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VAGA : UNICEF – Internship – Communication and Information, Guinea-Bissau, Bissau

  • Cidade: Bissau
  • Estado: Guinea-Bissau
  • País: Guinea-Bissau
  • Criado: 18/10/2019 19:43
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Job no: 527038

Position type: Internship

Location: Guinea-Bissau

Division/Equivalent: Dakar (WCAR), Senegal

School/Unit: Guinea Bissau

Department/Office: Bissau, Guinea Bissau

Categories: Internship


UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, participation

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students at both Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (CO) the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF’s work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.

Purpose of the internship:

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Guinea-Bissau, in collaboration with its partners, to promote child rights, knowledge, behaviour and social change for children, with particular focus on disadvantaged communities.

Through its Advocacy, Communication and Partnership (ACP) component, UNICEF programme is supporting the Government of Guinea-Bissau, non-governmental organizations and community leaders to promote child rights and conduct social and behaviour change communication activities at different levels of the society in Guinea-Bissau.

Communication and public advocacy is one of the key strategies used by UNICEF to put children on the public agenda and to foster an open dialogue on child rights among decision makers, partners, children, adolescents and communities. UNICEF uses communication to advance programme results, raise awareness on the rights of the child, give visibility to key donors and inform the public about its own contribution in Guinea Bissau, utilizing various communication means, which include the organization of key public events, the collaboration with print and broadcast media for publications/programmes on children related issues as well as publications through on-line and social medial media. The documentation of the situation of children and of UNICEF’s work through videos, photos and human-interest stories is therefore necessary to feed in these various communication channels.

UNICEF has been progressively investing social media, aiming at reaching and engaging with an increasingly number of people. In addition, UNICEF has been regularly developing communication materials (factsheets, two-pager project proposals, folders) in order to enhance the office’s efforts to mobilize additional of resources.

The intern will be working under the supervision of UNICEF Communication Officer, who is under the Representative, in close collaboration with the Advocacy, Communications and Partnership section.

How can you make a difference,

She/he will…

  • Support the development of content for UNICEF social media and the planning, posting and monitoring of these social media platforms;
  • Monitor and report daily on media articles / press clippings related to UNICEF programme, and issues affecting children in Guinea-Bissau;
  • Support the section in managing its multimedia database;
  • Produce multimedia content (video and photography), to showcase UNICEF ‘s work and the situation of children;
  • Help collect information and manage UNICEF calendar of events;
  • Support the planning and the production of UNICEF Human Interest Stories;
  • Support in developing/reviewing/making the layout of communication materials (briefing notes, press releases, factsheets, reports, brochures, calendars, posters, leaflets, etc.) including infographics;
  • Support in the preparation and realization of UNICEF key events;
    • Perform any other duties as required.
  • Start date (indicative): 1 November 2019Duration: The duration of the internship is three months with possible extension up to a maximum of 6 months. The candidates should indicate their availability in the cover letter.To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…To be considered for an internship with UNICEF, applicants must meet the following requirements:
      • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme or have graduated within the past two years; and
      • Excellent oral and written skills in Portuguese is required, knowledge of English or French is an asset
      • Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications; excellent knowledge of MS Office is required; knowledge of graphic design is an asset.
      • Experience working with children / youth organizations is an advantage;
      • Minimum knowledge of the media landscape;
      • Excellent knowledge of social media platforms, especially Facebook, twitter, YouTube
      • Knowledge /experience of video and/or photography is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.The competencies required for this post are….View our competency framework at is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    Application close: Oct 29 2019 Greenwich Standard Time



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