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Switzerland

Opportunity Deadline

31/03/2024

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Advocacy and Communications Intern – UNOPS jobs in Switzerland

  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Vacancy No: N/A 
  • Salary: N/A
  • Organization: UNOPS
  • Gender: Both
  • Deadline: 2024-03-31
 Background Information – Job-specific

RBM Partnership to End Malaria

The past fifteen years have seen tremendous gains in reducing the burden of disease and progressing towards malaria elimination. Since 2000, global malaria deaths have been cut by more than half, saving 7 million lives, primarily among children less than five years of age. Expansions in financing, strong political commitments, novel diagnostic and preventative measures, and multi-sectoral coordination have facilitated this progress. Since 1998, RBM Partnership to End Malaria has been central to the global fight against malaria. It has been essential to mobilizing resources and scaling up innovative interventions, putting the world onto a path towards eliminating malaria. The Partnership comprises more than 500 partners committed to end malaria, including malaria endemic countries, their bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector, nongovernmental and community-based organizations, foundations, and research and academic institutions.

The RBM Partnership’s Vision is of a world free from the burden of malaria.

The RBM Partnership is based in Geneva and hosted by UNOPS.

 Functional Responsibilities

COMMUNICATIONS and ADVOCACY

  • Organizing communications materials
  • Researching and writing briefs as requested by the Advocacy and Communications Manager
  • Collect, write and edit content received from Partners
  • Assisting members of the Communications team with outreach communications
  • Researching and writing briefs around communications, advocacy moments and campaigns
  • Assist the Advocacy and Communications team in facilitating the completion of advocacy requirements by Partner Committees, champions and partnership organizations.
  • Managing the mailchimp database
  • Research about key political and advocacy-led moments around the world

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Assist in collecting, organising, selecting and making use of powerful images on social media
  • Assist in organising, selecting and making good use of film/video footage on social media and in feature stories
  • Provide support in content generation and social media publication
  • Assist in creating simple but effective photo quotes and infographics for social media
  • Assist in locating social media focused content from UN agencies and other partners’ postings
  • Assist in identifying powerful stories from country offices and partners, and collecting relevant information and products to promote them.
  • Assisting in the collation of social media analytics

EVENTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

  • Support with the logistical organisation of meetings and events as necessary
  • Take part in meetings/events to keep abreast of all activities and developments.
  • Provide scheduling support for meetings/events and serve as a note taker.
  • Maintain up-to-date Communications team contact records and email mailing lists.

Training components and learning elements

UNOPS highly values interns’ contributions and appreciates the importance of learning during an internship. UNOPS thus provides a wealth of opportunities for on-the-job training, studying project-related documents, data analysis and preparation of reports and statistics.

UNOPS encourages the intern to raise specific wishes regarding learning opportunities before and during the internship. S/he will have access to a large offering of online training on the comprehensive UNOPS intranet

Participation in missions or training courses

Exposure to UNOPS processes and activities; If mission travel is undertaken, Daily Subsistence Allowance, in accordance with UN policy

Additional comments

The internship comes with no expectations of future employment with UNOPS as a direct result of the internship. The internship is offered for 6 months. Candidates who are unable to commit to 6 months are requested to not apply.

 Education/Experience/Language requirements

Academic qualifications 

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program, or be a recent graduate from such studies (within the last 3 years).
  • Candidates who have studied or are studying towards university degrees in Business Administration, Governance, Public Affairs, International Relations, Law, Communication, Journalism or any related fields is preferred..

Language Skills

  • English is mandatory. French would be an asset.

Computer Literacy

  • Solid computer skills are required. Experience with Google Suite is preferred.

Internship-related experiences

  • A minimum of one (1) years of relevant experience is preferred
  • Ability to coordinate at both relevant experience at the national or international levels with responsibility for coordination and/or partnerships in international organisations is highly desired

Additional requirements

  • Good knowledge of public health issues, with a focus on malaria and previous experience with and/or a good knowledge of the development and humanitarian sector/working with the UN, Donors, and NGOs is an advantage.

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