance to develop a National Plan of Action on Ending Violence Against Children in Nigeria, both at federal level and in 6 states (Lagos, Kaduna, Adamawa, Cross River, Plateau and Gombe).

  • Consultancy for the development of a National and State Plan of Action on Ending Violence Against Children in Nigeria

    Locations: Africa: Nigeria
    Work Type: Consultancy | Level:
    Closing Date: Thu Jan 30 2020 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

    UNICEF Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs (FMWA), in support of the National Technical Working Group on Ending Violence Against Children, require the expertise of a national consultant to provide technical assistance to develop a National Plan of Action on Ending Violence Against Children in Nigeria, both at federal level and in 6 states (Lagos, Kaduna, Adamawa, Cross River, Plateau and Gombe)

  • Temporary Appointment Health Specialist (Health Systems Strenghtening), P4, Abuja, Nigeria, #00118877

    Locations: Africa: Nigeria
    Work Type: Temporary Appointment | Level:
    Closing Date: Thu Jan 30 2020 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

    Under the guidance of the Chief of Health and HIV, provide technical support to the health systems strengthening component of the health and HIV program with a focus on using data for action and results.

  • Supply & Logistics Specialist, (P-3), Temporary Appointment (364 days), Maiduguri, Nigeria, #110551

    Locations: Africa: Nigeria
    Work Type: Temporary Appointment | Level:
    Closing Date: Wed Jan 29 2020 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

    The Supply & Logistics Specialist will be responsible for the supply chain operations including planning, procurement, contracting, storage, distribution and monitoring of UNICEF’s supplies in the states of Borno and Yobe in North-East Nigeria. She or he will advise on all matters of supply and logistics and closely collaborates with programmes in defining supply interventions to meet programmatic needs, and provides technical and advisory support to government entities and partners on supply chain management issues.

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GE: Early Identification (EID) Sales Internship 2020

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Role Summary:

The role requires working closely with the assigned GE Gas Power Nigeria to provide Sales support to ongoing and pipeline sales initiatives being executed/to be executed in Nigeria. This role may also require interface with Government entities, GE customers and with other GE counterparts

Essential Responsibilities:

Support GPS pipeline development and sales activities

  • Engage with new prospects, assess customers’ needs, carry out kyc/keep, and input entries into SFDC

  • Support sales managers and other enabling functions to ensure lean and efficient deployment of resources
  • Track and provide regular update on new sales leads and report to sales manager

    Qualifications/Requirements:

      Passion for technology and previous internship experience in GE will be an added advantage
    • Academic excellence in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
    • 4th or 5th year student with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of not less than 3.5 (Second Class Upper)
    • Demonstrated leadership ability and initiative
    • Ready to learn, energetic, be proactive and have IT skills
    • Strong communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills

About Us

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you!

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Deadline: Not specified

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UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth

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Want to be a Fellow? Apply Now! No more unpaid internships

The Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth is saying goodbye to unpaid internships!

  • Are you passionate about the work of the United Nations?
  • Are you motivated to help realise the potential of fellow young people?
  • Have you been waiting for too long for a paid entry-level opportunity to the UN?
  • Do you want to join the UN Youth Envoy as a Fellow?

Yes? Then you might be the right person for the job!

To begin with, we are looking for three young people to get on board the UN Youth Envoy’s Fellowship, which aims at providing you, a young talent, a chance to get involved the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The selected fellows will join us at the United Nations’ Headquarters in New York for a duration of 12 months starting from March 2020. To apply, click on the position you are interested in (Click the assignments below to check detailed information respectively):

  1. Fellow in Coordination
  2. Fellow in Social Media
  3. Fellow in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Application deadline: 20 February 2020

Women, indigenous people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ candidates, and other marginalised groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information, visit the UN Envoy on Youth website

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