IIP Placements in Burundi
NOTE: All placements in Burundi are tentative as there is a State Department Travel Warning issued for Burundi. Interns will not be placed in a country that carries a State Department Travel Warning.
Location: Bujumbura, Burundi
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. They advocate for measures to give children the best start in life because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future. They promote girls’ education – ensuring that they complete primary education as a minimum. They act so that all children are immunized against common childhood diseases and are well nourished. UNICEF also upholds the Convention on the Rights of the Child and they work to assure equality for those who are discriminated against, girls and women in particular. They are active in more than 190 countries and territories through country programs and National Committees. UNICEF Burundi is exploring a range of innovative technologies, processes and partnerships to tackle the most difficult challenges facing children and women, and offering eligible candidates an opportunity to contribute directly to this dynamic process. IIP interns will have the opportunity to work with the UNICEF Innovations team and a range of partners in deploying mobile-based data collection systems, implementing micro-energy/rural electrification and income-generating projects designed to deliver off-grid energy solutions to households and communities, and developing interactive, digital content for rugged, solar-powered computer kiosks installed in rural areas, and developing multimedia visibility and partnership materials for external publication. IIP candidates should have a willingness to learn, the ability to work in a multicultural environment, and a demonstrable capacity for both creative and strategic thinking. IIP candidates with strong writing and problem-solving skills and interests in economics, MIS, statistics, business, marketing, communications, computer science, education, or electrical engineering are encouraged to apply. Strong French language skills in speaking/reading/writing are recommended. Experience in programming with Django or Python, graphic design and/or the design of information management systems would be an asset for a computer science related placement. Three placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Previous work responsibilities (in the words of the previous IIP intern): 1. Write reports for the innovation team of UNICEF, based on individual events. 2. Write GuideBook for individual projects, such as U-report and Lumiere. 3. Engage in group discussion within the innovation team. 4. Help other researchers to develop their projects and researches.