United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) – Intern- Graphic Design, I

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Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Service, the intern will:
– Support the HRMS team in their communication efforts to reach out to various clients on different communication initiatives.
– Design and improve the internal communication materials’ look and feel, including posters, quick guides, brochures, presentation decks, and templates.
– Assist with improving the look and feel of online communication products.
– Contribute to the discussion of a visual identity for the HRMS team.
– Liaise with relevant parties on job specifications and approval of mechanicals for dispatch, etc.
– Track and monitor production flow to ensure that deadlines are met.
– Perform other related work as required.

Results Expected:
– Effective communication and graphic design solutions delivered and materials developed that meet the needs of the internal clients.
– Timely liaison and interaction with colleagues and concerned parties both internally and externally.
– Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given.


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.

Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


Applicants must at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:
a. Be enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
c. Have graduated with Bachelor’s degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent

Be computer literate in standard software applications.

Have demonstrated a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;

Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Preferred areas of studies:
Graphics Design or related fields.


Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Program. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.

Previous work/project you may have done to support internal communications is required.

Ability to highlight the steps taken to design a “quick guide” for a new process in an organization is desirable.

Experience in specific areas of graphic design is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.


Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

Your application for this internship must include:
1. A completed application (Personal History Profile) and Cover Note, through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.





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