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      Applications are invited for Internship for Coordinator for Theme Group on Gender, Equality, HIV/Aids & Human Rights of the UN Team for Trinidad & Tobago.


      UNICEF internship
      Internship title: Coordinator for Theme Group on Gender Equality, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights of the United Nation Team For Trinidad & Tobago
      Supervisor: Social and Economic Policy Specialist
      Duration of Contract: 28 January – 28 July 2019
      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 fulfil 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
      Background:The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) for Trinidad and Tobago has identified the need for a standing capacity to address gender equality, HIV/AIDS and human rights. The UN Theme Group on Gender Equality, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights (GHHR) was established in 2015 under the UNCT, and is comprised of 16 UN agencies both resident and non-resident in Trinidad and Tobago. The Theme Group’s main responsibility is to ensure a coordinated, coherent approach to UN programming in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment, HIV, and Human Rights.A Chair and Co-Chair of the Theme Group rotate on a six-month basis following the alphabetical order of the participating organizations. The current cycle of chairmanship is with UNICEF.The main work under this internship will be therefore for the Theme Group on Gender Equality, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights of the United Nations Country Team for Trinidad and Tobago as its Coordinator to assist in the daily basis to support the UNCT implementation of the theme group’s workplan for 2019.

      Duties and Responsibilities:Coordinator for the GHHR Theme Group:The Coordinator overall responsibility will be to coordinate inter-agency activities that fall under the purview of the Theme Group.Overall Functions:

      • Assist the secretariat to the Joint UN Theme Group on Gender Equality, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights
      • Contribute to the coordination of inter-agency related efforts, facilitating support to the government of Trinidad and Tobago and UN joint coordination mechanisms established under the UNDAF

      Specific duties and responsibilities under these two functions are as follows:UN Theme Group Secretariat:

      • Assist the secretariat to the UN Theme Group; Organize UN Theme Group meetings, including extraordinary meetings prepare notes for the record and monitor appropriate follow up by member agencies on action points.
      • Maintain that the Resident Coordinator (RC) of the UNCT and UN Theme Group chair are informed of HIV, Gender and Human rights issues;
      • Support the RC and the UN Theme Group chair on related issues that should be raised in other inter agency or governmental fora.
      • Contribute to the integration of HIV and AIDS, Human and Rights and Gender themes UN programming
      • Keep abreast to the development of the HIV AIDS, Gender Equality and Human Rights issues in the Caribbean region, and alert the RC and UN Theme Group Chair to developments with implications for Trinidad and Tobago.

      Inter-Agency coordination:

      • Contribute to joint UN plans and programming and planning processes, such as UN Multi country Sustainable Development Framework (UN MSDF), with the objective of mainstreaming human rights issues in these processes.



      • Integrity/Commitment to mandate: Maintains consistent values and performance standards and expresses UN core values in all functions and roles. Exercises critical judgment in analysing institutional directions, procedures, and guidelines in order to contribute to the improved fulfilment of the mandate.
      • Valuing diversity: Adapts to an international, multicultural, multilingual environment. Demonstrates inclusive behaviour towards all colleagues and stakeholders, successfully developing cross-cultural relationships. Adapts programme project implementation to take account of the political, religious and cultural context. Actively promotes gender equity in all programme activities as well as in office management.

      Managing Relationships

      • Working in teams: Promotes teamwork and harmony collaborating with team members integrating others’ ideas into his/her thinking. Leverages the different experiences and expertise of members to achieve better, more innovative outcomes.
      • Communicating information and ideas: Encourages open communication in the team demonstrating the ability to see issues and situations from team members’ perspective. Frankly expresses ideas and concerns and encourages dialogue to develop an optimal solution without jeopardizing rapport with colleagues.
      • Conflict and self-management: Surfaces conflicts and addresses them proactively acknowledging feelings and views of all sides and redirecting energy towards a mutually acceptable solution. Creates a climate of enthusiasm and flexibility where people feel encouraged to be innovative and give their best.
      • Networking: Builds, maintains and leverages a diverse network of contacts, strategic partnership and alliances within the UN system in Trinidad and Tobago.
      • Flexibility: Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously

      REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:To qualify as an advocate for every child you will haveā€¦

      • Advanced university degree in social and economic development studies, gender studies, social welfare, child protection, public health programming, human rights, international relations or related and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or PH.D programme or have graduated within the past two years.
      • Strong analytical and English report writing and presentation skills;
      • Strong communication, coordination and negotiation skills;
      • Fluency in English
      • Knowledge of United Nations human rights principles and UN agency work in country, regionally and/or internationally is an asset.
      • Previous experience with the UN/UNICEF/International organizations; Sound understanding of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is an asset.

      For every Child, you demonstrateā€¦UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.PROCEDURES and LOGISTICS:

      • The UNICEF Social & Economic Policy Specialist will regularly monitor the progress of the intern’s work.
      • The intern will use his/her computer
      • A room for work will be provided to the intern
      • UNICEF Eastern Caribbean will provide if need administrative support to the intern


      • Prior to commencing internship, the selected candidate will be required to sign a Health Statement and to document that s/he has appropriate health insurance, if applicable. The intern will be responsible for the accuracy of that statement.


      • A stipend as contribution towards living and transportation expenses equivalent to TTD$6995 will be given to the intern monthly
      • Payment of DSA in case of any required official mission outside Trinidad and Tobago

      Internship Unicef MANDATORY TRAININGS:

      Intern will submit certificates of completion of the following mandatory trainings no later than 30 days after the start of the internship:Trainings: * BSAFE

      • Ethics and Integrity at UNICEF
      • Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Authority
      • Sexual Exploitation Abuse (PSEA)
      • UN Human Rights and Responsibilities
      • UNICEF Information Security Awareness Course

      Internship Unicef HOW TO APPLY:

      Prospective interns should apply through UNICEF’s E-recruitment System by accessing the following link: and typing in the job number 519201 in the search engine, no later than January 20th, 2019. The application package should include the following: * A cover letter

      • A detailed curriculum vitae
      • Letter of verification from the college or university of current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program with expected completion date
      • Copy of most recent official transcript showing excellent academic performance
      • Copy of Identification Card
      • One letter of signed recommendation on letterhead or from professional email address.

      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.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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and 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.Advertised: 14 Jan 2019 SA Western Standard Time

      Click here to apply

      Applications close: 20 Jan 2019 11:55 PM SA Western Standard Time

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