Social and Behavior Change Intern – UNICEF Ethiopia Internship Vacancy Announcement


UNICEF Ethiopia Internship: Social and Behavior Change Intern, Full-time, 6 months, Mekelle, Ethiopia (for Tigray region residents only), May 21 2023



Organization: UNICEF

Position: Social and Behavior Change Intern

Employment: Internship

Location: Mekelle, Tigray

Deadline: 02 June 2023





Job description


Job no: 561509
Contract type: Internship
Duty Station: Mekelle
Level: Internship
Location: Ethiopia
Categories: Nutrition

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.

For every child, a future 

UNICEF Tigray field office is working to promote child rights, knowledge, behavior and social change with particular focus on disadvantaged communities. Through its Behavior and Social Change (SBC) component, UNICEF is supporting the Government, non-governmental organizations, and community to promote child rights and conduct positive social, and behaviour change activities at different levels across the region.

The intern will be working under the supervision of UNICEF Social & Behaviour Change Officer in close collaboration with programs section.

How can you make a difference?

While carrying out the tasks assigned to him/her, the intern will acquire relevant experience and build/enhance his/her capacity in.

  • The development, dissemination and monitoring of SBC content in UNICEF supported media content and print materials.
  • Contribute to planning, implementation and supervision of UNICEF supported campaigns and events as needed.
  • Participate in routine data collection and analysis for social behavior change including creation of tools, methods, and data base to ensure timely comprehensive and current data on SBC are available.
  • Organization of advocacy events and forums
  • Capacity enhancement activities for implementing partners (support frontline workers on skills and competencies necessary for the provision of SBC through on job coaching and mentoring).
  • Facilitation implementation of SBC activities and group sessions in internally displaced peoples sites, health facilities and other modalities (maternal health, mother support group etc.) on selected issues as appropriate.
  • Prepare human interest stories, story boards and short videos on promotion of desired behaviors and demand generation.
  • Conduct regular supervision and monitoring of SBC interventions in internally displaced peoples sites and health facilities to ensure the delivery of services are adequate and up to the standard.
  • Contribute to data collection, analysis, and reporting for the SBC section



Job requirements

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

  • He or she should be enrolled at a university in Ethiopia at the undergraduate or graduate level or be a recent graduate (within the past two years) in in Health Promotion/Communication, Social/Behavior Change Communication, Public Health, and relevant Social Sciences is required.
  • Candidates that were enrolled in full time university studies in Tigray for a first (bachelor’s) degree prior to 2020 and who would have graduated in 2020, 2021 or 2022 in normal circumstances, are eligible. This covers all students who were enrolled and had their schooling interrupted. Please make a note of these details in your application cover letter, if applicable
  • Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications; excellent knowledge of MS Office is required.
  • Fluency in English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  1. Builds and maintains partnerships
  2. Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  3. Drive to achieve results for impact
  4. Innovates and embraces change
  5. Manages ambiguity and complexity
  6. Thinks and acts strategically
  7. Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Advertised: E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: E. Africa Standard Time


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