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Regional Office for Caucasus, Central Asia and Ukraine (ROCCA) Communications Internship, Almaty, KAZAKHSTAN.

Location : Almaty, KAZAKHSTAN
Application Deadline : 27-Nov-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 6d 18h 58m
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required :
English   Russian
Duration of Initial Contract : 3 months

Regional Office for Caucasus, Central Asia and Ukraine (ROCCA) () OCHA promotes early warning and disaster preparedness, and works towards strengthening the national capacity and that of the international community to respond to slow and sudden-onset disasters quickly and in a coordinated fashion.

The main goal of ROCCA’s communications strategy is to promote a more enabling environment for humanitarian action in Central Asia and the Caucasus and a more effective coordination system through public information, partnerships, donor and media outreach. The scope of communications duties includes reporting, internal communications, capacity-building, public and media relations, donor outreach and information management.

The internship is intended to:

  • Promote a better understanding of humanitarian issues in the region and globally, and give an insight into the work of the United Nations
  • Provide administrative and substantive support to communications unit in strategic engagement with new partners
  • Assist office in effective social media management and engagement
  • Provide UNOCHA with the able assistance of an outstanding young student specializing in a field related to their own work
Duties and Responsibilities
The Communications Intern will be expected to work full-time for the duration of minimum two months (with possibility of extension to six months). During the internship, the following activities are to be completed:

  • Assist in carrying out research / mapping exercise aimed at exploring opportunities for engagement with the private sector in the region of Caucasus and Central Asia
  • Assist in social media activities aimed at engaging audience in humanitarian affairs globally and regionally
  • Media monitoring for internal awareness and reporting

The intern will be expected to perform other tasks, as required.

Throughout the internship, the supervisor will provide guidance and feedback, and upon successful completion of the assigned duties, the intern will receive may request a letter of recommendation.

 

Competencies
Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional Competencies:

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to extract, interpret, analyse data and resolve problems

Leadership and Self-Management

  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

 

Required Skills and Experience
Education

Applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in a graduate school at the time of application and during the internship that is relevant for the internship. Applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree in communications, international relations, public relations or liberal studies. Outstanding candidates with a Bachelor’s degree only or currently in their third or fourth year of education may also be considered for this internship.

Language requirements:

Fluency in oral and written English and Russian. Knowledge of Kazakh is an asset.

Experience:

Research experience is required. Background in media relations, social media marketing, English-Russian translation and/or office management desirable.

NB! How to apply:

UN is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Interested and qualified candidates should apply on-line through this site by clicking “APPLY NOW” button. Please ensure that you upload your UN Personal History Form-P11 (on the 2nd page of the applicatoin by selecting “UPLOAD RESUME” option) Incomplete applications will not be given consideration.?

Please note that only short-listed applications will be contacted.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

 

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Regional Office for Caucasus, Central Asia and Ukraine (ROCCA) Internship

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