Background Information - Job-specific
The internship will include working for both 3MDG and LIFT.
In partnership with the Government of Myanmar and other partners, the 3MDG Fund strengthens the
national health system at all levels, extending access for poor and vulnerable populations to quality
health services. The 3MDG Fund has a significant, timely and nationwide impact improving maternal,
newborn and child health, combating HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and health system
strengthening to deliver sustainable, effecient and responsive healthcare across Myanmar. The Fund
provides substantial resources aligned with the Ministry of Health’s priorities and initiatives in support
of these goals.
LIFT’s goal is to sustainably reduce the number of people in Myanmar living in poverty and hunger, and
to ensure that Myanmar’s rural transformation is inclusive. LIFT works through implementing partners
to achieve the following outcomes: increased incomes of rural households; increased resilience of poor
rural households and communities to setbacks and change; improved nutrition of women, men and
children, and improved policies and effective public expenditure for pro-poor rural development. LIFT
works closely with the Government of Myanmar to promote pro-poor policies.
The intern will work in the communications unit of UNOPS, with tasks from UNOPS, the Three
Millennium Development Goal Fund and the Lift Fund. They will work under the overall supervision of
UNOPS Partnerships Advisor, and will assist in the designing of various internal/external materials (i.e.
reports, posters, icons, etc.) for print and web. They will also work on video projects, including shooting
and editing. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a test to assess their creative capacity.
Note: All candidates are asked to include a portfolio with their application.
The intern is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and
procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
1. Functional Responsibilities
The Partnerships Assistant (Intern) shall be responsible for performing the following duties:
- Designing and laying out materials in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Word and PowerPoint
- Producing clear, concise and vivid materials that convey key messages to target audiences, including materials for events, social media and website
- Creating short videos which convey key messages to target audiences
- Image management, including research and organization of the Lift and 3MDG photo library
- To perform certain administrative tasks such as mailing materials produced by the
- Communications Unit of Lift and 3MDG
- Reporting to and performing other duties as required by the supervisor
2. Training components and participation in missions
- UNOPS highly values interns’ contributions and realizes the importance of learning during an internship. UNOPS thus provides a wealth of opportunities for on-the-job training, studying project-related documents, data analysis and preparation of reports and statistics. UNOPS encourages the intern to raise specific wishes regarding learning opportunities before and during the internship.
- The intern will be required to take Basic and Advanced Security in the Field courses before arrival and the Department of Safety and Security briefing immediately after arrival. S/he will take the online UN and UNOPS induction courses on arrival. The intern will participate in the UNOPS Myanmar Induction Training that comprehensively covers all aspects of UNOPS work in Myanmar. S/he will have access to a large offering of online training on the comprehensive UNOPS intranet and opportunities to communicate with UNOPS HQ, Regional Office, and other country offices.
3. Terms and Conditions
UNOPS Myanmar will provide the intern with the following:
- Workspace in a shared office including computer, stationery, land line telephone
- Use of common office facilities, as for all UNOPS staff
- A monthly stipend from UNOPS, if they do not receive funds from other institutions. Further,
- UNOPS may provide a one time travel lump sum of USD 500 if the intern is not receiving travel funding from other institutions. However, interns must make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel, insurance coverage.
- Assistance with application for work visa
Enrolment in a University Degree Programme in Graphic Design, Illustration, Visual Communication
studies or a related field. Applicants who have graduated from such studies within the past three years
will also be considered eligible for the position.
- Good knowledge of Adobe CC suite DTP software i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign is required
- Strong Microsoft Office Suite skill, i.e. MS PowerPoint, MS Publisher, MS Word and Excel is required
- Good knowledge of video editing software (premiere pro or final cut) and experience in video editing projects is required
- General interest in photography and basic photography skill is required
- A portfolio of relevant work would be an asset.
- Knowledge of a CMS system for web editing is desirable.
- Basic understanding of Front-end UI user interface and human-computer interaction from a design perspective would be an asset.
Fluency in oral and written English is required.
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Internship
Contract level: Other
Contract duration: 6 months
Interns are responsible for arranging their own travel. They will receive support to secure their
necessary visas. This internship is not designed to lead to a position with UNOPS. Therefore, there
should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.
Interns may be eligible for a monthly stipend of 650 USD per month from UNOPS provided that they do not receive funds from other institutions. Further, UNOPS may provide a one time travel lump sum of 500 USD. However, they must make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel, and other
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- Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
- Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
- Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notiꇨed.
- Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
- The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and
- procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
About the Organization
UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner. Working in more than 80 countries, UNOPS supports partners in the implementation of approximately 1,000 projects, which range from managing the construction of roads in South Sudan to building shelters in Haiti to procuring educational computers in Argentina.UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects it supports.
Working with UNOPS
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We’re looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in many disciplines, from project management, to procurement, infrastructure, finance and human resources. The work we do is fulfilling and offers opportunities for professional and personal development.
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With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce as a means of better understanding and addressing the needs of our partners, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage the recruitment of qualified female candidates. Moreover, the vast majority of our personnel are nationals, working in their own country and developing local capacity.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options, such as flexi-time, compressed work schedules and telecommuting. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types across the globe.