Project Management – Multimedia Intern
Job categories: Administration, Project Management
Vacancy code: VA/2020/B5004/19179
Department/office: NYSC, SDC, Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio
Duty station: New York , United States of America
Contract type: Intern
Contract level: Intern
Duration: up to 12 months
Application period: 17-Jan-2020 to 31-Jan-2020
Deadline extended: 12 February 2020
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
Background Information – Job-specific
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is an initiative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, which responds to a broad consensus across nations, cultures and religions that all societies are interdependent, bound together in their development and security, and in their environmental, economic and financial well-being. The Alliance seeks to forge collective political will and mobilize concerted action at the institutional and civil society levels to overcome prejudice, misperceptions and polarization that militate against such a consensus. UNAOC hopes to contribute to a coalescing global movement which, reflecting the will of the vast majority of people, rejects extremism in any society.
The complex, demanding dialogue of civilizations, cultures, and religions is necessary, possible, and fruitful. It is a critical tool against isolation, mistrust, and confrontation and it is also the most powerful incentive for understanding, and tolerance. History has shown that dialogue is not a simple process, but that if we fail to teach and cultivate it, the situation can give way to a monologue or to mutism, which is conducive to conflict and violent extremism.
UNAOC was created to serve as a soft power political tool of the United Nations Secretary-General for conflict prevention and conflict resolution. It is a coalition against extremist forces; a movement to advance mutual respect for cultures, traditions and religious beliefs, and a platform to bridge divides and overcome prejudice, misconceptions, misperceptions, and polarization. UNAOC was intended to promote collective action in society as a means of addressing the threats that emerge from the hostile perceptions that foment violence, overcoming cultural and social barriers, reducing tensions and improving relations between societies and communities with diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, and combatting violent extremism.
The High-Level Group Report, published on 13 November 2006, put forth recommendations that became the guiding principles for the implementation of the Alliance. In particular, it identified four priority areas of action for the Alliance of Civilizations, which all play a critical role in reducing cross-cultural tensions and building bridges between communities, and to which the Alliance of Civilizations should bring a multidisciplinary and multi-perspective approach: Youth, Education, Media, and Migration.
Under the supervision of the Web and Multimedia Communications Specialist, the responsibilities of the Multimedia Intern include, but are not limited to:
- Support graphic design tasks, including designing various digital elements for the UNAOC website, its microsites and other digital assets;
- Publish content on UNAOC digital assets, including text, photos, videos and multimedia elements on a regular basis;
- Assist in designing a range of communication products, including brochures, flyers, booklets, banners, social media cards, infographics, and other related materials for print and digital distribution;
- Provide web maintenance support, including implementing testing tools, troubleshooting and resolving bugs when necessary, and ensuring minimal disruption in user experience;
- Assist in creating, editing and retouching photographs and videos to be published on the UNAOC websites, social media channels, and other communication products;
- Assist with active social media campaigns and provide input and ideas for ongoing and new campaigns;
- Provide multimedia and technical support during UNAOC events and meetings;
- Provide support to the organization’s overall communication efforts;
- Perform other relevant duties as required by the Web and Multimedia Management Specialist and UNAOC Cabinet.
- Currently enrolled in a university programme such as Bachelor, Masters or Ph.D. (or equivalent) or have graduated from such studies within three (3) years prior to the application date of the internship;
- At least one year of academic studies in fine arts, graphic design, digital imaging, web development, UX/UI design, or related disciplines.
- Previous experience in the field of graphic design, UX/UI strategies, multimedia development, web development, digital communications, or any related field of study is highly desirable
- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, XD, etc.) or other similar applications are an asset;
- Well-versed in basic web design, including working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and PHP;as well as expertise in using self-hosted WordPress as a content management system are highly desirable;
- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, commitment to meet tight deadlines, and excellent written and verbal communication skills is an asset ;
- Social media savvy with experience in community-building and engagement is highly desirable.
Experience with creating vector illustrations, photography and video production are considered a plus.
- Fluently in English required with advance written and verbal skills;
- Knowledge of other UN languages a plus but not required.
- Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
- Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
- Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
- Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
- Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
- Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
- Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
Contract type, level and duration – Internship
Contract type: Internship
Contract level: N/A
Contract duration: up to 12 months
This internship is not designed to lead to a staff position with UNOPS. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.
Interns may be eligible for a monthly stipend from UNOPS provided that they do not receive funds from other institutions. Further, UNOPS may provide a one time travel lumpsum of 500 USD. However, they must make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and necessary visa arrangements.
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- Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
- Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
- Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
- Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
- Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options.
- This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
- UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
- For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
- The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
Background Information – UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.