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HOME BASED – MAY REQUIRE TRAVEL (HOME BASED)

Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme

Location: Home Based – May require travel (Home Based)

Grade: Internship

Occupational Groups:

Communication and Public Information

Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)

Closing Date: 2021-11-29

BACKGROUND

Addressing climate and disaster risks in a coherent manner across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls for a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach. Capitalizing on the complementarity of UN agencies’ expertise across various social, economic and environmental sectors, the UN System can demonstrate its value-added supports in responding to country demand for integrated and coherent solutions.

The Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) is a global partnership composed of 20 UN and non-UN organizations that works towards strengthening countries’ capacities to pursue integrated and coherent solutions to reduce disaster and climate risks to achieve the 2030 agenda and its commitment to leave no one behind. By pooling its member agencies’ resources, expertise and knowledge, the CADRI Partnership promotes the effectiveness of the UN System to optimally use its assets and expertise. The CADRI Partnership Secretariat is managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Geneva Office.

Over the past decade, the CADRI Partnership has been active in supporting capacity development in disaster risk reduction (DRR), including preparedness for response, and climate change adaptation (CCA) in 35 countries. The CADRI Partners have jointly developed an assessment and planning methodology covering ten sectors and areas: agriculture and food security; environment, infrastructure; cultural heritage; health; WASH, education, nutrition; human mobility and climate services. Under the CADRI Joint Programme (2019-2023), the CADRI Partnership is broadening its offer of capacity development services and scaling up its services in the regions to respond to increasing country demand for capacity development support.

Effectively communicating CADRI’s offer of services and achievements internally and externally to client countries and partners is a pre-condition to expand CADRI offer of services and geographical coverage. The CADRI Partnership is implementing a communication strategy with the view to highlight the unique strengths of the CADRI Partnership as a “partner of choice” to deliver capacity development services in DRR/CCA at country level; and to document and disseminate stories about country level impact. In 2022, the CADRI Partnership will implement an ambitious marketing plan for its digital tool and learning offer at global and regional level towards governments. In May 2022, the CADRI Partnership will organize a series of events at the Global Platform for DRR and the Humanitarian Partnership Network Week (HPNW).

In support of the implementation of the CADRI Partnership Communications and Marketing strategy, the CADRI Partnership Secretariat seeks to recruit an intern to join the CADRI team to support the implementation of the CADRI Communication Strategy with a special focus on the implementation of the Marketing Plan, and the organization of CADRI events at the Global Platform for DRR and the Humanitarian Partnership Network Week (HPNW), as well as the development, design and layout of CADRI communications and knowledge products such as:

CADRI Partnership Quarterly Bulletins

The CADRI Partnership website content  www.cadri.net

CADRI event flyers

Videos script

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The CADRI inter-agency Partnership is recruiting an intern to join the team to support the implementation of the CADRI Communications & Marketing Strategy with a special focus on the development, design and layout of CADRI communications and knowledge products.

The intern will be part of the CADRI Secretariat team in Geneva. S/he will work under the direct supervision of the CADRI Communication Specialist and overall guidance of the CADRI Coordinator and in collaboration with CADRI partners including FAO, IOM, OCHA, UNDP, UNICEF, WFP and WHO communication experts.

 

The intern will perform the following duties:

Design communications products (incl. quarterly bulletins, monthly country engagement updates, country blog stories), consistently applying CADRI’s branding guidelines;

Design the June 2022 mid-year report;

Develop communications products and promotional content for global events, in particular, the Humanitarian Networks and Partnership Week (HNPW) and the Global DRR Platform in May 2022;

Assist in the implementation of a marketing strategy to launch the CADRI digital tool for capacity diagnosis by designing promotional materials (video, brochure, infographics);

Design and develop engaging content for the CADRI website and social media;

Edit videos for social media and the website (including interviews with partner agencies and governments, country work, etc.);

Support in the design and development of high-level presentations for the CADRI partners and for governments and financing partners;

Assist with any other communications tasks as required.

COMPETENCIES

Ability to summarize a large amount of information and adapt content for a public audience;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;

Great attention to detail and proven experience in proof reading;

Effective communication skills with staff at all levels and external partners;

Initiative taking;

Strong organization skills;

Ability to work well in a team;

Client orientation;

Demonstration of cultural sensitivity and appreciation for different cultures and practices.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Enrolled in a master’s programme or equivalent in the area of Communications with a specialization in Graphic Design, or related field;

Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (bachelor degree or equivalent), in above relevant field; or

Have recently graduated with a university degree, as defined in the above field and, if selected, the candidate must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Required Skills:

Sound computer skills and experience using web-based applications, social media and content management systems;

Very good knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. Working knowledge of Illustrator and InDesign are essential requirements. Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects are highly desirable;

Advanced knowledge of MS Office.

Language:

Proficiency in English is required;

Good working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic is an asset.

Institutional arrangements:

The intern will be part of UNDP’s Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) Team based in Geneva. In the current context, the intern is expected to work from home, as travel may be restricted to/ from Geneva.

S/he will work under the direct supervision of the CADRI Communication Specialist and overall guidance of the Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) Coordinator

Conditions of the internship

Interns are not considered staff members of UNDP and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;

Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP.  Where an intern is not financially supported by an institution, foundation or government through scholarship programme, a stipend may be paid by UNDP in accordance with the UNDP Internship Policies with the intention to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship;

Interns are not covered by UNDP for medical, health or life insurance and have to have their own international medical and life insurance;

The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship. Candidates are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed, to any post for a period of three months following the end of the internship;

The normal duration of an internship is from six weeks to 6 months (which is the maximum duration);

The intern will be evaluated at the end of the contract and due recognition of work will be issued in writing;

For more information about the application process and UNDP’s internship terms and conditions, visit: www.undp.org/internships

Application process:

Please submit your application by the deadline enclosing the following documents:

Curriculum vitae;

Letter of motivation.

Selected candidates must submit the following documents:

Letter confirming University enrolment;

Letter of endorsement from the University, or proof of (Master’s programme) graduation if within less than one year;

Scanned visa document/scanned passport document if no visa is required;

Documentation of health insurance coverage for duration of internship;

Medical Certificate of Good Health from a recognized physician.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Website:

UNDP Jobs – 103136- Intern – Communications & Graphic Design

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