Job - Communications/Knowledge Management and Reporting 2021, United Nations Development Programme, USA

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


December 31, 2020

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Communications/Knowledge Management and Reporting 

The United Nations Office for South­South Cooperation (UNOSSC) aims to be a robust knowledge hub providing advisory and consulting services to Member States and United Nations entities on South­South and triangular cooperation enabling developing countries to effectively face their leading development challenges and harness global opportunities to address them, in tandem with monitoring progress on implementing the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, New Directions Strategy, the Nairobi Outcome and the Outcome Document of the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40).

UNOSSC engages with Member States globally, regionally, as well as within the UN system to facilitate practical expressions of Southern solidarity towards the achievement of internationally agreed development goals. UNOSSC works with a wide range of partners including global centers of excellence to intensively explore how building endogenous capacity be encouraged, how broadening and sharing technological advances within the global South will systematically occur, and how emerging innovative financing mechanisms can be harnessed through South­South and triangular cooperation. UNOSSC ensures that our southern constituencies have timely access to high quality analytical planning, mapping, programming, and reporting on data, trends and opportunities that will propel South­South and triangular cooperation in ways that ensure success.

UNOSSC has established an internship programme for young professionals interested in strengthening their understanding of United Nations, UNOSSC, its mandate, mission and its work within and outside the United Nations System. The UNOSSC internship programme provides professional enrichment for young professionals, enhancing their leadership and professional skills as well as broadening their global perspectives.

The Communications/Knowledge Management and Reporting Intern will be responsible for supporting the development of  high­impact communications materials for all streams of the Office’s work including South-South Galaxy, South-South Global Thinkers, Youth4South, Cities Project, IBSA Fund, India-UN Development Partnership Fund, Policy, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Action on SSC and other initiatives. The intern will also support knowledge management and research on SSC and TrC. This internship requires strategic thinking with the ability to deliver consistently high quality, well-written, thought-provoking materials under pressure and tight deadlines.

Duties and Responsibilities

The selected intern will

  • Support drafting reports, programme results, outputs and outcomes

  • Produce communication materials to highlight the achievements of UNOSSC across all of it projects and programmes

  • Support knowledge management through UNOSSC’s online platforms

  • Assist in providing research support on SSC and TrC.  

  • Draft knowledge and advocacy products e.g. background documents, briefs, speeches, presentations and other communication materials related to SSC and TrC

  • Provide coordination support to the Directorate to ensure efficient internal communications

  • Support online communication through UNOSSC social media channels

  • Provide logistical support to UNOSSC events

  • Assist in identifying opportunities and contribute to resource mobilisation for SSC/TrC

  • Provide other ad hoc support as required


Qualified/suitable intern from the field of communication for development, journalism, communications, sustainable development, social science, or related field.  Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);

  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);

  3. Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;

  4. Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.

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July 03, 2020