UNON Job Vacancy : Intern – Pamcit Communications in Kenya July 2017


UNON Career Vacancy : Intern – Pamcit Communications


UNON Job Vacancy : – Pamcit Communications

  • Company: UNON
  • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: NGO Jobs in Kenya

Posting Title: INTERN – PAMCIT Communications, I (Temporary Job Opening)


Department/ Office: United Nations Office at Nairobi

Duty Station: NAIROBI

Posting Period: 30 June 2017-14 July 2017

Job Opening number: 17-ADM-UNON-81688-J-NAIROBI (O)

Staffing Exercise ID: N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Special Notice

Your application for this internship must include: 1. A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.

2.Proof of enrollment (click on link to access and attach to your application:,

  • List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.

3. A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).

Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Organizational Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support programme implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing Administrative, conference, Security and information services (

The UNON PAMCIT Communications Intern internship is for 3 months with a possibility for extension depending on the needs of the Organization.

The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.


Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.

Under the direct supervision of the Coordination Officer of Pan African Masters Consortium in Interpretation and Translation (PAMCIT), the intern will:

  • Write web site content – web pages, news, features.
  • Write social media content – blog posts, LinkedIn posts, Facebook posts, tweets, comments, responses to comments.
  • Take photos and create visuals for online and offline use.
  • Record video clips.
  • Look for stories, photos and videos to turn into online and offline content.
  • Work closely with PAMCIT network (Secretariat, graduates, students, universities, partners, etc.) to gather content – news, blogs, events, photos, videos, and links.
  • Review, edit, query/clarify, proof-read, correct and follow up on content submitted.
  • Review, log, caption and file photos and videos.
  • Ensure translation of all content into PAMCIT languages.
  • Publish content on PAMCIT web site and social media channels regularly.
  • Keep web site and social media channels active, lively and up to date with text, images, video and links.
  • Ensure content, style and tone are appropriate for each channel and audience group.
  • Work closely with PAMCIT network to respect submission and publishing deadlines.
  • Ensure all photos and video content is appropriately credited.
  • Monitor all PAMCIT channels daily and flag/transfer/respond to any messages with guidance/approval from the Secretariat.
  • Build online communities.
  • LinkedIn – connections, groups to subscribe to, conversations to join, respond to messages.
  • Facebook – build likes, people/pages to friend/like, groups to join, monitor comments and reactions, and respond to messages.
  • Twitter – build followers, people/lists/hashtags to follow, create lists, monitor comments and reactions, and respond to messages.
  • Keep PAMCIT network informed/up-to-date on any news and updates.
  • Develop, share and keep up-to-date a PAMCIT contacts database with appropriate categories of contacts

Develop, share and keep up-to-date a calendar and map of key events and notable dates.

  • Develop, share and keep up-to-date a list of important journals, publications and other resources.
  • Log, store, share and keep up-to-date communication tools, guidance and other resources in all PAMCIT languages.
  • Other related duties in the PAMCIT Secretariat.


Core Competencies: Communication:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
  • Teamwork:
    • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
    • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
    • Places team agenda before personal agenda
    • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
    • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings
  • Client Orientation:
    • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be ‘clients ‘ and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view
    • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
    • Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
    • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
    • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
    • Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client


    Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);

    b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);

    c. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

    Be computer literate in standard software applications.

    Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;

    Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

    Preferred area of study: A first-level degree in Communications from a university or institution of equivalent status

    Work Experience

    Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.


    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in oral and written English and French is required. Knowledge of another UN Language is desirable.


    Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and Application online : Click Here