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Published by Ajira Zetu tz on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help build a better life. UNDP started its operations in Tanzania after signing of Standard Basic Assistance Agreement (SBAA) with the Government in 30th May 1978.

The following are vacancies from UNDP-Tanzania
  1. UNCDF Internship- Media, Design and Communications, Dar es Salaam 
UNCDF INTERNSHIP - MEDIA, DESIGN, AND COMMUNICATIONS
Advertised on behalf of :
UNCDF
Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 31-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 04-Jun-2018
Duration of Initial Contract : 2 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : Up to 3 months
Background

The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world's 47 least developed countries (LDCs). UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis. It provides seed capital - grants and loans - and technical support to help financial service providers reach more poor households and small businesses, and local governments finance the capital investments that will improve poor peoples' lives. Financial inclusion means universal access, at a reasonable cost, to a wide range of financial services, provided by a variety of sound and sustainable institutions. The range of financial services includes savings, short and long-term credit, leasing and factoring, mortgages, insurance, pensions, payments, local money transfers and international remittances. ( http://www.uncdf.org/).
UNCDF's Financial Inclusion Practice Area (FIPA) in Tanzania is in the process of creating a country-wide strategy for financial inclusion, focusing broadly on women's economic empowerment and access to finance for rural populations. We are currently implementing a program in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, which aims to increase access to finance for refugees through savings groups, financial education, and digital literacy.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities: The intern will support ongoing UNCDF communications, design, and media activities under the direction of the Women's Economic Empowerment Junior Specialist based in Dar es Salaam. Specifically, the intern will do the following: Communications and Administrative Support:
  • Attend relevant industry events, building strategic partnerships with civil society organizations, private sector actors, other UN agencies, and government entities;
  • Draft relevant communications materials (blogs, newsletters, success stories etc.);
  • Provide program support for events, meetings (e.g. notetaking, drafting summaries, assisting set up);
  • Write blog posts related to financial inclusion in Tanzania to be published on the UNCDF website and/or websites of our NGO affiliates;
  • Attend UN-wide communications meetings to ensure UNCDF participation;
  • Contribute to UNCDF Tanzania's visibility on social media (Facebook, Twitter) through frequent posts on events, publications, and relevant news,
  • Engage with the UNCDF MM4P + Headquarters Communications Teams to build on and advance UNCDF Tanzania's digital presence;
  • Help develop a UNCDF Tanzania communications strategy, drafting supplementary guidelines and templates;
  • Provide assistance in the drafting of content for all planned communications efforts and assist the quality control of communications efforts and products.
Media:
  • Assess the need for additional marketing materials such as videos, photographs, websites, promotional items, banners, etc.;
  • Facilitate the creation of these materials;
  • Develop, produce, and edit promotional videos for digital use;
  • Provide advice and feedback to UNCDF partners on media content created for various projects and programs.
Programme Development and Implementation:
  • Draft, review and edit knowledge products and presentations for a wide, non-technical audience;
  • Support UNCDF staff with miscellaneous research tasks;
  • Participate in meetings and perform other programme implementation support tasks as required.
Other tasks may be requested by the WEE Junior Specialist. Activities may be tailored to fit the skills and interests of the selected intern.
Work Arrangements:
  • The intern will work full-time in the Dar es Salaam, Tanzania UNCDF office.
  • Work space will be provided. Please note that the intern will not have access to a computer. Bringing a personal computer is required.
  • Please note that internships are not remunerated. UNCDF policies do not provide for interns to be compensated for travel, salaries and living expenses.
Competencies
Competencies:
  • Strong speaking and writing abilities in English;
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, communication and administrative skills;
  • Expressed creativity;
  • Capacity to work collaboratively in a multicultural environment;
  • Excellent research, analytical, communication, and writing skills;
  • Knowledge of social media for dissemination of programme information;
  • Some experience in training and organizing learning events;
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently;
  • Proven ability to manage diverse, time-sensitive and complex tasks;
  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty; and
  • Commitment to UNCDF's vision, mission, and strategic goals.
Required Skills and Experience
Education: Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements re. education:
  1. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in public relations, marketing, communication, journalism, economics, international development and/or relations, or related field;
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme in public relations, marketing, communication, journalism, economics, international development and/or relations, or related field (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
  3. Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
Experience:
  • Demonstrated interest in financial inclusion and curiosity related to development in general;
  • Prior experience in creating and developing briefs, blogs, documents for public dissemination preferred;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and its tools including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Background in graphic design and photo editing. Knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign are valuable;
  • Video-editing software knowledge is desirable.
  • Experience working/living in the Global South a plus.
Evaluation: Shortlisted candidates (top 3) will be invited for an interview.
Language: Fluent in English. Fluency in any other UN language is a plus.
Duration and location of assignment: The intern must be available for a minimum of 2 months, beginning from June, 2018.
The intern will be based in the UNCDF office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Application: Please note the following when applying for this internship:
  • Interns are not staff members;
  • Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of:
    • The nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or the intern, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence through private sources
  • Applicants should indicate which months they are available part- and/or full time;
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNCDF during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan.
Please submit a current CV and cover letter re. your motivation for the internship and ability to meet selection criteria and availability, as well as a short 1-3 page writing, media and/or design sample (blog post, news article, poster, video, etc.) to fipa.procurement.tz@uncdf.org by May 4, 2018. Note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please group all your documents into one single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
If you are experiencing difficulties with online job applications, please contact jobs.help@undp.org
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

