Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period.
Duties may include, but are not limited to :
Compile Daily news headlines from Nigerian media indicating the main news articles of relevance to the United Nations;
Ensure appropriate content is updated daily on the social media platforms of UNIC Lagos;
Draft news articles and press releases on key events of the UN;
Contribute to the organization of commemorative events such UN days observances, SDGs campaign, press conference, educational / Media outreaches, etc.;
Prepare concept notes for events / support planning of events
Monitor UN News and Media products from HQ to get those relevant to Nigeria.
Monitor activities of social media platforms of other UN entities in Nigeria to identify possible content useful for UNIC Lagos platforms;
Participate in ongoing UN communication campaigns;
Participate in and take notes of selected meetings of importance to the Centre;
Draft statements / talking points / presentations for Director or NIO on events / activities of the Centre;
Assist the back office with the implementation of administrative tasks (draft responses, filing, etc.)
COMMUNICATION : Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience;
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING : Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments;
adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
CLIENT ORIENTATION : Considers all those to whom services are provided to be clients and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;
Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English is required for the internship.
Knowledge of Hausa or Igbo or Yoruba languages is desirable
Potential candidates will be contacted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration.