Philosophische Fakultät   Institut für Sozialwissenschaften

Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut


Datum Eingang: 30.06.2018
Branche: Communications
Ort: Genf, Schweiz
- Currently enrolled in, or have completed within the last two years, a graduate (Master’s) or undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree.
- Strong preference will be given to candidates with Communications background, other preferred areas of study include International Relations/Affairs, Political Science, Social sciences or Business Administration.
- Fluent in English. Knowledge of French is an advantage.

UNICEF competencies:

- Communication - Effectively presents thoughts and ideas including complex technical concepts, in a clear, concise, and readily understood manner, both verbally and in writing. Listens to and acknowledges others' perspectives and views.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills – able to work well in a team environment.
- Technical – Very good analytical skills and ability to synthesize concepts and material into clear and concise thoughts (see also communication below)
- Managing resources - Organizes and manages information to achieve defined goals and optimum results.
- Flexibility - Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances.
- Ability to work independently
Aufgabe: Consistent with its focus on equity, UNICEF promotes the rights of all children in humanitarian settings.
UNICEF is the Lead Agency within the humanitarian cluster system for WASH, Nutrition, co-lead for Education, and the lead for the Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR) under the Protection Cluster.
As such, UNICEF is accountable for ensuring that efforts of all actors in contexts covered by the cluster system are well coordinated, achieve adequate coverage, and are of the highest possible quality in order to achieve optimum results for children.

In order to meet its Lead Agency responsibilities, UNICEF invests human and financial resources to strengthen and improve the coordination function at global level for each of the Clusters / AoR it leads, as well as in each humanitarian context. In line with UNICEF's commitments to the World Humanitarian Summit and Grand Bargain outcomes, this includes a strong focus on adopting "people-centered approaches" in cluster coordination and performance management processes.

The aim of this paid internship is to support the communication of the Global Cluster Coordination Unit, located within the Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS), Geneva. The Global Cluster Coordination Unit (GCCU) is located within the Office of Emergency Programmes which is the focal point for emergency assistance, humanitarian policies, staff security and support to UNICEF offices in the field, as well as strategic coordination with external humanitarian partners both within and outside the United Nations system. GCCU coordinates four of the clusters/AoR led by UNICEF which are child protection, education, nutrition and WASH.
With this position, the intern will gain insight into the workings of UNICEF, the cluster approach, and humanitarian affairs in general.

The intern will help develop an effective communication strategy that will be used to communicate the importance of UNICEF leadership and coordination in mobilizing the collective.


- Support the development of a communication strategy for the Global Cluster Coordination Unit that informs stakeholders about the activities of UNICEF-led clusters/AoR and strengthens understanding of the cluster approach and UNICEF’s role.
- Organize, attend, and report on Global Cluster Coordinator weekly meetings.
Support and follow strategic initiatives.
Communicate with other UNICEF departments to better understand the target audience of the communication strategy.
- Monitoring of the work of Global Clusters and Area of Responsibility in WASH, Education, Nutrition, and Child Protection to keep abreast of initiatives and events that are of interest for stakeholders identified in the communication strategy.
- Synthesize inputs for action & work plans, donor reporting into communication pieces that highlight the importance of UNICEF’s coordination role for both internal UNICEF audiences and external audiences.
- Develop communication material based on and day-to-day collection, collating and drafting of pieces related to the Global Cluster Coordination Unit.
- Newsletter, twitter and support to the Cluster websites, regular communication on Clusters to UNICEF divisions.
- Develop a communication strategy that can be used to effectively communicate the importance of UNICEF’s coordination role for both internal and external audiences.

Beginn/Dauer: Deadline: 07. Juli 2018

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