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Intern – Administrative - Communications, Outreach, Advocacy and Partnerships (Two Positions)

Location :Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline :25-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :5d 18h 47m
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :English  
Duration of Initial Contract :3 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 Months

 

Background

The Office of the Resident Coordinator (RCO)has been empowered with the reform process as its coordination functions have grown considerably in scope with the pilot initiative. As part of the efforts to speak with One Voice, the Resident Coordinator is the main link between the UN and the Government and Co-chairs the Joint Government – UN Steering Committee. Enhanced communication between the UN and key stakeholders is also part of the reform and it is in this respect that the Resident Coordinator’s Office is seeking an intern who will assist in the administrative functions of the Communications, Outreach, Advocacy and Partnership (COAP) unit of the office.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the UNRCO Communications Specialist or his/her alternate, the intern will be responsible for the following.

  • Assist in preparing daily press summaries covering both English and Kiswahili newspapers in Tanzania for dissemination to UN agencies and development partners;
  • Assist in maintaining and updating a filing system for all activities carried out by COAP. This involves documentation of press releases, meeting minutes, retirements, concept notes, approvals, etc;
  • Assist in the process of obtaining and retiring financial advances; printing of documents; creating briefing kits; and raising payments. The intern will also be responsible for coordinating logistical components of select COAP activities (events, field missions, etc.) as required;
  • Conducting monitoring and evaluation of media coverage after key UN events;
  • Conduct other tasks as required by the Communications Specialists or RCO based on the ongoing activities being conducted by COAP.

 

Competencies

To be considered for the position, applicants should meet the following criteria are desired:

An organized and systematic approach to his/her work.

  • Ability to quickly read and summarize text with excellent English language skills;
  • Ability to multitask and work with minimum supervision;
  • Ability to effectively plan and coordinate activities;
  • Knowledge of standard software packages, including MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, etc;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines;
  • Ability and willingness to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Willingness to learn from others and work well in a team environment;
  • Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN’s work in Tanzania is an advantage.

Required Skills and Experience

Eligibility

UNDP may accept interns providing the following conditions are met:

Enrolment:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree orequivalent, 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, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
  • Candidates who have studied development, administration, communications, or a related field in the area of social sciences is prefferable.

Skills:

  • Proficiency in English and normally at least one additional UNDP working language (i.e., French or Spanish). Fluency in Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese or Russian is an asset;
  • Computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular, and have a personal commitment to UNDP's Statement of Purpose  and to the ideals of the UN Charter; and
  • Demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Conditions:

Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP.

All costs connected with an intern's participation in the Programme must be borne by:

  • The nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students;
  • The student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel (including to and from the office), visas, accommodation, etc.
  • The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan.

Costs incurred by an intern in the discharge of his/her functions shall be reimbursed by UNDP under the same rules as costs reimbursed to staff members. Costs incurred by an intern undertaking official travel at the request of UNDP in the discharge of functions related to the internship activities shall be paid by the Organization on the same basis as costs incurred by staff members, including payment of DSA, as applicable.

 

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.
 

Announcement for Internship: UN Women Tanzania - Graphic Design and Photography

 

Announcement for Internship: UN Women Tanzania

Title

Graphic Design and Photography Intern 

Organization

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

Duty Station

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Type of Contract

Internship Agreement

Contract Duration

Six Months 

Contract Supervision

Communications and Media Specialist, UN Women Tanzania

 

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

 

UN Women is the United Nations entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment. It is an inter-governmental body that provides financial and technical assistance to innovative approaches aimed at fostering women's empowerment and gender equality at global, national, and regional levels. In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of UN system: DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM.

 

The purpose of this internship is to provide support to the activities of the implementation of the programmes within the Communications department of UN Women Tanzania. During the internship, the intern will have the opportunity to support in the production of communications deliverables, global advocacy campaigns and event management. Finally, the intern will have the opportunity to learn about gender equality and women’s empowerment in the national and global context, and the functioning of the United Nations.

