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Communication Programme Intern, Yerevan, Armenia, 6 months - Open to the nationals of Armenia only

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Contract type: Internship
Duty Station: Yerevan
Level: Internship
Location: Armenia
Categories: Communication

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, a champion

Since 1994, UNICEF works in Armenia to support the government in the design and implementation of policy reforms to address gaps in the fulfilment of the rights of Armenian children, with a particular focus on the vulnerable and excluded. Until December 2025, the country office will be guided by the latest Country Programme Document (CPD) focusing on universal, inclusive and shock-responsive social protection system; universal, affordable, accessible and quality health system; age-appropriate, life-long learning and inclusive and quality education in an enabling and safe environment, and child rights architecture, including a continuum of child protection services, justice for children and improved knowledge and skills of parents/caregivers. In light of the above, UNICEF communication and advocacy will aim to strengthen trust, showcase programme results, and raise awareness around the issues and challenges faced by children and adolescents.

How can you make a difference? 

Under the guidance of the Digital Governance Officer, and in coordination with Programme units, Communication Programme Intern is accountable for supporting the implementation of advocacy and communication to be the leading voice for children, expand reach, and engage people to take action for children.

Work Assignment overview:

  1. Update photo database on WeShare platform
  2. Update SharePoint site and archive necessary assets
  3. Support the development of information materials, including translation
  4. Help track mass media coverage related key performance indicators; help track other relevant key performance indicators when assigned
  5. Support with strengthening fundraising databases and profiling
  6. Contribute to generating digital analytics for informed decisions
  7. Translate and proofread communication materials, when necessary
  8. Support the management of digital channels, from posting to analytics and responding to messages
  9. Support the development of social media calendar and campaigns in line with monthly editorial calendar
  10. Provide organizational support for events/exhibitions, including pre-event verification calls, when necessary
  11. Monitor online media for child and adolescent related news

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

  • A first University degree (Bachelor's) in Media, Journalism, or Communications (selected intern should have graduated within the past two years and have other engagements)
  • Volunteer experience
  • Sound knowledge of Armenian and English
  • Advanced knowledge of standard computer applications, including MS Office
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changes

For more details please refer to the attached ToR Download File ToR_Comms Intern_VA.pdf

  • For every Child, you demonstrate... 

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.

[add the 8th competency (Nurtures, leads and manages people) for supervisory role]

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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:  

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. 

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.


UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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

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