Communication Intern


Location : Kigali, RWANDA
Application Deadline :09-Jul-13 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Sep-2013

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 UNDP Country Office in Rwanda has recently started an effort to reinforce the role of the Communication Unit within the organization and the implementation of their mandate.

This year there have been several new processes set in place by the Communications Unit: Redesign of the website, opening Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and other Social Media, knowledge sharing tools have been introduced, and internal communications systems have been put in place, amongst others.
 
UNDP Rwanda Country Office as well as its implementing partners collected over the years a great number of pictures, images and audio-video materials, as part of the work done in Rwanda. These materials, however, have not been fully utilized, mainly due to the lack of an organized system to compile, file, and retrieve them. An organized archive will provide for the Web Upgrade Project the required audio visual materials needed to complement the contents to be included.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Communications Unit, and working jointly with the whole team, the interns are responsible for undertaking the following tasks:

Web redesign:
  • In collaboration with the Communication Officer and the ICT Manager, assist with the follow up to the current web redesign process, ensuring timeliness and quality of agreed deliverables.
Maintenance and update of the UNDP Rwanda site (www.undp.rw.org):
  • Providing and editing content;
  • Support on the research of updated information;
  • Translation from Kinyarwanda to English to the information captured from the field.
Ensuring smooth functioning and linking content to social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Youtube.
 
Support to the implementation of the UNDP communications strategy in Rwanda, specifically with regard to media monitoring.
 
Provision of inputs and researched information for the elaboration and implementation of an online and social media strategy to support and amplify UNDP Rwanda’s work, in close coordination with the communication team, by utilizing existing tools such as TeamWorks.
 
Maintain the Audio-Visual Archive:
  • Shifting its contents from the current location to the newly developed intranet based on Sharepoint;
  • Support on the classification of the new materials as well as timely contribute to the requirements for the Web and Social media tools.
Deliverables:
  • Edited content for the web timely uploaded;
  • Translations required timely submitted;
  • Linkage ensured between all communication tools (Web-social media);
  • Media monitoring timely produced and distributed to the appropriate audiences;
  • Audio Visual Archive hosted in the intranet;
  • Audio Visual materials well maintained and up-to-date.


Competencies

Professionalism:

  • Good understanding of Communication within international organizations.

Communication:

  • Strong understanding of communication.

Team work:

  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, sound judgment and good team spirit, communication and teamwork.

Technology awareness:

  • Good computer skills, including proficiency in word processing and other commercial software packages.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Bachelor or equivalent preferably in Communications or ICT and currently pursuing a master’s programme (if a candidate is graduating before the internship period begins, he is no longer eligible).

Experience:

  • Specific knowledge on social media;
  • Specific knowledge and prior experience on website designed.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda.
  • Excellent writing skills mainly in English.
  • Experience in translation from Kinyarwanda to English.

Conditions:

  • Interns are considered gratis personnel. They are not staff members;
  • Interns may not be sought or accepted as substitutes for staff to be recruited against authorized posts.
  • Interns may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical and life/accident insurance for the duty station for which they will work.



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