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Communications Intern (full-time engagement)
|Location :||Almaty, KAZAKHSTAN|
|Application Deadline :||22-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Crisis Response|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months (with possibility of extension for additional 3 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 Office on Drugs and Crime was set-up in 1997, combining the United Nations Centre for International Crime Prevention and the United Nations International Drug Control Programme. It was established by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to enable the Organization to focus and enhance its capacity to address the interrelated issues of drug control, crime prevention and international terrorism in all its forms. The mandate of the Office derives from several conventions and General Assembly resolutions, and the Office’s technical cooperation programme aims to help improve the capacity of Governments to execute those international commitments.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Head of UNODC Programme Office in Kazakhstan and direct supervision of the Programme Office Communication Focal Point, the intern will provide support for activities relating to communications, advocacy, media and resource mobilization. Duties will include but not be limited to:
Planning and Organizing: Sound organizational skills and time management skills, ability to prioritize own work programme and to work with minimum supervision, ability to deliver assignments in a timely manner;
Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance.
Commitment to continuous learning: Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field.
Technology Awareness: Sound computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing (Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, etc.); use and search of information on the Internet, etc.
Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and communicate effectively orally.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and Russian with fluency in speaking, reading and writing. Knowledge of Kazakh is a strong asset.
Computer skills: General IT competence and command of main office software programme. Internet communication and searching skills
The United Nations does not remunerate interns in any way. Costs and arrangements for health insurance, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns. Interns will not be entitled to any compensation for travel arrangements to and from the work location. Interns do not receive a salary or emoluments from the United Nations.