UNDP is the UN’s global development network whose focus is to help countries build and share solutions to the challenges of sustainable development as informed by the 2030 sustainable development agenda. The overall focus for UNDP Tanzania is to support the Government of Tanzania to improve lives of the people through strategic programmatic areas of inclusive democratic governance, inclusive economic growth and sustainable livelihoods and environment sustainability, climate change and resilience.
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the communication and partnership analyst and specific guidance/request from pillar heads, the communication intern will support the implementation of the Partnership and Communication Action Plan (PCAP). The PCAP aims to increase UNDP Tanzania’s visibility, market successful projects, document success stories and best practices, improve internal communication and strengthen media relations to keep the public and stakeholders (including government, civil society, other UN agencies, private sector, development partners) informed about UNDP TZ development role and activities. Communication is central for UNDP CO to effectively carry out its duties with and among its stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the UNDP Communications and Partnership Analyst the intern will be responsible for the following.
- Undertaking media monitoring on UNDP related issues, including in creating an updated media and partners contact list
- Support CO communication work including implementation of the UN communications strategy and UNDP’s PCAP; creating public awareness on the effectiveness and impact of the UNDP’s work in Tanzania; maintenance and updating of the UNDP website and social media pages, preparation of press releases, media advisories, talking points, speeches, web content, articles and general correspondence, among others.
- Assist the programme team in the organization of key events and communication opportunities, such as major conferences, workshops, discussions and report launches. Including graphic designing of reports, infographics, case studies.
- Analytics compiling and reporting, including creating a knowledge repository of communication and partnership related aspects for the programme and operation.
- Research and monitor relevant websites and social media channels as needed to feed content into the work of the Country Office.
- To undertake other assignments as may be decided from time to time by the supervisors.
To be considered for the position, individuals are required to meet the following criteria:
- An organized and systematic approach to his/her work.
- Ability to quickly read and summarize text.
- Ability to multitask and work under minimum supervision.
- Ability to effectively plan and coordinate activities.
- Knowledge of standard software packages, including MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, etc.; (Experience using Adobe Suite for design purposes, specifically Photoshop and InDesign, in addition to other Adobe applications is an added advantage)
- Ability to work under tight deadlines;
- Excellent graphic design skills
- 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
- Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); in the fields of Knowledge Management, Information Management, Communications, or any other field in the social sciences;
- Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
- Not have graduated prior to the beginning of the internship.
- Proficiency in English and Kiswahili.
- Computer literate in standard software applications, e.g. Microsoft Offices, Web Browsers, etc.
- Ability to use social media applications, e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Canva, Hootsuite
- Demonstrable knowledge of and interest in the work of the UN.
- 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
- UNDP Tanzania interns receives a monthly stipend of TShs. 388,000/ only.
- The student, will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel (including to and from the office), accommodation, etc.
- The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan.
- UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
- Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;
- Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
- Interns are expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for education programmes;
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.