Partnerships and Communications Interns

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UNOPS is seeking Partnerships and Communications Interns.

The Partnerships and Communications intern will work in the sub-regional office based in Dakar (SMCO) and will report to the Partnerships Specialist. The sub-regional office covers francophone and lusophone West Africa and the Maghreb countries. He / She will support the Partnerships Unit by conducting research on donors and market trends, supporting the implementation of the Communications Plan in order to increase the visibility of UNOPS in the sub-region by communicating on our results and activities, and by providing administrative support to the development and finalization of project documents, including but not limited to project descriptions, budgets, legal accords, gender action plans and risk registers.

Internship description

External Communication 

  • Support the update of the Hub Communication Plan based on the organizational Communication Strategy and the Partnerships outreach strategy
  • Support the preparation of external communication materials customized for target key audiences such as donors, UN agencies, governments, foundations, NGOs, civil society and private sector for e ective outreach among existing and potential partners
  • Develop contents, presentations, correspondence, briefings, talking points and all other external communication material including content for social media
  • Support ensuring that the achievements of the Hub’s outstanding projects are properly captured in the right communication formats for external outreach purpose
  • Support Partner Surveys and resulting action plans

Knowledge Management 

  • Ensure that organizational systems are updated and populated frequently including the internal Partnerships Unit Google Drive
  • When needed, provide regular reports on business acquisition pipeline to the Partnerships Specialist
  • When needed, take minutes at internal and/or external meetings, providing action points for follow-up
  • Liaise with the Communications and Partnerships colleagues in Headquarters as well as project communication focal points as necessary

Business intelligence 

  • Conduct analysis and mapping of donor priorities, areas of focus and geographical priorities as well as national country strategies
  • Prepare business/market analysis reports for major donors and countries in the region to support the development of new engagements opportunities
  • Research events, publications and announcements, to track and screen opportunities for possible UNOPS interventions and identify trends that will drive partnership opportunities

Partnerships and Project development 

  • Support the Hub’s efforts in liaising with potential donors, funding partners, agencies and institutions
  • Participate in meetings with potential partners and ensure their systematic and timely follow-up
  • Support in the development of project-related documents including project descriptions, budgets, legal accords, risk registers and gender action plans
  • Liaise with AFR Regional Office and Headquarters as needed to assure clearances are obtained in order to finalize engagements and move to implementation of projects
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Internship requirements

Education

To be eligible the applicants must be pursuing a university degree such as a Bachelors, Masters or a PhD in Political Science, International Relations, Development Studies, Project Management, Communications, Business Administration, Marketing or other relevant areas or be a recent graduate from such studies (within the last 3 years)

Language

  • Fluency in French and English (written and spoken) is required
  • Knowledge of Portuguese and Arabic is an asset

Computer Literacy 

  • Knowledge of G Suite is an asset but not required

Experience

While no prior work experience is required the following experience is highly desirable some professional experience is desirable either in the private or public sector, in areas such as:

  • Management
  • Research
  • Project Management
  • Proposal and project development
  • Data analysis
  • Marketing
  • Consulting
  • Partnership Development
  • Resource Mobilization

Application deadline:  29-Oct-2020

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