Internship Announcement: Digital Communication Intern- in Kuwait- UNICEF Gulf Area Office
Application deadline 1 year ago: Wednesday 10 Nov 2021 at 11:30 UTCOpen application form
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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, protection
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
Establishing visibility for UNICEF in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates; fundraising for various activities around the world, which is a major task for the Gulf Area Office. Advocacy, Communication and Partnerships are key strategies to achieve results.
The intern will have the opportunity to learn how to develop and implement the Gulf Advocacy and Communication Strategy with a focus on content creation for advocacy and fundraising.
In particular, he or she will be able to better understand the content creation process in a leading global organisation, while building writing and editing skills; he/she will support the team in building social media profiles from the ground up, generate communication materials, including web content, social media posts, infographics, photos, videos and stories for different platforms.
In addition, the incumbent will support the organisation with translation, youth engagement activities, media relations and engagement of key influencers.
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Communication Manager, the Digital Communication intern will be able to learn and contribute to the strengthening of UNICEF’s Advocacy and Communication Strategy in the Gulf to achieve better results for vulnerable children and women worldwide.
- Main activities****:
- Support digital communication by creating visual and interactive content to generate and maintain public interest in child rights, with a focus on social media.
- Support revamping of the UNCIEF Gulf Area Office website by drafting content and writing compelling stories about children issues and UNICEF’s operations.
- Support visits by high-level UNICEF officials with social media coverage, photography, and visibility.
- Support the planning and management of public events, meetings, and other public-facing initiatives, with focus on web and social media
- Support operations aspects related to managing communication contractors such as photographers, videographers, translators and editors.
- Assist with other tasks and activities assigned by manager.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Be enrolled in a degree programme in a undergraduate or graduate school, or be a recent graduate (within the past two years) in the fields of communication, journalism, public relations, international relations or a related field;
- Fluency in Arabic and English, both written and oral, is required.
- Strong academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records or, if not available, a reference letter from an academic supervisor;
- Excellent writing, research and analytical skills;
- Passion for social media, writing for social media;
- Knowledge and functionality in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or other graphic design software would be an asset.
- Organisation, research and analysis: demonstrates intellectual creativity, analytical rigour, and contributes innovative ideas;
- Results orientation: self-starter who demonstrates drive to achieve results in a timely manner and seeks solutions to any problems encountered; makes efficient use of available resources; demonstrates ability to multitask;
- Communication skills: has the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively; demonstrates ability to build consensus and expresses ideas clearly;
- Interpersonal skills and client orientation: excellent interpersonal skills and Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors;
- Ability to work independently as well as with a team in an international, multicultural and interdisciplinary environment.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.