UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Team Internship 2017, UK

Publish Date: Jan 14, 2017

Deadline: Jan 26, 2017

Goodwill Ambassador Team Internship

Project Title: Goodwill Ambassador Team

Organisation: UNHCR

Job Title: Goodwill Ambassador Team Intern

Duty Station: London, UK

Duration: 6 months Contract Type: Internship

Background Information

Established in December 1950, UNHCR is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees. In more than five decades, UNHCR has helped more than 50 million people restart their lives. Today, UNHCR staff in more than 120 countries continue to help and protect millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people.

Based in UNHCR's offices at London, England, this is a unique opportunity to gain experience within the UN system as part of UNHCR's Division of External Relations, specifically working within the Goodwill Ambassador team. It will provide insight and experience in communication and relationship management functions as well as administration and team support within the context of an international humanitarian organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Management of email, filing, and administrative duties as required

 Helping to organize travel arrangements for GWA team staff

 Support with archiving and storing photo and video assets

 Preparing, drafting and formatting documents and presentations asrequired

 Online research relating to celebrity supporters andprospects

 Supporting social media initiatives relating to celebrity supporters

 Supporting planning and organisation of events involving celebrity supporters

 Complete other duties as assigned.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required

 Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are essential

 Strong experience with online research and knowledge of digital and social media essential

 Strong team player

 Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and basic administrative skills

 Flexibility, organizational skills, ability to work quickly under pressure and juggle multiple tasks essential

 A proactive approach to work with a proven ability to work independently and problem solve

 BA degree or higher

 Background or interest in refugee issues and/or international relations welcome

 Fluency in English required; a second UN language welcome, notably French or Spanish.

 Be a strong communicator with fluency in English, including advanced writing and editing skills

 Have strong research and organizational skills  Knowledge of digital media, content management systems or other web based applications

 Be available to work full time (40 hours) for a six-month period

Location: The selected Goodwill Ambassador Team intern will be based with the team in London, UK.

Conditions: The selected intern will be expected to begin on Monday 25 February 2017 and be available for 6 months. The role is full time 9.00am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday. Please note that the terms of internship as defined by UNHCR practice, preclude payment of any kind.

The deadline for applications is 26th January 2017. Due to a high number of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted. Interviews will take place during the week of 31st January – 3 rd February 2017.

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