Reporting/Communications Intern
Pakistan, Peshāwar
2d ago


  • Reporting / Communications Intern
  • Reporting / Communications Intern

    Organization : UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services

    Grade : Internship, Internship

    Occupational Groups :

    Communication and Public Information

    Documentation and Information Management

    Closing Date : 2019-09-17

    Background Information Pakistan


    UNOPS has been supporting projects in Pakistan for more than 15 years and in 2010 opened a new office in Islamabad to support the post-

    flood relief and recovery effort.

    UNOPS in Pakistan implements projects in the following thematic areas :

  • Early recovery and reconstruction of community infrastructure
  • Project management and related monitoring and verification
  • Community Development
  • Gender Justice and Women’s Empowerment
  • Procurement
  • Supported strategically by a regional operational hub and UNOPS headquarters in Copenhagen and within the overarching framework of the ONE UN Programme, UNOPS Pakistan continues to deliver projects across the country under its core delivery practices of sustainable infrastructure, sustainable procurement, and sustainable project management.

    In June 2016, UNOPS identified the lack of electricity in the primary schools’ infrastructures of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province in Pakistan as a major hindrance to the children’s quality schooling, and approached the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Department (ESED), which confirmed that responding to this issue was one of their priorities.

    ESED furthermore pointed out the seven southern districts of the province as being the most underserved. UNOPS conducted a feasibility study and secured funding from the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), who in turn approached the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and arranged a joint funding for the supply and installation of solar PV plants in approximately 1250 primary schools spread across the southern districts of KP province.

    The Solar Schools project started on 13th February 2018 and shall be completed by the 31st January 2020.

    Functional Responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of Project Manager, the Reporting / Communications intern will be responsible for reporting tasks, communication and social media management.

    S / He will support Project Manager for project’s planned activities and donor reporting. S / He will also participate in business development and other project management activities.

    In addition, s / he will develop content, presentations, briefings, speaking points and other required material.

    The Reporting / Communications Intern will perform the following functions :

  • Support Project manager for project planned activities, donor compliance and reporting;
  • Develop content, presentations, briefings, speaking points and other material as required;
  • Support the preparation of external communication materials customized for target key audiences such as donors, UN agencies, governments and other stakeholders and manage social media communication;
  • Develop written content, including blogs, articles, stories and press releases;
  • Participate in business development and other project management activities;
  • Assist in the elaboration and maintenance of project documents;
  • Assist in compiling and reviewing relevant project information;
  • Regularly update, in coordination with the project manager, project monitoring and reporting tools such as the matrix of risks, the logical frame, the action points tracker, etc.
  • Produce tables, graphs, images, maps, etc. with the highest graphical standards to illustrate those documents;
  • Conduct secondary research in different fields, acquire knowledge independently if unfamiliar with the subject, organize, synthesize and check findings to ensure accuracy.
  • Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Completion of the tasks in a timely manner.
  • Submission of the required reports and assignments with high accuracy.
  • Competencies

    Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms.

    Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion. Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit.

    Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only : Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

    Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

    Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and / or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas.

    Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

    Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements.

    Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

    Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks.

    Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others.

    Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

    Education / Experience / Language requirements


    Interns should be enrolled in a university degree programme in such as Bachelor, Masters or Ph.D. (or the equivalent), or have graduated from such studies within three years prior to the application date of the internship.

    A degree in management, communication, political or social sciences, literature, or other relevant discipline is highly desirable.

    Work Experience

  • Experience working in project support and / or communication will be given preference.
  • Superior analytical skills;
  • Superior writing skills (including structure, conciseness, style, syntax, grammar, spelling and formatting);
  • Social Media Management (SMM) Skills : Familiarity with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram);
  • ICT Awareness : Expert knowledge of Microsoft tools is an asset. Knowledge of InDesign and / or Photoshop is an advantage.
  • Languages

  • Excellent knowledge of both written and oral English is essential;
  • Fluency in Urdu and Pashtu is desirable.
  • Contract type, level and duration

    Contract type : Internship

    Contract level : Intern

    Contract duration : 5 months initially; renewal subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance

    For more details about the Intern modality, please follow this link :

    Additional Considerations

  • 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 notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • 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. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types

  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • 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.
  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits / interns. Recruitment / internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

    Background Information UNOPS

    UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

    Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

    UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

    Working with us

    UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-

    focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


    With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures.

    We promote a balanced, diverse workforce a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

    Work life harmonization

    UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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