Communication Internship

UN Children's Fund, Kathmandu, Nepal

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
Internship
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st December, 2018


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.

And we never give up.

Background:

UNICEF South Asia, through effective support to country offices and strategic engagement with partners, contribute to winning support for the cause of children from decision makers and the wider public particularly on key priority issues in South Asia.

To do this in an effective manner, the communication section is in considerable need of extra capacity especially to support programme sections, the Front office as well as Country Offices. This internship can help the communication section accomplish daily, regular tasks on time and be more productive.

Objectives of the Internship:

The purpose of this internship is to find a bright, motivated communication intern for a six-month period starting 7 January 2019 to provide overall support to the communication section. This internship will provide the successful candidate an exposure to the working environment of a multilateral organization and also a better understanding of UNICEF's mandate to safeguard the rights of every child, everywhere. This internship does not require expert knowledge about communication and advocacy.

Purpose of the Internship:

Under the supervision of the Regional Chief of Communication produce and manage communication and advocacy related materials for ROSA Communication Section.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

Working directly under the supervision of the Regional Chief of Communication, the intern will be responsible for the following specific tasks:

  • Compose and edit short texts and narratives in English for various communication materials
  • Help collect communication and advocacy-related data/information from Country Offices
  • Provide support to plan and implement events
  • Manage and upload pictures and videos using appropriate platforms and tools
  • Support management of ROSA publications
  • Monitor stories and news from Country Offices in the region
  • Assist in website and microsite content management
  • Assist the communication section with additional tasks as required.

Key Deliverables:

  • Compose and edit short texts and narratives in English for various communication materials
  • Help collect communication and advocacy-related data/information from Country Offices
  • Provide support to plan and implement events
  • Manage and upload pictures and videos using appropriate platforms and tools
  • Support management of ROSA publications
  • Monitor stories and news from Country Offices in the region
  • Assist in website and microsite content management
  • Assist the communication section with additional tasks as required.

Cost/Expenses:

Interns receive a stipend from UNICEF and must make own arrangements for living expenses. Living accommodations and other expenses are also their own responsibilities.

Stipend (monthly): USD 270 and travel lump sum cost up to USD 1,000 can be provided.

Insurance:

  • UNICEF accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship.
  • Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical and life/accident insurance for the duty station for which they will work.

Learning Opportunities for the Intern:

  • General understanding of the work and mission of the UNICEF programme in South Asia
  • Insight and hands-on experience on UNICEF related to communication and advocacy programme
  • Become more familiar with working in a United Nations / international organization and in a multicultural environment

Key competences, technical background, and experience required:

Education: Recently completed or currently pursuing a University Degree in English, communication, journalism, creative writing, politics, social science or a similar discipline

Work Experience:

  • Strong communication skills, written English skills and ability to write clearly, succinctly and for varying audiences
  • Knowledge of standard MS Office applications and other computer skills
  • A keen and proven interest/knowledge in advocacy, communication and other creative web applications
  • Knowledge of and interest in South Asia news is an asset
  • Good research and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of child rights principles is an asset or willingness to learn
  • Previous experience working in digital communications or for an international organisations is an asset.

Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrate initiative, creativity and enthusiasm
  • Able to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to quickly understand instructions, ask for clarification when needed, adapt and work independently to produce results on time
  • Enthusiastic, creative and happy to take and learn from feedback

Eligibility/How to Apply:

To be considered for an internship with UNICEF, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Candidates will be selected by the participating and sponsoring Universities.
  • Have strong academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records or, if not available, a reference letter from an academic supervisor;
  • 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.
  • Intern Status within UNICEF:
  • Interns are considered gratis personnel and as such they are not staff members.
  • Although not considered a staff member of UNICEF, the intern shall be subject to the authority of the Executive Director and the authority delegated by her to Director and Heads of Offices. Interns are not entitled to the privileges and immunities accorded by member states to UNICEF's officials and staff members.
  • Interns may not be sought or accepted as substitutes for staff to be recruited against authorized posts.
  • Interns may not represent UNICEF in any official capacity.

Other Relevant Information:

The intern will work full-time in the Regional Office of South Asia in Kathmandu, Nepal. The intern will work on computer provided by the office. The candidate selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF's General Terms and Conditions for interns.

As an intern, you will respect the confidentiality of information that you collect or are exposed to at UNICEF. No reports or papers may be published based on information obtained from UNICEF without the explicit written authorization by the Head of Office or Division Director.

The UNICEF internship programme is not connected with employment and there is no expectancy of such. Interns cannot apply for posts advertised internally to UNICEF staff during the period of internship.

Source:https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=518799


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