Communications Support Intern



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Dhaka, BANGLADESH
Application Deadline :31-May-22 (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)
20-Jun-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :Max 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

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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. UN Women provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. 

UN Women in Bangladesh supports the government to implement commitments to international normative standards on gender equality and women’s human rights. The new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2022-2026 was launched in 2021 and the corresponding UN Women Bangladesh Strategy Note (2022-2026), defining UN Women’s strategic engagement in Bangladesh, has also been finalized. The country strategy focuses on strengthening the national structures and mechanisms for gender mainstreaming in policies, plans and budgets; supporting efforts to prevent and eliminate violence against women; promoting women’s access to decent and safe work; promoting policies and government investment in women’s empowerment and resilience building in the context of climate change, humanitarian crisis as well as other threats to peace and security. UN Women works with a range of stakeholders in Bangladesh including the government, civil society and women’s organisations, youth, UN agencies and donors, to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

This position is based within Communications Unit for the UN Women Bangladesh Office and will report to Communication Analyst.  Communications Unit is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the Office communications and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of UN Women with partners, donors, media, youth and the public.  The unit is in charge of liaising with Regional Office and Head Quarter for driving brand communication through campaigns and events. The unit also maintains media relations and provides in depth support to programs for their specific communications and advocacy plan implementation.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage social media channels, monitor trends and develop monthly reports to monitor engagement;
  • Develop engaging advocacy and communications materials for on and offline youth-centric communications and media campaign;
  • Support Communications Analyst on corporate communications areas of work, through producing content for external audience. 

Include learning objectives for the internship in this area.

1) Supporting BCO to develop communication materials and deliver it’s daily communication efforts

  •  Under the guidance of the Communication Analyst, the intern will support BCO to develop communication materials such as presentations, templates, stories, social media posts, PRs etc;
  • Will assist the Communications Analyst in communications activities such as events, launches, campaigns, drafting of BCO quarterly and annual report.

2) Monitoring of social media channels and development of monthly social media reports

  • Under the guidance of the Communications Analyst, the intern will support BCO’s social media channels through creating daily content, managing content calendar, producing monthly report on reach, engagement and performance of social media campaigns and posts and making key recommendations to attract the youth group in particular;
  • Monitoring all social media channels and engaging audience as necessary.

3) Development and scheduling of high-quality communication materials:

  • Supporting Communications Analyst in the BCO to identify and develop key external communication materials, including thematic briefs, statements, brochures, posters, videos, photography, infographics, Talking Points etc;
  • Scheduling content on Hootsuite or other channels as needed. 


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  •  Integrity;
  •  Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf (unwomen.org)

Functional Competencies: 

  • Prefer 6 months of experience in communications, journalism, marketing, advocacy, or related field preferably in development sector or/and advertising agencies;
  • Background in design using Adobe Suite and online programmes such as Canva;
  • Experience and knowledge of the use of social media; 
  • Skilled in photography; 
  • Excellent writing skills both Bangla and English (copy editing experience will be considered as a plus point). 


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  •  University studies in one of the following disciplines: Mass Communications, Journalism, Advertising, Marketing, Languages or other relevant subjects is required;
  • Meet one of the following: 
  1. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); 
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); 
  3. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation; or 
  4. Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program which is part of a degree programme and undertake the internship as part of the program requirements.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in both English and Bangla are required; 
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.

Renumeration: 

Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women Bangladesh to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.

Application Information: 

  • All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application;
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, we can ONLY contact successful candidates;
  • Successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID and a copy of a valid visa (as applicable).  

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

UNW Statement on Diversity and Inclusion:

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need. 

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application. 

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.) 



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