Communication for Development Intern – Bangkok

Application Deadline: 12 May 2013
  • Anywhere

Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the IGPR and Knowledge Management Teams of UNDP APRC, the intern will deliver the following services:
Management and development of key contents for the inclusivedevelopmentasiapacific.netweb portal and the IGPR page of the UNDP APRC corporate website
  • Design the structure of the contents, conceptualize and draft the key contents on the following pages of the web portal focusing on thematic sub-pages, including poverty and hunger, social protection and gender and macroeconomics, inclusive growth and globalization, green growth
  • Write, edit, and oversee the preparation of a diverse range of internet-based products to promote UNDP’s vision and effectiveness on the web, including the project fact sheets, case studies, project updates
  • Ensure content is up-to-date and presented in an accurate, and user-friendly manner that demonstrates the effectiveness of UNDP to key partners, donors, institutions, media and the general public
  • Under the direction of UNDP, carry out web portal maintenance, adding as necessary, links, pages, text, video and audio files, photos and new sections based on the raw materials provided by the IGPR Team
  • Produce copy and edit content and information for the portal, which will both inform and attract website visitors
  • Identify the social media strategy and incorporate social media tools and options into the web portal to promote the contents and attract visitors
Knowledge products
  • Support IGPR team on knowledge products, including facilitating the publications through the APRC Knowledge Product Review and putting together the knowledge product report that includes the number of products produced, tracking the download and usage, and dissemination and advocacy results.



Core competencies
  • Demonstrate commitment to the UN’s core values; respects individual, gender and cultural differences in dealing with others
  • Treat all people fairly without favoritism.
Functional Competencies:
  • Effective communications skills and computer skills;
  • Produce quality outputs in a timely manner when assigned a given task;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Ability to remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Provide support to others who request advice or help.


Required Skills and Experience


  • Current enrolment in a masters or equivalent degree in development communications, new media, journalisms, international development or related field
  • Relevant experience in website maintenance and content management would be an advantage
  • Demonstrable skills in analytical thinking, communication, and research
  • Experience of producing publications for mass audiences
  • Experience of non-for-profit organizations would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of managing corporate communications (internal/external)
  • Excellent web content writing and editing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required
  • Excellent interactive and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Note that candidates that have graduated are not eligible for internship.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English

Interns’ Expenses:

  • Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP.  All costs connected with an intern’s participation in the Programme must be borne by: the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel (including to and from the office), visas, accommodation, etc.
Subsequent Employment:
  • The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.

Application Deadline: 12 May 2013

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Frequently Asked Questions


What security measures does UNDP offer?

UNDP is part of the UN Field Security System. Staff recruited for the advertised positions will be fully covered by this program. Details on the various aspect of security will be provided upon appointment.

With whom will I be working?

The job description, under “Duties and Responsibilities ” describes the organizational framework in which you will be working.

Will there be much travel associated with the job?

Most of the positions outside New York will require extensive travel to other countries in the sub-region. The New York-based positions generally involve less travel.

Who will pay for my relocation costs?

UNDP provides a one-time lump sum payment of $12,000, with an extra component of $3000 for one recognized dependant and $6000 for two or more dependents to cover relocation expenses to and from the assignment location.

Communication for Development Intern – Bangkok

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