14 Mar 2022

Communications Intern at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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Job Description


UNDP is the UN’s global development network whose focus is to help countries build and share solutions to the challenges of sustainable development as informed by the 2030 sustainable development agenda. The overall focus for UNDP Tanzania is to support the Government of Tanzania to improve lives of the people through strategic programmatic areas of inclusive democratic governance, inclusive economic growth and sustainable livelihoods and environment sustainability, climate change and resilience.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the communication and partnership analyst and overall guidance from pillar heads, the communication intern will support the implementation of the Partnership and Communication Action Plan (PCAP) to increase UNDP Tanzania’s visibility, market successful projects, document successes and best practices, improve internal communication and strengthen media relations to keep the public and stakeholders (including
government, civil society, other UN agencies, private sector, development partners) informed about our role and activities. Communication is central for UNDP to effectively carry out its duties with and among its stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the UNDP Communications and Partnership Analyst the intern will be responsible for the following.
Overall media monitoring on UNDP related issues, including in creating an updated media and partners contact list;
Support communication team in implementation of the UN communications strategy and UNDP’s PCAP; creating public awareness on the effectiveness and impact of the UNDP’s work in Tanzania; maintenance and updating of the UNDP website and social media pages, preparation of press releases, media advisories, talking points, speeches, web content, articles and general correspondence, among others;
Assist the communication team in the organization of key events and communication opportunities, such as major conferences, workshops, discussions and report launches. Including graphic designing of reports, infographics, case studies;
Analytics compiling and reporting, including creating a knowledge repository of communication and partnership related aspects for the organization.;
Research and monitor relevant websites and social media channels as needed to feed content into the work of the communications team;
To undertake other assignments as may be decided from time to time by the supervisors

To be considered for the position, individuals are required to meet the following criteria:
An organized and systematic approach to his/her work.
Ability to quickly read and summarize text.
Ability to multitask and work under minimum supervision.
Ability to effectively plan and coordinate activities.
Knowledge of standard software packages, including MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, etc.; (Experience using Adobe Suite for design purposes, specifically Photoshop and InDesign, in addition to other Adobe applications is an added advantage)
Ability to work under tight deadlines;
Excellent graphic design skills
Ability and willingness to work in a multicultural environment.
Willingness to learn from others and work well in a team environment.
Knowledge on using the following Apps/application will be an advantage – Canva, Hootsuite, Trelloboard, Campaign Monitor
knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN’s work in Tanzania is an advantage.
Ability to make new and useful ideas work Level
1: Assesses work with critical eye

Ability to persuade others to follow Level
1: Takes responsibility for and ensures high quality of own work

People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
Level 1: Understands personal and team roles, responsibilities and

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Level 1: Reliably and consistently listens and interprets information and
instruction correctly

Ability to get things done while exercising good
Level 1: Meets goals and timelines for team deliverables


Sustainable Development
Knowledge of sustainable development concepts,
principles and issues and the ability to apply to
strategic and/or practical situations, covering the
economic, social and environmental dimensions
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop)
Peacebuilding and Reconciliation
Ability to support peace processes to facilitate recovery
and development
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop
Development Planning and Monitoring
Ability to develop business and planning processes at
the national and local level and the ability to apply to
strategic and/or practical situations
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop
Relationship Management
Ability to engage and foster strategic partnerships with
other parties, inter-agency coordination and forge
productive working relationships
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop

Results-based Management
Ability to manage programmes and projects with a
strategy aimed at improved performance and
demonstrable results
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop
Project Management
Ability to plan, organize, motivate, and control
resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop
Knowledge Management
Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use
information and knowledge
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop

Required Skills and Experience
Recruitment Qualifications

UNDP may accept interns providing the following conditions are met:

Candidates who are currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply. Candidates who have obtained a bachelor’s degree and are currently enrolled in other academic programmes are also eligible;
Have completed at least two years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree, if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages;
Not have graduated prior to the beginning of the internship.

Proficiency in English and Kiswahili;
Computer literate in standard software applications, e.g. Microsoft Offices, Web Browsers, etc;
Ability to use social media applications, e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Canva, Hootsuite;
Demonstrable knowledge of and interest in the work of the UN;
Demonstrated the 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
Interns are considered gratis personnel. They are not staff members.
Stipends, insurance and interns’ expenses:
The monthly amount of the stipend as determined by the office based on the stipend rates published yearly by the OHR Policy and Compensation Unit;
The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly;
Where an intern is financially supported by an institution, government or third party, UNDP will, subject to the rules of such institution, government or third party, pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support provided and the applicable UNDP stipend;
No other payments of any kind will be made to an intern by the office in connection with an internship agreement;
Interns will accrue leave at the rate of 1 1⁄2 days per month. Any accrued leave days not used by the end of the internship will be forfeited. Any unjustified absences during the internship period exceeding a total of nine days, will be deducted from the monthly stipend;
Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of their internship with UNDP and must provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. UNDP will not reimburse the medical insurance of the intern. Any costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern;
UNDP accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.

Subsequent Employment
There is no expectation of employment with UNDP following an internship.

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Closing Date : 10th April, 2022.

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