UNDP Jobs in South Africa

UNDP Communications Intern Careers in South Africa


Background

Internships offer graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNDP's work. They are designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complement other international studies
UNDP is the leading global development agency for transformational change. We help empower lives and build resilient nations so that they can withstand crisis and improve the quality of life for everyone.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the overall guidance of the Communication Officer, the intern is expected to perform the following tasks:
  • Produce issues-based print stories for the website that communicate UNDP’s results in South Africa;
  • Assist in the production and editing of small in-house videos;
  • Contribute to the development of printed communication materials, including editing images/photos and layout.
  • Update website content;
    Assist in updating UNDP profiles on social
  • networks (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter) with information about project activities and events
  • Assisting in writing press releases and blog entries;

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education:

  • Enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in Communications, Public
    Relations or Journalism;
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum
  • Bachelor’s level or equivalent) in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism;
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism.

    Experience:

  • Relevant experience in similar positions, public relations, communications or journalism desirable;
  • Experience / skills in managing website content and social media;
  • Experience / skills in writing and editing communication materials and/or publication;
  • Experience in the use of computers and office suites, good knowledge and experience in managing databases in network systems.

    Languages:

  • Fluent in English - written and spoken is required.

    Knowledge Management:

  • Promote a culture of sharing knowledge and learning in the office;
  • Ability to translate concepts into communication and learning tools.
  • Operational Competencies:
  • Ability to coordinate workshops or events;
  • Ability to conduct research, mapping and identifying relevant information;
  • Ability to develop learning tools, such as videos, case studies or toolkits;

    How to Apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; UNDP Communications Intern Careers in South Africa

    Application Deadline : 16-Jun-17

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