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REQUEST FOR INTERNSHIP -Humanitarian

Amman (Jordan)

The Road Media Project started in 2014 in Zaatari camp through the publication of a monthly magazine called The Road (https://theroadrefugeemedia.com/). The project started as a platform in which key service providers could disseminate messages about their services. It later became an initiative to give a voice to Syian Refugees living inside the camp camp and to provide them with training opportunities in journalism. Since 2014, The Road media project has managed to cover success stories as well as articles that reflect problems faced by the Syrian community living in Zaatari camp. The content of the magazine is entirely written by refugees. Volunteers who have contributed in the publications (150 young males and females residing mostly inside the camp but also some resettled abroad) have received training and support by professional journalists.

REQUEST FOR INTERNSHIP – JORDAN COUNTRY OFFICE

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

 For every child, hope.

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students at both Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (CO) the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.

To be considered for an internship with UNICEF, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme; and
  • Be proficient in at least one of UNICEF’s working languages: English, French, Spanish. Russian, Mandarin or Arabic. Additional language requirements may apply;  and
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records

Purpose of the internship:

Context and Brief Project Description

The Road Media Project started in 2014 in Zaatari camp through the publication of a monthly magazine called The Road (https://theroadrefugeemedia.com/). The project started as a platform in which key service providers could disseminate messages about their services. It later became an initiative to give a voice to Syian Refugees living inside the camp camp and to provide them with training opportunities in journalism. Since 2014, The Road media project has managed to cover success stories as well as articles that reflect problems faced by the Syrian community living in Zaatari camp. The content of the magazine is entirely written by refugees. Volunteers who have contributed in the publications (150 young males and females residing mostly inside the camp but also some resettled abroad) have received training and support by professional journalists.

 

In 2016, the IN TRANSIT video project was created to provide visual support to the Road media project. Volunteers learn visual storytelling, create short documentaries and share the life of refugees to the world via social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

The Road media project has benefitted from widespread coverage, including from major media international and national media outlets such as BBC, Al Jazeera, The New York Times or the Jordan Times. It has become a popular feature of Zaatari camp, and an effective tool for youth, and particularly girls’ participation and empowerment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Tasks: Under the supervision of the Field Support Specialist and UNICEF’s communications team, the intern will:

  • Support and guide the young reporters through the development and organization of training courses, and coordinate with specialized service providers/experts and UNICEF communications team for targeted capacity development and support;
  • Support the monthly publication of the magazine, in a format agreed with UNICEF and other key stakeholders, based on inputs from young reporters. Support thorough editorial review and coordinate with humanitarian team for approval by the camp authorities. Provide technical support and guidance on production of video for the Road’s Youtube channel.
  • Support the young reporters for development and regular updating of website and social media platforms’ content; including Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter accounts and Youtube channel;
  • Support the assessment of equipment needs and management of the Road assets in line with UNICEF’s policies; and coordination of all logistics requirements linked to the publication of the Magazine.

Start date: 01 August 2018

Duration: 6 months.

Qualifications: 

  • A first-level university degree in journalism, media and communications or related field.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.
  • Excellent writing skills in Arabic and English is required.
  • Experience in producing printed and electronic media content is required.
  • Familiarity with both printed and electronic media and demonstrated video production skills, photography and editing is required
  • Experience in working with government counterparts is an asset.

Our core values are Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and our Core Competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-31

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