UNDP’s Human Development Report Office (HDRO) continues to strengthen its print and online presence as means to increase its outreach efforts and reach new targeted audiences.
HDRO is seeking a post-graduate student with an interest or experience in communication to assist in building and implementing a communication strategy for external outreach efforts on Human Development.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Director, the Intern will contribute to the tasks described below.
- Support the Director, Deputy Director and Communications Specialist in the preparation a range of communication products and materials such as op-eds for newspapers;
- Draft, edit and proofreading of the HDRO blogs and bi-weekly newsletter;
- Support HDRO’s presence on social media including through 1) regular updates and 2) the development of social media campaigns;
- Analyze the nature of human development references and features in the news and share relevant news updates with the communications team; and
- Contribute to strengthen HDRO network and partnerships among development journalists and media outlets.
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards;
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
- Strong communication and writing skills;
- Highly organized, precise and independent/motivated;
- Good understanding of communication strategies, best practice in blogging and social media;
- Awareness of Human Development issues and the global development agenda, an asset.
Required Skills and Experience
- Currently enrolled in a Master’s / postgraduate university programme in Communication, Journalism, Marketing, Social Sciences or International Relations.
- Experience in communications and social media outreach;
- Proficiency in using new technologies, web-based platforms and social media networks; familiarity with html is a plus;
- Self-starter; organized; able to multitask and balance multiple responsibilities;
- Familiarity with one or more developing regions;
- Experience in engaging and building communities on social networks, particularly Twitter and Facebook.
- English, with working knowledge of at least one other UN language desirable.
Candidates who are shortlisted and contacted by UNDP must submit the following documents:
- Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme;
- Have a valid visa to work in the US;
- Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out (i.e. New York, USA).
- Have medical and life insurance.
- Letter of endorsement from a faculty member who has worked with the student in the recent past and who is knowledgeable on the student’s performance;
- Complete and sign the “Application Form” and for further information please go to http://www.undp.org/internships
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