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Internship for Partnership and Advocacy, PPD Tokyo, Japan 2022

Job Description

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 rights 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 advocacy, communication and visibility activities, under the general guidance of the supervisor (Public Partnership Specialist).

Specific tasks:

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 organizing information for key counterparts and media
  • Update and improve the Tokyo office’s website and social media accounts as necessary
  • Assist the team in translating UNICEF messages, press releases and other publications
  • Provide logistical support for events, consultations and workshops that the office will organize
  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor

Duration of assignment: Between January – December 2023 (more than 3 months, up to 6 months)

The duty station is in 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 4 days per week for 3-6 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.
  • Experience of translating communication materials is highly desirable.
  • Experience in public relations and/or event management is an asset.
  • Experience in video editing 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: Work modality (teleworking or working in the office) is negotiable.  Depending on the COVID-19 situation, interns may be asked to work from home.

Additional remarks: 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to interns who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their internship contracts.

How to apply:

Applicants are requested to apply through this online system by 6 November 2022.  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 your application.

Please specify when and how often you are available for work during the proposed period (January – December 2023) in your cover letter.

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


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