Job Opening: Capacity Development Intern – Communication (Home-Based)

Job Opening: Capacity Development Intern – Communication (Home-Based)

Capacity Development Intern-Communication (Home-Based)

Location: Bonn, Germany
Type of Contract: Internship
Starting Date: 01-Aug-2024
Application Deadline: 14-Jun-2024 (Midnight New York, USA)
Post Level: Intern
Duration of Initial Contract: 4 Months
Languages Required: English
Expected Duration of Assignment: 4 Months

Job Opening: Capacity Development Intern - Communication (Home-Based)
Job Opening: Capacity Development Intern – Communication (Home-Based)



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. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated, and well-supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Job Opening: Capacity Development Intern – Communication (Home-Based)

The Human Resources Section supports UNV in achieving its mandate, business plan, and staff performance objectives by partnering with senior and line management to meet UNV’s strategic HR requirements. The Capacity Development team leads the design and delivery of all learning activities for UN Volunteers serving with UN agencies globally.

UNV provides serving UN Volunteers and staff with access to learning programmes and services which include learning platforms (UNV eCampus), onboarding portal, UN mandatory courses (online), UNV e-courses, LinkedIn Learning, Rosetta Stone, Coursera, UNITAR online courses, and individual coaching.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Learning Analyst and Team Lead CDT, the incumbent is expected to contribute to:

I – Communication Strategy Implementation

  • Collaborate with the capacity development team to execute comprehensive communication strategies that enhance the visibility and effectiveness of UN Volunteer learning activities.
  • Identify and assess key communication objectives, target audiences, and a wide range of communication methods and channels to ensure the successful promotion of UNV learning programs.

II – Content Development for Communication

  • Create and maintain a range of engaging communication materials, including graphics and presentations that effectively convey the essence and benefits of UNV learning programs.
  • Regularly update and refresh content on UNV learning opportunities, ensuring accuracy and relevance in line with the existing communication on eCampus and other channels.

III – Outreach and Information Dissemination

  • Organize outreach and sourcing initiatives to inform and engage stakeholders about UNV learning opportunities. This includes developing and distributing newsletters, announcements, flyers, learning kits, catalogs, and documentation.
  • Implement a structured approach to disseminate information, ensuring that potential participants are well-informed and motivated to engage in UNV’s capacity development offerings.

IV – eCampus Information Maintenance

  • Collaborate to maintain the information on UNV eCampus up-to-date.

V – Analytics and Reporting

  • Implement tracking mechanisms to monitor the impact and reach of communication efforts, utilizing key performance indicators to assess the success of various campaigns and initiatives.
  • Prepare regular reports on the effectiveness of communication strategies and make data-driven recommendations for improvements.

VI – Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Work closely with the Capacity Development Team, subject matter experts, and other relevant sections within UNV to ensure alignment and coherence in communication approaches.
  • Engage with stakeholders, partners, and the UNV volunteer community to gather feedback and input, fostering a collaborative and inclusive approach to communication.
Job Opening: Capacity Development Intern - Communication (Home-Based)
Job Opening: Capacity Development Intern – Communication (Home-Based)


Core Competencies:

  1. Communication Skills:
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex information clearly and effectively to diverse audiences.
  2. Organizational Skills:
    • Outstanding organizational skills, ensuring tasks are prioritized, deadlines are met, and projects are executed efficiently.
  3. Collaboration and Teamwork:
    • Works collaboratively with colleagues, fostering a team-oriented environment to achieve shared organizational goals and objectives.
  4. Problem-Solving:
    • Excellent problem-solving skills, demonstrating the ability to analyze situations, identify challenges, and implement effective solutions.

Desired Competencies: 5. IT Skills:

  • Proficiency in office software packages such as Microsoft Office suite (PPT, Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, Forms, SharePoint).
  1. Design Software Proficiency:
    • Knowledge and proficiency in design software, including Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  2. Digital Media Literacy:
    • Solid knowledge in social media and other forms of digital media, staying informed about trends and best practices.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience in creating and disseminating communication materials, managing social media accounts, or supporting communication campaigns.
  • Any experience with graphic design and multimedia content creation, using design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, or InDesign.
  • Experience in organizing events, workshops, or webinars.
  • Writing for various platforms, such as blogs, newsletters, or articles.
  • Engaging with audiences, creating content calendars, and monitoring social media analytics.

Learning Opportunities

  • General understanding of the work and mission of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.
  • Learn about communication strategies, learning management, and people’s capacity development in a UN organization.
  • Contribute to the management and delivery of global learning initiatives for United Nations Volunteers.
  • Experience working in an international organization and in a multicultural environment.


  • Degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, International Relations, International Development, or another related field.

Application Requirements

  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher).
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent).
  • Have recently graduated with a university degree and must start the internship within one year of graduation.
  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.


  • Proficiency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the other five official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is very desirable.


  • Interns will receive a monthly stipend in accordance with the provisions of the UNDP Internship policy.
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness.
  • All expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring government, or institutions.
  • The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment within the UN System.

Selection Process

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Shortlisted candidates must submit an official letter from their University confirming enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme.

Keywords: Capacity Development, Communication, UNV, Learning Programs, Digital Media, Content Development, Outreach, Information Dissemination, eCampus, Analytics, Reporting, Stakeholder Engagement, Bonn, Germany, Internship.


Job Opening: Capacity Development Intern - Communication (Home-Based)
Job Opening: Capacity Development Intern – Communication (Home-Based)



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