Internship – Communication and Knowledge Management for MicroLead POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Duties and Responsibilities
The intern will support ongoing MLE communication and knowledge management activities under the direction of the Programme Manager based in Dar es Salaam and supporting the communication and knowledge management team. Specifically, the key activities of the intern will include:
Providing input and maintaining the MLE contact database
Supporting the organization of the 2017 peer-learning event in Dar es Salaam with the MLE team (pre-event coordination, support during the workshop, and wrap-up publications post-workshop)
Contributing to research and finalization of MLE partner case studies and client stories
Writing of blog articles, news and press releases
Disseminating information about the programme’s events and publications in social media
Other tasks as requested by the MLE Programme Manager
The intern will work full-time in the Dar es Salaam, Tanzania UNCDF office.
Work space will be provided, and the intern will have access to a computer.
Please note that internships are not remunerated. UNCDF policies do not provide for interns to be compensated for travel, salaries and living expenses.
-Strong speaking and writing abilities in English, with professional knowledge of French highly preferred as well;
-Knowledge of social media for dissemination of programme information;
-Some experience in training and organizing learning events;
-Strong organizational and research skills;
-Excellent interpersonal skills;
-Capacity to work collaboratively in a multicultural environment;
-Excellent research, analytical, communication, and writing skills;
-Ability to work under tight deadlines;
-Respect for Diversity;
-Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty; and
-Commitment to UNCDFs vision, mission, and strategic goals.
Required Skills and Experience
-Enrolled in Masters Programme in public relations, marketing, communication, journalism, economics, international development and/or policy, or related field.
-Demonstrated interest in microfinance and curiosity related to development in general;
-Prior experience in creating learning activities and organizing learning events;
-Able to take initiative and work independently;
-Proven ability to manage diverse, time-sensitive and complex tasks;
-Excellent computer capabilities (Word, Excel, Power Point);
-Some background in creating Design/Graphics preferred.
Fluent in English, with professional knowledge of French also preferable.
UNCDF may accept interns providing the following conditions are met:
Enrolled in a master’s programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during the internship (if a candidate is graduating before the internship period begins, they are no longer eligible); or
Pursuing their university/college studies, having completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree, if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages;
Not have graduated prior to the beginning of the internship.
Location: The intern will be based in the UNCDF office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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