United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Intern Public Information Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Intern Public Information Jobs in Kenya

Posting Title: Intern - Public Information, I (Temporary Job Opening)

Job Code Title: Intern - Public Information

Department/Office: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Duty Station: Nairobi; Cairo

Posting Period: 23 February 2022 - 04 February 2023

Job Opening Number: 22-Public Information-UNDRR-175368-J- (A)

Staffing Exercise: N/A


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:

  • Support social media campaigns; preparation of presentations; support organization of events; web page updates; preparation of audiovisual content.

  • Support to develop communication materials based on good practices, impact example and achievements.

  • Support in conducting research and surveys.

  • Format content, draft abstracts and summaries.

  • Research and create resources guide on specific topics.

  • Support proofreading of documents by partner organizations.

  • Support development of relevant materials such as flyers and other PR materials.

  • Support web-search, collecting and organizing information on DRR related subjects and activities by partners.

  • Assist in editing and drafting messages, biographies, reports and articles.

  • Assist in managing the Regional Offices social media accounts (content and posting).

  • Support in organization of events and meetings, including Global Platform 2022.

  • Support the work related the DRR initiatives and campaigns including "Making Cities Resilient", "International Day for Disaster Reduction", "World Tsunami Awareness Day", "Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments" and "International Recovery Platform".



    Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.

    Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.


    Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.

    Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.

    Client Orientation

    Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view.


    To qualify for an internship with the United Nations, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);

  • Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).

    Interested candidates must be pursuing or pursued their degree in areas related to this Job Opening.

    In addition, interested candidates must:

  • Be computer literate in standard software applications including MS Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point);

  • Have a demonstrated 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 include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions
    and views.

    Work Experience

  • No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme.

    Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

  • Fluency in English is required for this internship.

  • Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.


    Potential candidates may be contacted by the hiring team directly if further information is needed during the review of their application.

    Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates who have been identified as potential will be contacted.

    Special Notice

    In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises.

    Applicants must be prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.

    UNDRR encourages interested persons from every geographic location to apply for these positions.

    The internship is a full time, and the work hours during the internship shall be determined based on individual discussion between the intern and the supervisor(s) taking into consideration the minimum requirements of the Organization and the time difference between the hosting office and the location of the intern.

    In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

    Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.

    Completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required.

    Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

  • The cover note must include:

  • Date of availability.

  • Title of degree you are currently pursuing.

  • Graduation date (when will you be/have graduating/graduated from the Programme).

  • IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.

  • Top three areas of interest.

  • Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.

  • Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see: ( United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Intern Public Information Jobs in Kenya)

    Find daily jobs in Kenya. Jobs - Kenya jobs. Search our career portal & find the latest Kenyan job positions, career opportunities & jobs in Kenya.

    Jobs in Kenya - banking jobs, IT jobs, accounting jobs, NGO jobs, business administration, ICT, UN jobs, procurement jobs, education jobs, hospital jobs, human resources jobs, engineering, teaching jobs, and other careers in Kenya.

    Find your dream job from 1000s of vacancies in Kenya posted and updated daily - click here!

  • Click here to post comments

    Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to 1 Best Africa Jobs.