 

Working under the guidance of the Communication Specialist, and in close collaboration with programme colleagues, the Graphic Design and Photography Intern will:

 

  • Conceptualize and develop graphics and infographics to communicate key achievements and messages of the country office;
  • Ensure user-friendly formats, layout, and design and that all publications, reports and products are produced in line with UN Women graphic guidelines;
  • Implement the graphic guidelines in all UN Women communication products of various programmes;
  • Deliver creative and innovative ideas for print, electronic, web-based and animated presentations in English and Kiswahili;
  • Design of reports and other communication materials for printing and electronic distribution;
  • Improve and edit art-work, photos, charts and other graphic elements;
  • Layout and design information and communication materials (banners, posters, booklets, leaflets, books, calendars, bulletins, flyers, cards)
  • Create animations for illustrative purposes such as animations, presentations and more advanced solutions (design of CD/DVD packaging, graphic digitalization);
  • Custom photo editing (restoration, noise reduction, tonal adjustment);
  • Deliver creative graphic and technical solutions for use of new media (virtual 3D words/boxes, postcards);
  • Photograph UN Women programme activities and events, keeping in mind culture, gender and other diverse sensitivities as per UN Women guidelines, including, but not limited to:
  • Ensuring consent forms are signed by children and / or guardians as per UN Women guidelines;
  • Ensuring effective and efficient provision of services, full confidentiality in all aspects of assignment, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made;
  • Ensuring dignity of subjects, particularly vulnerable women and girls.
  • Any other administrative tasks requested by the Communications Specialist.

 

Thematic Expertise Required

 

  1. Have good knowledge in sustainable development, familiar with the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development;
  2. Have good knowledge of the principles of Gender Equality and the empowerment of women;
  3. Have prior experience in corporate communications.

 

Competencies

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to film broadcast quality video and audio: HD 1920x1080 or better;
  • Have Adobe Premiere Pro editing skills (and other professional editing software, such as Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, etc.);
  • Have knowledge of different video formats and file conversions for online and social media platforms;
  • Ability to write succinct, edited and well written captions for all high-quality images.
  • Have online video publishing and file transfer skills;
  • Have working knowledge of lighting video interviews;
  • Teamwork, professionalism and communication skills.

 

Core Competencies:

 

  • Interest in the UN system and general knowledge of development issues;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment

 

Required Skills and Experience

 

Education:

A University degree, preferably in graphic design, Art or other related discipline (or an additional 3 years’ experience in lieu of a degree).

 

Experience:

  • Excellent skills in design programmes such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Avid, Final Cut Pro and other graphic design software.
  • Proven experience of graphic production from start to published/printed product with knowledge of printing processes (offset and digital) and colour management
  • Minimum three years’ experience in photography
  • Contributes regularly to leading news agencies, bilateral and multilateral agencies, NGOs etc
  • Exceptional creativity and innovation
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Professional approach to time, costs and deadlines

 

Language:

  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is mandatory.

 

Note on photography and videography:

  • UN Women will have exclusive rights to the all the raw images and final product.
  • UN Women will provide a release and the selected candidate will responsible for coordinating all releases from interviewees and anyone appearing in video footage.
  • UN Women has the right to use the images in perpetuity in web and on multimedia platforms and upload any still images it to our photo database.
  • UN Women can provide the images to other UN organizations or the media at no cost, as is the practice.

 

 

UN Women Internship Policy

 

  • Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following 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) or;
    • Have graduated with a university degree (as above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year.
  • Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women; 

  • The costs associated with the latter must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel to and accommodation at the duty station (i.e. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania); 

  • UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrolment in a health insurance plan, proof of school enrolment, and a scanned copy of his/her passport.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and called for an interview;
  • The purpose of the internship programme is not to lead to further employment with UN Women, but to complement the intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.

