Vacancy No: ROSTER/INTERNSHIP/2018/1/20
Title: 20. INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATON – DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA
Contract type: Internship
Duration of contract: 3-6 months
Application Deadline (midnight Geneva time) 24 January 2018
(6 day(s) until closing deadline)
Organization unit: RO- AFRICA
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
The ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, particularly those with disabilities and from non – or under – represented member States. If needed, reasonable accommodation will be provided in the recruitment phase as well as during the internship to promote equality of opportunities.
You are applying to the ILO generic internship roster, which is published twice per year. The roster will be made available to all departments which will then select and directly contact suitable candidates only.
**Please note that only maximum three applications for the current Internship Roster (2018/1) are accepted. If you apply to more than three internship profiles, your application will not be considered for any profiles.**
It is highly recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid last minute technical glitches or delays. Late application will not be considered.
ILO Internship Programme provides an opportunity for young talent to:
(a) increase understanding of relevant issues at the international level by involving them directly in the work of the Office and the application of ILO principles, programmes and strategies;
(b) gain practical work experience with the ILO directly related to their field of studies.
The internship programme is not intended to lead to a career in the ILO. There should be no expectation of further employment at the end of the internship.
Please only apply for an internship if you fulfil the following two criteria:
(1) You have no close relative serving in the ILO.
(2) This is your first internship with the ILO (only one internship is permitted).
ILO internships start on the 1st or 15th of any month for a minimum duration of three months and a maximum duration of six months.
Description of Duties
Work of the Department/ unit and the specific tasks of the team.
i. Preparation of content updates for the office website (project profiles, ongoing activities, news articles, forthcoming events, project reports/publications etc.)
ii. Preparation and dissemination to media press releases on various official events
iii. Dissemination of relevant information packs received from the RO and ILO HQs to various media houses including the electronic and social media
iv. Organize and maintain ILO Office resource centre and attending clientele
The objectives and the context of such an internship and the sort of tasks that an intern applying to that specific profile might be asked to do
Objectives: The internship will provide support to the Office in working towards maintaining its website and strengthening its overall communication work. This will contribute towards achieving the Office objective of advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.
i. Develop resources as part of documentation (i.e. impact stories, videos and photos) to share on various Office platforms, intranet, website etc.
ii. Participation in various ILO events and prepare news stories and features for the media and office website
iii. Organize interviews with ILO project officials and/or partners as sources of news stories for media, Office website, newsletters and reports
iv. Preparation/updating of the communication strategy and media plans for the office
As an intern in Communication she/he will be exposed to a whole range of areas such as, communication, documentation, working with media, preparation of content for Office website etc.
She/he would be gaining experience in working with staff who are involved in the following tasks: Website content preparation, operating information resource centre, liaising with social partners
Interns should expect to devote 10% to 20% of their time to administrative tasks.
Monthly Stipend amount per country: USD 300
The candidate should be enrolled in their final year of graduate degree programme (Communication/Information related) or should have completed such a programme no longer than 1 years ago in an accredited University/college.
Working in communication/media related programmes.
Fluency in writing and verbal in English.
Adaptable to an international, multicultural and multilingual environment, good communication skills and be able to work in a team.
How to apply:
You need to submit both:
i) the ILO online application form; and ii) a cover letter which explains why you are interested in the particular roster you are applying for and indicates your availability (e.g. proposed start date and latest possible end date).
1. Login ILO eRecruitment system, complete your profile and click “Submit my application for this vacancy:”
2. Go to “My Application” Section while you are still logged in to the system:
3. Click “ADD” under “Covering letter” to the roster to which you have just applied:
4. Type the title and your covering letter. Click “SAVE CHANGES.”
Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. At the very last stage of applying for roster, you will be asked to answer several screening questions.
**Once the application is submitted, it will not be possible to make any modifications, such as, deleting your application(s) or changing answers to the screening questions.**
The more you can be specific about what you are interested in, the easier it will be for the departments to match their needs with your profile. To avoid technical issues please do not wait until the last moment to submit your application.
Following a first screening by the Human Resources Development Department (HRD), hiring departments will short-list applicants. You will be directly contacted by them should an internship match your specific profile.
If you have not been contacted by any department within six months after your application, you can consider that your profile has not been picked by any department for this roster. Departments will use the roster for internships until the next one opens in six months.
You should ideally receive funding for your internship through an institution (for example you university/sending institution or a foundation), to cover your subsistence expenses (in Geneva the stipend is estimated at 2,245 CHF per months). However, if this is not provided, you will receive this stipend to cover living expenses. Your travel to the duty station would be at your own expense.
Please note that the ILO does not take responsibility for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship. You will be responsible for your own insurance coverage for illness and accidents for the duration of the internship.
The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account – @ilo.org – should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.
Depending on the location and availability of candidates, assessors and interview panel members, the ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates at the different stages of the recruitment process, including assessment centres, technical tests or interviews.