Communications Intern

Job categories Communications
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5303/20363
Department/office AFR, KEMC, Kenya MCO
Duty station Harare, Zimbabwe
Contract type Intern
Contract level Intern
Duration 6 months with possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds
Application period 15-Sep-2020 to 30-Sep-2020


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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is the operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.  With over 8,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it.  By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

The Zimbabwe Cyclone Idai Recovery Programme (ZIRP) will fall under the purview of the UNOPS KEMC (Kenya Multi Country Office) Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMC sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and Southern Africa. This includes a large portfolio of Infrastructure, procurement and project management service projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and several Island states. 

Project 

Following devastation caused to life, livelihoods and property by tropical storm Idai in March 2019, the WB has allocated up to US$ 75 million to finance a recovery project for Zimbabwe and the African Development Bank has allocated US$ 25 million. The projects address both early and mid-term recovery needs in multiple sectors (livelihoods, health, education, agriculture, transport). UNOPS has been requested to manage the WB funds and is establishing a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) and is the Implementation Agency for the AfDB-funded project for a similar cause. UNOPS will engage multiple UN partner organisations to deliver specific components of ZIRP and private sector companies to deliver on the infrastructure works under the AfDB fund.

The PIU is being established as a facility to support these projects. As the Fund Manager/PIU UNOPS will be responsible for multiple functions including the design of an early recovery/emergency response facility, fiduciary management, legal and technical oversight Monitoring and Evaluation, reporting, quality assurance and communications.

Responsible to the Communications Associate - Public Relations and Outreach, the Communications Intern will work in the Communications Unit in the main UNOPS office in Harare. The role will focus primarily on producing communications materials and reports for UNOPS Zimbabwe’s ZIRP and AfDB projects. These projects cover a range of development sectors. The work of the Project Implementation Unit is diverse and requires a significant level of multitasking. 

The intern will be required to deliver high quality products to tight deadlines. Additionally, the Communications Intern will also closely coordinate with other programmes, infrastructure and procurement units.

The incumbent will be responsible to abide by the security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS. 





Under the direct supervision of the Communications Associate - Public Relations ...

Either currently enrolled for University Degree in Journalism, Communications, D...

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience but experience ...

Fluency in written and oral English required. Knowledge of the second UN wor...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

Contract type: Internship Contract level: N/A Contract duration: 6 months renewa...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
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