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Internship - Media Design & Communications, Mbabane,Eswatini

Apply now Job no: 526937
Work type: Internship
Location: Swaziland
Categories: Communication / External Relations, 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.


Digital engagement plays an important role in UNICEF's response to global shifts in the fields of communication, fundraising, advocacy, and partnership.  The use of digital media platforms helps position UNICEF in Eswatini as a knowledge leader, expands outreach and broadens engagement around children's rights. Effective use of digital channels for communication of UNICEF's key messages, through relevant content, experience, and dialogue, allows individuals to connect directly with other individuals or groups, as well as brands and organizations, thus creating valuable relationships with both online and offline supporters.
The Programme Effectiveness section, working closely with other programme teams, is responsible for UNICEF’s external relations and advocacy functions, and leads and manages external communications, through digital communications, media, marketing, and branding. The team is responsible for developing and maintaining UNICEF’s digital properties including website, blogs, and social media.
To use digital communication platforms more effectively to increase digital brand engagement, UNICEF Eswatini is currently looking for two Interns (Media Design & Communications) to support the programme team in creating web and social media communication for programmes, events for promotional purposes and campaigns
How can you make a difference?
The interns’ main responsibilities/tasks include:
1) Communications and external relations support:
• Continuously support the implementation of UNICEF external relations interventions, using innovative approaches for improved engagement and activities to attract new audiences;
• Increase UNICEF Eswatini’s social media reach by expanding presence at all relevant social media platforms
• Prepare social media packs for flagship events, initiatives and campaigns;
• Actively engage with online audiences through social media channels
• Support UNICEF branding, including the development of print materials
2) Website update and content management
• Manage Country Office website and social media accounts daily, and ensure dissemination of key stories;
• Generate interest pieces for social media.
3) Support with basic visibility design and implementation
• Adapt multimedia assets for the local Eswatini audiences;
• Draft tasks and work closely with external designers to make sure all visibility materials meet UNICEF visibility standards;
• Create and maintain photo, video, design samples library in good order
• Participate in different communications and advocacy events, field trips and fundraising campaigns to generate (live) social media content
• Reporting monthly with an agreed template.
To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will

• Be a final year student/graduate in digital communications, multimedia design, PR, communication, marketing or related field
• Have experience maintaining social media accounts, as well as experience with new media
• Have knowledge and understanding of the local and global digital landscape and trends.
• Be able to convert completed and abstract ideas into simple visual concepts
• Have strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
• Be fluent and have excellent reading and writing skills in English
• Have strong academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records or, if not available, a reference letter from an academic supervisor
• Demonstrate flexibility – ability to work effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team
Interns should have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office.
UNICEF accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during the internship, including while on duty travel. Interns have to demonstrate proof of medical insurance prior to the beginning of the internship.
The technical competencies required for this post are:
• Communication level 2
• Working with people level 1
• Drive for results level 1
• Relating and networking level 1
• Applying technical expertise level 1
• Planning and organizing level 2
Qualified candidates are requested to submit the following documents, using the website application link. 
1. CV
2. Cover letter - highlighting relevant experiences and skills related to the assignment in no more than two pages
3. Please indicate your ability and availability to undertake the assignment with terms of reference above.
Candidates are expected to be available from 01 November 2019 to take on the assignment. Duration: 6 months

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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 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.

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