UN Temporary Jobs in Nairobi - Intern - Information - Communication Assistant Jobs

UN Temporary Jobs in Nairobi - Intern - Information - Communication Assistant Jobs

Job Opening
Posting Title:
  • Intern - Information/Communication Assistant - (2 positions), I (Temporary Job Opening)
    Job Code Title;
  • Intern - Administration
  • United Nations Office at Nairobi
    Duty Station:
  • Nairibi
    Job Opening Number
  • 19-Administration-UNON-111795-J-Nairobi (O)
    Staffing Exercise
  • N/A
    United Nations Core Values:
  • Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    UN Nairobi Staff Union is the representative body for all staff working in UNON, UN Environment and UN-Habitat in Nairobi and across the globe.

    The purposes of the United Nations Nairobi Staff Union are to promote the objectives of the Charter of the United Nations, safeguard the rights, interest, welfare, responsibilities & obligations of the members of the staff and to maintain relations and co-operation with staff organizations and similar bodies of other inter-governmental organizations and, in particular, of the United Nations Secretariat and of the specialized agencies of the United Nations.


  • Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period.
  • Under the direct supervision of the President, UN Nairobi Staff Union (NSU) the intern will:
  • Assist to update and further develops internal databases; update web site, to include drafting and editing content; assist in design, development and maintenance of Internet applications; generate a variety of standard and non-standard statistical and other reports from various databases.
  • Research, compile and present basic information for use in the preparation and production of communications products/services.
  • Serve as photographic assistant by producing digital imaging, producing photo prints, and serving as back-up photographer; write captions for NSU photos.
  • Provide general office support; respond to information requests and inquiries; processes, drafts and finalize correspondence and other communications; set up and maintain files/records, organizes meetings, monitors deadlines, etc.
  • Provide specialized assistance to officers in the production and delivery of information communications products and services.
  • Assist in the production and editing of video/film projects, radio programmes or website projects; tracks all production material; produces scripts, cue cards, etc., selects and catalogs sound and visual materials for inclusion in productions, and obtains requisite clearances and copyrights;
  • Coordinates scheduling of commercial and internal production facilities; directs studio recordings and/or evaluates audio quality of recordings for inclusion in programmes.
  • Monitor the performance of digital audio workstations and other computer-based editing systems with respect to proper digital file management; review entries, file storage, retention and deletion practices to ensure consistent application of basic guidelines; identifies problems/issues and liaises with appropriate personnel for their resolution.
  • Identify and prepare new material for inclusion in appropriate web pages by: researching various information sources for relevant material and cross-checking information with author offices as required;
  • Retrieving and downloading pertinent documentation and other information in requisite programming languages for Web format or inserting into database after determining appropriate
  • Preparing new pages, incorporating graphics as needed, using appropriate authoring tools and necessary programming languages; preparing and updating index of documents; posting documents on the UN web and/or development servers and ensuring the appropriate directory location; checking and testing for multiple browser support, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Communication: 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.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.

  • Applicants must at the time of application 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 program (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.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications.
  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
  • 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

    Preferred Area of studies:
  • Communication/Web-design

    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.
  • For this internship, fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN Language is desirable.

    Special Notice
  • Your application for this internship must include:
  • A Completed application (Personal History Profile) and Cover Note, through the UN careers Portal.
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • The Cover Note must include:
  • Title of the degree you are currently pursuing.
  • Graduation Date.
  • IT skills and programmes you are proficient in.
  • Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 18th March 2019
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