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UNICEF Internships (2 positions): Investigations Section, Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI), UNICEF – Paid/Remote or In-person

Contract type: UNICEF Internships
Duty Station: Budapest
Level: Internship
Location: United States, Hungary
Categories: Legal Affairs, Audit and Investigation, Ethics

Overview of the UNICEF Internships

The Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI) reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for internal audit and investigation services to UNICEF. OIAI provides independent, objective assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and the effectiveness and adequacy of internal controls. We are hiring 2 Interns to be based in Budapest (option to work remotely) to support the Investigations Section, OIAI.

The Investigations Section is responsible for conducting investigations into allegations of misconduct, such as sexual exploitation and abuse, serious child safeguarding violations, gross mismanagement, fraud, corruption, retaliation against whistle-blowers, workplace harassment, abuse of authority, violation or willful disregard of UNICEF regulations, rules and administrative instructions that involve UNICEF staff, and relevant non–staff personnel. The investigation service is also tasked with investigating allegations of certain types of wrongdoing committed by third parties, such as sexual exploitation and abuse and serious child safeguarding violations as well as fraud and corruption, committed to the detriment of UNICEF.

OIAI conducts investigations in accordance with the International Uniform Principles and Guidelines for Investigations adopted at the 10th Conference of International Investigators and the OIAI Investigations Manual.  The OIAI Investigations Section is comprised of two teams, the Strategy, Intake and Analysis Unit (SIA) and the Investigations Team.

The SIA Team handles intake and initial assessments of new matters; policy and strategic initiatives; and quality assurance of investigation and other reports, among other tasks; while the Investigations Team handles cases predicated for investigation and certain complex assessments. These UNICEF Internships roles may support either or both Teams.

How can you make a difference? 

Under the supervision of the Chief of Investigations, you will undertake the following tasks:
* Assist with the collection and assembly of evidence, including participating in interviews, drafting interview synopses and reviewing interview transcripts.
* Assist with the analysis of information and data related to initial assessments and/or investigations, including conducting open-source searches and analyzing contractual/transactional information.
* Research a range of issues related to initial assessments and/or investigations, including legal research and analysis of United Nations Administrative Tribunal jurisprudence.
* Carrying out other task as may be assigned by OIAI management, including assisting in the drafting and preparation of analytical reports and memoranda and related outputs.
* Assist with the review of the adequacy of investigations conducted by third-party implementing partners, including civil society organizations, covering serious child safeguarding violations, sexual exploitation and abuse, and fraud and corruption.

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

* Graduated within the past two years or currently enrolled in a University or an Advanced Degree Program (preferably law school)
* 0-2 years of relevant experience in legal activities and/or investigation-related functions.
* Excellent knowledge of MS Office and relevant computer systems and applications.
* Excellent communication, writing and interpersonal skills.
* Good organizational skills
* Ability to work effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapt to the changing requirements

Language requirements:
– Fluent in English (both written and verbal)
– Proficiency in French, Spanish and/or Arabic is highly desirable
– Knowledge of other United Nations official languages (Chinese or Russian) is an advantage

Modality: Remote/In-person
Tentative start date: 1 December 2023
Duration: 4 months (with the possibility to extend to 6 months)/Paid
Insurance: UNICEF will not be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the intern’s service, whether on or off UNICEF premises. Therefore, the selected candidate must provide proof of enrolment in a health/accident plan prior to start the internship with the Health Section.

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

UNICEF Internships Remarks:  

OIAI is seeking to populate its Roster of Interns.  While placement in the roster does not guarantee an internship with OIAI, candidates placed in the roster may be offered placement through a desk review/direct selection process. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 

Deadline: 03 Nov 2023 Central Europe Standard Time



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