UNDP Communication Intern Associate at Majuro, Marshall Islands
Communication Intern Associate will work under the supervision of the Project Manager ACWA Project, and work closely with the Team Lead for the Resilience and Sustainable Development Team and the Project management Unit (PMU) as well as the key government counterparts. Below is the ACWA project’s organizational structure – depicting the reporting line for this position.
Duties and Responsibilities for Communication Intern Associate
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager (PM), the incumbent will be responsible for internal and external communications for the project including periodic updates and dissemination of results achieved, synthesis and analysis of lessons learned and production of various communication materials such as videos, photo series, blog articles etc.
Design and implementation of internal communication strategy and outreach:
- Prepare a Project Communication Strategy which includes the types and number of internal and external communication outreach in the first 24 months of the project implementation; at minimum, the Strategy should require the following Communication tools:
- Prepare content for a dedicated project website (either independently hosted or nested within the UNDP CCA platform http://adaptation-undp.org/)
- Manage SNS accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc)
- Provide periodic project progress updates in English and Marshallese (paper and electronic-base)
- Prepare a video product that captures before and after the project intervention
Ensure external ACWA project communication and visibility:
- Undertake external outreach including local, regional and global media
- Undertake event-based outreach such as side events at COP and other high level regional or global forums, meetings and events
- Provide inputs to the Annual Work Planning process to ensure that sufficient resources are secured to carry out activities to implement the Communication Strategy;
- Assist the Procurement Associate in procuring necessary human resource or material inputs for implementing the Communication Strategy;
- Establish a database of all internal and external communication materials with a corresponding file management system;
- Collaborate with national, regional and global media to feed in stories for wider outreach and advocacy of the project and UNDP;
- Make necessary arrangements, as needed, for national and foreign media visits to the country in close collaboration with the Government of RMI;
- Acts as the media focal person for the project.
Undertake systematic capacity development of project team and the Government of RMI:
- Analysis of ongoing practices within the Government, especially within the Climate Change and Policy Department, for disseminating information on Government initiatives on climate change;
- Identify necessary capacity development activities targeting the Government and PMU staff;
- Provide assistance to site coordinators in engaging communities and securing support for project activities.
Work closely with UNDP Country Office, Regional Hub in Bangkok and the Headquarters in New York to ensure effective communication of the project activities to the relevant parties:
- Ensure that the Project Communication Strategy and its implementation is aligned with the CO communication strategy and plan;
- Ensure that all print, digital and audio publications and communication materials are in alignment with UNDP publication guideline and that of GCF;
- Produce communication products, as required, to ensure maximum exposure of UNDP and, particularly, UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji;
- Coordination and management of CO publication activities, such as content management, norms for publishing, design, etc.;
- Produce communication materials that demonstrate the contributions of the project towards key development goals such as the SDGs, RMI’s National Strategic Plan (NSP), RMI’s Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management (JNAP), etc.;
Lead documentation and data management:
- Facilitate and compile all project related document including format, template, signed form, training material etc. in the sharedrive;
- Compile, report and reposit complaints, suggestions and requestes etc. from relevant stakeholders under grienvace redress mechanisms;
- Undertake other duties as assigned by the Project Manager;
- Provide information about the project progress to UNDP Senior Management as needed
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Required Skills and Experience
Education: Completed Secondary Education is required OR first-level university degree (bachelor) in media studies, social science, political science, international relations or a related field will be given due consideration, but not a requirement
- Completion of high school education with at least 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications, advocacy, community engagement or any relevant working experiences will be considered or
- Bachelor’s degree with at least 4 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications, advocacy or community engagement is required
- Demonstrated expertise in communication and advocacy with government or community;
- Experience on working in the Pacific or sub-tropical environment – ideally in an atoll island environment;
- Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization is helpful but not mandatory;
- Proficiency in the Marshallese language is desirable.
- Computer knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point.
- Be sensitive and respectful to Marshallese customs and traditions
- Fluency in English (oral and written) is a requirement whilst proficiency in the Marshallese language is desirable.
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