Communications Intern for National Committees



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :14-Jan-19 (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)
01-Feb-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :Six months
Expected Duration of Assignment :Six months

Background

Unit/Project Background
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Partnerships Specialist, the intern will assist the National Committees (NC) team in researching, editing and drafting content for various communications materials in the National Communications portfolio such as the quarterly newsletter; extranet; NC webpage on Sharepoint; among others. A work plan with achievements for the duration of the Internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon. This internship will be for six months.

UN Women 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.


Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write blogs, feature and success stories about results achieved and efforts pursued under UN Women projects and programmes.
  • Support the writing, translation, design and production of communication outputs, such as in drafting press releases and publications, and dissemination to National Committees.
  • Assist in boosting National Committees’ presence in online communications and social media.
  • Provide technical support to National Committees’ in the development and appropriate use of communication and advocacy tools (i.e. newsletter, websites, posters, brochures, pamphlets).
  • Assist the Individual Giving Team in organizing events, launches of publications, seminars and conferences, global campaigns.


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge of and interest in writing and working in communications.
  • Experience with online content development.
  • Experience in communications and social media outreach.
  • Proficient in using new technologies, web-based platforms and social media networks; familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite and other design platforms.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, attention to spelling and ability to follow style guides.
  • Fluency in English. Preference will be given to candidates also fluent in French and/or Spanish.
  • Familiarity with women’s rights issues or international development/relations.
  • This position requires, and will build on, the following competencies: communications, teamwork, planning and organizing, creativity and technological awareness.
  • We seek self-starters and team players, who are able to balance multiple responsibilities and work well within a team

Core Values and Guiding Principles:

Integrity:

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff.

Core Competencies:

Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Organizational Awareness:

  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Development and Innovation:

  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

Work in teams:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards other.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:

  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • The intern must have studied International Relations, Political Science, Communications or other similar subject at the university level.
  • The intern must either be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher), enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent) or has graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required; Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is preferred.


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