Intern - Public Information, Yaounde

  • UNECA - Economic Commission for Africa 
  • Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Feb 18, 2020
Intern UNECA - Economic Commission for Africa

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

ECA’s mission is to deliver ideas and actions for an empowered and transformed Africa; informed by the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.

The mission will be guided by ECA’s five new strategic directions which are:

Advancing ECA’s position as a premier knowledge institution that builds on its unique position and privilege to bring global solutions to the continent’s problems and take local solution to the continent; Developing macroeconomic and structural policy options to accelerate economic diversification and job creation; Designing and implementing innovative financing models for infrastructure, and for human, physical and social assets for a transforming Africa; Contributing solutions to regional and transboundary challenges, with a focus on peace security and social inclusion as an important development nexus; Advocating Africa’s position at the global level and developing regional responses as a contribution to global governance issues.

The Sub-regional Office for Central Africa (SRO-CA) is located in Yaoundé (Cameroon). It is headed by a Director who reports to the Deputy Executive Secretary (Programme). Its main objective is to contribute to achieving economic diversification and structural transformation for inclusive and sustainable development in an integrated Central Africa sub-region with focus on economic diversification policy and reforms.

This internship is located in the Sub-regional Office for Central Africa (SRO-CA) of the Economic Commission for Africa in Yaounde, Cameroon.


Under the direct supervision of the Communication Officer, the duties may include, but are not limited to:

Support the accomplishment of tasks, including generating communicational write-ups and story lines.
Support media relation functions related to press conferences and media advisories
Monitor media reports (local and international) of ECA events and prepare coverage reports,
Build and maintain media contact databases,
Assist in the preparation and distribution of press kits,
Assist with media interview requests, and handle other media related inquiries
Disseminate press releases, speeches and conference related documents to media,
Assist with media clearance process of international media for ECA events in the subregion
Assist in the packaging of CDs, flash disks for major ECA publications and events.
Support the production of audiovisual multimedia content;
Assisting in other ad-hoc activities as instructed.


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