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Communication Intern, IEC - Photo, Social & Behaviour Change Communication Materials, Library and Fraphic Design (Open only to nationals of Zimbabwe)

Harare (Zimbabwe)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Harare (Zimbabwe)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Library Science
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Elections
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-10

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UNICEF Zimbabwe requires an enthusiastic, hard-working, determined media Intern with a bias towards graphic design, archiving and printing to ensure that publications are in the correct format for filing and uploading.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, early moments matter

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favouritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply. Our workplace policies promote flexible work arrangements, to support all staff in maintaining a healthy life balance, both in and out of the office.

We are the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification - the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace.

UNICEF prides itself on fostering a multicultural and harmonious work environment, guaranteed by a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

For more information about UNICEF Zimbabwe please click here

You can also access and explore all new UNICEF vacancies and create job alerts via the UNICEF Zimbabwe website link below:

https://www.unicef.org/zimbabwe/work-us

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of Chief of Communication the intern will assist in the following tasks:

  1. Liaise with UNICEF graphic designer for access to all electronic design files, and guidance on correct formatting and conversions necessary for archiving.
  2. Migrate all Freehand files to illustrator and review for correct conversions as according to guidance from Graphic designers.
  3. File/archive all design files systematically for easy access.
  4. Upload all selected design files to a local shared point.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  5. Participate in online training provided by UNICEF HQ or an accredited consultant on use of relevant software and guidelines for uploading pictures to the global WeShare platform.
  6. Using UNICEF photo documentation guidelines, select pictures from professional photographers for uploading to global photo library under Zimbabwe section.
  7. Add all required meta-data to each selected picture before uploading to global photo share to enable search ability.
  8. Organise and uploaded pictures to global website by thematic area.
  9. Organise and correctly label videos and archive.
  10. Develop guidelines for archive system and share with graphic designer.
  11. Any other Communication task required to ensure smooth capturing and conversion of necessary files.

Please refer to the attached TOR for more information.Download File LIBRARY_DESIGN_COMMS INTERN.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  1. Requirements for Intern: Key Competencies, Skills and Experience
  1. Current eligible undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students in Graphic Design, library sciences, design for print and photography or related technical fields.
  2. Knowledge in the following graphic software’s: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Macromedia freehand and QuarkXpress.
  3. Experience with similar assignments an added advantage
  4. Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  5. Outstanding interactive skills with multidisciplinary groups and organizational skills.
  6. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and sound knowledge of content management systems (Google analytics) an added advantage.
  7. Fluency in English and local language is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.
  8. Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office
  9. Have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to.
  10. Previous work experience in documentation, archiving, branding, an added advantage.
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  1. Payments

    UNICEF may pay the intern a monthly stipend to be based on applicable rates up to a maximum of six months, subject to the availability of funds.

Other Internship Costs and Payment Modalities

Daily subsistence Allowance (DSA) for field missions outside Harare will be paid in terms of UN guidelines. Costs for accommodation, meals and incidentals shall not exceed applicable UN daily subsistence allowance (DSA) rates, promulgated by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC).

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Please note that UNICEF does not charge a fee or require personal banking details at any stage of the recruitment process.

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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