UN Women is looking for Communications Intern 2021 in Cox’s Bazar.
Description of Responsibilities:
- The intern will assist the Cox’s Bazar sub-office team with its responsibilities relating to the communications support of humanitarian assistance.
Specifically, The Intern Will
- Support the communications section in implementation of communications activities (e.g. preparation of training, workshops or advocacy actions; drafting a press release and other documents);
- Draft and share meeting minutes from staff meetings, Gender in Humanitarian Action Working group and other humanitarian coordination mechanisms meetings and any other meetings participated, as required
- Support Communication section in drafting web articles on project activities, concept notes and any other related documents.
- Provide support to advocacy efforts and campaigns by organizing roundtable discussions, press conferences, and other public events and providing inputs to briefing materials and press releases;
- Support organizing visits of the journalists to the camps and host community in UN Women’s project locations
- Support organizing discussions on women’s portrayal in media, with media representatives, women’s human rights organizations, relevant Government, and UN
- Assist UN Women staff in various research and fundraising tasks relating to humanitarian assistance, women’s empowerment, and the women, peace and security agenda;
- Field visit, story collection, still photography of programme activity and support for social media post.
- Support UN Women Office in communication with partners and media-related work;
- Maintain library/ database of reference materials, photos, and digital assets;
- Support gender-responsive journalism-related activities;
- Support the team’s knowledge management efforts;
- Support UN Women communications section in various admin tasks as required by the Head of Sub-Office.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
- Support maintaining files, databases, and systems relevant to the digital presence.
- Increase understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system;
- Increase knowledge and understanding of issues related to gender;
- Build and develop professional relationships with UN Women colleagues and colleagues from other UN agencies;
- Develop project management, communication, donor engagement, administration and organisation skills.
Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.
- Respect for Diversity;
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
- Creative Problem Solving;
- Effective Communication;
- Inclusive Collaboration;
- Stakeholder Engagement;
- Leading by Example.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:
- Strong academic background in international development, humanitarian assistance or peace and security;
- Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
- Ability to write clearly and concisely;
- The initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
- Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Knowledge and understanding of post-conflict contexts, especially as related to women and gender issues.
Required Skills and Experience
- University studies in one of the following disciplines: Business Administration, Economics, Social Science or other relevant subjects is required.
- Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation, or Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program which is part of a degree programme and undertake the internship as part of the program requirements.
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
- Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
- All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application; UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment;
- Due to the high volume of applications received, the UN Women can ONLY contact successful candidates;
- The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID and a copy of a valid visa (as applicable).