Graphic Design and Communications Intern


Location : Copenhagen, DENMARK
Application Deadline :09-Jul-21 (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-Sep-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 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.


Background

UNDP is the UN Development Programme and works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. In 2017, UNDP is continuing to work to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they help shape global sustainable development for the next 15 years.

The UNDP JPOSC/TAPP is an end-to-end human resource service centre. It administers several young talent programmes, including the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme whose overall goal is to provide young professionals the opportunity to gain experience in the field of international development cooperation, and as such to build capacities for the global development sector, while providing UNDP and other UN organizations with young talent with promising professional development.

Under the authority of the TAPP/JPOSC Manager and the supervision of the above-mentioned staff member, the intern will contribute to the development and the maintenance of client-oriented services, and ensure that the JPOSC follows a model of excellence.

STIPEND - UNDP interns are provided a monthly stipend to cover costs associated to the internship. The stipend amount varies from duty station to duty station. The amount can also vary depending on if a selected candidate receives financial support from a nominating institution, related institution or government. For Copenhagen, this stipend is an equivalent of $1000 per month (exact amount to be confirmed)

TRAINING COMPONENTS AND LEARNING ELEMENTS - As a full member of the TAPP/ JPOSC team, the intern will:

  • Participate in in-house training opportunities as applicable
  • Learn the structure, mechanisms, policies and practice areas of UNDP
  • Participate in dedicated trainings and UNDP online learning tools
  • Strengthen his/her effective writing and visual communication skills
  • Participate in working groups    

EXPECTED STARTING DATE - With consideration for the ongoing COVID-19 context and its implications on working arrangements in general, the selected candidate is expected to start his/her internship at UNDP in UN City, Copenhagen on September 1st, 2021 but flexibility to come a week early for in-house training would be appreciated.


Duties and Responsibilities

1. Graphic Design

Create and apply consistently UNDP’s employer branding guidelines to all internal and external communications assets and knowledge products such us:

  • Social Media posts and stories, newsletters, posters, brochures, presentations, one-pagers & infographics
  • Ad-hoc graphics for team presentations, outreach and projects
  • Create digital assets (photo, animation, infographics) for UNDP’s Career Website and TAPP/JPOSC web
  • Provide support in big data presentation through visual tools
  • Help developing written and audio-visual material for the JPOSC website and other promotional activities

2. Communication

  • Assist in managing our Social Media platforms, targeting the various stakeholders to the TAPP/ JPO Programme (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn & Instagram)
  • Assist in advertising of JPO, SDP and related UNDP vacancies through our Social Media channels
  • Research relevant content and stories to post on TAPP / JPOSC’s Social Media platforms, and keep track of the key performance indicators (KPI’s) for each network

3. Outreach and Data

  • Support the design of the quarterly bulletin reporting on TAPP / JPOSC news and key statistics in a visual format
  • Assist in updating the JPO/SARC/SDP Database (Microsoft Access)
  • Outreach to new and former JPOs and members of the JPO Alumni Association (JAA) (yearly recruitment campaign and yearly directory)
  • Provide support in data analysis and statistics (Excel)

4. Other

  • Conduct research for various best practices depending on projects at hand
  • Support to any ad hoc activities related to the JPO Programme
  • Provide support in the pre-departure briefing of JPOs


Competencies

Core competencies:

  • Communication
  • Delivery
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • People Management

As an applicant, you should be able to demonstrate an interest in the field of development and respect the principles of the United Nations Charter and UNDP's mission. The desire to work with and gain the confidence and respect of people with different language, national and cultural backgrounds is an essential part of working in the UN system. You should also be interested in global mobility, as well as adaptability to varied physical and other environments.


Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications & Requirements

Interns are selected on a competitive basis. Applicants to UNDP internships must at the time of application meet one of the following academic requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
  • Have good Graphic Design skills: Very good knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite. Working knowledge of Illustrator and InDesign are essential requirements. Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects are highly desirable. Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS will be a plus.
  • Excellent Communication skills: Ability to summarize a large amount of information and translate it into a visually compelling product for a specific target audience. 

As an applicant, you should be able to demonstrate an interest in the field of development and respect the principles of the United Nations Charter and UNDP's mission. The desire to work with and gain the confidence and respect of people with different language, national and cultural backgrounds is an essential part of working in the UN system. You should also be interested in global mobility, as well as adaptability to varied physical and other environments.

Typically, the language requirements are: Applicants should have written and spoken proficiency in at least one, and preferably two of the three working languages used by UNDP: English, French and Spanish. 

 



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