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UNICEF recruits a Front-End Developer

UNICEF hiring a Front-End Developer Intern.

  • Job no: 533494
  • Work type: Internship
  • Level: Internship
  • Location: Senegal
  • Categories: Emergency Programme, Security

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.

UNICEF WCARO is seeking a solution-oriented intern to join the Emergency team and support a BMZ Business Intelligence initiative. The intern will work in close collaboration with ICT Team. The intern will assist in the setup and maintenance of Web based systems including an external Website and Internal SharePoint Page destined to host various reports and dashboards for Organizational and Institutional use. Additionally, this role will collaborate with the Regional Office team to review, test, and release reports and dashboards for Organizational use.

Internship description

The UNICEF Western and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) is coordinating a regional resilience programme in Sahel, implemented by UNICEF offices in Mali, Mauritania and Niger, in close collaboration with another UN agency (World Food Programme), over four years (2019-2023). The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for an initial budget. The programme will generate numerous quantitative and qualitative data throughout the four year of implementation (21 different studies planned for 2020-2021 only) and it is therefore important to develop high-quality tools to support data visualization.

The primary objective for the assignment is to assist in the production for the account of the UNICEF Western and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) an interactive dashboard focused on the various indicators and the sharing of said indicators in the context of the Building Resilience in the Sahel Programme, by February 2021.

Scope of work

1-Support the development and implementation of user interfaces of new functionalities and business solutions

  • Support the implementation of frontend technologies and frameworks to develop user interfaces for business solutions.
  • Assist in identification and use of well-documented, well maintained open-source frameworks and libraries for the implementation of new functionalities and solutions.
  • Assist in the design of navigation and user experience for responsive Web applications.
  • Assist in maintaining codebase using Distributed Version Control Systems and Collaboration Tools.
  • Assist in the implementations of forms and underlying APIs to improve data quality and security.

2-Support deployment, technical assistance, and trainings

  • Assist in monitoring performance of solutions and identification of opportunities for further improvement of newly implemented solutions.
  • Assist in providing user support and troubleshooting of users interfaces.
  • Assist in the preparation of technical and user documentation.

Benefits to intern:

As part of our team, the intern will be integrated into the work flow to get to know structures and processes, expand his/her theoretical knowledge through challenging practical experience and work independently on projects. She/he will strengthen our team by contributing his/her knowledge and ideas.  We offer the chance for the intern to:

  • Gain skills in analyzing and
  • communicating data, especially using data visualization and modern data science approaches
  • Build experience in the development of Web backend functionalities and business solutions
  • Strengthening skills in communication, collaboration and coordination within a complex organizational and implementation structure.

Administrative Issue

The intern will work under the supervision of the Resilience Programme Coordinator, within the Emergencies Section, WCARO who will be responsible for the general coordination and scheduling and in close collaboration with the T4D specialist. Weekly meetings will be held between the intern and its supervisors to discuss progress and adjustments.

The intern will be provided with a desk office, UNICEF email address and will be using UNICEF provided ICT equipment.

The regular office hours will apply to the intern.

Internship requirements

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate degree programme in Computer science, Software engineering.or have graduated within the past two years.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Be proficient in at least one of UNICEF’s working languages: English, French.
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office; and
  • Have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to.

For every Child, you demonstrate play

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

The functional competencies required for this post are

View our competency framework at

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

Applications close: 16 Aug 2020 11:55 PM Greenwich Standard Time

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