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Digital Communications and Graphics
|Location :||Mbabane, SWAZILAND|
|Application Deadline :||11-Dec-20 (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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Three months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Three 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.
The United Nations Resident Coordinator leads the UN County Team (UNCT), including all UN entities present in the Kingdom of Eswatini, and represents the UN Secretary General to the Government of the country. The main goal of the Resident Coordinator is to bring together the different UN agencies for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the operational activities at the country level, helping the UN to be a more relevant and reliable partner to the government.
The UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) supports the roles and functions of the UN Resident Coordinator and the UNCT. The RCO provides inter-agency coordination support to the UNCT and its various inter-agency mechanisms. Key functions of the RCO include: (1) strategic analysis, planning and positioning of the Country Team; (2) preparation and monitoring of the United Nations Development Framework (UNDAF); (3) support to joint UN programming and operations management; (4) policy guidance and (5) joint advocacy and communications.
The UN Communications Group (UNCG) plays a vital role in promoting the Communicating as One principle adopted by the UN Development System in Eswatini in 2014. It is intended that the UNCG, in collaboration with UNCT, will pursue a communication strategy that is based on supporting national development priorities, the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework and other joint programming documents. The UNCG comprises the communication and information officers of the specialized agencies, funds and programmes operating in the country. The Group serves as a mechanism for inter-agency coordination for UN communications and advocacy and the UNRCO serves as the secretariat.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Resident Coordinator’s Office. The incumbents will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Communication and Advocacy Officer. For more information on UN Eswatini, please visit our website www.eswatini.un.org.
The Communications and Advocacy internship at the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office is for an initial period of three months, with an opportunity for extension up to six months, depending on the needs of the service. UNDP will provide a stipend in the amount of SZL2,910.23 monthly in accordance with the provisions of the UNDP Internship policy; all other expenses connected with it will be borne by the intern or sponsoring Government or institution.
The Intern will work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of Programme Communication and Advocacy Officer in the Resident Coordinator’s Office, to which they are assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Coordination Officer - Programme Communication and Advocacy, and the guidance of the RCO Team Leader, the Digital Communications and Graphics Intern is expected to provide support in the following areas:
Required Skills and Experience
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme. Experience with design software (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) and literate in standard software applications (including Powerpoint, Excel and Word), Visio, Indesign and Dreamweaver is desirable. Experience with video creation is also desirable.
English and siSwati are the official languages of the United Nations System in Eswatini. For the internship position fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
Potential candidates will be contacted by the Human Resources Department directly for further consideration
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.