 

How to Apply            

 

Please submit the following documents in a single PDF file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  1. Cover letter with statement of purpose on why you feel you are the perfect fit for this internship (250 words)
  2. Most recent resume or CV
  3. UN Women Internship Application Form (available here)
  4. Portfolio of visual products representative of internship requirements
  5. Two References, who will be contacted if candidate is shortlisted

 

Announcement for Internship: UN Women Tanzania - Web and Social Media

 

Announcement for Internship: UN Women Tanzania

 

Title

Web and Social Media Intern 

Organization

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

 

Duty Station

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Type of Contract

Internship Agreement

Contract Duration

Six Months 

Contract Supervision

Communications and Media Specialist, UN Women Tanzania

 

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

 

UN Women is the United Nations entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment. It is an inter-governmental body that provides financial and technical assistance to innovative approaches aimed at fostering women's empowerment and gender equality at global, national, and regional levels. In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of UN system: DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM.

 

The purpose of this internship is to provide support to the activities of the implementation of the programmes within the Communications department of UN Women Tanzania. During the internship, the intern will have the opportunity to support in the production of communications deliverables, global advocacy campaigns and event management. Finally, the intern will have the opportunity to learn about gender equality and women’s empowerment in the national and global context, and the functioning of the United Nations.

 

Under the supervision of the Communications and Media Specialist, the intern will assist and supplement the work of the communications department in the following tasks:

 

  1. Editorial support: Draft, report, proofread and translate UN Women communications products, such as articles, newsletters, press releases, brochures, social media posts, etc.
  2. Web design:Support the creation and publishing of online content relevant to gender equality and the empowerment of women in Tanzania.
  3. Social Media:Support drafting and curating social media content for all UN Women Africa platforms, including translating and contextualizing infographics into Kiswahili for Tanzanian audiences.
  4. Documentation and Research:Provide information for news stories, analyze data and research studies to produce programme factsheets and policy briefs on gender in Tanzania, document meetings, events and workshops
  5. Media Outreach: Prepare press kits, track media stories, draft press releases, create and update media lists and outreach.
  6. Design and archiving: Produce and design visuals for communications products, archive and caption photos for sharing; assist in the knowledge management of the UN Women products and publications.  
  7. Media monitoring: collect and share weekly news bulletin containing news on UN Women Tanzania, and all gender and women’s issues related news reported in local media
  8. Any other administrative tasks requested by the Communications Specialist.

 

Thematic Expertise Required

 

  1. Have good knowledge in sustainable development, familiar with the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development;
  2. Have good knowledge of the principles of Gender Equality and the empowerment of women;
  3. Have prior experience in corporate communications.
  4.  

Competencies

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to write succinct, edited and well written captions for all high-quality images.
  • Have online video publishing and file transfer skills;
  • Have working knowledge of lighting video interviews;
  • Teamwork, professionalism and communication skills.

Core Competencies:

 

  • Interest in the UN system and general knowledge of development issues;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment

 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • The intern must have studied in Journalism or Communications, or other similar subject at the university level;
  • 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); or have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Experience:

  • Previous internship or work experience in either journalism or institutional communications; experience with media outreach, advocacy or public relations.
  • Familiarity with gender equality and women’s issues.

 

Language:

  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is mandatory.

 

UN Women Internship Policy

 

  • Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following 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) or;
    • Have graduated with a university degree (as above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year.
  • Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women; 

  • The costs associated with the latter must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel to and accommodation at the duty station (i.e. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania); 

  • UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrolment in a health insurance plan, proof of school enrolment, and a scanned copy of his/her passport.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and called for an interview;
  • The purpose of the internship programme is not to lead to further employment with UN Women, but to complement the intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.

 

How to Apply            

Please submit the following documents in a single PDF file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  1. Cover letter with statement of purpose on why you feel you are the perfect fit for this internship (250 words)
  2. Most recent resume or CV
  3. UN Women Internship Application Form (available here)
  4. Portfolio of visual products representative of internship requirements
  5. Two References, who will be contacted if candidate is shortlisted