United Nations No Experience Communication Intern Jobs – UN Resident Coordinator’s Office

Job Title:         Communication Intern
Organisation: UN Resident
Coordinator’s Office
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Communication
About US:
The United Nations is an impartial and trusted partner in Uganda,
supporting the Government to achieve its development goals. The United Nations
Country Team (UNCT), is comprised of 22 resident and non-resident UN agencies.
The UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative (RC/RR) leads the UNCT
and is the highest representative of UNDP in Uganda. The RC/RR is also the
Designated Official for security for UN Uganda. The UN Resident Coordinator is
assisted in her coordination role in the field by United Nations Area
Coordinators (UNACs) in the areas where the UN has a strong presence on the
ground. The UNAC system is a UNCT-integrated coordination system at the field
level that convenes UN agency representatives through regular Area Coordination
Team meetings. The UNAC system seeks to accelerate the implementation of
Delivering as One at the field level in Acholi and West Nile, Karamoja and
South West.
Job Summary: The Communication
Intern will support the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in achieving
‘Delivering as One’ objectives. The intern will be working closely with the UN
Communication Group (UNCG), responsible for joint UN internal and external
communication, in supporting the implementation of the Uganda UN Development
Assistance Framework Advocacy and Communication Strategy. The strategy supports
the implementation of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework
(UNDAF) 2016-2020 and focuses on supporting advocacy and communications of
joint UN programming and initiatives implemented by several UN agencies, and
popularizing and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Uganda. The
UN Communications Group also contributes to Upstream Advocacy to the Government
of Uganda and development partners on development issues. The UNCT relies on
the UNCG for a wide range of advocacy and communication products and services
including preparation of key messages, fact sheets, press releases, joint
statements, policy briefs, newspaper supplements, talking points on important
issues of joint UN importance, organisation of public events to disseminate
advocacy information; planning and executing media and social media campaigns
targeting a variety of audiences as required.
Key Duties and
Under the
overall guidance of the Coordination Specialist and the direct supervision of
the Communication Officer, the Communication Intern will support the Resident
Coordinator’s Office with several tasks.
  • Assist the Communication Officer at RCO by
    doing the following:
  • Contribute to researching and writing RC
    speeches, talking points, statements articles, opeds, blogs etc;
  • Preparing and circulating minutes of
    meetings and follow up on actions;
  • Hard and soft copy filing of documents;
  • Photography of events involving the UN
    Resident Coordinator and the UN in Uganda;
  • Systematic storing of the photographs
    systematically on the shared drive for future us in publications;.
  • Significantly contribute to the design and
    production of publications, branding and visibility items for the UN in
  • Actively contribute to organizing events
    for UN in Uganda;
  • Engage with a diverse group of partners
    and close collaboration with all UN entities in the country;
  • Contribute to posts on social media
    platforms and website of the UN in Uganda;
Internship training benefits:
  • The intern is expected to develop
    excellent secretariat skills including meeting planning and preparation,
    organization, minute taking and follow up;
  • The intern is expected to learn the
    structures of the UN coordination mechanisms at country level;
  • The intern will have the opportunity to
    participate in various high-level meetings coordinated or organized by the
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the UN Resident
    Coordinator’s Office Communication Intern should be enrolled in a graduate
    school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher from a
    recognized institution) in Mass Communications or other relevant fields;
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of
    a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or
    equivalent) in any of the fields listed above; and
  • Have graduated with a university degree
    (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the
    internship within one-year of graduation;
  • The ideal candidates must be able to adapt
    to an international, multicultural, multilingual environment, have good
    communication skills and can work in a team;
  • Previous experience from volunteering or
    extra-curricular activities linked to the Vision and Mission of the UN
    would be considered an asset.
  • Language: Fluency in English is
Personal Competencies:
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the
    UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision,
    mission, and strategic goals of UN;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race,
    nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without
Functional Competencies:
  • Consistently approaches work with
    professionalism, energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates strong ability to manage
    relationships with diverse stakeholders;
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written
    communication skills, with the ability to adapt to diverse audiences and
  • Demonstrates strong planning and
    organization skills;
  • Contributes to teamwork within RCO and
    displays flexibility about assigned tasks;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored
    even under pressure;
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and
    differing points of view.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the
UN Resident Coordinator’s Office as an Intern should express their interest by
visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 21st April

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