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Intern for Media and Communication

NFPA Namibia is pleased to announce the following internship opportunity and would like to invite interested candidates to apply for: 

Intern for Media and Communication
Closing Date: Thursday, 02 July 2020 (17:00 - Namibian time) 
Please submit your application letter and resume via the email address:
Terms of Reference
Internship, UNFPA, Namibia Country Office
Position: Intern for Media and Communication
Location: UNFPA Namibia Country Office (Windhoek, Namibia)
Duration: 3 months, with possibility for extension up to 6 months
Time: Part-time/full-time; Monthly stipend payable
UNFPA is implementing a new Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and associated Business Model. The strategic plan reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA, the goal of which is universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, focusing on women, adolescents and youth. In accordance with the strategic direction of UNFPA and in line with General Assembly resolution 70/1 on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the strategic plan will seek to ensure that no one will be left behind and that the furthest behind will be reached first.
This internship will support UNFPA Namibia Country Office to implement media and communication related initiatives to (a) end unmet demand for family planning; (b) end preventable maternal deaths; (c) end violence and harmful practices against women and girls and (d) end new HIV infections. This will include support in generating media and communication plans of UNFPA Namibia Country Office’s programmes to improve sexual reproductive health rights of adolescents/young people and respond to gender based violence.
Under the overall guidance of the Representative and the direct supervision of the Communication Analyst, the intern will assist on the work of the media and communication activities in Namibia Country Office. A work plan with achievements for the duration of the Internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Tasks and responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
• Support all aspects of communication including research and vetting, production and management, presentation and promotion, and monitoring and evaluation.
• Support the implementation of deliverables of corporate communications strategies, including the organization and management of initiatives and events and the production and revision of digital and traditional products.
• Support the effective functioning, management and implementation of the country office ICT infrastructure, systems and strategies.
• Conduct research and brainstorm opportunities related to internal communications and branding.
• Write, edit, and upload text and multimedia content, including feature articles and interviews, to online communication platforms including myUNFPA and Voices and the One Voice toolkit and mobile app.
• Support the CO Social Media Team with social media strategies and plans for upcoming events and other social media contents.
• Attend meetings and conduct staff interviews for the production of internal-facing news articles.
• Help organize events related to corporate communications strategies and programmes.
• Support staff to engage in activities and initiatives related to the corporate branding and communications strategies.
• Support the marketing and promotion of the corporate branding and communications strategies and related deliverables.
• Other relevant duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience
Interns should meet the following requirements:
• Active enrolment in or completion of a university or similar educational programme in Communication, Journalism, Information Studies, Media Studies, Social Science, International development or any related field;
• Interest in the field of development especially related to communication and branding.
• Written and spoken proficiency in English;
• Strong communications skills: excellent listening skills and empathy, ability to write clearly and concisely • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and other related software.
• Demonstrable experience in media communications including social media.
• Prior experience in the social development sector including non-government organizations, government development agencies and UN agencies, either via assignments or other internships, is an asset.
• Ability to adapt to new environments and to establish and maintain good working relations with individuals of different cultural backgrounds.
• Integrity: exercising the appropriate discretion when working with confidential and sensitive matters and information
Learning Elements
Upon completion of the assignment, and depending on its duration, the Intern should:
1. Have an increased understanding of the UN system
2. Understand UNFPA’s general mandate and policies
3. Have learned UNFPA technical language and working procedures
4. Have developed project management skills
5. Understand the purpose behind and dynamics of communication and social innovation
6. Have networked with partners, country and regional offices
7. Be able to work as a team member in a multicultural environment
Financial Aspects Interns will receive a monthly stipend in accordance to UNFPA Policy and Procedures. In addition, applicants must have medical insurance for the duration of the internship. Proof of insurance will need to be submitted before the internship begins.
How to Apply Interested candidates please submit your resume and cover letter to mentioning the application for “Internship on Communication.” Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.
UNFPA is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.