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UNDP COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP

Apply for the position of UNDP Communication Internship

Deadline: 28 January 2021

Location: Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA

Duration: 3 Months with Renewal Possibility

Background

As part of the efforts to speak with One Voice within context of the UN Development Assistance Plan II, the Resident Coordinator’s Office (UNRCO) in Tanzania is the main link between the UN and the Government and Co-chairs the Joint Government – UN Steering Committee. Enhanced communication between the UN and key stakeholders is a function performed by the office and it is in this respect that the Resident Coordinator’s Office is seeking an graphic design intern who will produce creative visual content which will be used in all methods of the RCO’s communication, both internally and externally, and support other communication functions of the office.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the UNRCO Communication Analyst the intern will be responsible for the following.

  • Creating daily press summaries covering both English and Kiswahili newspapers in Tanzania for dissemination to UN agencies and development partners;
  • Assist in drafting and disseminating content on UN Tanzania social media channels;
  • Assist in providing communications support for UN events and activities including logistical support;
  • Assist in maintaining and updating a filing system for all activities carried out by COAP. This involves documentation of press releases, meeting minutes, retirements, concept notes, approvals, etc;
  • Conducting monitoring and evaluation of media coverage after key UN events;
  • Conduct other tasks as required by the Communications Analyst based on the ongoing activities being conducted by the Communications Unit of the UNRCO.

Competencies (UNDP Communication Internship)

  • To be considered for the position, individuals are required to meet the following criteria;
  • To be considered for the position, applicants should meet the following criteria are desired;
  • An organized and systematic approach to his/her work;
  • Ability to quickly read and summarize text;
  • Ability to multitask and work under minimum supervision;
  • Ability to effectively plan and coordinate activities;
  • Knowledge of standard software packages, including MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, etc;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines;
  • Ability and willingness to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Willingness to learn from others and work well in a team environment;
  • Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN’s work in Tanzania is an advantage.

Related Opportunities: DGU Internship at the United Nations Development Programme

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

UNDP may accept interns providing the following conditions are met.

Enrolment:

  • Candidates who are currently enrolled in a Bachelors degree are eligible to apply. Candidates who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree and are currently enrolled in other academic programmes are also eligible;
  • Have completed at least two years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree, if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages;
  • Not have graduated prior to the beginning of the internship.

Skills

  • Proficiency in English and Kiswahili;
  • Computer literate in standard software applications, e.g. Microsoft Offices, Web Browsers, etc;
  • Ability to use social media applications, e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and interest in the work of the UN;
  • Demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Conditions:

Interns are provided with a monthly allowance by the hosting organization and must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan. Costs incurred by an intern undertaking official travel at the request of UNDP in the discharge of functions related to the internship activities shall be paid by the Organization on the same basis as costs incurred by staff members, including payment of DSA, as applicable.

Stipends, insurance and interns’ expenses:

Interns may be given a stipend under conditions prescribed in the section on stipends, below:-

Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, passports, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of:

               (a) The nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or

               (b) The intern

Where an intern is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation or scholarship programme, a stipend intended to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, such as meals and transportation at the duty station, must be paid by the receiving office.

Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of their internship with UNDP and must provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. UNDP will not reimburse the medical insurance of the intern. Any costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern.

UNDP accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.

Costs incurred by interns, including undertaking official travel at the request of UNDP, in the discharge of the activities related to the internship are reimbursed by UNDP on the same basis as costs incurred by staff members or costs reimbursed to staff members, including payment of daily subsistence allowance, as applicable.

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