Purpose of the internship:
UNICEF is supporting the Government of Guinea-Bissau, in collaboration with its partners, to promote child rights, knowledge, behaviour and social change for children, with particular focus on disadvantaged communities.
Through its Advocacy, Communication and Partnership (ACP) component, UNICEF programme is supporting the Government of Guinea-Bissau, non-governmental organizations and community leaders to promote child rights and conduct social and behaviour change communication activities at different levels of the society in Guinea-Bissau.
Communication and public advocacy is one of the key strategies used by UNICEF to put children on the public agenda and to foster an open dialogue on child rights among decision makers, partners, children, adolescents and communities. UNICEF uses communication to advance programme results, raise awareness on the rights of the child, give visibility to key donors and inform the public about its own contribution in Guinea Bissau, utilizing various communication means, which include the organization of key public events, the collaboration with print and broadcast media for publications/programmes on children related issues as well as publications through on-line and social medial media. The documentation of the situation of children and of UNICEF's work through videos, photos and human-interest stories is therefore necessary to feed in these various communication channels.
UNICEF has been progressively investing social media, aiming at reaching and engaging with an increasingly number of people. In addition, UNICEF has been regularly developing communication materials (factsheets, two-pager project proposals, folders) in order to enhance the office's efforts to mobilize additional of resources.
To be considered for an internship with UNICEF, applicants must meet the following requirements:
How can you make a difference?
The intern will be working under the supervision of UNICEF Communication Officer, who is under the Representative, in close collaboration with the Advocacy, Communications & Partnership section and will:
Start date (indicative): 18 November 2020