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The PPM section of UNICEF Malawi seeks to recruit five (5) national Geospatial Data Interns who are interested to enhance their educational experience through practical work assignments while being exposed to UNICEF’s operations as well as learning on child rights and equity issues. The internship programme is also expected to provide Malawi country office with the assistance of qualified students specialized in geospatial data field. This will support the office in strengthening the geospatial data management function in the Malawi Country Office. The interns will assist in the implementation of the “4P2C Data Intelligence Node”. In addition to further developing their own skills in geospatial data management, the interns will play a vital role in supporting assigned programme sections with data collection, cleaning, processing, research and analysis of geo-spatial data. The knowledge, information and insights obtained from geospatial data are important for programme pillars/sections and stakeholders to make informed (evidence-based) strategic decisions. The interns, therefore, support the Data Intelligence Node, and respective programme pillars/sections sectors by strengthening geospatial data generation and use that is necessary for planning and programmatic decision making.
How can you make a difference?
The main purpose of the internship programme will be to support development of their professional experience, to expose the Interns to UNICEF work as well as to promote learning on child rights and equity.
The Geospatial Data Intern is responsible for assisting in the collection, cleaning, processing and analysis of geospatial data to produce useful information products.
The Geospatial Data Intern should be able to maintain and understand spatial data and should be familiar with working with both traditional and non-traditional sources of data. S/he should be organized and able to implement and manage geospatial data projects from start to finish. S/he should be able to present technical information and findings in a way that is easily understood by the sector members and the management, such as data visualization, mapping, narrative writing, and in-person communication.
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How to Apply…..
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Interested applicants can access the full Terms of Reference here
TOR for Data Intern Local – 2020 PPM.pdf
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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.
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