Communications/Knowledge Management and Reporting-Internship - GENERAL CALL FOR 2020 APPLICATIONS



Gross annual salary: Not specified

Deadline: Dec-31-20

Duties and Responsibilities

The selected intern willSupport drafting reports, programme results, outputs and outcomesProduce communication materials to highlight the achievements of UNOSSC across all of it projects and programmesSupport knowledge management through UNOSSC’s online platformsAssist in providing research support on SSC and TrC.  Draft knowledge and advocacy products e.g. background documents, briefs, speeches, presentations and other communication materials related to SSC and TrCProvide coordination support to the Directorate to ensure efficient internal communicationsSupport online communication through UNOSSC social media channelsProvide logistical support to UNOSSC eventsAssist in identifying opportunities and contribute to resource mobilisation for SSC/TrCProvide other ad hoc support as required


Understanding of strategic communication and how it can contribute to the achievement of specific development goals;Ability to engage with partners and forge productive working relationships;Familiarity with global development issues and the world of the UN.Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-taskResponsible, responsive, and enthusiasticAbility to arrange events with relevant stakeholdersAbility to extract, interpret, analyse data and resolve problems;Ability to produce deliverables conforming to the required standard;Ability to support a team and team building skills;Strong attention to details;Strong IT skills and excellent knowledge of office software packages; andExcellent oral and written communication skills.

Required Skills and Experience

 Education:Qualified/suitable intern from the field of communication for development, journalism, communications, sustainable development, social science, or related field.  Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program. Experience:Experience in communications required;Familiar with international development/relations desirable;Familiarity with the UN system in general and/or with South-South development cooperation in particular is an asset. Language:Proficiency in English;Knowledge of one of the other five official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) would be an asset.ConditionsInterns may be given a stipend per month in accordance with the provisions of the UNDP Internship policy, which applicants should become familiar with prior to signing an UN Internship Agreement Form .  Where an intern is financially supported by an institution, government or third party, UNDP will, subject to the rules of such institution, government or third party, pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support provided and the applicable UNDP Stipend.UNOSSC accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship;All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring government or institutions;The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment within the UN System, but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.Candidates who are shortlisted for an interview must submit prior to the interview the following documents:Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme.Only a successful candidate will be required to submit the following documents:A copy of the applicant’s most recent resume or curriculum vitae;A letter from his/her university confirming current enrollment and graduation date;A copy of his/her school transcript;A letter of recommendation from a professor;A signed UNDP Internship Agreement;A Medical Certificate of Good Health;Proof of medical insurance including provision for medical evacuation and removal of mortal remains or life insurance;Copy of passport and working visa for the United States.IMPORTANT NOTE: General call for 2020 Internship Applications: This is a general call for internships throughout 2020.  We accept applications from interested and qualified applicants, on an ongoing basis for this Communications/Knowledge Management and Reporting Internships at our New York Headquarters. Interested candidates can apply at any time indicating the timeframe of their availability in the internship form.  However, only those candidates selected for interviews/further assessments by hiring managers will be contacted on ongoing basis.

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