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INTERN - Graphic Designer
Responsibilities The UN Resident Coordinator Office in Kuwait is seeking a passionate young person who is an innovative doer and thinker and interested in making a difference for a better world.Within delegated authority, the Graphic Design intern may be responsible for the following duties:•Designs layout for the United Nations Country Team social media channels.•Helps to develop creative strategy.•Creates graphically engaging presentations and materials to promote awareness on Sustainable Development Goals and the Kuwait-United Nations Strategic Partnership Framework communication.•Presents visual concepts and ideas in a compelling and attractive manner.•Participates in organizing and setting up for special events organized by the communication group including the UN Talks as necessary.•Assists with data visualization through graphs and maps for promoting the work of Strategic Partnership Outcome Result Groups.•Designs posters for outreach activities.•Edits images and videos for outreach activities.•Takes on other special projects as assigned.On completion of the internship, the successful candidate will have gained:•An excellent understanding of the United Nations System, its structure and its ongoing efforts for Sustainable Development advancement in Kuwait and the Strategic partnership for Agenda 2030 and New Kuwait;•Valuable experience in United Nations standards for visualisation, designs and promotion materials;•Design and writing skills for public information and communications in an international context;•Extensive exposure to managers and staff members of the UN Resident Coordinator Office and the UN System. Competencies Communication - Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;-listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.Teamwork - Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.Creativity - Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches. Education To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:1. Applicants must:(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);(b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or(c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.2. Applicants must:(a) be computer literate in standard software applications.(b) have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter; and(c) have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views. Work Experience No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship. Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this position fluency in English and Arabic is required.Note: “Fluency” equals a rating of ‘fluent’ in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and “Knowledge of” equals a rating of ‘confident’ in two of the four areas. Assessment Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration. Special Notice A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.In the Cover Note, the applicant must include:• Title of degree h/she is currently pursuing• Graduation Date (when h/she will be graduating from the programme)• A list of the IT skills and programmes that h/she is proficient in• H/She must explain why you h/she is the best candidate for this role• H/She must explain his/her interest in the United NationsInterns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions.