Internship, Resilience Oriented Social Protection

  • Location
    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Feb 07

Position description

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, Childhood

Thailand is firmly established as a middle-income country.  Economic growth over the last two decades has been impressive: poverty has fallen by around two-thirds since 1990, despite the 1997 economic crisis from which Thailand has fully recovered.  This prosperity, combined with a growing awareness of and commitment to child rights, has resulted in successive governments investing in the wellbeing and future of children.  These investments have brought hugh, often life-changing benefits to millions of children.  

How can you make a difference?

The Social Policy and Economic Analysis Section of UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office is seeking a qualified individual to support the social protection and resilience work stream. In particular, the intern is expected to assist in developing Countries Dashboards to inform technical assistance needs and programming in resilience oriented social protection including a consolidated stocktaking of resilience oriented projects and social protection schemes in the region. The intern is also expected to assist in preparations for delivery and following up of a training workshop on the use of social protection systems in delivering assistance to children and their families on the onset of a disaster to be delivered to relevant UNICEF staff in the region.

  • Provide support in implementing UNICEF activities linked to joint UN project on shock responsive social protection, including drafting of TORs, liaising with participating UN agencies (FAO, ILO, UNISDR and WFP), and contributing to reporting requirements.
  • Facilitate knowledge management and maintain a regional resource repository for UNICEF EAP engagement in social protection, poverty reduction and resilience.
  • Assist in developing a policy brief(s) and knowledge product(s) (e.g. graphs, infographics, etc.) in collaboration with other UNICEF Regional Office sections on the potential linkages of social protection with other sectors (e.g. WASH, Nutrition, Health, etc.).
  • Assist with preparation of webinar(s) on specific issues of resilience oriented social protection.
  • Assist with developing a deck of slides for training on resilience oriented social protection preparedness and implementation.

Duration of Assignment:  4 months (1 March – 30 June 2018) on full time basis


  • Currently enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school in international affairs, public administration, economic development, sociology, political science or other related fields with special expertise and interest in social policy, disaster risk management and/or humanitarian action. 
  • Excellent analytical and research skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English required. 
  • Familiarity with the work of UNICEF or other development partners in social protection and poverty reduction, particularly in the humanitarian context, is an asset.
  • Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team, sharing information and coordinating efforts within the team and the office community.
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint required.
  • Knowledge of or East Asia and Pacific Region is an asset.

Conditions of Intern:

a. Expenses: Intern does not receive any financial assistance. Costs and arrangements for travel, visa, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibilities of the Intern.

b. Visa: Intern is responsible for obtaining the necessary entry visa and arranging their travel to Bangkok. UNICEF/EAPRO will assist only in issuing documents required in visa processing.

c. Health/Medical insurance: Intern is required to hold valid health/accident insurance. UNICEF accepts no responsibilities for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship whether on or off UNICEF premises.

d. Employment: There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.

e. Confidentiality. Intern is required to respect the confidentiality of information that s/he collect or is exposed to at UNICEF. No reports or papers may be published based on information obtained from UNICEF without the explicit written authorization by the Head of Office or Division Director.

f. Impartiality. Intern is required to respect the impartiality and independence required of UNICEF and will not seek or accept instructions regarding the services performed under the internship agreement from any Government or from any authority external to UNICEF.

Provision of Supervising and Monitoring: 

The intern will work under the supervision of Regional Adviser, Social Policy and Economic Analysis.

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