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Communications Intern

Delhi (India)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Delhi (India)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-28

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UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication ofpoverty and the reduction of inequalities, poverty and exclusion while protecting the planet. UNDPhelps countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships, and institutions so they can sustaina multidimensional level of progress that extends beyond economic gains. UNDP has worked inIndia since 1951 in almost all areas of human development, from systems and institutionalstrengthening to inclusive growth and sustainable livelihoods, as well as sustainable energy,environment and resilience.Under the overall guidance of the Head of Communications, the communications intern willexecute communications-related activities in the country office, implement content strategies forwebsite/social media posts, identify partnership propositions on key advocacy issues, coordinatefor content amongst state and programme teams, and provide daily professional support to teammembers.This position will be based in New Delhi but may involve travel to project sites within India, ifnecessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

As part of the Communications Unit and under the supervision of the Head of Communications,the Communications Intern will be responsible for undertaking the following activities:

  • Support the development and implementation of UNDP India’s Communications strategy, Annual Communications Plan and Key Performance Indicators
  • Support content development for stories, op-eds, talking points, press releases and/or social media posts
  • Assist team members in synthesizing information from UNDP programme and state teams including collating information for Gender Seal Strategy 2019-2022.
  • Carry out mapping of potential partnerships in accordance with UNDP’s private sector, media and celebrity engagement strategy. Support with contacts and engagement propositions.
  • Support in preparing presentations, decks, pitches, toolkits and process documents.
  • Assist in maintaining dashboards, meeting calendars for the Communications Unit
  • Support the team with curation and coordination of events, campaigns, workshops
  • highlighting the work of UNDP and building relationships within the ecosystem
  • Build communication materials for events and help spread awareness through relevant channels.


CompetenciesCore Competencies

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity.
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgement.
  • Self-development, initiative-taking.
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating teamwork.
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively.
  • Creating synergies through self-control.
  • Managing conflict.
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others
  • Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethics and standards.
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age, sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies/Technical skills

  • Writing and Editing skills
  • Ability to analyze large sets of data and reports and synthesize complex issues.
  • Create excel spreadsheets and dashboards
  • Familiarity with website management, social media platforms,branding and fostering private sector partnerships
  • Experience of creating content across a variety of medium
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and curate campaigns, events and workshops
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong Powerpoint, Word and Excel skills
  • Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
  • Basic research and analysis
  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things.
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches for publishing content, fostering partnerships and launching campaigns.

Client Orientation:

  • Establishing effective client relationships
  • Researches potential solutions to internal and external needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet needs and deadlines;
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external parties

Required Skills and Experience

Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time ofapplication meet one of the following requirements:(a)Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as amaster’s programme, or higher); Candidates with MassCommunication, Journalism, Mass Media, Public Relationsbackground are preferred(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degreeprogramme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent); Candidateswith Mass Communication, Journalism, Mass Media, PublicRelations background are preferred(c) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in(a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship withinone-year of graduation.

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