1292 Communications/Outreach Intern

Location : Belgrade, SERBIA
Application Deadline :03-Sep-12 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months, starting September 2012


The South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC) is seeking to recruit an Communications/Outreach Intern to join its Belgrade based team.
The objective of Communications/Outreach Intern is to assist the SEESAC Team in the implementation of project activities and particularly the outreach efforts.
Background Information
The uncontrolled proliferation and illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons (SALW) is a serious problem in South Eastern and Eastern Europe. SALW proliferation has fuelled crime and insecurity, exacerbating conflict in the region and undermining post conflict peace-building. Problems related to SALW are likely to pose a serious constraint to economic and social development in South Eastern and Eastern Europe.
SEESAC has a mandate from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) to further support all international and national stakeholders by strengthening national and regional capacity to control and reduce the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons, and thus contribute to enhanced stability, security and development in South Eastern and Eastern Europe.
SEESAC was launched on 08 May 2002 in Belgrade. SEESAC is a component of the Regional Implementation Plan on Combating the Proliferations of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) formulated and adopted by the Stability Pact in November 2001 (Revised in 2006), with the aims of stopping the flow and availability of SALW in the region, consolidating achievements so far and supporting the socio-economic conditions for peace and development in South Eastern and Eastern Europe.
SEESAC liaises directly with governments and civil society, providing technical input, information exchange, co-ordination and overview of current and future efforts and fund-raising assistance for specific SALW projects. SEESAC's team is in constant communication with all the governments involved and with the relevant international organizations, non-governmental organizations and bi-lateral donors. SEESAC's regional activities include sensitizing governments and civil society on small arms issues, formulating national strategies for SALW control and incorporating small arms issues into UNDP development planning.

Duties and Responsibilities

Deliverables and Timeline
The Communications/Outreach Intern is responsible for the following deliverables:
Oversight of the SEESAC “Mapping and Countering the Gun Culture in Serbia” crowd-sourcing platform including promotion, upkeep, information input, coordination with the PR, etc.
Daily information flow on the SEESAC website and social media; Growth of information channels and SEESAC visibility.
Assisting with SEESAC website design finalization
Assisting with design/distribution of SEESAC promotional material and publications
Compiling and distributing SEESAC Newsletter
Assisting with other communication related activities
All outputs will need to be approved by the Communications Officer.


  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Good understanding of various social media and ability to use them efficiently.
  • Highly literate in and comfortable using computer/internet tools.
  • Proficiency in English; knowledge of a South East European language an asset.
  • Ability to work in Microsoft Outlook and Excel. Adobe Illustrator a plus.
  • Demonstrates strong research skills.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Evidence of ability to express ideas clearly; to work independently and in teams;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A first degree in a relevant area.
  • Knowledge of international framework related development, security sector reform or other areas relevant to the SEESAC portfolio.
Interested candidates should send their CV to seesac@undp.org with a subject line “Communications Internship” AND follow the UNDP application procedures as described on the UNDP website http://www.undp.org.rs/?event=public.internship
Mandatory UNDP requirements for internship
In order to qualify for an internship at UNDP, the candidate needs to meet the following enrolment conditions: 
  • enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during the internship (if a candidate is graduating before the internship period begins, they are no longer eligible); or
  •  have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree, if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages;
  • not have graduated prior to the beginning of the internship. 
Applications not in accordance with the mandatory requirements will NOT be considered.  
The successful candidate will be asked to provide, prior to commencing work, the following documentation: 
  • A signed UNDP Internship Agreement;
  • Medical Certificate of Good Health;
  • Proof of medical insurance valid for Serbia; and
  • Proof of life/accidental death insurance valid for Serbia.

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