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).