INTERNSHIP – Social Policy (Research & Evaluation), 6.5 Months, Full-time, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Contract type: Internship
Level: Internship
Location: Ethiopia
Categories: Social and Economic Policy

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, an advocate

UNICEF Ethiopia’s social policy section focuses on social inclusion. Ethiopian children are disproportionately represented among the poor. Moreover, volatility and vulnerability at both the macro and household levels is increasing, creating new risks for children as shocks lead to precarious living situations. It is also more and more obvious that national average figures tell partial stories. Inequality and inequities make it more difficult for families and children to escape poverty while also fueling chronic poverty and intergenerational poverty transmission. UNICEF Ethiopia social policy section focuses on: (i) Child-sensitive Social Protection; (ii) evidence generation; (iii) Public Finance for Children to promote Child rights and gender equality.

The intern is expected to work closely with the evidence generation team (research and evaluation) to support in the knowledge management of evaluations and research of UNICEF supported programmes.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the research and evaluation specialist, the intern will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide substantive and technical servicing of meetings, backstopping, fact-finding, and other technical activities in support of the research and evaluation team.
  • Undertake research and analysis of the findings and prepare briefing notes and reports on assigned subject areas of interest to UNICEF, Donors & Partners as identified.
  • Assist in documenting and cataloguing information, drafting papers, memoranda and reports as required. Assist in updating EISI (Evidence Information Systems Integration).
  • Assist in the organization of events (training events, workshops, seminars, conferences, missions etc.) and draft/edit reports of the same as may be required.
  • Undertake day-to-day administrative tasks as required.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Enrolment at a university in Ethiopia at the undergraduate or graduate level or be a recent graduate (within the past two years) in social sciences is required.
  • Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications; excellent knowledge of MS Office is required.
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills.
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team.
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences.
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures and working environments.
  • Fluency in English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. We particularly encourage female students and recent graduates to apply.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


Deadline: E. Africa Standard Time