Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort. This internship will be based in the OCHA’s Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of the Head of the Communications Unit. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, starting as soon as possible.
In general, the intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and will be related to public information and reporting, where s/he will become familiar with international humanitarian emergency response mechanisms. Duties may include but are not limited to: assisting in the collection of information, including news articles, on humanitarian issues in the region; assisting with the production of information products on priority issues and/or major events; assisting with the drafting of reports aimed at specific audiences, including internal and public reports; participating in the creation of content for social media platforms; and performing other tasks requested by the supervisor.