Public Information Intern: UNHCR

Deadline: 20 October 2016

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. In more than five decades, the agency has helped an estimated 50 million people restart their lives. Today, UNHCR is operating in more than 120 countries helping an estimated 19.8 million persons.

The Zimbabwe office is looking for a graduate, who has a commitment to refugee issues and a desire to develop their skills and experience in media, communications (including web-based and social media), and humanitarian affairs. The candidates should be computer literate, have good numerical skills, as well as the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times. Good interpersonal skills, flexibility and attention to detail are essential.

The position is full-time and unpaid.

Please Note: There should be no expectation of employment at the end of the Internship, and per UNHCR rules, an intern may not apply for a position with UNHCR until six months have elapsed from the end of their internship.

Description of Internship

Main function: Providing support to the UNHCR Representation in Zimbabwe
Duration: Six months (starting 01 November 2016)
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Contract: internship (unpaid)

Key duties and responsibilities
Developing and maintaining content for UNHCR’s media platforms, including generating content for social media in collaboration with the Regional External Relations Unit; Assisting in liaising with partners, stakeholders such as NGOs, refugee communities as well as communication service providers; Assisting in implementing campaigns, contacting print, broadcast and online media to place video spots, banners and other materials, liaison with partners and stakeholders etc; Assisting in monitoring the local and international media and preparing summary reports and assist in monitoring policy developments regarding refugees, asylum seekers and other persons of concern in Zimbabwe; Reporting on operational activities by partners and UNHCR; Attending relevant briefings by partners and think tanks and prepare summaries of content; Preparing informational memos for briefings and meetings for senior UNHCR staff; Assisting in the preparation of print and digital communication materials (web stories, photo essays, factsheets, info graphics etc.), visibility items, and in publication design management; Assisting in staging events, including round table discussions, exhibitions, screening of documentaries, press conferences etc; Assist in maintaining UNHCR’s visibility, photo and video libraries as well as media and external stakeholder contact database; Assisting in exploring innovative forms of communication in order to reach new audiences; Administrative duties as required

Knowledge, experience, skills relevant for position
Graduate with a background in media, journalism, communications, PR, advocacy, human rights, politics, international relations, development studies or other relevant discipline; General computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Social media skills; Strong verbal communication and writing skills in English; Analytical and drafting skills; Good intercultural communication skills; Ability to work as part of a team.
To apply
Please send an updated CV, a current writing sample (maximum 3 pages), and a cover letter stating your reasons for applying for the internship to:

The Representative, UNHCR
Block 8, Arundel Office Park
Norfolk Road
Mount Pleasant

PO Box 4565

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for a written test and oral interview.

NB: UNHCR does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Please note that only candidate(s) selected for interviews will be contacted.

Human Resources and Administration Intern: Welthungerhilfe

Deadline: 27 October 2016

Reports to: Human Resources Manager
Duty Station: Harare

The Human Resources Intern will directly assist the Human Resources Manager with a wide range of projects related to HR compliance, recruitment, employee benefits and general HR Administration. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest, and apply them in a professional setting. He or she will gain a better understanding of the role that Human Resources plays in a non-governmental organisation setting. The candidate will also have opportunities to network with the programs, finance, and development staff.

The Human Resources Intern will learn the practical application of:
Steps in the recruiting and hiring process, including: posting job openings, reviewing CVs, conducting telephone and in-person interviews; Confidentiality, maintenance of employee files and forms management; The interrelationship of HR and other departments; Updating and maintaining employee benefits, employment status, and similar records; Maintaining records related to grievances, performance reviews, and disciplinary actions; Performing file audits to ensure that all required employee documentation is collected and maintained; General HR administration and support to other departments

Qualifications and skills required
Recent undergraduate degree program in Human Resources or related field with an interest and aptitude to work in Human Resources; Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously; Proficient in Microsoft Office and internet applications

To apply
Interested candidates should submit a letter of motivation and their CVs not later than 27 October 2016 to: stating the position applied for in the subject line of the email. Welthungerhilfe is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply. During the entire recruitment process, Welthungerhilfe will not charge a fee nor will it require payment to be made for any application to be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Journalism Intern: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Deadline: 7 October 2016

Internship Notice No. Zim/2016:01
Duration: 6 months

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you. For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

One of the core strategies underlying all programme strategies in Zimbabwe’s country programme is “strengthening the role of UNICEF as a knowledge leader for women and children by strengthening monitoring systems and research and evaluation for both UNICEF and national programmes”. Communication and Knowledge management play a critical role in the operationalization of this core strategy and in ensuring UNICEF retains its position as a knowledge leader on child rights.

To support the collection and documentation of information on various aspects of the Zimbabwe Country Program

Compile and share with all staff a daily scan of major news reports, including of UNICEF; Compile for wider dissemination to a UNICEF Zimbabwe mailing list a monthly E-News Digest on key developmental issues and studies produced locally and regionally; Support donor reporting by compiling human interest stories; Support advocacy initiatives and events through factsheets, facts and figures, key messages, and other supporting documents; In close consultation with Chief of Communications, identify key speakers and topics for the Brownbag Dialogue Series and support the organization of 6 sessions; Support the decentralization of Brown Bag Dialogue Series to five provinces through groupware and extranet platforms; Support the regular updating of UNICEF Zimbabwe website and its social media sites.

Qualifications and competencies
University degree in journalism or mass communication; Studying towards a post graduate degree in journalism, mass communication, or a related social science; Good interviewing and story writing skills; Skills in social media; Basic skills in videography and photography; Proficiency in English.

To apply
If you have experience of working in a similar capacity, meet the above profile and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send your application letter together with resume to the address below. All applications must have a cover letter and a C.V. and applications without cover letters will not be considered. If sending via email quote “Internship Notice No. Zim/2016:01 Journalism Intern, as subject heading.   Please email or drop in person.

Human Resources Manager
(Internship Notice: Zim-2016/01) UNICEF, 6 Fairbridge Avenue, or email:

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff, and equal opportunities for people living with disabilities. Well qualified candidates, particularly women and people living with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Please note that UNICEF does not charge a fee or require personal banking details at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training or any other fees).