UNICEF, renowned worldwide as a pillar of hope and staunch defender of children’s rights in over 190 countries, is deeply committed to the health, education, and safety of the globe’s most vulnerable youngsters. In line with its mission to create a brighter future where every child can flourish, UNICEF South Africa is proud to introduce the UNICEF Internship Program seeking four Data Capturers.

This initiative is designed to engage enthusiastic participants eager to make a significant impact on critical nutrition issues affecting children. Through this program, UNICEF extends an invitation to motivated individuals to join a dynamic team dedicated to transforming the landscape of child nutrition for the better.

UNICEF Internship Program Overview

Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Duration: 3 Months
Application Deadline: 14 April 2024
UNICEF Work Sector: Health, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition
Reference Job no: 570696

Role Overview

The National Department of Health, Food Control Directorate in Pretoria, in collaboration with UNICEF South Africa, is offering an exclusive opportunity for four (4) dedicated interns to join a three-month internship program. The selected interns will play a pivotal role in addressing South Africa’s healthcare challenges, focusing on the critical area of child nutrition. This position offers a unique chance to be at the forefront of health and nutrition policy, providing indispensable support in the review and analysis of the R3337 Draft Labelling Regulations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Database Management: Develop a comprehensive database of commentators on the R3337 Draft Labelling Regulations.
  • Analysis and Collation: Evaluate substantive comments for inclusion in the analysis and collate them according to the regulations’ sections.
  • Documentation: Accurately capture comments and queries from stakeholders, organizing them systematically for review and action.
  • Support and Coordination: Assist in various tasks related to the R3337 Draft Labelling Regulations, including stakeholder engagement and documentation.

Candidate Profile

  • Educational Background: First-level Degree or Diploma in Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Sciences, Public Health, Medicine, Law, International Relations, or a related field.
  • Experience: Preferably less than 2 years post-graduation to qualify as an intern.
  • Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with excellent command of English and plain English writing/editing abilities.
  • Requirements: South African ID, proof of medical insurance, and no immediate relatives working in any UNICEF office.

UNICEF’s Core Values

Candidates should embody UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS), demonstrating the ability to build partnerships, innovate, manage complexity, and think strategically. Familiarity with UNICEF’s competency framework is advantageous.

Inclusion and Diversity

UNICEF is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from graduates with disabilities and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all.

Benefits and Remarks

UNICEF offers a supportive work environment with a range of benefits, including flexible working arrangements and provisions for individuals with disabilities. All candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

APPLY NOW to be a part of UNICEF’s mission in South Africa, contributing to a healthier, more informed, and empowered next generation.

Tip: Maximize Your Internship Success – 3 Essential Tips and Strategies

How to Apply for the UNICEF Internship Program:

Applying to the UNICEF Internship Program is your first step towards making a tangible difference in the lives of children in South Africa. Here’s how you can embark on this rewarding journey:

  • Prepare Your Application:
    • Ensure your resume is up-to-date, highlighting relevant education, experience, and skills.
    • Write a cover letter that reflects your passion for children’s nutrition and health, and why you are a perfect fit for this internship.
  • Gather Required Documents:
    • A copy of your South African Identification Card (ID).
    • Proof of medical insurance.
    • Copies of your academic credentials (Degree or Diploma).
    • Any additional certificates or documents that showcase your skills and experiences relevant to the internship.
  • Submission:
    • Visit the UNICEF careers portal and search for Job no: 570696, or navigate directly to the National Internship Programme – Data Capturers listing.
    • Fill in the online application form with all the necessary details.
    • Upload your resume, cover letter, and all required documents.
  • Review and Submit:
    • Double-check your application for accuracy and completeness.
    • Submit your application before the deadline, 14 April 2024.
  • Follow Up:
    • Keep an eye on your email for any communication from UNICEF regarding the status of your application.
    • Selected candidates will be contacted for the next stage of the selection process.

Tips for a Successful Application:

  • Tailor Your Application: Customize your resume and cover letter to reflect the skills and experiences that align with the internship’s focus on health, nutrition, and data capturing.
  • Express Your Passion: Clearly articulate your motivation for applying to the UNICEF Internship Program and how you hope to contribute to improving child nutrition in South Africa.
  • Attention to Detail: Ensure your application is error-free, with no typos or grammatical mistakes, to present yourself in the best possible light.

Seize the opportunity to join the UNICEF Internship Program and be part of a global effort to ensure every child has access to proper nutrition and health. Your contribution can make a significant impact on the lives of children in South Africa. Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career dedicated to making a difference.