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  • Communications Intern at UNDP

  • Posted on: 11 January, 2019 Deadline: 25 January, 2019
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  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

    We are recruiting on behalf of the Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Program to fill the position below:

    Communications Intern


    Type of Contract: Internship
    Post Level: Intern
    Expected Duration of Assignment: 6 months full time


    • For almost a decade, the GEF Small Grants Program in Nigeria has been working with communities to combat the most critical environmental problems and has successfully demonstrated that supporting communities in their efforts to achieve sustainable livelihoods is not only possible, but extremely important in bringing change and achieving global environmental benefits. SGP supports projects of non-governmental and community-based organizations in developing countries demonstrating that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.
    • The main focal areas of the program are climate change abatement and adaptation, conservation of biodiversity, protection of international waters, reduction of the impact of persistent organic pollutants and prevention of land degradation. Due to the lack of infrastructure, education and communication technologies, the communities in the interior often miss out on many opportunities. 
    • The GEF SGP Nigeria is in need of a Communications Intern to increase the visibility of the SGP and its activities in Nigeria.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Update and maintain website, twitter, facebook content
    • Maintain SGP email accounts to collect and collate information for necessary action
    • Assist in updating profiles on social networks with information about project activities and events
    • Assisting in writing press releases, blog entries production of information materials including documentaries
    • Assist in following up with media stakeholders to ensure effective flow of correct information
    • Review of National News to bring relevant information to the knowledge of the National Coordinator

    Learning objectives of this Internship/Traineeship are:

    • Understand and appreciate the importance of Knowledge Management in achieving global environmental benefits
    • Learn about impact-oriented communications in a UN environment
    • Gain experience in the production of public information materials (print, video and web)
    • Further enhance editorial and relationship skills

    Requirements, Skills & Experience
    Academic Qualifications:

    • Either currently enrolled in a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD course in a relevant field (e.g. communication, journalism, media, etc. ), or have graduated within the past 3 years

    Language Skills:

    • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second language is an asset.

    Work Experience:

    • 1 year experience in communication and information management tools, video editing websites and social media would be desirable.

    Working Conditions:

    • The Communications Intern will be provided with a desk and computer with internet access in the SGP office.

    Supervision & Reporting Requirements:

    • The Communications Intern will report to the National Coordinator


    • Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
    • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
    • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
    • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.


    • Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work
    • Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow
    • People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
    • Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
    • Delivery: Ability to get things done


    • Data Collection and Analysis: Ability to collect both primary and secondary data and analyse the data.


    • Knowledge Management: Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge


    • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
    • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
    • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
    • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
    • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
    • The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan;
    • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
    • 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.
    • For more information on UNDP Internship, please visit:
    • 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.

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    • 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.
    • UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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