Saturday, 9 June 2018

Job Vacancy at ILO - Communication and Documentation in Dar es Salaam



Closing date: Thursday, 14 June 2018
Grade: Internship

Publication date: 4 June 2018
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 14 June 2018
Vacancy no.: Dar es Salaam/Intern/2018/286
Job ID: 286
Department: RO-Africa
Organization Unit: CO-Dar es Salaam
Location: Dar es Salaam

Duration of contract: 3 to 6 months (starting on the 1st or the 15th of a given month)

You are applying to the ILO generic internship roster, which is published several times per year. The roster will be made available to all departments and field offices, which will then select and directly contact suitable candidates only.

ILO Internship Programme provides an opportunity for talented individuals to:

(a) increase understanding of relevant issues at the international level by involving them directly in the work of the Office and the application of ILO principles, programmes and strategies;

(b) gain practical experience with the ILO directly related to their field of study.

The internship programme is not intended to lead to a career in the ILO. There should be no expectation of further employment at the end of the internship.

**Please note that you can apply to a maximum of three internship profiles during the current application period. If you apply to more than three internship profiles, your application will not be considered for any profile.*

Note that you may withdraw your candidature at any time via the Jobs Applied section of your profile.
It is highly recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid last minute technical issues or delays. Late applications will not be considered.

The ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, particularly those with disabilities and from non - or under - represented member States. If needed, reasonable accommodation will be provided in the recruitment phase as well as during the internship to promote equality of opportunities.

IMPORTANT:

Please only apply for an internship if you fulfil the following two criteria:

(1) You have no close relative serving in the ILO.

(2) This is your first internship with the ILO (only one internship is permitted).

Department

The Communication and Documentation team works on specific tasks including:

Preparation of content updates for the office website (project profiles, ongoing activities, news articles, forthcoming events, project reports/publications etc.)

Preparation and dissemination to media press releases on various official events

Dissemination of relevant information packs received from the RO and ILO HQs to various media houses including the electronic and social media

Organize and maintain ILO Office resource centre and attending clientele

Learning area

The internship will provide support to the Office in working towards maintaining its website and strengthening its overall communication work. This will contribute towards achieving the Office objective of advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

Tasks:

Develop resources as part of documentation (i.e. impact stories, videos and photos) to share on various Office platforms, intranet, website etc.

Participation in various ILO events and prepare news stories and features for the media and office website

Organize interviews with ILO project officials and/or partners as sources of news stories for media, Office website, newsletters and reports

Preparation/updating of the communication strategy and media plans for the office

As an intern in Communication she/he will be exposed to a whole range of areas such as, communication, documentation, working with media, preparation of content for Office website etc.

She/he would be gaining experience in working with staff who are involved in the following tasks: Website content preparation, operating information resource centre, liaising with social partners.

Interns should expect to devote 10% to 20% of their time to administrative tasks.

Required qualifications

Education

The candidate should be enrolled in their final year of graduate degree programme (Communication/Information related) or should have completed such a programme no longer than 1 years ago in an accredited University/college.

Experience

Working in communication/media related programmes.

Languages

Fluency in writing and verbal in English.

Competencies

Adaptable to an international, multicultural and multilingual environment, good communication skills and ability to work in a team, p hotographic and/or video skills.

How to apply:

1. Search for an internship profile via the page on ILO Jobs

2. Select the internship profile you would like to apply for, and create a profile on ILO Jobs

3. Complete your candidate profile and apply to the internship profile

4. Be sure to attach a cover letter in the last section of the application, as applications without a cover letter will not be considered and you cannot attach a cover letter after the deadline.

Selection process:

Following a first screening by the Human Resources Development Department (HRD), field offices will short-list applicants. You will be directly contacted should an internship opportunity match your profile. If you have not been contacted by any department or field office within six months after your application, you can consider that you have not been selected for this roster. If still eligible, you may apply to the next roster.

If shortlisted, you may be contacted by the field office for a written test and/or interview. The ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Stipend:

As an intern in the field, you will receive a monthly stipend from the ILO based on the cost of living in the area of the duty station, unless you receive funding through another institution (for example your university or a foundation). If you receive partial funding, ILO will cover the difference to ensure you receive the appropriate stipend per month. Your travel to the duty station will be at your own expense.

Insurance:

Please note that the ILO does not take responsibility for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship. You will be responsible for your own insurance coverage for illness and accidents for the duration of the internship at the duty station (whether Geneva or the field).

Fraud warning:

The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account - @ilo.org - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.



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