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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Africa Internship Programme 2019
Aug 15, 2019, 2:31 AM
This profile is for the sole purpose of the Internship Programme of the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development. There should be no expectation of employment within the UN after an internship. Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions at the professional level and above carrying international recruitment status in the Secretariat for a period of six months following the end of their internship. UN interns must have a valid visa. The Internship Programme is unpaid and full-time, i.e. an intern is expected to work five days per week (8:30 am to 5:30 pm). This position is located in the front office of the Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes. The internship will start on 30 September 2019 for a period of 3 months. Posting Title: UNCTAD INTERNSHIP - PUBLIC INFORMATION / OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR DIVISION FOR AFRICA LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND SPECIAL PROGRAMMES, I (Temporary Job Opening) Responsibilities Carrying out his/her tasks under the supervision of the Chief of the Front Office, the intern will perform the following functions:
- Draft information communications products for target audiences, to include press releases, communications and social media campaigns, reports, brochures or flyers, briefings, prepare short video/animated clips, newsletters, websites.
- Contribute to the implementation of the Division’s communication strategy, including through the production and distribution of information material for a variety of media and social media channels.
- In consultation with the relevant senior officials, prepare initials drafts of articles or chapters for inclusion in UN newsletters, periodicals, reports and books.
- Identify key contacts/constituencies and opportunities for strategic partnerships to facilitate and enhance communication efforts.
- Organize or participate in the organization of conferences, seminars, press briefings, interviews, etc.; prepares briefing materials for senior officials prior to their participation in such events.
- Observe all applicable rules, regulations, instructions, procedures and directives of the Organization notwithstanding their status as described in section 4 of the UN Internship Programme Administrative Instructions ST/AI/2000/9 & ST/AI/2005/11.
- Provide the receiving departments/offices with a copy of all materials prepared by them during the internship. The UN shall be entitled to all property rights, including but not limited to patents, copyrights and trademarks, with regard to material which bears a direct relation to or is made in consequence of, the services provided under the internship. At the request of the UN, the interns shall assist in securing such property rights and transferring them to the UN in compliance with the requirements of the applicable law.
- Respect the impartiality and independence required of the UN and of the receiving department/office and shall not seek or accept instructions regarding the services performed under the internship agreement from any Government or from any authority external to the UN.
- Unless otherwise authorized by the appropriate official in the receiving department/office, they may not communicate at any time to the media or to any institution, person, Government or any other external source any information which has become known to them by reason of their association with the UN or the receiving department/office, that they know or ought to have known has not been made public. They may not use any such information without the written authorization of the appropriate official, and such information may never be used for personal gain. These obligations also apply after the end of the internship with the UN. and.
- Refrain from any conduct that would adversely reflect on the UN or on the receiving department/office and will not engage in any activity which is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the UN. Competencies
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