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Information and Communications Intern

Tbilisi (Georgia)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Tbilisi (Georgia)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2019-08-21

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Background

Communication lies at the heart of UN’s mandate and effective communication is an integral part of the strategic management of the organization. This internship is required to strengthen our role in communicating UN's core messages, campaigns, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile of UN, UN agencies, stakeholders and partners in  Georgia. This post is located in the UN Office in Georgia.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Intern  will work under the direct supervision of the UN Communications and Advocacy Officer and the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) Team Leader to perform the following key roles:

  • Support strategic online communications planning and processes that contribute to UN’s mission and work to increase visibility of the organization and raise public awareness;
  • Support the management of UN Georgia online presence on social media, including regular updates and campaigns;
  • Monitor and analyse online conversations around priority and emerging issues and identify opportunities for UN Office to engage in these conversations;
  • Explore avenues to collaborate on popular digital platforms;
  • Prepare analytic reports on a regular and ad-hoc basis that synthesize digital impact and suggest adjustments of outreach initiatives based on data;
  • Produce and support the production of communication products and materials like infographics, videos, etc.;
  • Assist in updating and preparation of content for the webpage;
  • Contribute to visual and digital communications, including photo gathering and editing, graphic creation and presentation, and other multi-media editing, including video and audio;
  • Assist the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in the organization of events and public campaigns, in particular UN Day, 16 Days of Activism of Gender Violence and Human Rights Day;
  • Help to design and prepare information & advocacy materials and publications;
  • Supporting the development of project profiles and stories;
  • Ensure UN branding standards are applied consistently across all communication platforms;
  • Support the RCO Development Coordination Officer in day to day work as required. 

Competencies

  • Demonstrating corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Self-development, initiative-taking;
  • Good in organizing and structuring various tasks and responsibilities;
  • Communicates effectively when working in teams and independently;
  • Interest and motivation in working in an international organization;
  • Goal oriented mind-set;
  • Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Applicants at the time of application must meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled currently in the Master’s degree programme in the field of Communications, Media, PR,  Marketing or equivalent;
  • Have graduated with a university (degree in journalism & media, communications, PR, Marketing or equivalent) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Language requirements:

  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Georgian. Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.

Technical skills:

  • Knowledge of Adobe creative tools, such as Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere Pro is an advantage;
  • Efficient user of Microsoft Office tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.);
  • Web-design and coding knowledge (HTML 5, CSS, or PHP) is an advantage;
  • Experience with social media for developing marketing and promotion strategies;
  • Experience with TV/video production, including script-writing and/or camera work is  an advantage.

Conditions:

  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UNDP 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;
  • 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;
  • The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship;
  • The intern will be evaluated at the end of the contract and due recognition of work will be issued in writing.

In case an applicant is successfully selected, s/he will be requested to provide electronic versions of the following documents:

  • Copy of the applicant’s most recent resume or curriculum vitae;
  • Letter from his/her university confirming current enrollment and graduation date;
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor;
  • Copy of his/her school transcript;
  • Copy of passport;
  • Completed UNDP internship application form (to be provided upon selection);
  • Signed UNDP Internship Agreement (to be provided upon selection);
  • Medical Certificate of Good Health (to be provided upon selection)
  • For applicants which are neither nationals nor residents of the duty station, the insurance must include adequate coverage in the event of an injury or illness during the internship duration which:
  • Requires transportation to the home country or country of residence for further treatment;
  • Results in death and requires preparation and return of the remains to the home country, or country of residence.

There is no expectation of employment with UNDP following an internship.

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. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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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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