With Who: ReliefWeb (under the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Dates: Spring 2020/Summer 2020
Duration: 3-6 months
Academic Credit: Can be arranged for selected candidates.
Position Description: The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort. OCHA ReliefWeb aims to provide reliable disaster and crisis updates and analysis to humanitarians by: collecting information from more than 4,000 global information sources around the clock; delivering content which is most relevant to ReliefWeb’s global audience, includes country and disaster reports, maps, info-graphics, job announcements and learning opportunities thereby; enabling humanitarian partners to analyze context and situations and make better decisions. This internship will be situated within OCHA ReliefWeb office based in Bangkok, Thailand, and the intern will be under the general guidance of the Editorial Assistant with a directing reporting line to the Head of ReliefWeb office. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, starting as soon as possible.
Responsibilities: In general, the intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/issues; tracking information on assigned topics/ issues; gathering information from diverse sources and helps to assess news value and other potential impact, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of information campaigns; drafting/ compiling a specific type or types (e.g. print, broadcast, etc), of information communications products for target audiences, to include press releases, talking points, web stories, media packets and reports, brochures, briefings, video clips, newsletters, websites, multimedia, etc. In consultation with supervisor, identifies and proposes information opportunities, activities and approaches, taking into account the situation/topic and target audience; identifies key contacts/constituencies and opportunities for strategic partnerships to facilitate communication efforts and maintains working relationships with the same; responds to a variety of inquiries and information requests internally and externally; prepares related correspondence; and performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Application Deadline: December 16, 2019
Apply, see more application information, or request more information: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=123519