Internship - Communications, Advocacy & Marketing WFP Global Office, Berlin, Germany

Organization: WFP - World Food Programme

Country: Germany

City: Berlin

Office: WFP Berlin, Germany

Closing date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Internship - Communications, Advocacy & Marketing

WFP Global Office Berlin, Germany

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We are currently seeking to fill a 7-months internship position in the Government Partnerships unit of the WFP Global Office Germany. The position will be based in Berlin/ Germany.

The Government Partnerships unit of the Global Office in Berlin supports organization-wide efforts to meet the resource needs at corporate and country levels through active engagement with the government and public sector institutions in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein; enables accurate contribution forecasting and efficient contribution registration and develops and expands resource partnerships in this context in collaboration with other WFP stakeholders at all levels.

The Communications, Advocacy and Marketing (CAM) team of the Global Office in Berlin is responsible for the strategic positioning of WFP in the public sphere, in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. Apart from (social) media relations with top-tier outlets and high-profile supporters, CAM activities include supporting advocacy towards parliament and other key counterparts to advance policy that helps paving the way to zero hunger.

General Information

Title of Post: Internship - Communications, Advocacy & Marketing

Supervisor: Communications Officer, BER

Unit: WFP Global Office Germany

Country: Germany

Duty Station: Berlin

Duration of internship: 3 months with possibility of extension

Expected Start Date: 20 June 2022

Duties and responsibilities

Conduct daily press and media monitoring and share a summary with HQ.

Stay abreast of new developments relating to WFP’s field of work.

Keep track of interviews done by the Director and the spokesperson.

Maintain a contact list of journalists and media outlets.

Support the translation of news releases for the distribution to media.

Preparing weekly and monthly highlights on political developments in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein relevant for the work of WFP.

Support compiling talking points for media engagements and events.

Support the management of the German-language social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

Support the development of new outreach strategies on social media.

Implement global WFP social media campaigns and adjust content for the German-speaking market.

Work with influencers in the German-speaking market to promote WFP campaigns.

Keep the website up to date.

Performing other related duties as required.

Qualifications and experience

Currently enrolled or recently graduated (less than 12 months ago) from a University degree preferably in political, social, or related studies

Completed at least two years of undergraduate study

Attended courses in the last 12 months (transcripts of records or diploma required)

Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in German and English are required. Second UN language would be an asset

Required soft skills/WFP Competencies:

Strong teamwork skills

Working Languages

Working knowledge of English and German (proficiency/level C) is required.

Supervision (Level/Methods of Supervision)

Under the direct supervision of a Communications Partnerships Officer, the incumbent will be provided with close mentoring, guidance and technical supervision. Performance planning and reviews as well as learning and development discussions will be an elemental part of the supervision. With the support of a comprehensive induction package and assignment of a buddy/mentor, the intern will rapidly become a productive fully integrated member of the Government Partnerships team in Berlin.

Training components

Throughout their assignment WFP interns have access to an industry leading learning platform, weLearn. Depending on opportunities and availability of funds, he/she may participate in WFP workshops or seminars, as appropriate.

Learning Elements

At the end of the assignment, the Intern should:

Have developed an understanding of WFP’s mandate and work

Be comfortable posting creative content on WFP’s social channels

Have developed an understanding of BER’s outreach via the different communication channels

Be familiar with the key advocacy asks of WFP in the current political environment

Information on the Country of Assignment

Living conditions in Berlin, Germany

(Living conditions, security, health, etc)

The security situation in Germany remains in line with other European Countries. There are no specific threats against the UN in Germany.

VA Reference no: 163301

Closing Date: 25 May 2022

Terms and Conditions:

Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the maximum amount of US$1000 per month depending on the duty station of assignment.

WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.

WFP will reimburse travel ticket for candidates who are nationals of developing countries and are pursuing their studies in their home country.

WFP will recognize candidates‘ educational credentials from recognised institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education.

Candidates who bear any of the following relations to WFP staff members are not eligible to apply: sons, daughters, brothers or sisters.

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply. WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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