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Job Description

  • Country: India
  • Organization: UNDP
  • Deadline:  2023-11-19
  • No of Vacancies: N/A
  • Category: Communication 
  • Job Type: N/A
  • Salary: N/A 
  • No of Jobs: N/A
  • Education: Master’s degree
  • Experience: N/A
  • Gender: Both
Duties and Responsibilities
As part of the SDG Acceleration Unit and under the supervision of the State Head, Uttarakhand, the Communications Intern will be responsible for undertaking the following activities:

  • Support the development and implementation of UNDP India’s Communications Strategy, Annual Communications Plan and Key Performance Indicators
  • Support coordinate activities and communications with all stakeholders, build and strengthen existing relationships with partners and relevant government counterparts.
  • Support content development for stories, op-eds, talking points, press releases and/or social media posts
  • Assist team members in synthesizing information from UNDP programme and state teams including collating United Nations Development Programme information for Gender Seal Strategy 2023-2027
  • Carry out mapping of potential partnerships in accordance with UNDP’s private sector, media and celebrity engagement strategy.
  • Support with contacts and engagement propositions.
  • Support in preparing presentations, decks, pitches, toolkits and process documents.
  • Assist in maintaining dashboards, meeting calendars for the Centre for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPPGG).
  • Support the team with curation and coordination of events, campaigns, workshops highlighting the work ofUNDP and building relationships within the ecosystem.
  • Support in delivering quality knowledge management/input material in the form of reports, data sets, etc.
  • Provide technical support in conducting secondary research to figure out best practices, solutions and other technological advancements across multiple thematic areas.
  • Identify sources of information related to policy-driven issues and coordinate with knowledge networks to provide quality advisory services.
  • Build communication materials for events and help spread awareness through the relevant channels.
  • Support with current and potential partnerships of the UNDP by conducting due diligence, providing background for private sector events and assisting in outreach to private sector partners
  • Strong sense of collaborative work, excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
  • Is willing to learn from others and take initiative;
  • Proactively works on tasks and delivers under given timelines.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

a) Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);

b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);

c) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;

d) Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.

e) Candidates with background in Journalism, English Literature and Public Relations will be preferred.

Has sound knowledge of Microsoft office (Office 365, SharePoint Online)

  • Basic research and analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyse large sets of data and reports and synthesize complex issues.
  • Experience of creating content across a variety of medium
  • Ability to produce high quality documents with quick turnaround time.
  • Good team player and ability to adapt to change in work environment
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and adjust accordingly as new priorities arise

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English and understanding of Hindi is desirable.


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