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 Announcement - UNICEF local internship to support the Inclusive Education project (UNICEF)

 Duration: 28.01.2020 - 10.02.2020


Local Internship Opportunity at the UNICEF Azerbaijan office.

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.

Join us to have a real impact on the lives of the world’s children and children in Azerbaijan.

UNICEF is currently looking for an intern to support the Inclusive Education project, specifically the Screening of Children with Difficulties in Learning. This is a great experience for students to get engaged with field experience and practical skills in the area of inclusive and quality education.

Duties and responsibilities:

Provide support to Education team and teachers to implement the Screening of Children with Difficulties in Learning at 34 schools in Baku and other regions (support will be provided from Baku office, limited number of visits might be required to schools in Baku and Sumgayit), including:

  • Collect data on the results of the Screening process from the target schools, verify the data accuracy and consolidate information, data and records into the provided database and records management system;
  • Provide guidance and support to the teachers and schools implementing the screening process with regards to the requirements of the process; 
  • Identify and report on identified good practices, challenges and lessons learned to the relevant UNICEF staff;
  • File process related documents and archive as required.

Modality: Paid, Part-time

Tentative start date: Mid-February 2020

Duration: 3 months. The intern will provide support to the Education team for minimum 15 hours per week at the Baku office or remotely as agreed between the recruiting team and the successful candidate. A limited number of local travels to Baku or Sumgayit may be required.

Reporting to: The consultant will be directly supervised by the Education Specialist and the Inclusive Education Consultant of UNICEF Azerbaijan.

Payment terms: The intern will be paid a stipend on a monthly basis based on the actual number of days worked in that respective month and upon submission of a monthly report. The stipend is to be proposed by UNICEF in line with UN rules and regulations.

Status: Interns are not entitled to the privileges and immunities accorded by member states to UNICEF's officials and staff members. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.

Insurance: UNICEF accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during the internship, including while on duty travel. Interns have to demonstrate a proof of medical insurance prior to the beginning of the internship.

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

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years in the area of education, social sciences or any other relevant field;
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old;
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records;
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office;
  • Excellent English communication, writing and analytical skills;
  • Excellent Azerbaijani communication, writing and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work in a team with tight deadlines;
  • Good IT skills;
  • Any previous experience in project administration and data collection is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

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.

Application: Interested individuals should submit the following documents through UNICEF e-recruitment system:

  • An individual resume and a motivation letter explaining your interest in the internship opportunity and how this experience will help you with your current studies and future professional aspirations by the indicated deadline date;
  • Copy of the highest level of education certificate;
  • Proof of enrolment in an undergraduate or graduate programme (if any);
  • Up-to date university transcript (if any);
  • Two letters of recommendation.


Remarks: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: 10 February 2020, 18:00 (local time) 

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