Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - Communication and Infographics, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - DRUG CONTROL & CRIME PREVENTION
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: DAKAR
Posting Period: 15 June 2022 - 29 June 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-181694-J-Dakar (N)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Dakar, Senegal (ROSEN).

The internship is for a period of six months, full-time and UNPAID. Interns work five days per week (40 hours).

For the work of UNODC and ROSEN, please visit www.unodc.org

Given the current situation due to COVID-19, selected intern may have to start working remotely from her/his country of nationality/residence subject to travel restrictions in effect both in their home country and Senegal.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director, and in close collaboration with the Associate Coordination Officer, the Intern will support the implementation of the UNODC regional Communications work-plan for 2022, including various tasks related to (i) Communications and (ii) Graphic design.

More specifically, the selected candidate will ensure the visibility of UNODC projects and programmes in the region and will be responsible for the following duties:

• Assist in the creation, collection and formatting of communication materials for meetings and conferences;
• Assisting the team in organizing events, launches of publications, seminars and conferences, global campaigns;
• Assist in drafting official communications, press releases, and articles;
• Assist in updating ROSEN website, uploading relevant information and documents through its content management system and moving to a new platform;
• Gathering and consolidating information for the website;
• Creating evergreen webpages and news stories;
• Support in monitoring the performance of the ROSEN website through Google Analytics and other relevant platforms;
• Facilitate the production and dissemination of public information material through website, brochures, reports, inputs for publication, flyers, letters, e-mails, and broadcasts in various languages as required reaching a wide public audience;
• Liaise with relevant stakeholders/colleagues to collect data and information related to implemented activities;
• Conceptualizing, creating and publishing visual pieces including infographics;
• Provide assistance in maintenance of the UNODC online platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Tiktok;
• Perform other tasks as necessary.

Competencies

Communication:

-Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
-Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
-Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
-Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience;
-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork:

-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
-Places team agenda before personal agenda;
-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning and Organizing:

-Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work plans, prioritize competing demands and work to tight deadlines.

Client Orientation:

-Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view ;
-Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect ;
-Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions ;
-Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
-Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

• Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent). (OFFICIAL WRITTEN PROOF FROM THE UNIVERSITY SUPPORTING ONE OF THE ABOVE POSSIBILITIES MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE INSPIRA APPLICATION);
• Be computer literate in standard software applications;

• Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
• Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Candidates must be enrolled in a degree programme in Communications, Graphic Design, Digital Marketing or another related field meet the following requirements:
• Knowledge of web communication technologies ;
• Knowledge of web design, usability, information architecture ;
• Competency in web content management systems;
• Proficiency in professional desktop publishing, photo editing, graphic digital design and presentation;
• Experience in communications and social media outreach ;
• Proficient in using new technologies, web-based platforms and social media networks; familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite and other design platforms is a plus.

Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.

Languages

English or French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the internship advertised, fluency in oral and written French and English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions.

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The cover note must include:
Degree programme (what are you currently studying?);
Graduation date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?);
List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
List your top three areas of interest;
Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship;
Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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