Internship, Tokyo

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Japan

City: Tokyo, Japan

Office: UNICEF Tokyo, Japan

Closing date: Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Internship, PPD Tokyo, Japan

Job no: 536106

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 office’s research and administrative tasks relating to resource mobilisation with the Government of Japan or advocacy, communication and visibility activities, under general guidance of the supervisor (Senior Advisor or Public Partnership Specialist).

Specific tasks:


Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor, PPD Tokyo, the intern will

Support the review and analysis of donor proposals and reports by UNICEF Country Offices

Support a series of analyses of Japan’s ODA for children

Support translation, report writing, preparation for any Japan-related presentation materials

Provide logistics and administrative support for advocacy events and/or meetings, particularly relating to Japan-UNICEF Annual Consultation

Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor

2. Communication and Advocacy

Under the supervision of the Public Partnership Specialist, 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

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Assist the team in translating UNICEF messages, press releases and other publications

Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor

Duration of assignment: Between January - December 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.

Available for work in the office at least 3-4 days per week for 2-6 months.

Interested in child rights, child protection, education, health, nutrition, water and sanitation, gender and so on.

Experience and/or knowledge on international cooperation as well as humanitarian and development assistance.

[Fundraising] Working experience in project formulation/report writing are desirable.

[Communication and Advocacy] Experience in public relations and/or event management is an asset.

A high level of proficiency in both written and oral languages of English and Japanese is required.

Ability to work with MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

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

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 1 December 2020. 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.

In your application, please also specify which function you are interested in: [1. Fundraising] or [2. Communication and Advocacy] (or both

& 2.); and when and how often you are available for work during the proposed time frame (January - December 2021).

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

Advertised: Nov 11 2020 Tokyo Standard Time Application close: Dec 01 2020 Tokyo Standard Time