INTERN - Social Media (TikTok) [Temporary]
Org. Setting and Reporting
The UN Secretary-General launched on 1 January 2019 a bold and new global reform which repositioned the UN Development System to deliver more effectively and efficiently with the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. As part of this reform, UN Resident Coordinator Offices (UN RCO), under the leadership of an empowered and independent UN Resident Coordinator - the highest-ranking official of the UN Development System and Representative of the UN Secretary-General at country level - support countries in the achievement of their development priorities and the attainment of the SDGs.
This position is located in the Resident Coordinator’s Office in Jordan, and reports to the Communications and Advocacy Officer.
The purpose of this internship is to find a creative, innovative, motivated social media intern for three months, extendable, starting June 2022 to launch UN Jordan new TikTok account. The qualified candidate will support UN Jordan efforts to engage children and youth of Jordan in meaningful conversations. This internship will provide the successful candidate an exposure to the working environment of a multilateral organization and a better understanding of UN’s mandate to safeguard the rights of everyone, everywhere.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Communications and Advocacy Officer of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, the Social Media Intern provides support to office social media work, particularly TikTok and Instagram.
The intern promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach.
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from injury, illness or death that may occur during an internship. Therefore, upon awarding an internship, candidates will be required to sign a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of the conditions of service. Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage to cover the full period of the internship at the duty station and provide a medical certificate of good health prior to the commencement of the internship. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.
The intern will be responsible for the following duties:
• Prepare UN Jordan TikTok profile’s strategy and launch plan.
• Support creating bi-weekly content calendars.
• Independently develop creative and fun video concepts, as well as compile content from the UN agencies in Jordan and edit videos suited for the TikTok platform and targeted audiences.
• Promote UN’s brand awareness and advocacy priorities and programs on TikTok.
• Map TikTok influencers in the country and identify opportunities to partner with them in 2022 to promote UN campaigns.
• Prepare bi-weekly analytics and content reports capturing local trends, feedback from followers, opportunities and challenges related to youth in Jordan.
• Maintain a repository of all TikTok-related multimedia (audiovisual and graphics).
• Lead day to day monitoring and management of UNJordan’s TikTok account, including posting content, monitoring content performance.
• Adapting TikTok trends in an innovative way to create fun and creative videos that are on trend, but still adhere to UN key messages.
• Engage with the TikTok community daily in a way that is on-brand.
• Establish best practices.
• Contribute to the strategy, vision, and voice of the channel.
• Conduct a qualitative report to identify themes and issues raised by the youth in Jordan on the platform.
• Assist the communication section with additional tasks as required.
Expected results (measurable results)
Under the supervision of the RCO Communications Officer, the intern will:
• Launch the UN Jordan TikTok account
• Grow UN Jordan TikTok followers in key target audiences
• Support the design of campaigns for TikTok
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services. Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs. Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas. Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box." Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
Technological awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
1. Applicants must:
(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
(c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation;
2. Applicants must:
(a) be computer literate in standard software applications;
(b) have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter; and
(c) have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
Knowledge of which content performs well on TikTok and what does not is desirable.
Knowledge of content creation for TikTok is desirable.
Knowledge of editing videos for web and social media is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat; and Arabic is a working language of ESCWA. For this position, fluency in English is required; and fluency in Arabic is required.
Note: "Fluency" equals a rating of 'fluent' in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of 'confident' in two of the four areas.
Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.Special Notice
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
In the Cover Note, the applicant must include:
• Title of degree h/she is currently pursuing
• Graduation Date (when h/she will be graduating from the programme)
• A list of the IT skills and programmes that h/she is proficient in
• H/She must explain why you h/she is the best candidate for this role
• H/She must explain his/her interest in the United Nations
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions.
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