  1. ICT Intern, Zanzibar
ICT Intern
Location : Zanzibar, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 03-May-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Jun-2018
Duration of Initial Contract : Three Months
Expected Duration of Assignment : Six Months
Background
The UN sub-office in Zanzibar was established in 2009, inaugurated jointly by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and then President of Zanzibar HE Dr. Abeid Amaan Karume. The sub-office embodies the delivering as one (DaO) principles meant to work towards greater coherence of the UN system's development assistance in Zanzibar in order to more efficiently and effectively deliver results in support of national priorities. The UN sub- office currently houses five UN agencies based in Zanzibar that work together in delivering development assistance. The agencies are UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO and FAO. The Office also provide services to non-resident agencies.
The UN sub-office operates under one IT infrastructure and has an IT Associate who supports the agencies to meet their communication needs for implementation of their respective programmes. To provide learning opportunities to young and emerging IT professionals, the Sub Office would like to invite interns to enhance their skills through hands-on experience in IT issues.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the IT Associate, who is guided by the UNDP CO IT unit, and under the overall supervision of the Programme and operations Management Specialist, the intern will support the functions of the IT Unit and other inter-agency UN communications in Zanzibar. The intern office will be located in the IT server room on the 3rd floor of the UN sub-office in Zanzibar.
The intern will support the IT Associate in the performance of the following responsibilities:
  • Provide Desktop Support to the UN staff.
  • Provide Servers Maintenance and data Backup.
  • Support for desktop applications.
  • Assist in Operating system and Application Installation
  • Check and make sure antivirus runs and updates properly.
  • Provide printer and scanner support.
  • Assist in Minor hardware and Software repairs.
  • Provide Network maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Send out and follow up hardware for service.
  • Follow-up on Services request with suppliers (by phone or physically)
  • Any other duties assigned by the office
  • Prepare an intern end of assignment report.
Competencies
Innovation
  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work.
Leadership
  • Ability to persuade others to follow.
People Management
  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.
Communication
  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.
Delivery
  • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement.
Required Skills and Experience
UNDP may accept interns providing the following conditions are met: Enrolment:
  • Enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during the internship ; or
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
Experience:
  • Computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular, and have a personal commitment to UNDP's Statement of Purpose and to the ideals of the UN Charter; and
  • 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.
Language:
  • Proficiency in English and normally at least one additional UNDP working language (i.e., French or Spanish;
  • Fluency in Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese or Russian is an asset.
Conditions:
  • Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP.
  • All costs connected with an intern's participation in the Programme must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students.
  • The student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel (including to and from the office), visas, accommodation, etc.
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
Costs incurred by an intern in the discharge of his/her functions shall be reimbursed by UNDP under the same rules as costs reimbursed to staff members. Costs incurred by an intern undertaking official travel at the request of UNDP in the discharge of functions related to the internship activities shall be paid by the Organization on the same basis as costs incurred by staff members, including payment of DSA, as applicable.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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