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Intern - Communication for the United Nations Volunteers Program (UNV)



Deadline Application: 12-Nov-17 (Midnight New York, USA)

Type of Contract: Internship

Post Level: Intern

Languages ??Required: English French

Duration of Initial Contract: 3 Months


The United Nations Volunteers Program (UNV), active in more than 140 countries, is the United Nations organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development around the world. It is headquartered in Bonn, Germany, and is administered by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

The UNVP provides opportunities for both men and women of all nationalities who wish to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to engage as United Nations (UNV) national or international volunteers in different United Nations agencies around the world. Volunteering thus benefits both the host agency benefiting from the talents of the volunteer, the person who volunteers and the whole of society. Values ??that carry volunteerism are: free will, commitment and solidarity.

Since 1971, more than 30,000 UNVs have worked in more than 160 countries. In Cameroon, the PVNU has been operational since 1981 and there were 80 mostly national UNVs in 2014.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the UNV Program Officer, and in collaboration with the Program Assistant, the trainee will perform the following tasks:

Support in strengthening, sensitization and information on volunteering and activities of the UNV Program in Cameroon (website, social networks and other dissemination spaces);
Support in the creation of UNV tools and communication materials;
Support in the organization and conduct of UNV activities / events (annual retreat, JIV, UNV cohesion activities ...);
Support for the prospection, analysis and establishment of new partnerships (mapping of partners in Cameroon, directory of existing and potential partners, directory of media in Cameroon especially young people, regular scanning of calls for projects, scanning of relevant events, writing concept note ...)
Support for receiving, sorting, recording and distributing correspondence;
Support for the preparation of meetings internally or externally with partners, taking notes and writing reports;
Perform any other duties required by the supervisor.


To be able to work in a team, under pressure, and maintain a cordial and productive working relationship;
Ability to prevent and manage conflict;
Ability to persuade and convince;
Ability to work in the field and sometimes under difficult conditions;
Ability to work in a multicultural and diverse environment.

Required Skills and Experience

Minimum requirement: to be currently enrolled in a higher education institution of Bac +3 level in Communication-Graphic Design / Project Management / International Relations or to have graduated for less than one year
Have at least 1 year of experience (internship, community involvement ...)
Have a perfect command of computer tools and office software (Microsoft package);
Have a perfect mastery of social networks and other network applications (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram ...);
Have good notions in photography
Having a good knowledge of graphic design tools, image processing and videos would be a plus;
Have a good editorial capacity;
Have creativity, sense of initiative, teamwork, prioritization, autonomy, ability to work under pressure, versatility;
Have a perfect command of the English language and a good ability to work in French, knowledge of local languages ??would be an asset;
Experience in the field of volunteering is an additional asset

Constitution of the candidature files

Curriculum vitae up to date indicating three academic and / or professional references
Motivation letter in English
communication media models produced personally
Certificates of Schooling / copies of the diplomas requested
Copies of internship certificates / previous professional experience


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