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Knowledge Dissemination Internship
|Application Deadline :||05-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 Months|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The United Nations Office for SouthSouth Cooperation (UNOSSC) aims to be a robust knowledge hub providing advisory and consulting services to Member States and United Nations entities on SouthSouth and triangular cooperation enabling developing countries to effectively face their leading development challenges and harness global opportunities to address them, in tandem with monitoring progress on implementing the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, New Directions Strategy and the Nairobi Outcome.
UNOSSC engages with Member States globally, regionally, as well as within the UN system to facilitate practical expressions of Southern solidarity towards the achievement of internationally agreed development goals. UNOSSC works with a wide range of partners including global centers of excellence to intensively explore how building endogenous capacity be encouraged, how broadening and sharing technological advances within the global South will systematically occur, and how emerging innovative financing mechanisms can be harnessed through SouthSouth and triangular cooperation. UNOSSC ensures that our southern constituencies have timely access to high quality analytical planning, mapping, programming, and reporting on data, trends and opportunities that will propel SouthSouth and triangular cooperation in ways that ensure success.
UNOSSC has established an internship programme for young professionals interested in strengthening their understanding of United Nations, UNOSSC, its mandate, mission and its work within and outside the United Nations System. The UNOSSC internship programme provides professional enrichment for young professionals, enhancing their leadership and professional skills as well as broadening their global perspectives.
UNOSSC’s Knowledge Dissemination Intern is responsible for disseminating, sharing and promoting knowledge products and services led by the office vis social media. This entails developing and promoting high-quality content, communicate about UNOSSC initiatives via social media which include good practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for SDGs, frontier research on South-South cooperation through the South-South Global Thinkers initiative, South-South Cooperation in Action series, a global knowledge sharing and partnership brokering platform “South-South Galaxy”, Youth for South initiative, Maritime-Continental Silk Road Cities for Sustainable Development Project (Cities Project) among other initiatives.
The intern is expected to draft messages for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, producing visual assets, short videos pinning photos, and engaging South-South Galaxy’s social media audience, and monitoring all social media accounts associated with South-South Galaxy.
The intern is expected to work under the guidance and supervision of the Knowledge and Research Specialist and in collaboration with teams in UNOSSC.
This internship requires strategic thinking with the ability to deliver consistently high quality, well-written, thought-provoking content under pressure and tight deadlines.
Duties and Responsibilities
The selected intern will:
Required Skills and Experience
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 applications meet one of the following academic requirements:
Candidates who are shortlisted for an interview must submit prior to the interview the following documents:
Only a successful candidate will be required to submit the following nine documents:
Kindly note the above documentation is required within one week after selection.
HOW TO APPLY
Internship candidates are expected to submit electronically through the UNDP job portal:
Note: UNDP internship application form, Cover letter and CV need to be combined in one PDF document for upload.