Intern - Communication and Information, Bissau

  • UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund 
  • Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
  • Nov 11, 2020
Intern UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

Job Description

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:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme or have graduated within the past two years; and
  • Good oral and written skills in English is required, knowledge of Portuguese or French is an asset
  • Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications; excellent knowledge of Search Engine Optimization; knowledge of Social media monitoring tools is an asset.
  • Experience working with children / youth organizations is an advantage;
  • Adequate knowledge of social media platforms, especially facebook, twitter, YouTube
  • Knowledge /experience of video and/or photography is an asset
  • Relevant communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records


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:

  1. Support the planning and the production of UNICEF Human Interest Stories, in collaboration with the relevant communication and programme colleagues;
  2. Contribute to the development of content for UNICEF social media and the planning, posting and monitoring of these social media platforms;
  3. Support the section in managing its multimedia database;
  4. Collaborate in the production of multimedia content (video and photography), to showcase UNICEF's work and the situation of children;
  5. Perform any other duties as required.

Start date (indicative): 18 November 2020

Organization type

UN jobs