Internship for Communication for Development Section – Garowe

  • Garowe
  • Internship
  • 1 month ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Shift morning
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    Posted On Aug 19 ,2021
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level : Officer
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Job Description

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, you demonstrate: 

Our core values which are Commitment, Diversity and Integrity, Our Core Competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

How can you make a difference?

Under the initiative taken by UNICEF-Somalia to build capacity and empower women through internship of female university students in different sections, the intern under C4D section will assist the NEZ office C4D Officer in developing communication materials, training aids, scripting for radio and television, crafting key messages for different channels, coordination of section meetings with UNICEF programs and partners and documentation of C4D interventions.

Main Tasks and responsibilities: 

  • Support in Designing and pretesting of IEC materials
  • Based on the requests from the programme section, assist C4D Officer in designing posters, banners, billboards, and other types of IEC materials.
  • Share creative ideas for the development of radio and television spots. Also, assist in pretesting beta version of these spots.
  • Support in Crafting key messages for different programme interventions
  • As per request from programme section and need of C4D section, craft key messages in Somali and English under the guidance of C4D Chief/ Specialist.
  • Assist in the design and development of training aids
  • Assist in designing and development of various training aids
  • Support in the preparation of training presentations working closely with C4D Officer
  • Pretest effectiveness of training aid in different settings.
  • Prepare write-up/ guidance for focus group discussions
  • Assist in coordination & meetings & data collection:
  • Arrangement of section meetings with UNICEF Programs and partners (government & N//INGO)
  • Coordination C4D working group meetings (working with MOH in inviting participants and arrangement of logistics
  • Assist in collecting and compiling data from MOH and other partners, following-up data submission through ODK, preparing reports and presentations as needed
  • Assist in documentation and record keeping
  • Assist section in preparing meeting minutes/ workshop reports
  • Compile information and prepare a periodic update for the section.
  • Compile and keep record of invoices / request for payment.
  • Assist in keeping a detailed inventory of C4D IEC materials report
  • Ensure organized filing of program documents

Work relationships

The successful candidates would work closely with the C4D Officer

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

  • Should be female and be in possession of a first-level university degree or be enrolled in a degree programme in Social Sciences, Journalism, Mass Communication, Business Administration and any other related field.
  •  Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office plus no other relatives in the line of authority that the intern will report to.
  • Fluency in English and Somali, both written and oral, is required.
  • Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications; excellent knowledge of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) is desirable.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


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

Closing date: : Aug 31 2021 E. Africa Standard Time