Intern – Communications , UNON – Kenya

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Work Location
Expected duration
6 months
Duties and Responsibilities
The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the Director-General of UNON is the representative of the Secretary-General in Kenya. UNON supports programme implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Resident Coordination System (RCS) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, security, conference and information services ( This position is located in the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), Division of Administrative Services Gigiri Master Plan, Nairobi, Kenya. The Gigiri Master Plan (GMP) is intended to address the deteriorating conditions and limited capacity of the conference facilities at the United Nations Offices at Nairobi (UNON). This project span’s seven (7) years and is currently at design phase. This position will be located in the UNON Division of Administrative Services, Programme Management Section of the GMP, and the incumbent will report to the Chief, Programme Management Section. The UNON, Communications internship is for 6 months. The Internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. Responsibilities Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Under the direct supervision of the team lead, the intern will assist with the following duties and responsibilities: Regularly update the UN internet websites and UNON intranet sites with project articles and stories in support of the overall GMP Communication Strategy. Support development of the GMP social media strategy and coordinate its implementation. Serve as focal point for GMP social media accounts. Monitor and moderate comments on social media posts, intervening as appropriate to guide a story/conversation. Prepare brochures, presentations and other marketing material to solicit Voluntary Contributions or in-kind contributions from Member States and other potential donors for various aspects of the project. Draft/compile information and communication products for target audiences, including press releases, reports, brochures, briefings, video clips, newsletters, etc. Focus communication on project updates including the ‘sustainability’ and ‘accessibility for persons with disabilities’ initiatives, which are key drivers of the project. Organize or participate in the organization of conferences, press briefings, meetings etc. Prepares presentations and briefing materials for officials prior to their participation in such events. Works with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) and Visitors Service to share information and create awareness on the GMP. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications/special skills
Education Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: 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 program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent). c. Have graduated with Bachelor’s degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent. d. Be computer literate in standard software applications (Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, etc.). 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. Experience in social media, public information, journalism, communication, media affairs, campaigns or events of public interest, or related area is required. Experience in developing information/communications products for target audiences such press releases, reports, brochures, briefings, video clips, newsletters, catalogues is desirable. Knowledge of video editing and graphic editing tools is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship position, fluency in oral and written French is required. Knowledge of English is desirable.
Additional Information
Competencies: 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. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Intern Specific text
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. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.
No Fee
Nairobi, Kenya
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