Economic Commission for Africa Public Information Intern Jobs in Addis Ababa
Economic Commission for Africa Public Information Intern Jobs in Addis AbabaOrg. Setting and Reporting
The Communications Section of the Public Information and Knowledge Management Division (CS/PIKMD) is offering an internship for a period of three months with possible extension of maximum six months.
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.
The UNECA is mandated to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development. As part of its on going functions, the Communication Team needs the service of an Intern to support the accomplishment of the related tasks, including generating related write-ups and story lines.
He/She will also support media relation functions related to press conferences and media advisories such as:
Monitoring media reports (local and international) of ECA events and prepare coverage reports,
Build and maintain media contact databases,
Assist in organizing and coordinating ECA media events such as press conferences/briefings, workshops,
Assist in 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 Ethiopian government media clearance process of international media
Manage the media room,
Assist in organizing guided tours of ECA,
Assist the Web team in the packaging of CDs, flash disks for major ECA publications and events.
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
Places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience;
Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients” and seeks to see things from clients' point of view;
Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect ;
Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects and meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Applications must meet one of the following educational requirements:
bBe 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); or
Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation;
Be computer literate in standard software applications;
Have a demonstrated and keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes a willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the United Nations Internship Programme.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required for the United Nations Internship Programme.
Knowledge of another United Nations language will be considered an asset.
Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration. Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
The internship is UNPAID and full time. Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and /or illness incurred during an internship. Therefore, upon awarding an internship, candidates will be required to sign a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of the condition of service.
A completed online application (including Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include: your Degree programme (what are you currently studying?);
Your Graduation date (when will you or when did you graduate from the programme?);
Any IT skills or software applications that you are proficient in;
An explanation as to why you would be the best candidate for this internship;
An explanation as to why you are interested in the United Nations Internship Programme.
In your Personal History Profile, please list all past work experience, your IT skills, and three references.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.
Please note that this is an on-going advertisement during 2018.
Successful candidates may be contacted at any time during the posting period or shortly thereafter.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.
Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.
The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.
The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira.
For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.
No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted.
Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
How to apply
Interested candidates should apply online by 29th December, 2018
For more information and job application details, see; Economic Commission for Africa Public Information Intern Jobs in Addis Ababa
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