Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
BACKGROUND INFORMATION - UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION - JOB-SPECIFIC
CG Communications team develops communications strategies, policies, plans and channels based on internal and external communications needs and expectations; maintains and strengthens UNOPS corporate identity through official reporting to the Executive Board and other external communications, enabling accountability and transparency; communicates a clear direction and strategic focus, ensuring that the people of UNOPS understand and can demonstrate their contribution to its success; and facilitates and encourages the sharing of information, knowledge and best practices, achieving dialogue throughout the organization.
The intern will work in the Communications Group under the direct, overall supervision of the UNOPS Internal Communications Team leader and will be exposed to the implementation of UNOPS internal communications strategy. UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.
The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting a variety of tasks and work packages as a part of her/his internship period. S/he will notably support the Internal Communications Specialist in the coordination of planned communication activities, both in UNOPS headquarters and in UNOPS country and regional offices.
We are seeking qualified applicants who have strong communication, planning and coordination skills. The successful candidate must be client/service-oriented as well as structured, organized and detail-oriented. In addition, the incumbent is expected to demonstrate the willingness and ability to learn online systems used at UNOPS (including Google Workspace).
Depending on the successful candidate’s interests, s/he may be exposed to other support services as wished.
At the end of this internship, the successful candidate will have gained:
Under the overall guidance of the Internal Communications Team Lead the Internal Communications Intern will be helping with: