Org. Setting and Reporting
The Department of Global Communications/Strategic Communications division internship is for a minimum of three months with an opportunity for extension up to but not exceeding six months, pending the needs of the department or office to which they are assigned.
The internship position is in the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Windhoek within the Information Centres Service (ICS), Strategic Communications Division (SCD), Department of Global Communications (DGC). The incumbent is under the direct supervision of UNIC’s Director and/or the National Information Officer (NIO). UNICs are the principal sources of information about the United Nations system in the countries where they are located, they are also responsible for promoting greater public understanding of and support for the aims and activities of the United Nations by disseminating information on the work of the Organization to people everywhere, especially in developing countries.
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. .
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
•Monitor the media for news stories of interest to the UN and assist to prepare press bulletin;
•Assist in public information projects of UNIC, UN Communication Group and the UN Country Team.
•Assist in producing social media plans and campaigns, as well as explore more potential online initiatives to raise visibility of UN works;
•Assist UNIC in maintaining its social media channels;
•Assist in the organization and execution of events to mark UN days observances, press conferences, media launches, campaigns, educational outreach or exhibitions;
•Provide assitance in designing various information materials, including publication covers, presentation templates, flyers, infographics and social media visuals;
•Provide assistance in taking photos of events, when required, and managing the photo library.
•Provide assistance in shooting and editing film videos, mix sound and slideshows, if required;
•Provide general office support (e.g. processing correspondence, maintaining files, records, and/or contact directory/databases, organizing meetings, taking meeting minutes, etc.);
•Perform other related administrative duties, as required.
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