工作地点：New York 截止日期：30 June , 2018
A completed online application (cover note and personal history profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
- Title of degree you are currently pursuing
- Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme)
- IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
- Top three areas of interest/department preferences
- Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department(s).
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme
In your 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.
Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is located in the Africa Section of the Communications Campaigns Service in the Strategic Communications Division, and is for a period of three (3) months with an
opportunity for extension for an additional three (3) months pending on the needs of the department. The Africa Section highlights initiatives by Africa, the UN and the international
community agenda to promote the continent's development. The section produces Africa Renewal magazine, an authoritative quarterly distributed to over 45,000 subscribers around
the world. We also maintain an online presence, including a website, social media platforms, and online newsletter providing African news and analysis. We provide public information
support to our designated clients, namely the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA), the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), and the UN Economic
Commission for Africa (ECA). We disseminate Africa and UN-related content for publication to hundreds of media outlets around the world. The Internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35-40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member.
Duties may include the following:？Identifying, researching, drafting and editing content (text, photos, documents and multimedia) for online publication (website and social media);？
Maintaining content on Africa Renewal Online website and other online presences according to established policies;？Assisting in archiving old editions of Africa Renewal magazine,
converting some editions into PDFs;？Assisting in checking the website for broken pages or pages that are inconsistent with the design of the website;？Proposing new projects for the
website and social media platforms and identifying opportunities to reach a wider audience;？ Monitoring the website and social media channel usage through the use of various statistical
tools;？Media monitoring, fact-checking and related research work for Africa Renewal stories;？ Maintaining and updating media and subscription mailing lists for the Section and assisting in
distributing various information products;？Performing additional tasks that may be assigned by the Chief of the Section from time to time.
-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 the 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
Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or
higher); b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);c. Have graduated with a university degree and, if
selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation. Be computer literate in standard software applications. Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the
United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and 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. Studies in communication is preferred.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the internship, fluency in English is required.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.