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Monday, August 9, 2021

Food Systems Communications and Programme Assistant at UNEP / UN Volunteer


Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the National Coordination Offer and Focal point for UN Environment in

Tanzania the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:


  • Assist in fact-finding of key knowledge and evidence products including reports, policy briefs, and videos on food systems in the context of sustainable consumption and production.


• Assist in the production of videos, podcasts and digital stories for the e-newsletter and communication channel. This includes conducting desk research, preparing the storyboard, filming and recording, interviewing sources, editing, musical scoring and uploading materials on the web.


  • Assist in generating engaging feature articles and multimedia content for the Tanzania Food Systems dialogues and SHIFT project updates on the designated web section and its social media channels – Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram. This includes actively searching for trending/interesting content related to Food systems and resilience, and translating technical content into compelling articles and blogs.


  • • Assist in the Food systems assessment reports and SHIFT project updates dissemination activities, and actively identifying potential partners to enhance Food systems engagement


  • The intern is also expected to strengthen his/her knowledge and understanding of the concept of 1. food systems 2. volunteerism by reading relevant documentations and publications.


  • Support planning and organization of Food systems related meetings, dialogues and work-shops; alongside preparing the respective reports


  • Regularly review and recommend appropriate tools that enhance the delivery of the Food sys-tems dilaogue


  • Any other activities assigned by the supervisor.



Required degree level

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Educational additional comments

Program management, mass communication, journalism, environment or Natural Resource Management line of, development planning or related field.


Required experience

24 Months

Experience remark

  • Relevant experience in the field of research, social sciences, communication, digital publishing, video production, journalism, and other related subjects.
  • Experience in coordinating workshops or events Experience in research and writing


  • Experience in communications, knowledge management or capacity development activities is an asset.


  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and demonstrated research abilities and interest


  • Internet proficiency as well as proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro, Illustra-tor, Photoshop), MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.


  • Social media savvy


  • Interest and experience in volunteering is a strong asset.


  • Fluency in English is required; Fluency in Swahili language is an asset.


  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in project management, com-munication, environmental protection etc required.


  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.



Language skills

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent

Area of expertise

Development programme management, Other energy, environment and climate change related experience

Area of expertise details



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Competencies values

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

Application procedure

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

The deadline for submitting the application is 23 August 2021.