Communications Intern

Location : Bangkok, Thailand, THAILAND
Application Deadline :02-Mar-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Expected Duration of Assignment :3-6 months


Partners for Prevention (P4P) is a UN regional joint programme for the prevention of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Asia and the Pacific. P4P Phase 1 was implemented from September 2008 to December 2013. Achievements of the first phase include the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific (MCS on Men and Violence), which provides seminal data on men’s perpetration of different forms of violence against women, and identifies key entry points and changes needed to prevent this violence.  Other achievements include the results of two sub regional NGO learning consortia focused on transforming masculinities.  These learning consortia consolidated the knowledge, tools and skills needed to undertake more transformative work on gender norms and masculinities associated with violence and inequality; and on the solidarity and cooperation among various stakeholders that is needed to realize such transformations. The communications advocacy and strategy of Phase I ensured the learning generated was strategically communicated to selected target groups, for example through social media-based campaigns engaging young people in prevention.  P4P Phase 1 also consolidated learning on harnessing volunteerism for prevention.

P4P Phase 2 will carry forward the successes and learning of Phase 1 by implementing, rigorously monitoring and evaluating, and documenting learning from selected sites where P4P research has been undertaken and strong partnerships established. The interventions will be carefully designed based on the site specific recommendations of the UN MSC on Men and Violence combined with local knowledge and global evidence of what is working to prevent violence against women and girls.

The implementation of the selected interventions will be integrated from the start with strategies for institutional capacity development, policy advocacy and knowledge dissemination at the national and regional levels.  The programme will enhance the capacity of regional and local partners to implement well-designed, multi-component and evidence-based prevention interventions in the future.  P4P 2 will support rigorous monitoring, evaluation and lessons learned documentation of the interventions to ensure that new knowledge – on what is working and what challenges remain – is consolidated and used for policy and priority enhancements.   The new knowledge and evidence from the programme will be used for advocacy at the national, regional and global levels through a knowledge uptake and advocacy strategy that will be refined and implemented with the partners from the selected sites including government, civil society and UN counterparts.  The advocacy goal is to influence local, national and regional decision-makers to prioritize evidence-based prevention along with response as part of enhanced policy frameworks for addressing VAWG.   For more information, please see:

P4P 2, led by the Programme Manager, will be comprised of a team of programme specialists and UN advisors based in Bangkok, and individuals situated at the national level in specific countries where P4P works, including UN Volunteers.  P4P also aims to work with a diverse set of government, academic and civil society organizations in the region and globally.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the P4P Manager, the intern will work with the Partners for Prevention Team, Technical Advisory Group (TAG), and country level partners to support communications as well as programme support as identified under the Scope of Work below.

The intern will support the implementation of the P4P Communications plan and support the P4P team.

  • Work jointly with the P4P team to develop case stories of change/success from violence prevention interventions, programme briefs on implementation advances, communication materials, etc.)
  • Write content for P4P quarterly newsletter.
  • Maintain and add content to P4P website and social media pages (facebook and twitter).
  • Prepare meeting notes, reports and concept notes.
  • Edit P4P materials for clear, consistent English language
  • Support P4P 2 technical and administrative requirements as needed (planning meetings/workshops, assisting in preparation of presentations, reporting, etc.)
  • Support the P4P team with other ad hoc tasks, as requested.

The intern may be required to travel within the region on specific assignments. Any such travel costs will be compensated, in accordance with the prevailing UNDP rules and regulations.


  • Demonstrate commitment to the UN’s core values;
  • Respects individual, gender and cultural differences in dealing with others;
  • Treat all people fairly without favoritism.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Currently enrolled in last year of a bachelor’s degree, currently enrolled in graduate programme and up to one year after graduation from a Master’s degree or equivalent studies in field of communications, journalism, international affairs, international development, anthropology, gender studies, public health or other related topic.


  • Demonstrated interest in the field of development.
  • A desire to work with and gain the confidence and respect of people with different language, national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter and the UNDP Statement of Purpose


  • Written and spoken fluency in English.
  • Proficiency in another Asia language considered an asset.


  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for any positions (Fixed-Term Appointment, Temporary Appointment, Service Contract, Individual Contract) in UNDP during the period of the internship;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.

Subsequent Employment:

  • There is no expectation of employment with UNDP following an internship.

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.

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