National Digital Communication Internship, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Organization: Unicef

Country: Kyrgyzstan

City: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Office: UNICEF Kyrgyzstan

Closing date: Friday, 5 February 2021

National Digital Communication Internship (Kyrgyzstan nationals only)

Job no: 537470

Position type: Internship

Location: Kyrgyzstan Division/Equivalent: CEE/CIS

School/Unit: Republic of Kyrgyzstan

Department/Office: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Republic

Categories: Communication / External Relations, Internship

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

How can you make a difference?

Globally, UNICEF invests in digital communication to promote children’s rights and the results of organization’s work for families and children. Since 1994, UNICEF’s Office in the Kyrgyz Republic has been working together with civil society organizations to assist the Government to fulfil its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child and to empower children to fully claim and enjoy their rights.

The UNICEF communication goal in Kyrgyzstan is to contribute to the realization of all the rights of all children living in the country, especially the most disadvantaged. UNICEF in Kyrgyzstan has a website and is present in the following social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Scope of work and key tasks

The work will be delivered in accordance with the monthly social media plans developed by the Communication Officer.

Task 1: ð¡reate draft content for social media (general messaging, quotes, photos, snapshots from the published stories etc.) and visualize via free tools such as Canva and apps. Adapt multimedia assets from DOC for local audiences. Maintain a social media calendar of content themes and all upcoming coverage schedules according to the calendar. Deliverables: Monthly social media plans implementation: stories, videos, images, infographics, photos.

Task 2: Publish cleared content to social media accounts (publishing on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter) on a daily basis. Deliverables: Daily web and social media content. Timeframe: Daily.

Task 3: Support two-way communication with an audience via answering on direct messages and comments. Deliverables: Answered requests and comments. Timeframe: Daily. Task 4: Logistics support in events. Deliverables: Supported activities. Timeframe: When required.

Task 5: Goal to be arranged with the intern once she/he is in the office. Deliverable: To be decided with the intern. Timeframe: Throughout the internship.

Reporting and supervision

The intern will report to the Communication Officer and work closely with other members of the communication team.

Duty station and official travel involved

Online with regular visits to UNICEF Office in Bishkek

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will meet the following eligibility requirements:

Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. degree programme in communication, marketing, media, law, literature, public relations, development studies, international development, or any other relevant university degree or have graduated within the past two years (proof of enrollment and university transcript will be also considered). Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Additional consideration will be given for any past experience in using social media and other digital platforms (portfolio if available, links to pages etc)

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Fluency in English, Russian and Kyrgyz is required, including good writing skills (please, submit a sample of writing)

Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office; and

Have no other relatives in the line of authority that the intern will report to.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

The selected candidate must provide proof of medical insurance in the Kyrgyz Republic, take mandatory trainings and follow the UNICEF procedures required.

Advertised: Jan 25 2021 Central Asia Standard Time Application close: Feb 05 2021 Central Asia Standard Time