Internship, Research Facilitation and Knowledge Management Team UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Italy

UNICEF’s Office of Research – Innocenti is looking for a part-time or full-time intern in 2016. The position is in the Research Facilitation and Knowledge Management team of the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti (Innocenti), Florence, Italy.

The Office of Research is UNICEF’s dedicated research arm. Its prime objectives are to improve international understanding of issues relating to children’s rights and to help facilitate full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child across the world. The Office aims to set out a comprehensive framework for research and knowledge within the organization. Working with partners including National Committees, research activities are conducted with a view to make advocacy and policies for children more evidence based. The Office actively promotes high standards for research, including through the development of tools and training, and adopts a broad range of innovative communication methods to influence public debates and share best evidence and insights to the benefit of children.

The purpose of this position is for an intern to assist with the 2016 ‘Best of UNICEF Research’ exercise.

The ‘Best of UNICEF Research’ is an annual exercise undertaken by Innocenti since 2012 to collect, share and recognize the research that takes place within UNICEF. Research in UNICEF is carried out and commissioned by Country Offices, Regions, Headquarters and, increasingly, by National Committees and is often undertaken with external partners.

This internship is to support the ‘Best of UNICEF Research 2016’ exercise. The intern will assist Research Facilitation and Knowledge Management team colleagues in the overall management of the exercise (including keeping track of all entries, allocating reviewers to different research pieces, managing the project intranet pages, providing regular updates to entrants, overseeing the screening and assessment of the submitted research, setting up the external review panel, coordinating the publication of a booklet on the top submissions, and writing a ‘facts & figures’ document or producing a data visualization based on information collected from the submissions at the end of the exercise.

In addition to these tasks, ad hoc tasks might be requested to support the general work of the Research Facilitation and Knowledge Management team. This may include administrative duties as well such as preparation of training materials, organizing meetings (especially those where ‘Best of UNICEF Research 2016’ winning entries can be highlighted) and drafting documents.

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