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Communications Intern

 

Grade: Internship 

Publication date: 6 December 2018
Application deadline (midnight Bangkok time): 19 December 2018

Vacancy no.: INTERN/BANGKOK/2018/01 

 

Job ID: 838 

Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific 
Organization Unit: RO-Asia and the Pacific 
Location: Bangkok 
Duration of contract: 3 to 6 months (starting on the 1st or the 15th of a given month)


 

ILO Internship Programme provides an opportunity for talented individuals to:

(a) increase understanding of relevant issues at the international level by involving them directly in the work of the Office and the application of ILO principles, programmes and strategies;

(b) gain practical experience with the ILO directly related to their field of study.

The internship programme is not intended to lead to a career in the ILO. There should be no expectation of further employment at the end of the internship.

 

 

It is highly recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid last minute technical issues or delays. Late applications will not be considered.

 

The ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, particularly those with disabilities and from non - or under - represented member States. If needed, reasonable accommodation will be provided in the recruitment phase as well as during the internship to promote equality of opportunities.

 

IMPORTANT:
Please only apply for an internship if you fulfil the following two criteria:

(1) You have no close relative serving in the ILO.

(2) This is your first internship with the ILO (only one internship is permitted).

 

Background

Women are increasingly migrating for work within the ASEAN region, and today close to half of all migrant workers in the region are women. While women migrant workers are disproportionately represented in the domestic work and care sectors, women migrant workers are also found in large numbers in other sectors in ASEAN countries, including construction, agriculture, manufacturing, services and entertainment. However, women have fewer options than men for regular migration, and are often channeled into lower paid informal sector work with few if any labour protections. Due to gender inequalities and discrimination, women are particularly vulnerable to violence and trafficking, and services for survivors of violence often do not meet their needs.

 

Recognizing these challenges, the European Union is funding a new project, “Safe & Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region” (2018-2022) as part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls. Safe & Fair will be implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

 

Safe & Fair delivers technical assistance and support with the overall objective of making labour migration safe and fair for all women in the ASEAN region. Safe & Fair engages with ASEAN Member States’ government authorities; ASEAN institutions; workers’ organizations; employers and recruitment agencies; civil society organizations; community-based organizations; families and communities; research institutions and academia, media networks, youth, and the general public and supports comprehensive country programme active in eight countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam).

 

Safe & Fair works in close cooperation with governments and social partners to achieve three inter-linking specific objectives: (1) Women migrant workers are better protected by gender-sensitive labour migration governance frameworks; (2) Women migrant workers are less vulnerable to violence and trafficking and benefit from coordinated responsive quality services; and (3) Data, knowledge and attitudes on the rights and contributions of women migrant workers are improved. The programme strategy mainstreams three cross-cutting topics: women’s voice and agency; rights-based approach; and broad engagement of stakeholders.

Task

Working under the supervision of the Chief Technical Officer and the Communications Officer, the Intern will provide support to communications strategy for the Safe & Fair project. Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  1. Providing support to drafting  press releases
  2. Support to social media coverage of SAF events and meetings including tweeting , doing photoshop social media cards or edit short videos/ familiar with social media apps
  3. Support to design, write text, preparation of communication materials
  4. Support to extracting analysis from research and preparing simple factsheets
  5. Support to trainings on communications to staff and partners
  6. Preparing presentations and briefs in English;
  7. Other activities as identified by the Chief Technical Officer or Communications officer

Education

Candidates must be enrolled in the final year of a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme or equivalent), or in a higher degree programme, in a relevant technical field including mass communications, media relations, journalism, international relations, gender studies, international development or other relevant disciplines, or have completed such programme in the year preceding the application.

Experience

Any experience of working in labour migration, trafficking, violence against women or another related field. Knowledge and experience of working with ILO and/or UN Women constituents and in the ASEAN region is an asset.

Languages

Excellent command of English.

Competencies

  • Working knowledge of relevant computer software including Microsoft Word, Multimedia, Design, Video, Excel and would add experience in handling social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter) and related applications
  • Commitment to women’s empowerment and human rights.
  • Familiarity with human rights frameworks
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Strong Writing skills in English
  • Ability to carry out assignments in accordance with instructions and guidelines.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work quickly to meet deadlines.

Payment

Where an intern is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation or scholarship programme, a stipend intended to help cover basic subsistence costs will be paid. In Bangkok the stipend is set at USD 550 per month.


 

How to apply:

 

1. Search for an internship profile via the page on ILO Jobs (https://jobs.ilo.org)

2. Select the internship profile you would like to apply for, and create a profile on ILO Jobs 

3. Complete your candidate profile and apply to the internship profile

4. Be sure to attach a cover letter in the last section of the application, as applications without a cover letter will not be considered and you cannot attach a cover letter after the deadline. 

 

Selection process:

 

 You will be directly contacted should an internship opportunity match your profile. If you have not been contacted within six months after your application, you can consider that you have not been selected for this internship.

 

If shortlisted, you may be contacted for a written test and/or interview. The ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

 

Stipend:

 

As an intern in the field, you will receive a monthly stipend from the ILO based on the cost of living in the area of the duty station, unless you receive funding through another institution (for example your university or a foundation). If you receive partial funding, ILO will cover the difference to ensure you receive the appropriate stipend per month. Your travel to the duty station will be at your own expense.

 

Insurance:

 

Please note that the ILO does not take responsibility for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship. You will be responsible for your own insurance coverage for illness and accidents for the duration of the internship at the duty station.

 

Fraud warning:

 

The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account - @ilo.org - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

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