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Social Media Intern HeForShe Initiative

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United Nations Development Programme(UNDP)

New York City, NY

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Background UN Women\u00a0 UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. HeForShe Initiative\u00a0 Created by UN Women, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform on which men and boys can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality. HeForShe invites men and boys to build on the work of the women\u2019s movement as equal partners, crafting and implementing a shared vision of gender equality that will benefit all of humanity. For more information, visit\u00a0 In this context, the HeForShe team are looking for a super creative and dynamic intern to work directly under the supervision of Senior Advisor to the Executive Director or Communications Lead (as appropriate) on engaging our followers\u00a0via social media.\u00a0 Duties and Responsibilities Learning Objectives: Develop an understanding of UN Women\u2019s work and the UN system; Duties and Responsibilities: Development of social media strategy for effective large-scale communication Daily social media management Creation of creative communications campaigns for the advancement of HeForShe and gender equality on social media platforms as well as through traditional communication platforms.\u00a0 \u00a0Create visually beautiful and satisfying graphics for online platforms, including social media and print collaterals including posters.\u00a0 Produce superb quality designs that advance the HeForShe brand strategy, graphics, and collateral across digital and offline channels.\u00a0 Deliver strong, convincing designs and partner effectively with external creative teams. \u00a0Provide quality control over concepts and projects, contribute creative solutions and innovations that strengthen the HeForShe brand. Develop and maintain strong relationships with key partners that help advance the agenda of the HeForShe movement Project management of various HeForShe undertakings, with an attention to timely execution and effective work ethic. Competencies 1. Core Values and Guiding Principles: Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct. Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work. Respect for diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff; Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating\u00a0difference in values and learning from cultural diversity. 2. Core Competencies: Accountability: Held colleagues and team members accountable for planned goals and competency standards; Practiced giving and receiving constructive feedback. Client Orientation: Proactively informed clients, preventing loss of time and errors; Responded to questions, resolve problems, and helped provide accurate information to clients; Identified, understood, and addressed client needs. Commitment to Learning: Learned about the\u00a0agency, its processes, structure, challenges, and environment; Contributed to knowledge sharing. Communication: Produced communication products (written and oral); Interpreted key messages for and from clients with cultural sensitivity. Planning and Organizing: Developed work plans; Implemented activities in a timely manner, met deadlines. Teambuilding: Coordinated work and roles with other team members; Supported goals of the team; Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making. 3. Functional Competencies: Excellent research, writing and organizational skills, attention to detail is critical; Ability to adapt and work within a multicultural, multilingual, multidisciplinary environment; Willingness to work in an \u201call hands on deck\u201d environment, and engage in a variety of tasks; Knowledge of how students and universities are addressing global challenges, an asset; Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook. Required Skills and Experience Education: The intern must have studied in communications, social media\u00a0or another similar subject at the university level. Master\u2019s or Ph.D. degree preferred; Be 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 and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation. \u00a0A proven knowledge of design software such as Adobe Design Suite (or equivalent) must be had for the production of beautifully designed graphics\u00a0collateral that can transform the way ideas are presented. Language: Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required; Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage. Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women. Application Information: UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest; Selected applicants must provide the internship application, two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance and school enrollment, passport, and visa (if applicable). Note: In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment. UN Women Internship Policy: Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: Be 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\u2019s level or equivalent) Have graduated with a university degree (as (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year UN Women internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship; All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution; UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and\/or illness or death incurred during the internship; The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed; The intern must provide proof of enrollment in a health insurance plan, proof of school enrollment, a scanned copy of his\/her passport, two letters of recommendation, and application. 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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UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. This is a critical time for the world. At UNDP, we see this period as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda. Last year, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to continue the work of the Millennium Development Goals. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, which will guide global development priorities for the next 15 years. UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas: Sustainable development Democratic governance and peacebuilding Climate and disaster resilience In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable. The annual Human Development Report, commissioned by UNDP, focuses the global debate on key development issues, providing new measurement tools, innovative analysis and often controversial policy proposals. The global Report's analytical framework and inclusive approach carry over into regional, national and local Human Development Reports, also supported by UNDP.

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