Internship Tokyo Japan - Partnerships and Advocacy, Japan

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Japan

City: Tokyo, Japan

Office: UNICEF Tokyo, Japan

Closing date: Sunday, 30 August 2020

Internship, PPD Tokyo, Japan - Partnerships and Advocacy

Job no: 533681

Position type: Internship

Location: Japan Division/Equivalent: Partnerships

School/Unit: Public Partnerships Division

Department/Office: PPD, Tokyo

Categories: Internship

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, hope.

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students at both Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (CO) the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF’s work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.

Purpose of the assignment

The Division of Public Partnerships (PPD) works to strengthen UNICEF’s position as a partner of choice for children’s right among governments and public actors around the world. The intern will acquire direct practical experience in PPD Tokyo’s work and the United Nations system by supporting the offices‘ advocacy and communication tasks to strengthen the visibility of Japan/UNICEF partnerships under general guidance of the supervisor (Partnerships and Advocacy Specialist/ Partnerships and Advocacy Associate).

Specific tasks: Under the supervision of the Partnerships and Advocacy Specialist/ Partnerships and Advocacy Associate, PPD Tokyo, the intern will

Assist the Team’s efforts to enhance donor visibility and UNICEF’s advocacy messages by gathering and organising information for key counterparts and media;
Update and improve the Tokyo office’s web site and social media accounts as necessary;
Assist the team in translating UNICEF messages, press releases and other publications;
Provide any other technical and operational assistance as appropriate and required by the Team.

Duration of assignment: Between November 2020 - March 2021 (more than 2 months, up to 6 months)

Duty station is Tokyo, Japan.

Qualifications of successful candidates:

Currently enrolled in a university or a graduate school or those who graduated from schools within two years. Professional experiences are desirable;
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Available to work in the office 4 or 5 days per week for 2-6 months;
A high level of proficiency in both written and oral languages of English and Japanese is required (For English, we expect the candidates to have scores around TOEIC 800, TOEFL (P) 570, (C)229, (I)89);
Interested in international development and humanitarian work, especially in the field of child rights, child protection, education, health, nutrition, WASH and so on;
Good communication skills are required;
Good teamwork skills and ability to work independently;
Ability to work with MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Working knowledge on illustrator, Photoshop and HTML is an asset;
Experience in public relations and/or event management is an asset.

Payment of stipend: PPD Tokyo will provide a lump sum of JPY 5,500/ day, inclusive of transport cost, to interns.

Work modality: Depending on the COVID-19 situation in the duty station, interns may be asked to work from home.

How to apply: Applicants are requested to apply through this online system by 30 August 2020 (the deadline extended). When you apply, please attach your CV (both in English and Japanese) and a cover letter in English to state the majors/areas of your study and the reason for application.

Only qualified applicants will be short-listed and notified for further screening and skype interview. Thank you for your understanding.

Advertised: Aug 12 2020 Tokyo Standard Time Application close: Aug 30 2020 Tokyo Standard Time