Internship: Media Monitoring (Fiji Police Force Support Project)


Location : Suva, FIJI
Application Deadline :24-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
06-Jun-2022
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.


Background

The Fiji Police Force Support project seeks to strengthen the capacities of the Fiji Police Force to discharge its duties and responsibilities by virtue of its role in the criminal justice system, particularly in relation to the promotion of a transparent, accountable and effective criminal justice system with an emphasis on early access to justice and commitments to achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.The Fiji Police Force Support project seeks to strengthen the capacities of the Fiji Police Force to discharge its duties and responsibilities by virtue of its role in the criminal justice system, particularly in relation to the promotion of a transparent, accountable and effective criminal justice system with an emphasis on early access to justice and commitments to achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.The project provides support to the Fiji Police Force to become more transparent, accountable and effective through strengthening early access to justice processes in criminal proceedings and strengthening the victim centred approach to investigations together with enhancements to data and the Fiji Police Force’s information technology infrastructure.

To achieve the aims of a transparent, accountable and effective police force, the project focuses on capacity development of police officers and involves training, procurement of equipment, development of curricula, learning tools and manuals and standard operating procedures. In addition, the project involves constant collaboration with the key justice stakeholders and CSOs and citizen engagement. This engagement will prioritise gender responsive and human rights-based approach to access to justice for vulnerable groups and promote gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls. The intended outcome of the project is that early access to justice, rights and services in the Fiji criminal justice system is enhanced for suspects and victims and particularly for vulnerable groups.

The achievements of these outputs will contribute towards the achievement of the outcome.

  • Output 1: Enhance awareness and early access to justice in the criminal justice system and Fiji’s implementation of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
  • Output 2: Enhance capacity, efficiency and accountability of the Fiji Police Force and justice institutions to apply an inclusive and human rights-based approach with commitments to achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.
  • Output 3: Ensure effective project management


Duties and Responsibilities

To support the Project in monitoring of its awareness-raising and outreach efforts, as well as the media landscape. Media monitoring is essential to better understand the media coverage of development issues in relation to law enforcement, to follow media trends in the areas of interest, and identify the development issues of interest for Fijian readership/viewers. A deeper knowledge of media landscape and thematic context will also allow the Project to plan its response in efficient and timely manner, including assessing potential reputation risks and planning response scenarios, as well as to perform comparative analysis, if need be.

The main objective of the assignment is to conduct media monitoring and analysis, and to develop media monitoring reports about key media stories related to the areas of Project’s interest, thematic media reports, press clipping reports, and other related reporting and analytical materials. Under the guidance and supervision of the Project Manager for Fiji Police Force Support Project, in close collaboration with the Communications and Advocacy Specialist, the intern is required to conduct the following: -

  • Daily monitoring and recording of the media coverage of the action(s) taken by the Project and/or FPF and its impact; and the media and people’s perceptions and reactions to the Project and/or FPF.
    • Monitoring includes posts written in locally used and published languages (English, Fijian and Hindi)
  • Content analysis of the media articles
  • Analysis of perceptions towards the Project and/or Fiji Police Force, its action, and related media coverage expressed through the media and social media platforms by public and private organizations, CSOs, and individuals in Fiji.
  • Reporting to UNDP for its internal assessment. All reports and submissions are written in English.

Further, the Communications and Advocacy Specialist are committed to providing the intern with the training, guidance, and support necessary to complete the above duties and responsibilities effectively and within the internship period. This will include, but not be limited to, scheduled meetings (weekly) to assess output progress, systems training (if required), and completion of necessary university reports to meet any academic requirements.

Working arrangements:

  • He/She will work 5 days a week from home.
  • He/She will utilize personal laptop and phone for the period of this internship.
  • No travel is expected. However, in the eventuality it is undertaken, associated costs to be borne by the hiring agency.


Competencies

Core competencies

  • Communication
  • Delivery
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • People Management

 

Functional & Technical Competencies

  • Demonstrates strong writing skills, particularly the ability to present persuasive, coherent, and well-founded arguments.
  • Demonstrates drive to achieve results quickly without compromising quality and seeks and finds solutions to problems encountered.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.
  • Ability to convert complex and abstract ideas into simple visual concepts.
  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity and deep desire to learn.
  • Demonstrates a consistent commitment to pro-actively helping fellow members of the team


Required Skills and Experience

Applicants to the internship programme must at the time of application should meet the following requirements:-

  • Academic background in media, communications, journalism or a related field of social science.
  • Experience in qualitative research is desirable.
  • Knowledge and interest in social issues including human rights, access to justice, security and governance in Fiji.
  • A good command of English, fine knowledge (reading) of locally used languages (Fijian and Hindi).
  • Candidate must be enrolled in a degree/Post-graduate programme in Social Sciences, International Relations, Economic Development, Economics, Finance, Journalism, Political Science, Communications, or related field.

Applicants to the internship programme must at the time of application must meet one of the following requirements:-

  1. Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme or higher).
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent).
  3. 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.
  4. Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.

Desired Skillset
• Self-starter; organized; able to multitask, balance multiple responsibilities, and work to deadline.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills.
• Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback.
• Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work.
• Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
• Proficiency in the use of office IT applications and internet in conducting research.
• Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
• Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards.
• Positive, constructive attitude to work.
• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
• Self-development, initiative-taking.
• Acting as a team player and facilitating teamwork.

Languages
• Fluency in English required.
• Understanding (read and speak) iTaukei, Hindi and Urdu would be an advantage.

Financials
Internships within the UN system are paid and subject to conditions. Therefore, the applicant must get familiar with before signing his/her internship agreement.
Application procedure
The application should contain:

  • Brief Cover Letter (in English) stating interest in and qualifications for the post;
  • Current and complete CV in English; Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Candidates who are selected must submit the following documents prior to the interview:

  • Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme;
  • Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location from where the internship will be carried out. Selected interns must have medical and life insurance.

UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months. UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship. Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official
capacity.
 

Subsequent Employment
The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with the Fiji Police Force Support Project but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship. More information is available at: http://www.undp.org/internships/
 



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