UNCDF INTERNSHIP – MEDIA, DESIGN, AND COMMUNICATIONS



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline :04-May-18 (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)
04-Jun-2018
Duration of Initial Contract :2 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :Up to 3 months

Background

The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs). UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis. It provides seed capital – grants and loans – and technical support to help financial service providers reach more poor households and small businesses, and local governments finance the capital investments that will improve poor peoples’ lives. Financial inclusion means universal access, at a reasonable cost, to a wide range of financial services, provided by a variety of sound and sustainable institutions. The range of financial services includes savings, short and long-term credit, leasing and factoring, mortgages, insurance, pensions, payments, local money transfers and international remittances. (http://www.uncdf.org/).

UNCDF’s Financial Inclusion Practice Area (FIPA) in Tanzania is in the process of creating a country-wide strategy for financial inclusion, focusing broadly on women’s economic empowerment and access to finance for rural populations. We are currently implementing a program in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, which aims to increase access to finance for refugees through savings groups, financial education, and digital literacy.


Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

The intern will support ongoing UNCDF communications, design, and media activities under the direction of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Junior Specialist based in Dar es Salaam. Specifically, the intern will do the following: 

Communications and Administrative Support:

  • Attend relevant industry events, building strategic partnerships with civil society organizations, private sector actors, other UN agencies, and government entities;
  • Draft relevant communications materials (blogs, newsletters, success stories etc.);
  • Provide program support for events, meetings (e.g. notetaking, drafting summaries, assisting set up);
  • Write blog posts related to financial inclusion in Tanzania to be published on the UNCDF website and/or websites of our NGO affiliates;
  • Attend UN-wide communications meetings to ensure UNCDF participation;
  • Contribute to UNCDF Tanzania’s visibility on social media (Facebook, Twitter) through frequent posts on events, publications, and relevant news,
  • Engage with the UNCDF MM4P + Headquarters Communications Teams to build on and advance UNCDF Tanzania’s digital presence;
  • Help develop a UNCDF Tanzania communications strategy, drafting supplementary guidelines and templates;
  •  Provide assistance in the drafting of content for all planned communications efforts and assist the quality control of communications efforts and products.

Media:

  • Assess the need for additional marketing materials such as videos, photographs, websites, promotional items, banners, etc.;
  • Facilitate the creation of these materials;
  • Develop, produce, and edit promotional videos for digital use;
  • Provide advice and feedback to UNCDF partners on media content created for various projects and programs.

Programme Development and Implementation:

  • Draft, review and edit knowledge products and presentations for a wide, non-technical audience;
  • Support UNCDF staff with miscellaneous research tasks;
  • Participate in meetings and perform other programme implementation support tasks as required.

Other tasks may be requested by the WEE Junior Specialist. Activities may be tailored to fit the skills and interests of the selected intern.

Work Arrangements:

  • The intern will work full-time in the Dar es Salaam, Tanzania UNCDF office. 
  • Work space will be provided. Please note that the intern will not have access to a computer. Bringing a personal computer is required.
  • Please note that internships are not remunerated. UNCDF policies do not provide for interns to be compensated for travel, salaries and living expenses.


Competencies

Competencies:

  • Strong speaking and writing abilities in English;
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, communication and administrative skills;
  • Expressed creativity;
  • Capacity to work collaboratively in a multicultural environment;
  • Excellent research, analytical, communication, and writing skills;
  • Knowledge of social media for dissemination of programme information; 
  • Some experience in training and organizing learning events;
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently;
  • Proven ability to manage diverse, time-sensitive and complex tasks;
  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty; and
  • Commitment to UNCDF’s vision, mission, and strategic goals.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements re. education:

  1. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in public relations, marketing, communication, journalism, economics, international development and/or relations, or related field;
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme in public relations, marketing, communication, journalism, economics, international development and/or relations, or related field (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  3. 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.

Experience:

  • Demonstrated interest in financial inclusion and curiosity related to development in general;
  • Prior experience in creating and developing briefs, blogs, documents for public dissemination preferred;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and its tools including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Background in graphic design and photo editing. Knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign are valuable;
  • Video-editing software knowledge is desirable.
  • Experience working/living in the Global South a plus.

Evaluation:

Shortlisted candidates (top 3) will be invited for an interview.

Language:

Fluent in English. Fluency in any other UN language is a plus.

Duration and location of assignment:

The intern must be available for a minimum of 2 months, beginning from June, 2018.

The intern will be based in the UNCDF office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Application:

Please note the following when applying for this internship:

  • Interns are not staff members;
  • Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses  are the responsibility of:
    • The nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or the intern, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence through private sources
  • Applicants should indicate which months they are available part- and/or full time;
  • 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, or be appointed to, any post in UNCDF during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan.

Please submit a current CV and cover letter re. your motivation for the internship and ability to meet selection criteria and availability, as well as a short 1-3 page writing, media and/or design sample (blog post, news article, poster, video, etc.) to fipa.procurement.tz@uncdf.org by May 4, 2018. Note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please group all your documents into one single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

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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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.


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