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Internship Opportunities

1. Purpose of the internship

UNFPA is seeking the services of three appropriately qualified interns; one to support the Communications portfolio, one to support the Adolescent, Youth and Gender programme and one to support the Programme and Operations unit in South Africa.  The interns will be responsible for supporting UNFPA’s Programme planning, coordination to streamline processes and improve administrative efficiencies within the respective programme units.

2. Responsibilities:

Communications Support:

  • Enhance UNFPA’s branding across a wide-variety of online platforms, including UNFPA's global site, regional portals and country offices sites;
  • Contribute to a consistent visual image, including uniform fonts, formatting, icons, images, layout techniques, and modularization;
  • Support utilisation of multimedia platforms to promote UNFPA brands;
  • Assist in organizing outreach activities including communication and awareness raising and use of social media to communicate project results;
  • Contribute to the preparation and finalization of various communication products including newsletters, fundraising briefing kits, and programme information packages;
  • Support social media coverage of important UNFPA events and initiatives;
  • Support integration of content and platforms for internal communications, in collaboration with other colleagues from both regional and country levels.

 

Adolescent, Youth and Gender programme:

  • Provide support in planning and coordination of inter-agency forums, stakeholder meetings, forums, NCF, etc.
  • Assist with compiling background documentation for programme summaries, briefing notes, talking points, concept documents and other communication materials as necessary
  • Support integration of content and platforms for internal communications, in collaboration with other colleagues from both regional and country levels.
  • Assist in coordination of Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) work plan, including capacity building workshops, training, and logistics arrangements for participation in various forums as directed by programme officer.
  • Monitoring and support of YAP activity implementation

 

Programme and Operation Support

  • Support the development of work plans and implementation of quality assurance plans.
  • Assess compliance and improve monitoring mechanism
  • Tracking and analysis of programme and operational expenses
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the Youth and Gender Programme Officer and other management team members to ensure the success of the country programme.