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Intern - Public Information, I

United Nations
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

EducationTo qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
• Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation from an academic programme. Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.
• The university degree must be in one of the following areas:Geographic Information System (GIS). Information Management Information Technology, Graphics Design, or in a related field.
Work ExperienceNo working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French or Arabic is desirable.


ResponsibilitiesIn general, the intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and will be related to information management, where s/he will become familiar with international humanitarian emergency response mechanisms. Duties may include but are not limited to:
• Support Who-What-Where databases, Contact Lists, Email distribution lists and humanitarian key figures update.
• Support OCHA ROSEA humanitarian response website updates - meeting calendar, document uploads etc.
• Support production of OCHA ROSEA graphics products.
• Support maintenance of the geographic data repository.
• Support migration of existing datasets into new database templates and support organization of files, undertake research and collection of key humanitarian datasets from variety of sources under guidance of IMOs.
• Any other duties as may be requested by Head of the Communications and Information Management Unit and the Information Management Team’s Leader.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: one month
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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