Job Vacancy at UNDP

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UNDP is the UN’s global development network whose focus is to help countries build and share solutions to the challenges of sustainable development as informed by the 2030 sustainable development agenda. The overall focus for UNDP Tanzania is to support the Government of Tanzania to improve lives of the people through strategic programmatic areas of inclusive democratic governance, inclusive economic growth and sustainable livelihoods and environment sustainability, climate change and resilience. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the communication and partnership analyst and overall guidance from pillar heads, the communication intern will support the implementation of the Partnership and Communication Action Plan (PCAP) to increase UNDP Tanzania’s visibility, market successful projects, document successes and best practices, improve internal communication and strengthen media relations to keep the public and stakeholders (includinggovernment, civil society, other UN agencies, private sector, development partners) informed about our role and activities. Communication is central for UNDP to effectively carry out its duties with and among its stakeholders.

JOB POSTION: Communication intern 2 position.


Under the direct supervision of the UNDP Communications and Partnership Analyst the intern will be responsible for the following.

  • Overall media monitoring on UNDP related issues, including in creating an updated media and partners contact list;
  • Support communication team in implementation of the UN communications strategy and UNDP’s PCAP; creating public awareness on the effectiveness and impact of the UNDP’s work in Tanzania; maintenance and updating of the UNDP website and social media pages, preparation of press releases, media advisories, talking points, speeches, web content, articles and general correspondence, among others;
  • Assist the communication team in the organization of key events and communication opportunities, such as major conferences, workshops, discussions and report launches. Including graphic designing of reports, infographics, case studies;
  • Analytics compiling and reporting, including creating a knowledge repository of communication and partnership related aspects for the organization.;
  • Research and monitor relevant websites and social media channels as needed to feed content into the work of the communications team;
  • To undertake other assignments as may be decided from time to time by the supervisors


CompetenciesTo be considered for the position, individuals are required to meet the following criteria:

  • An organized and systematic approach to his/her work.
  • Ability to quickly read and summarize text.
  • Ability to multitask and work under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to effectively plan and coordinate activities.
  • Knowledge of standard software packages, including MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, etc.; (Experience using Adobe Suite for design purposes, specifically Photoshop and InDesign, in addition to other Adobe applications is an added advantage)
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines;
  • Excellent graphic design skills
  • Ability and willingness to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Willingness to learn from others and work well in a team environment.
  • Knowledge on using the following Apps/application will be an advantage – Canva, Hootsuite, Trelloboard, Campaign Monitor
  • knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN’s work in Tanzania is an advantage.


  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work Level
  • 1: Assesses work with critical eye


  • Ability to persuade others to follow Level
  • 1: Takes responsibility for and ensures high quality of own work

People Management

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
  • Level 1: Understands personal and team roles, responsibilities and

CommunicationAbility to listen, adapt, persuade and transformLevel 1: Reliably and consistently listens and interprets information andinstruction correctlyDeliveryAbility to get things done while exercising goodjudgementLevel 1: Meets goals and timelines for team deliverablesTechnical/FunctionalSustainable Development

  • Knowledge of sustainable development concepts,
  • principles and issues and the ability to apply to
  • strategic and/or practical situations, covering the
  • economic, social and environmental dimensions
  • Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop)


Peacebuilding and Reconciliation

  • Ability to support peace processes to facilitate recovery
  • and development
  • Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop

Development Planning and Monitoring

  • Ability to develop business and planning processes at
  • the national and local level and the ability to apply to
  • strategic and/or practical situations
  • Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop

Relationship Management

  • Ability to engage and foster strategic partnerships with
  • other parties, inter-agency coordination and forge
  • productive working relationships
  • Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop

Results-based Management

  • Ability to manage programmes and projects with a
  • strategy aimed at improved performance and
  • demonstrable results
  • Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop

Project Management

  • Ability to plan, organize, motivate, and control
  • resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific
  • goals
  • Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop

Knowledge Management

  • Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use
  • information and knowledge
  • Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop


Recruitment QualificationsEducation:

  • UNDP may accept interns providing the following conditions are met:


  • Candidates who are currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply. Candidates who have obtained a bachelor’s degree and are currently enrolled in other academic programmes are also eligible;
  • Have completed at least two 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;
  • Not have graduated prior to the beginning of the internship.


  • Proficiency in English and Kiswahili;
  • Computer literate in standard software applications, e.g. Microsoft Offices, Web Browsers, etc;
  • Ability to use social media applications, e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Canva, Hootsuite;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and interest in the work of the UN;
  • Demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views


  • Interns are considered gratis personnel. They are not staff members.

Stipends, insurance and interns’ expenses:

  • The monthly amount of the stipend as determined by the office based on the stipend rates published yearly by the OHR Policy and Compensation Unit;
  • The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly;
  • Where an intern is financially supported by an institution, government or third party, UNDP will, subject to the rules of such institution, government or third party, pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support provided and the applicable UNDP stipend;
  • No other payments of any kind will be made to an intern by the office in connection with an internship agreement;
  • Interns will accrue leave at the rate of 1 1⁄2 days per month. Any accrued leave days not used by the end of the internship will be forfeited. Any unjustified absences during the internship period exceeding a total of nine days, will be deducted from the monthly stipend;
  • Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of their internship with UNDP and must provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. UNDP will not reimburse the medical insurance of the intern. Any costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.

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Subsequent Employment

  • There is no expectation of employment with UNDP following an internship.


Important applicant information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

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The deadline for submitting the application is 18 March 2022.


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