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Communications and Public Information Intern 1

Maputo (Mozambique)

  • Organization: ILO - International Labour Organization
  • Location: Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2019-08-29

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OPEN TO MOZAMBICIAN NATIONALS ONLY

Grade: Internship 

Publication date: 15 August 2019
Application deadline (midnight Zambian local time): 29 August 2019

Vacancy no.: MAPUTO/INTERN/EB/2019/22 

Job ID: 1655 

Department: RO-Africa 
Organization Unit: CO-Lusaka 
Location: Maputo 
Duration of contract: 3 to 6 months (starting on the 1st or the 15th of a given month)


You are applying to the ILO generic internship roster, which is published several times per year. The roster will be made available to all departments and field offices, which will then select and directly contact suitable candidates only.

ILO Internship Programme provides an opportunity for talented individuals to:

(a) increase understanding of relevant issues at the international level by involving them directly in the work of the Office and the application of ILO principles, programmes and strategies;

(b) gain practical experience with the ILO directly related to their field of study.

The internship programme is not intended to lead to a career in the ILO. There should be no expectation of further employment at the end of the internship.

**Please note that you can apply to a maximum of three internship profiles during the current application period. If you apply to more than three internship profiles, your application will not be considered for any profile.** Note that you may withdraw your candidature at any time via the Jobs Applied section of your profile.

It is highly recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid last minute technical issues or delays. Late applications will not be considered.

This vacancy is opened to Mozambician nationals ONLY.

The ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, particularly those with disabilities and from non - or under - represented member States. If needed, reasonable accommodation will be provided in the recruitment phase as well as during the internship to promote equality of opportunities.

IMPORTANT:
Please only apply for an internship if you fulfil the following two criteria:

(1) You have no close relative serving in the ILO.

(2) This is your first internship with the ILO (only one internship is permitted).

Learning areas

Would you like to learn about communication at ILO - how projects communicates its activities and results to the stakeholders and general public? How to create value through project communication?

If you are a strong communicator with a client focused mind set and motivated to drive initiatives, the ILO through the Moztrabalha Project we can offer you an interesting and rewarding internship opportunity. As an intern in the communication, you will be exposed to a whole range of exciting areas such as: dissemination media briefs, supporting the digital activities of the MozTrabalha project and designing or adapting graphics to be used for communications materials in the project by undertaking background research, drafting communication and information material, participating and documenting outcomes of technical seminars, meetings and discussions, contribute to monitoring programme workplan and reporting.

By working in the Decent Work for Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Transformation in Mozambique (Moztrabalha project) the intern will work closely with the technical team and the Communication Team of the ILO Country Office for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. S/he will contribute to supporting government and social partners on matters of implementing the employment policy and its implementation plan on the communication perspective. The intern will support technical experts in the team on different areas of the portfolio (including dissemination media briefs, supporting the digital activities of the MozTrabalha and designing or adapting graphics to be used for communications materials in the project) by undertaking background research, drafting communication and information material, participating and documenting outcomes of technical seminars, meetings and discussions, contribute to monitoring programme workplan and reporting.

Interns should expect to devote 10% to 20% of their time to administrative tasks.

Required profile
Education

Area of studies: Communications, Digital Communication with knowledge of international politics and environmental issues, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing

Applicant should currently follow a course of study candidate must have completed at least four years at the university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree or have completed studies within 12 months prior to this application.

Experience

Any relevant work experience in Communications and knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign would be an advantage

Experience in writing articles an asset. As well as the ability to use standard MS office package (Excel, Word, Powerpoint).


 

Languages

Working oral and written knowledge of Portuguese and English

Competencies

Adaptable to an international, multicultural and multilingual environment, good communication skills and be able to work in a team.

Ability to respond to requests for information in an appropriate manner. Ability to work well with colleagues. Ability to organize own work. Ability to obtain services from other work units  inside or outside the office for completion of tasks.

Knowledge of the general procedures and practices of public information and related office administrative procedures and policies.

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.


How to apply:

1. Search for an internship profile via the page on ILO Jobs 

2. Select the internship profile you would like to apply for, and create a profile on ILO Jobs 

3. Complete your candidate profile and apply to the internship profile

4. Be sure to attach a cover letter in the last section of the application, as applications without a cover letter will not be considered and you cannot attach a cover letter after the deadline. 

Selection process:

Following a first screening by the Human Resources Development Department (HRD), field offices will short-list applicants. You will be directly contacted should an internship opportunity match your profile. If you have not been contacted by any department or field office within six months after your application, you can consider that you have not been selected for this roster. If still eligible, you may apply to the next roster. 

If shortlisted, you may be contacted by the field office for a written test and/or interview. The ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Stipend:

As an intern in the field, you will receive a monthly stipend from the ILO based on the cost of living in the area of the duty station, unless you receive funding through another institution (for example your university or a foundation). If you receive partial funding, ILO will cover the difference to ensure you receive the appropriate stipend per month. Your travel to the duty station will be at your own expense.

Insurance:

Please note that the ILO does not take responsibility for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship. You will be responsible for your own insurance coverage for illness and accidents for the duration of the internship at the duty station (whether Geneva or the field).

Fraud warning:

The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account - @ilo.org - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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