United Nations Volunteers Communications and Knowledge Management Internship
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tacking development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UN Volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.
UNV managed 6,325 UN Volunteers in 2014. With an average age of 38 years and the requisite professional skills and qualifications of some 5 to 10 years relevant experience, UN Volunteers served in over 140 countries in 2014 and came themselves from over 150 nationalities. The majority, approx. 80% come from developing countries themselves. One third of UN Volunteers served in their own countries, with the others carrying out international assignments. The financial equivalent of the UNV programme activities exceeds US$235 million annually. In the Western and Central Africa Portfolio, more than 520 UN Volunteers were managed through 12 countries.
UNV is headquarters in Bonn, Germany and has approximately 150 staff positions – majority in Bonn and some positions with different UN peacekeeping and political missions, and in other Headquarters locations (e.g. New York and Tokyo). The major organizational groups within UNV are:
- the Office of the Executive Coordinator (OEC) comprising the Evaluation Unit (EU) and the Results Management Support Section (RMSS);
- the Volunteer Programming and Management Group (VPMG) comprising the Peace and Development Division (PDD), Volunteer Recruitment Resources Section (VRRS), Volunteer Knowledge and Innovation Section (VKIS);
- the Partnerships and Communications Division (PCD) comprising the Partnerships Section (PS) and the Communications Section (CS);
- the Programme Coordination Section (PCS);
- The Management Services Division (MSD) comprising the Information and Communication Technology Section (ICTS), Finance Section (FS), Human Resources Section (HRS), and the Administration Unit (AU). Additionally the Common Services Unit (CSU) provides support to the UN presence in Bonn.
General Terms and Conditions
Applications should be submitted to Mr Paul Armand Menye (email@example.com) including a CV and a cover letter.
The internship is based at UNV Headquarters (HQ) in Bonn, Germany.
UNDP Conditions of Service for interns apply for interns working at UNV HQ: http://www.undp.org/internships/.
The Internship Programme operates on a non-remunerative basis. Costs and arrangements for travel, visa, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the intern.
Expected amount of working hours per week is 40 hours, exclusive of one hour off for lunch per day.
UNV accepts no responsibility for the intern's medical insurance or for costs arising from illness during the internship. Interns are required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage.