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|Location :||UNDP Country Office, SURINAME|
|Application Deadline :||15-Jun-18 (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 :||3 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 Months|
UNDP Suriname Country Office is a small Country Office with limited capacity in Communications. Over the years, the programmatic gains of the Office have not been optimally shared with stakeholders, thus limiting the extent of awareness of the work, successes, gains, and development contribution of the UNDP in Suriname.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, the Communications Intern supports the implementation of the communications and advocacy strategies of the office to increase the standing and awareness of UNDP with partners, the media and the public. The Communications Intern promotes a client-oriented approach in UNDP.
The Communications Intern works in close collaboration with the Management Support and Business Development, Programme, Operations and project staff in the Country Office to design and distribute communications material in print, electronic, and social media.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
1. Support the timely circulation of real-time and up-to-date information using the Country Office multi-media platforms:
2. Supports the implementation of Country Office communications and advocacy strategies and Country Office publications policy focusing on achievement of the following results:
3. Design and produce a Country Office catalogue:
Required Skills and Experience
Education: Must be a registered student at Post-Graduate level.
Experience: Motivated student willing to share fresh ideas
Language and Writing Requirements: Fluency in English, and sound writing skills.
Living Conditions at the Duty Station:
Suriname is a Middle Income Country with good, secure and safe housing options. Access to all of the basic amenities, good health services and low crime rate characterises the capital, Paramaribo. The Banking Sector is robust and modern and credit cards are used across the city. Public transportation (buses and taxi) is safe and there is a small expatriate community, which facilitates the establishment social networks and intercultural engagements.
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.