RE-ADVERTISED - UN WOMEN: COMMUNICATIONS INTERN - UN TRUST FUND TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
|Application Deadline :||11-Oct-13|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||
English French Spanish |
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
Applicants who previously applied need not Re-apply.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women at UN Women Headquarters in New York seeks to enlist a full-time intern to support the communications aspects of the Fund’s work.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the UN Trust Fund’s Chief and Communications Specialist, the intern will specifically be responsible for the following:
- Support the overall implementation of the UN Trust Fund’s Communications Strategy, including media work, branding, advocacy and fundraising related messaging and social media outreach;
- Support the Communications Specialist in the preparation a range of communication material (all relevant print materials, press releases, articles, human interest stories, video scripts, etc.) highlighting UN Trust Fund results and impact, achievements of its grantees as well as promising practices on ending violence against women and girls;
- Support the Communications Specialist in maintaining the UN Trust Fund’s website with written and multimedia content that is clear, concise, vivid, and conveys key messages to target audiences, and keep UN Trust Fund’s presence on all relevant platforms (SAY NO-UNiTE, UNiTE Campaign, etc.) relevant and up-to-date;
- Maintain the UN Trust Fund photo database, including logical filing;
- Draft messages for @SayNO_UNiTE (and @ONUMujeres and/or @ONUFemmes), and facebook.com/SayNO.UNiTE);
- Organize the UN Trust Fund intranet page and upload all relevant documents to the page;
- Draft and schedule posts for Twitter and Facebook;
- Select the most interesting content, prepare draft tweets as relevant to UNTF and schedule them for review and approval via HootSuite;
- Monitor mentions of the UNTF for retweeting;
- Research interesting posts from the UNTF grantees and schedule them for retweet via Hootsuite.
- Support live tweeting from the UNTF events;
- Support social media outreach and integration into UN Trust Fund’s events;
- Other tasks as requested by the UN Trust Fund Chief and Communications Specialist.
Core Values/Guiding Principles:
- Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
- Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
- Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
- Demonstrates strong writing skills, particularly the ability to present persuasive, coherent and well-founded arguments;
- Has ability to write in style that is accessible to a broad audience of policymakers, academics and activists.
- Reliably takes action to honor commitments; takes international outlook in decision-making.
Working in teams:
- Possesses good grasp of development policy issues;
- Demonstrates analytical rigor, intellectual creativity and contributes original ideas;
- Maintains open-minded attitude towards new ideas.
Results Orientation in Process:
- Contributes to team spirit, inspires and motivates staff and colleagues at all levels;
- Demonstrates willingness to integrate ideas of others into own thinking;
- Remains composed under stress;
- Manages moods and creates positive attitude in the team even in times of crisis.
- Demonstrates drive to achieve results in timely manner and to seek and find solutions to any problems encountered;
- Makes efficient use of available resources;
- Demonstrates ability to multitask.
Innovation and marketing of new approaches:
- Has ability to communicate clearly and persuasively;
- Demonstrates ability to build consensus and expresses own ideas openly and frankly without jeopardising rapport with colleagues.
- Generates new ideas, seeks new approaches and introduces and promotes them in the workplace.
Required Skills and Experience
- Must be enrolled in a Masters or advanced University degree programme.
- Experience in communications and social media outreach;
- Proficient in using new technologies, web-based platforms and social media networks; familiarity with HootSuite is a plus;
- Familiar with women’s rights issues;
- Self-starter; organized; able to multitask and balance multiple responsibilities.
- Fluency in English and either Spanish or French; all three considered a plus.
In your application, please (i) state in one paragraph why you would like to be considered for the internship, and (ii) indicate your preferred start and end date, as well as your availability (days/hours) within that period.
UN Women Internship Policy:
- UN Women internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
- All the expenses connected with the the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
- UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
- The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
- Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UN WOMEN during the period of the internship or for three months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
- The intern must provide proof of enrollment in a health insurance plan.
Important Application Information:
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment.
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.