Internship for Partnership and Advocacy, PPD Tokyo, Japan

Internship for Partnership and Advocacy, PPD Tokyo, Japan

Internship for Partnership and Advocacy, PPD Tokyo, Japan

Job no: 560598
Contract type: Internship
Duty Station: Tokyo
Level: Internship
Location: Japan
Categories: Communication, Partnerships

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, hope

he 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.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of the assignment

The Division of Public Partnerships (PPD) works to strengthen UNICEF’s position as a partner of choice for children’s right 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 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 organising information for key counterparts and media
  • Update and improve the Tokyo office’s web site and social media accounts as necessary
  • Assist the team in translating UNICEF messages, press releases and other publications
  • Provide logistical support for events, consultation and workshops that the office will organize
  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor

Duration of assignment: Between July 2023 – June 2024 (more than 3 months, up to 6 months)

Duty station is Tokyo, Japan.

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

  • 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.

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.


Payment of stipend: PPD Tokyo will provide a lump sum of JPY 5,500/ day, inclusive of transport costs.

Work modality: Work modality is negotiable.  Depending on the team’s schedule which follows PPD Tokyo’s hybrid work modality (combination of working in the office/teleworking), interns may be asked to work from home on certain number of days in a week.

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 25 April 2023.  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 application.

Please specify when and how often you are available for work during the proposed period (July 2023 – June 2024) in your cover letter.

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

Advertised: 28 Mar 2023 Tokyo Standard Time
Deadline: 25 Apr 2023 Tokyo Standard Time

Apply here


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