Job Opportunity Communication, Outreach, Advocacy, and Partnership UNDP



The Office of the Resident Coordinator has been empowered with the reform process as its coordination functions have grown considerably in scope with the pilot initiative. As part of the efforts to speak with One Voice, the Resident Coordinator is the main link between the UN and the Government and Co-chairs the Joint Government – UN Steering Committee. Enhanced communication between the UN and key stakeholders is also part of the reform and it is in this respect that the Resident Coordinator’s Office is seeking an innovative graphic design intern who will produce creative visual content which will be used in all methods of the RCO’s communication, both internally and externally, and support other communication functions of the office.

Working Conditions:

Interns will be provided with the workspace and equipment necessary to accomplish the activities related to internship.
Flexible working arrangements will be permissible upon the office agrees in writing to accept an intern on the basis of flexible working arrangements; and
The intern agrees that he/she is required to work the equivalent of a minimum of at least two months on a full time basis. An internship under such arrangements must be completed within a six month period.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the UNRCO Communications Specialist the intern will be responsible for the following.

-Layout and design of information and communication materials (i.e. banners, posters, booklets, newsletters, presentations, leaflets, books, reports, --Produce creative and innovative visual content to be used in communication of and advocacy for the SDGs (mainly to youth), One UN social media accounts, the One UN website, One UN events, as well as other internal and external communication materials. This includes innovative ideas for the dissemination of the SDGs and the UN Business Plan within the One UN compound;
-Improve and edit art-work, photos, charts and other graphic elements that are used by the UN;
-Contribute innovative design ideas for visual components of UN events coordinated by UNRCO and UNCG;
-Creatively summarizing stories from Tanzanian and International media outlets for dissemination to UN agencies and development partners;
-Perform any other communications-related tasks required by the Communications Specialist, the UN Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Communications Group.


-Strong theoretical and practical background in graphic design, including the use of design software such as Adobe Design Premium, In-Design, CorelDraw, web design tools such as Dreamweaver and Flash, etc;
-Knowledge of photography and ability to edit and work with photos;
-Show a clear and mature style of design, demonstrating an understanding of the communication requirements of a UN office;
-Experience of graphic production from start to published/printed product with knowledge of printing processes (offset and digital) and colour management;
-Good understanding of new and evolving technologies and digital platforms;
-Knowledge of standard software packages, including MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, etc.;
-Ability to work under tight deadlines;
-Ability and willingness to work in a multicultural environment;
-Willingness to learn from others and work well in a team environment;
-Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN’s work in Tanzania is an advantage.

Required Skills and Experience

-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);

Areas of Study:
-Candidates who have studied graphic design, computer engineering, IT or a related field are preferred. Candidates who have knowledge of graphic design but have studied marketing or other related fields are also eligible to apply.

-Candidates must be able to read, write and speak fluently in English and Swahili.

-UNDP 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;
-UNDP 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;
-Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship.
-The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan;
-Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity

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