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Paid Multimedia Design Internship at the World Food Programme ,African Risk Capacity Group (US$1000 per month -6 months contract): Apply!!

The Multimedia Design Intern will enhance the African Risk Capacity Group’s communication efforts by producing high-quality visual and video content, engaging in desktop publishing, and managing digital communications to effectively reach and engage our audiences.

The Application deadline is Friday,16 February 2024

ABOUT (WFP) WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas. We manage an operating budget of approximately $5.9 billion each year, distributing 12.6 billion rations to those most in need. We reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries each year. The World Food Programme office in Johannesburg is a Regional Office coordinating and supporting the delivery of humanitarian assistance to 11 Southern Africa countries including, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Malawi, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The African Risk Capacity (ARC) is a specialised agency of the African Union established to help African governments improve their capacities to better plan, prepare, and respond to extreme weather events and natural disasters. By using modern finance mechanisms such as risk pooling and risk transfer, ARC enables countries to strengthen their disaster risk management systems and access rapid and predictable funding when a disaster strikes.

ARC offers an African solution to one of the continent’s most pressing challenges: the risk of natural disasters, especially those exacerbated by climate change, that can undermine sustainable development. It combines an insurance pool with an early warning system and contingency planning to provide African nations with the tools they need to respond quickly to natural disasters.

ACCOUNTABILITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive):

1. Graphic Design & Desktop Publishing:

  • Design and layout of reports, policy briefs, brochures, and other publications;
  • Create compelling infographics and visuals that convey complex information in an accessible manner;
  • Maintain and enforce brand guidelines across all materials;

2. Digital Communication:

  • Develop content for and manage our digital platforms, including websites and social media channels;
  • Engage with our online community and respond to comments and messages in a timely and professional manner;
  • Monitor digital trends and suggest innovative ideas to increase digital engagement;
  • Provide support in managing online content, including updating website information and posting timely content on social media platforms.

3. Video Production:

  • Plan, shoot, and edit video content that tells the story of our impact and mission;
  • Coordinate with team members to script and storyboard video projects;
  • Manage the post-production process, including editing, adding music, and ensuring consistent branding.

4. Administrative & Support Functions:

  • Participate in content planning and strategy sessions;
  • Assist in managing the content calendar and ensuring deadlines are met;
  • Provide administrative support as needed, including preparing presentations and supporting communication campaigns

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate programme (for example, Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Multimedia, Communications, or a related field. and have completed at least two years of the programme as well as have attended classes in the last 12 months; OR 
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate programme (for example, Masters in Graphic Design, Multimedia, Communications, or a related field and have attended classes in the last 12 months OR 
  • Recent graduate (from an undergraduate or graduate programme in Graphic Design, Multimedia, Communications, or a related field.) within six months prior to application to the internship and attended classes in the last 12 months of enrolment with the university.

Experience:

Knowledge and Skills:  

  • Strong skills in graphic design and desktop publishing, with proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Première Pro, InDesign, Photoshop) or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in video production, including filming and editing (proficiency in video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Filmora or Final Cut Pro).
  • Experience managing social media platforms and creating web content.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • A keen eye for aesthetics and visual details.
  • Interest in humanitarian work, climate change adaptation, and risk management.

Language:

  • Fluency in both oral and written English Language). Knowledge of a second official UN language an asset

CONTRACTUAL INFORMATION

  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the maximum amount of US$1000 per month depending on the duty station of assignment. 
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.
  • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education;

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