Security Office Intern - Communications and Advocacy
UNDP - New York NY

Internship Category: Paid

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  • Background

    The UNDP Security Office (SO), institutionally situated within the Bureau for Management Services (BMS), is responsible for all aspects of security management at UNDP Headquarters in the United States of America.

    In implementing a new, organization-wide, approach of Security Mainstreaming, the SO has recognized a need to strengthen the Office’s capacity to support and promulgate SO’s position internally, and within the United Nations Security Management System.

    The Security Office Intern ““ Communications and Advocacy ““ will work with the HQ Policy and Information Specialist and the Communications Associate to identify suitable opportunities to enhance the SO’s communication materials and processes.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The internship will be organized around these main activities:

    1.A review of the approaches of sister UN entities, to identify best practices that can be adopted by UNDP;

    • Update, and where necessary, populate the Security Office’s Intranet portal to reflect security communications materials and information;
    • Design and develop an internal Security Office communications strategy, and assist in its implementation by:?Scope SO’s organizational needs and develop a communications strategy
    • Development of the information and communications materials;
    • Implement the fourth pillar of the “˜Security mainstreaming strategy’ of increasing branding, communications and advocacy ““ focusing on those elements discussed and prioritized from the Security Office retreat 2018.

    Competencies

    • Excellent communication skills;
    • Excellent organizational skills;
    • Attention to details;
    • Identifies priority activities and assignments;

    Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education:

    • Student enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
    • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
    • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

    Experience:

    • Sound knowledge of the communications processes and media
    • Experience of SharePoint would be beneficial, but not essential

    Language:

    • Fluency in English;
    • Working knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

    Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP.

    Application Process:

    Once you have been contacted and selected by the hiring office, you will need to provide two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance coverage, proof of school enrolment or graduation, and a scanned copy of your passport and visa (if applicable), along with an internship agreement form that will be provided to you.

    For more information, please see United Nations internship programme policy

    Click here for important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders).
    UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

    Background

    The UNDP Security Office (SO), institutionally situated within the Bureau for Management Services (BMS), is responsible for all aspects of security management at UNDP Headquarters in the United States of America.

    In implementing a new, organization-wide, approach of Security Mainstreaming, the SO has recognized a need to strengthen the Office’s capacity to support and promulgate SO’s position internally, and within the United Nations Security Management System.

    The Security Office Intern ““ Communications and Advocacy ““ will work with the HQ Policy and Information Specialist and the Communications Associate to identify suitable opportunities to enhance the SO’s communication materials and processes.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The internship will be organized around these main activities:

    1.A review of the approaches of sister UN entities, to identify best practices that can be adopted by UNDP;

    • Update, and where necessary, populate the Security Office’s Intranet portal to reflect security communications materials and information;
    • Design and develop an internal Security Office communications strategy, and assist in its implementation by:?Scope SO’s organizational needs and develop a communications strategy
    • Development of the information and communications materials;
    • Implement the fourth pillar of the “˜Security mainstreaming strategy’ of increasing branding, communications and advocacy ““ focusing on those elements discussed and prioritized from the Security Office retreat 2018.

    Competencies

    • Excellent communication skills;
    • Excellent organizational skills;
    • Attention to details;
    • Identifies priority activities and assignments;

    Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education:

    • Student enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
    • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
    • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

    Experience:

    • Sound knowledge of the communications processes and media
    • Experience of SharePoint would be beneficial, but not essential

    Language:

    • Fluency in English;
    • Working knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

    Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP.

    Application Process:

    Once you have been contacted and selected by the hiring office, you will need to provide two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance coverage, proof of school enrolment or graduation, and a scanned copy of your passport and visa (if applicable), along with an internship agreement form that will be provided to you.

    For more information, please see United Nations internship programme policy

    Click here for important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders).
    UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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