UN Intern - Public Information Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

UN Intern - Public Information Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

  • The Communications Section of the Office of the Executive Secretary(CS/OES) 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.

  • Have a demonstrated and keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter

  • 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.


  • 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

  • As part of its ongoing functions, the Communication Section 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

  • Assist in organizing guided tours of ECA,

  • Assist the Web team in the packaging of CDs, flash disks for major ECA publications and events.

  • Supporting the production of audiovisual multimedia content;

  • Assisting in other ad-hoc activities as instructed.



  • 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.


  • 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.

    Client Orientation

  • 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; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


  • Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to
    solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.


    Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • 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); 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 ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

    Work Experience

  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the 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 large number of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.

    Special Notice

  • 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.

  • In your Personal History Profile, please list all past work experience (if any), 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 until October 2020.

  • Successful candidates may be contacted at any time during the posting period or shortly thereafter.

  • 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?);

  • List your three main areas of interest

  • 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.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN Intern - Public Information Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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