Communications Intern Ankara Turkey – Ankara

Application closing date: 9 June 2019

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action, and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

Dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women has been operating in Turkey since 2012. UN Women Works on the following priority areas: (i) Increasing women’s leadership and political participation, (ii) Ending violence against women and girls, (iii) Making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting, (iv) Engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes and humanitarian action.

UN Women Turkey’s communications and advocacy is aligned with UN Women’s global and regional goal to drive Gender Equality (GE) and Women’s Empowerment (WE) as key issues on the Sustainable Development Agenda in Turkey and enhance UN Women’s role as the leading actor in gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE). Communications and Advocacy is a key component of UN Women Turkey’s work and constitutes a vehicle for ensuring visibility for successful UN Women initiatives, results and programmes as well as for raising awareness about key issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Under the direct supervision of Programme Manager and guidance of the Communications and Advocacy Team, the intern will assist the team in expanding communications activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Turkey Programme Manager, the Intern will work in close collaboration with the Communications and Advocacy Team, ensuring timely support in carrying out communication and advocacy tasks related to UN Women Turkey programmes as well as cross-cutting areas of knowledge management, research, and analysis.

The intern is expected to undertake the following specific tasks:

  • Contribute in the development and production of communication tools such as newsletters, infographics, fact-sheets, brochures and multi-media assets etc,
  • Support writing and editing news, articles, stories under different programs of UN Women Turkey.
  • Support the daily management of the social media accounts, including content management such as writing stories, producing new content etc.;
  • Support the communication team in preparing social media weekly plans and monthly themes in line with the global campaigns & International UN Days
  • Support internal coordination of development of communication/promotion materials.
  • Assist the communication team in gathering and creating content for social media
  • Keep up to date on new social media tools and best practices to identify new campaigning opportunities
  • Follow donors and other UN agencies’ social media accounts and share/repost the content related to UN Women’s mandate
  • Analyze social media analytics together with the communications team to support the expansion of UN Women’s reach over social media in Turkey
  • Support research on specific themes relating to UN Women mandate,
  • Support the organization and preparation of events and communication activities such as 16 Days of Activism, UN Day, Beijing +25, and contribute and ensure the visibility of events, campaigns and key activities,
  • Taking minutes in the meetings and perform other communications/advocacy support tasks as required,
  • Provide support in coordination of vendors such as graphic designer, photojournalist, organization and printing companies.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • The intern must have studies in communications, marketing, communications design, public relations, journalism, or other similar subject at the university level.
  • Be enrolled in a post graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Language

Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in Turkish and English are required;

Experience

  • Experience in managing social media and digital platforms
  • Experience in Adobe Photoshop and In-Design is required
  • Experience in Illustrator and Adobe Premiere Pro is an asset
  • Experience in UN is a distinct advantage

Intern with UNDP Communication Unit – Tirana

Application closing date: 2 June 2019

Background

UNDP began its operations in Albania in 1991. As a member of the United Nations Country Team in Albania, the UNDP works with the government and people of Albania, including its civil society and businesses, to strengthen the rule of law, promote human rights and freedoms, protect the environment and support economic and social reforms for social inclusion and an equitable society.

The United Nations Development Programme works with partners to promote economic and social reforms and innovations that help bring services to those who need them most – unemployed youth, vulnerable women, Roma and Egyptian communities and persons with disabilities. It further provides support to independent institutions and fundamental democratic processes to foster rule of law and for deepening democratic practice. Through its programmes, UNDP promotes sustainability, identifying working solutions to respond to climate change by protecting Albania’s rich biological diversity and natural resources for future generations.

Noting that the EU principles and the core values of the United Nations are shared, UNDP actively supports Albania’s EU integration. UNDP’s main goal is to translate principles of the UN and the EU into daily practice of the institutions of Albania, and into social, economic, political and cultural opportunities for men and women of Albania to live knowledgeable, healthy and prosperous lives.

The goal of UNDP is sustainable human development for an Albania:

  • which deepens its democratic practices and ensures that all Albanians and Albanian institutions are equally accountable before laws that are in line with UN Conventions and international human rights norms and standards;
  • whose public and civil society institutions at all levels work towards removing barriers for all men and women, especially vulnerable groups, to participate in the social, economic, cultural and political life of the country; and leverages the market for equitable growth that benefits the poor;
  • whose people have access to social and physical infrastructure that responds to their local needs and protects and ensures sustainability of natural resources for future generations;

UNDP’s work targets all levels of government and across the country, working with regional and local authorities that provide services to the people and support their capacities to participate in Albania’s economic and institutional reforms and its EU accession processes.

