Health & Nutrition – UNICEF Internship


Job Description

Health & Nutrition Intern, 2 months, Khartoum Sudan

Job no:543702
Contract type:Internship
Categories:Health, Nutrition
Advertised:12/08/2021 E.Africa Standard Time
Deadline:21/08/2021 E.Africa Standard Time

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.

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For every child, Hope 

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

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How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of Chief of H&N section in Khartoum the main duties and responsibilities of the intern are as follow:

  • Support in documentation
  • Support in Advocacy
  • Capacity mapping/Training needs
  • Supply chain management

Expected Deliverables

  1. Support in identifying and documenting the main lessons learned, bottle necks, key challenges, and best practices of H&N interventions, this includes developing case studies and success stories on high impact H&N interventions.
    Timeline/Deadline: ongoing
  2. Support in drafting advocacy materials in coordination with communication team
    Timeline/Deadline: ongoing
  3. Work with UNICEF H&N team and FMOH in developing capacity mapping, identifying training needs and developing capacity development plan for FMOH staff
    Timeline/Deadline: ongoing
  4. Support H&N team in developing a concept note on integrating the current efforts on improving health and nutrition supplies chain management
    Timeline/Deadline: ongoing
  5. Intern will do a monthly report detailing all deliverables
    Timeline/Deadline: On monthly basis

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

  • Intern should be pursuing a technical degree or be a recent graduate, preferably in one of the following fields: medicine, public health, social studies, or a related field of study
  • Active, dedicated, and self-driven intern.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a group to ensure high-quality deliverables.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to carry out the assignment within allocated timeframe.
  • Previous experience in developing technical training plans, advocacy strategies and documentation of best practices as well as supplies management.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


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

No Fee


Advertised: 12 Aug 2021 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 21 Aug 2021 E. Africa Standard Time


UNICEF, also known as the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. The agency is among the most widespread and recognizable social welfare organizations in the world, with a presence in 192 countries and territories. 

Headquarters: New York, NY

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What does UNICEF do for education?

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