My World Youth Advocate Internship (3 Positions) – New York, USA
Deadline: January 27, 2014
The United Nations Development Programme invites applications for internship at the My World UN Millennium Campaign. As part of the second phase of MY World, the UN Millennium Campaign (UNMC) is rolling out the campaign “Have a say”, which consist of a Podium signed by the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, which is meant to travel around the world to symbolize a platform on which individuals can voice their concerns and ideas to the world and to the United Nations more specifically. The intern is expected to support in the logistic of this campaign.
- Applicants should have a background in CSO outreach, student mobilization and/or social media engagement.
- The candidate is expected to be active on social media and motivated in providing substantive support to the campaign.
- The candidate is expected to have an excellent knowledge of English and be fluent in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish and French. Any other language will be considered as an asset.
- At least a total of 25 hours per week of work is required.
3 candidates will be selected, focusing on:
- management and monitoring of activities;
- data analytics; and
- mobilization of partners in specific regions.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Under the guidance of the My World Project Manager, the Youth advocate will be the focal point of a region:
- Spreading awareness regarding the Initiative My world among the CSOs pertaining to his/her area of intervention, with special emphasis in those representing excluded/marginalize groups;
- Generating interest and wider engagement in the post-2015 debate;
- Increasing the number of SCO registered in My world and provide follow up and back up support to the existing ones;
- Achieving a realistic target number of votes on www.myworld2015.org;
- Actively promoting MY Campus among Universities, Model UN and high schools in his/her area of intervention;
- Provide follow up support in promoting MY World to UN Country team focal points in his/her area of intervention;
- Bringing activists, bloggers and tweeters together around post 2015 choices, web platforms, and social media accounts;
- Facilitating the use of the Communication toolkit among the My World partner network;
- Drafting short MY World data analysis and reports to various countries and/or constituencies visiting MY World exhibit;
- Drafting story of successful SCO campaigns in the field for media purposes;
- Providing support to upload offline votes submitted by the MY World’s partners;
- Providing administrative and other programmatic support.
Required Skills and Experience
- Enrollment in undergraduate or graduate-level degree programme in a development related field such as social science.
- Have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree, if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages;
- Experience in CSO and media outreach;
- Understanding of political issues in the region of intervention;
- MS Office skills; Generally excellent computer skills;
- Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access, etc), good knowledge and experience in handling of web based information management systems;
- High degree of organization and initiative;
- Ability to multi-task and work independently;
- Excellent knowledge of English;
- Fluent in one or more of these languages, Arabic, Portuguese, and Spanish;
- Any other language is an asset.
UNDP may accept interns provided the following conditions are met:
- Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP;
- UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship;
- The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.
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