August 27, 2012

OPPORTUNITIES: Internship in digital marketing and website content management (UNICEF SKOPJE)

Internship in digital marketing and website content management

BACKGROUND:  Internships in the UNICEF country office in Skopje offer a small group of outstanding university students the opportunity to acquire experience working in an international development environment. The programme provides the opportunity to contribute to the UNICEF mandate and the country’s development efforts.  Furthermore, it provides individuals the opportunity to gain an understanding of UNICEF’s development policies, thematic priorities, and technical cooperation activities with practical experience in an international work environment.
Recognising that interns can be a significant asset to the organization - since they can potentially offer excellent academic credentials including the most recent thinking and research tools in their area of study - the UNICEF country office in Skopje is offering internships within the Communication Sector.
More specifically, this internship will provide qualifying candidates the opportunity to further develop their skills and gain practical work experience in implementing internet communication outreach activities. 

• Research, develop and implement digital initiatives to increase traffic and engagement on the UNICEF website ( and other UNICEF supported websites ( and  
• Research, develop and implement systems to monitor online activities. 
• Following the corporate UNICEF requirements and using content management systems, the intern will be trained and gain experience in carrying out on-time technical update of web-sites, as guided by relevant UNICEF staff. 
• Assists in the organization of other related activities within the Communication Sector, as needed.

WHAT TO EXPECT:  Supervision in development and technical practices: 
• Enhanced or marketable job skills in the development field and specific technical field.
• Be part of a world knowledge network of development and technical practitioners.
• Letter of reference to certify internship. 
• Additional training in specific content management systems as required.
The internship is not intended to lead to further employment within the UN system, but to complement the intern’s studies or provide additional job experience. The internship will provide certain reasonable work accommodations to successful applicants, adjusted according to individual needs and in the context with the resources of the programme.

The following minimum qualifications are required:
• Be a current undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate student in a field related to information technology; digital marketing; communications or relevant field.
• Be proficient in English and Macedonian.  
• Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
• Computer literacy in standard office software applications.
• Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNICEF in particular, and a personal commitment to child rights and to the ideals of UN Charter.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and to be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

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