UNDPs work is clustered around mutually interlinked four programme areas: Social Inclusion, Democratic Governance and Rule of Law, Environmental and Climate Change, Economic Growth and Employment. A more detailed view on the focus and work of programme clusters is given in section 2 of these ToRs.

UNDP Albania has a Communications and Advocacy Unit which provides strategic communication support to UNDP programme, works to raise awareness about impact of UNDP programmes, provide visibility for donors and partners.

Aiming to advance its current initiatives and expand on new ones, UNDP Office has organized internship programmes to provide a framework by which young professionals from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to UNDP offices, where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments as well providing an opportunity to make substantive contributions to an office’s work.

Duties and Responsibilities

One intern will be selected to support the work of UNDP Country office and specifically of the UNDP Communications Specialist in implementing communications -related tasks.

Communications

The UNDP Albania has a communications and advocacy unit which provides strategic communication support to UNDP programme, works to raise awareness about impact of UNDP programmes, provide visibility for donors and partners. It deploys social media strategically to maximize UNDP Audiences. The Unit also advocate for issues that UNDP stands for and are at the heart of the national development agenda. The communications unit also spreads awareness and promotes sustainable development goals and strongly promotes multidimensional partnerships at the benefit of UNDP’s development work.

In this view, the candidate will engage, inter alia in the following activities:

  • Support in updating and maintenance of the UNDP website including providing updates to all project mini-sites on UNDP web.
  • Provide daily support in Social media related tasks such as preparation of content, selection of photos/video footage etc.
  • Assist the communication’s specialist in the organisation of key events and communication opportunities;
  • Provide translation from English to Albanian
  • Photograph events and prepare relevant files
  • Assist the Communications Specialist in other duties as required

Required Skills and Experience

Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) in one of the following disciplines:

Communications, journalism, international relations, computer science and any other related field.

Language

Fluency in spoken and written English

Intern- Response, Recovery and Resilience – Amman

Application closing date: 5 June 2019

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

As the protracted nature of the Syrian conflict is becoming more apparent and its impact on neighboring countries and host communities more severe, there is an increasing recognition among all partners that the development challenges arising from the crisis need accelerated actions and enhanced capacity in order to be addressed. In this respect, UN Women is contributing to the UNCT and HCT processes to support the Jordanian Government’s efforts and the UN humanitarian response to the Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on the Jordanian host communities. UN efforts have led to the preparation and adoption of a National Resilience Plan (NRP), the Jordan Response Plan for the Syria Crisis, which provide a coordinated and coherent multi-sectorial national response to the crisis.

To date, UN Women’s support to recovery efforts has entailed:

  • Supporting Syrian women refugees’ access to economic opportunities and to basic services, including working in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan through income-generating projects and access to psycho-social and legal support for GBV survivors; This work is currently being scaled up to Azraq camp;
  • Providing support to Jordanian nationals and Syrian refugees in the areas of service delivery and decision making in hosting communities, and providing Jordanian nationals with concrete employment and livelihoods opportunities;
  • Ensuring that there is knowledge and expertise available to address Syrian women’s humanitarian needs by the UN, the international community and other partners through assessments and documentation of the specific needs of Syrian women and girl refugees.

Against this background, UN Women is seeking to expand its work in the area of women’s economic empowerment and livelihoods in host communities affected by the Syrian crisis, and is providing ongoing technical support to the Government of Jordan and partners in support of gender mainstreaming through the humanitarian and resilience response. Additionally, UN Women has brought on line a new work stream on women, peace and security.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Unit, the intern will provide support to the following key tasks in the areas of peace, security and humanitarian action. A work plan with achievements for the duration of the internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon commencement of the position.

1- Provide administrative and organizational support to the implementation of the portfolio

Support implementation of programme activities;

2- Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project

Support monitoring of partners’ work and compiling of monitoring reports

3- Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Produce research briefs, talking points, meeting minutes, etc.;
  • Compile secondary data on women’s rights/gender equality in Jordan as it relates to humanitarian action and women, peace and security;
  • Develop advocacy tools including on issues of women, peace and security and humanitarian action;
  • Support the roll out of strategic communications including documenting lessons learned from partners, engaging in social media, etc.;
  • Engage in policy research on women’s rights and gender equality in context of Syrian Crisis effects in Jordan.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Must be enrolled in a master’s, post-master’s or doctorate programme, or be in the final year of a first university degree programme (bachelor’s level or equivalent) in the field of political science, international relations, or related.
  • If you have recently graduated from university, you must be able to commence the internship within one year of graduation.

Language:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.