Intern (Communications) - Islamabad

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About Internship

Job Title: Intern (Communications)

Type of contract: Internship

Number of Openings: 01

Unit: Partnerships, Communications and Reporting

Duration: 6 Months

Duty Station: Islamabad

Vacancy Number: 831807

Date of Publication: 27th March, 2024

Deadline of Application: 9th April, 2024

This internship opportunity is for Internationals only.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.
  • WFP will reimburse travel ticket for candidates who are nationals of developing countries and are pursuing their studies in their home country.
  • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education;

JOB PURPOSE

The Communications Intern will contribute to the effective implementation of WFP Pakistan's communication strategy. The Intern will gain hands-on experience in various communication activities and support the communications team in achieving its goals.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Content Creation: Generate engaging and informative content for various communication channels, including social media, newsletters, and the organization's website. 2. Collaborate with team members to develop content that aligns with the organization's messaging and branding. 3. Social Media Support: Assist in managing and updating social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) to enhance the organization's online presence. 4. Monitor social media trends and events and propose ideas for content that will resonate with the target audience. 5. Event Support: Provide support in organizing and promoting events, including virtual webinars, conferences, and community outreach initiatives. 6. Assist in the development of event communication materials, such as invitations, press releases, and promotional products. 7. Media Relations: Support the communications team in maintaining relationships with media outlets. 8. Analytics and Reporting: Monitor and analyze the performance of communication activities/media coverage using analytics software. 9. Prepare regular reports on key performance indicators and suggest areas for improvement.

Deliverables: 1. Support the Communications unit with day-to-day activities on communication tasks as assigned by supervisor. These typically include writing advocacy briefs, provide inputs for donor briefs, develop social media content and write human interest stories. 2. Participate in the implementation of the Communications and Advocacy Strategy by overseeing and delivering activities that identify, develop and maintain government partnerships, maximize funding, and deliver advantageous outcomes for the Country Office. 3. Produce a minimum of 4 social media posts per week. 4. Liaise with provincial colleagues on content gathering - images and case studies from the field, and edit success stories. 5. Be responsible to update the Social Media content calendar and submitting a bi-weekly overview outlining planned social media posts, blog articles, upcoming hallmark dates, campaigns and other advocacy opportunities. 6. Event Support Documentation: Provide documentation of tasks performed in support of events, including contact lists, promotional materials, and post-event reports. 7. Monthly Performance Report: Submit a monthly report summarizing social media engagement metrics, content reach, and any notable achievements or challenges.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

A recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to the internship programme) from a recognised university and have attended classes in the last 12 months of enrolment in the university in Communications, International relations, Journalism, Mass-media, Humanities, Social Sciences, Political Science or a any other relevant field..

Experience:

Proficiency in social media platforms and basic graphic design tools.

Experience in communications work is a clear advantage.

Knowledge & Skills:

Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

Knowledge of using Canva, Brandwatch, and Adobe Premier is an asset.

Knowledge of communication works with the development sector is required. UN experience is an advantage.

Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.

Excellent written and verbal communications.

Team player

Language:

Fluent in English

How To Apply

To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via (https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

Request for Disability related Reasonable Accommodations:

It is important to WFP to create an accessible and inclusive workplace for everyone. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection and hiring process, please direct your request and inquiries to the Diversity and Inclusion team on: [email protected], cc’ing [email protected]. A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to

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ABOUT WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill an internship position in Partnerships, Communications and Reporting Unit . The position will be based at our Country Office, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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