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For every child, an advocate
The UNICEF Regional Office, as part of its digital communication activities, is looking for an intern to support multimedia production activities, social media management and information management. By joining the UNICEF Communications team, the intern will have the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and gain practical experience in a dynamic work environment. Adaptability and the ability to learn quickly in various technical and creative environments while producing quality work under tight deadlines are key attributes expected of the successful candidate.
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Communication Officer (Digital and Multimedia) and with the support of the other staff of the Advocacy and Communication team,
The Intern Will ...Support the documentation of events and programmatic interventions of UNICEF at the regional office of the West and Central Africa Region. (Pictures and Videos) Produce visuals and graphics on various and varied themes according to global, regional and national priorities and meeting program needs. Sort photo/video banks on UNICEF events and programmatic interventions. Add captions for useful formats for the WeShare platform. Create interactive visuals for social media. Do information monitoring in order to collect information to compile it in a newsletter Accomplish any other task according to the needs of the section.
Supervision and coachingThe intern will be under the direct supervision of the Communication Officer (Digital and Multimedia) and will work closely with colleagues from other sections, depending on the tasks assigned. The intern will benefit from close coaching from the supervisor, on the technical, methodological, and work ethics levels, as well as in terms of initiation to the mandate and work of UNICEF and adherence to its values and principles during his internship The intern and the supervisor will establish a Work Plan with specific deliverables that will contribute directly to achieving the objectives of the communication section. At the end of the internship, the intern should have the satisfaction of having made a significant contribution to the work of UNICEF Regional Office. The evaluation of the work plan will also be made at the end of the internship period.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
EducationA University degree in Master Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, International Relations, Social Policy, Broadcast Media other related field or any other university degree. One year of relevant work experience in the field of communication is an asset. Be enrolled in an advance/undergraduate, or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years. Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records. Have recently graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
📌 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗮 𝗷𝗼𝗯 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀? 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗿𝘂𝗶𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗡 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗣 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 ✔
⚠️ 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐰: 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐓𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐚 𝐣𝐨𝐛 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐍𝐎𝐖!
Additional Experience:Relevant background in Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
Language Requirements:Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish), Portuguese or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.