Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in some 170 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. At UNDP, external and internal communication—nationally, regionally and globally—is critical to achieving both development results and business objectives. Skillful communication broadens the impacts of new policies, helps governance reforms take root, and attracts and fosters strong partnerships. The Communications Group at UNDP is at the forefront of advancing digital communications and outreach for the organization and is seeking a graduate student with an interest in global issues and communications to assist in planning, producing and evaluating web sites and digital content for UNDP’s online global network.
Duties and Responsibilities
The selected candidate will assist the Digital and Online team during the agreed time on the following duties;
Must be able to work in a multi-cultural environment and be aware of political sensitivities
Required Skills and Experience
Enrollment in a graduate degree programme in a development or communications-related field, such as journalism, interactive telecommunications, international relations, political science, anthropology, sociology, public or business administration.
Candidate must either be:
Language: Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of French and/or Spanish desirable