Internship (PAID): Communication and Advocacy Intern, Amman, UNICEF Jordan Country Office (3 Months)

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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, Engagement.

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is leader in the region for the rights of its children. Working closely with the Government of Jordan, civil society, the private sector and communities, UNICEF Jordan Country Office aims to sustain results achieved for children to date, and strive to further improve policies, national institutions and programmes, for the well-being of every child in Jordan, in line with Jordan’s Vision 2025 and the National Human Resources Development Strategy (2016-2025) towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Our programmes focus on improving the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the Kingdom, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or background. Our main pillars include: Child Protection; Education; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Adolescent and Youth Engagement; Health and Nutrition; Social Protection; and Operations.

How can you make a difference? 

Under the supervision of the Media and Advocacy Officer ; Communication and Advocacy intern will be responsible for supporting our rights. Specific tasks are highlighted below:

  1. Collect and help produce testimonials, stories, photos, videos, digital multimedia content for external communication with multiple stakeholders including media and donors.
  2. Write stories showcasing impact of UNICEF programmes on the lives of children, youth and their families and prepare compelling, web-friendly articles ahead of key moments in the calendar.
  3. Support missions, visits, events with photography, video, social media coverage as requested.
  4. Work with the Design and Brand Officer to integrate brand building into the work of the office and to design donor-friendly communication packages to share with the private and public sectors on key flagship programmes.
  5. Support the research and development of knowledge management products and case studies demonstrating impact to support external communication and enable resource mobilization.
  6. Assist with the organization of key public events by working closely with the Communication team and external partners.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme – or have graduated within the past two years – in communications, international relations, marketing, digital media, journalism, or other field related to the position. 
  • Have strong writing, editing and research skills.
  • Have a good understanding of communications, project management and branding.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

To view our competency framework, please visit here

UNICEF 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 offers reasonable accommodation for personnel with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 

Remarks:  

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

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance is obtained prior to commencement and is required to perform the duties of the internship are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to selected candidates who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their contracts. 

Advertised: 27 May 2024 Jordan Standard Time
Deadline: 10 Jun 2024 Jordan Standard Time

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