Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - Communications, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - CONFERENCE SERVICES
Department/Office: Resident Coordinator System
Duty Station: ABU DHABI
Posting Period: 23 September 2022 - 07 October 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Conference Services-RCS-191530-J-Abu Dhabi (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The UN Secretary-General launched on 1 January 2019 a bold and new global reform which repositioned the UN Development System to deliver more effectively and efficiently with the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. As part of this reform, UN Resident Coordinator Offices (UN RCO), under the leadership of an empowered and independent UN Resident Coordinator - the highest-ranking official of the UN Development System and Representative of the UN Secretary-General at country level - support countries in the achievement of their development priorities and the attainment of the SDGs.
The intern will be based in UAE and work remotely and report to the Resident Coordinator’s Office in UAE in Abu Dhabi when needed, and will report to the Communications Officer.
The purpose of this internship is to find a creative, innovative, Communications intern for three months, extendable up to six months.
The qualified candidate will support UN UAE’s efforts to engage with youth, partners and the public audience in meaningful conversations, and to design and launch different outreach and communication campaigns. This internship will provide the successful candidate an exposure to the working environment of a multilateral organization and a better understanding of UN’s mandate to safeguard the rights of everyone, everywhere.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Communications and Advocacy Officer of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, the intern provides support to office communications and outreach activities.
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. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from injury, illness or death that may occur during an internship. Therefore, upon awarding an internship, candidates will be required to sign a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of the conditions of service. Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage to cover the full period of the internship at the duty station and provide a medical certificate of good health prior to the commencement of the internship. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
• Provide support during events with outreach advocacy campaigns on the work of the UN UAE and the Sustainable Development Goals (For UN Day events).
• Develop concept notes about the events, workshops and campaigns managed by the office.
• Support in logistical arrangements with the UN RCO team for the preparations of internal and external meetings, trainings, workshops/retreats, public and media events and other activities.
• Draft in English and Arabic media advisories, press releases, talking points as needed.
• Draft stories and website articles in English and in Arabic, about the work of the UN Country Team in the UAE according to key thematic areas.
• Support in providing quality and timely communication plans with drafted captions and transcripts.
• Assist the Communications officer to maintain and regularly update the promotional materials related to the UN RCO Office and any support to the internal and external strategic communication.
• Raise awareness regarding the work of the UN UAE among civil society networks, universities, schools and organizations in UAE;
• Assist the Communications officer with additional tasks as required.


Expected results (measurable results)
Under the supervision of the RCO Communications Officer, the intern will:
• Develop monthly strategic communication plans, with prepared content for social media in Arabic and English in consultation with the Communications Officer, and in line with the UN International Days and thematic priorities of the UN UAE.
• Draft website stories and articles to cover the work of the UN in UAE.
• Maintain an archive of media lists, contacts, coverage links and interviews.
• Support the design and implementation of targeted campaigns for social media.
• Assist the team on ground with outreach activities and social media coverage during events.

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.

Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services. Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs. Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas. Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box." Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
1. Applicants must:
(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 above)
2. Applicants must:
(a) be computer literate in standard software applications;
(b) have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter; and
(c) 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.

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 and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in Arabic and English are required.

Note: "Fluency" equals a rating of 'fluent' in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of 'confident' in two of the four areas.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

In the Cover Note, the applicant must include:

• Title of degree h/she is currently pursuing
• Graduation Date (when h/she will be graduating from the programme)
• A list of the IT skills and programmes that h/she is proficient in

• H/She must explain why you h/she is the best candidate for this role
• H/She must explain his/her interest in the United Nations

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.

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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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

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