Communication Intern

UN Children's Fund, Zimbabwe

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th October, 2019

Job Description

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.

For every child, early moments matter

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favouritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

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. Our workplace policies promote flexible work arrangements, to support all staff in maintaining a healthy life balance, both in and out of the office.

We are the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification - the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace.

UNICEF prides itself on fostering a multicultural and harmonious work environment, guaranteed by a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

You can also access and explore all new UNICEF vacancies and create job alerts via the UNICEF Zimbabwe website link below:

How can you make a difference?

  • Ensure that critical information affecting children and young people is disseminated to policy and decision makers, public watchdogs such as the media and civil society, and the public, with the aim of mobilizing political and public support for children;
  • Promote the active engagement of adolescents and young people in shaping their futures by facilitating the growth of equity-focused social innovations.
  • Henceforth, the Communications Team requires an enthusiastic, hard-working, and determined intern who will assist in creating evidenced-based communication materials that increase visibility, to leverage public advocacy and supporter engagement for the promotion, protection and fulfilment of children’s rights to ultimately increase the share of voice on Zimbabwean children’s rights.

Top four individual work-plan deliverables for the INTERN:

  • Support to the team in the design and implementation of the Communications Strategy Under the guidance of the Communications Specialist
  • Provide logistical support for all public advocacy initiatives and events.
  • Draft human-interest stories, take photographs for events and donor reports, social media and other advocacy platforms, facilitate creation and maintain archive of External Communication and C4D IEC-SBCC print ready materials
  • Production of multimedia content for various platforms


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