Communications Intern at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.We are recruiting on behalf of the Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Program to fill the position below:Job Title: Communications InternLocation : Abuja, NigeriaType of Contract: InternshipPost Level: InternExpected Duration of Assignment: 6 months full timeBackgroundFor almost a decade, the GEF Small Grants Program in Nigeria has been working with communities to combat the most critical environmental problems and has successfully demonstrated that supporting communities in their efforts to achieve sustainable livelihoods is not only possible, but extremely important in bringing change and achieving global environmental benefits. SGP supports projects of non-governmental and community-based organizations in developing countries demonstrating that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.The main focal areas of the program are climate change abatement and adaptation, conservation of biodiversity, protection of international waters, reduction of the impact of persistent organic pollutants and prevention of land degradation. Due to the lack of infrastructure, education and communication technologies, the communities in the interior often miss out on many opportunities. The GEF SGP Nigeria is in need of a Communications Intern to increase the visibility of the SGP and its activities in Nigeria.Duties and ResponsibilitiesUpdate and maintain website, twitter, facebook contentMaintain SGP email accounts to collect and collate information for necessary actionAssist in updating profiles on social networks with information about project activities and eventsAssisting in writing press releases, blog entries production of information materials including documentariesAssist in following up with media stakeholders to ensure effective flow of correct informationReview of National News to bring relevant information to the knowledge of the National CoordinatorLearning objectives of this Internship/Traineeship are:Understand and appreciate the importance of Knowledge Management in achieving global environmental benefitsLearn about impact-oriented communications in a UN environmentGain experience in the production of public information materials (print, video and web)Further enhance editorial and relationship skills 

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