INTERN - PUBLIC INFORMATION, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department of Global Communications
工作地点：Windhoek 截止日期：30 November , 2020
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Department of Global Communications/Strategic Communications division internship is for a minimum of three months with an opportunity for extension up to but not exceeding six months, pending the needs of the department or office to which they are assigned.
The internship position is in the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Windhoek within the Information Centres Service (ICS), Strategic Communications Division (SCD), Department of Global Communications (DGC). The incumbent is under the direct supervision of UNIC’s Director and/or the National Information Officer (NIO). UNICs are the principal sources of information about the United Nations system in the countries where they are located, they are also responsible for promoting greater public understanding of and support for the aims and activities of the United Nations by disseminating information on the work of the Organization to people everywhere, especially in developing countries.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. .
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
-Monitor the media for news stories of interest to the UN and assist to prepare press bulletin;
-Assist in public information projects of UNIC, UN Communication Group and the UN Country Team.
-Assist in producing social media plans and campaigns, as well as explore more potential online initiatives to raise visibility of UN works;
-Assist UNIC in maintaining its social media channels;
-Assist in the organization and execution of events to mark UN days observances, press conferences, media launches, campaigns, educational outreach or exhibitions;
-Provide assitance in designing various information materials, including publication covers, presentation templates, flyers, infographics and social media visuals;
-Provide assistance in taking photos of events, when required, and managing the photo library.
-Provide assistance in shooting and editing film videos, mix sound and slideshows, if required;
-Provide general office support (e.g. processing correspondence, maintaining files, records, and/or contact directory/databases, organizing meetings, taking meeting minutes, etc.);
-Perform other related administrative duties, as required.
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors’ language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
1. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(a) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a gradulate school programme (second university degree or equivalant, or higher); or,
(b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent).
2. Be computer literate in standard software applications;
3. Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
4. Have a demonstrated 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.
Applicants are not required to have professional experience for participation in the programme.
English or French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English is required for the internship.
Potential candidates will be contacted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
- Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
- Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
- List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
- List your top three areas of interest.
- Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
Due to the high volume of applications received ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.