Internship for Social Media


UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we do whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines, we support child…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Internship
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Intern
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    Job Experience : Not Required
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    Job Category UN | United Nations
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    Job Qualification : High School
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    Posted Date : Aug 18, 2021

Job Description

Job no: 543784
Position type: Internship
Location: Nepal
Division/Equivalent: Kathmandu(ROSA)
School/Unit: Nepal
Department/Office: Kathmandu, Nepal
Categories: Communication / External Relations

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, result

Digital advocacy is a key part of UNICEF Nepal’s communication efforts. In the past few years, UNICEF Nepal has achieved high reach and engagement through its social media channels, with more than 700,000 followers. Our audiences look to us for information on key issues surrounding children’s well-being and rights, including in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of our strategic focuses is to ensure greater understanding, participation and meaningful engagement with our youth online audiences, especially through an exploration of new digital platforms that have expansive reach among young people, such as TikTok. Harnessing the popularity of these platforms will provide an opportunity to inform, engage and win support from youth audiences for the cause of children in Nepal.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this internship is to help create and curate content for UNICEF’s social media channels – particularly focused on TikTok. The qualified candidate will support UNICEF Nepal’s efforts to engage children and youth in meaningful conversations about child rights. This internship will also provide the successful candidate an exposure to UNICEF’s working environment and a better understanding of UNICEF’s mandate to safeguard the rights of every child, everywhere.

Under the supervision of the Digital Communication officer, the intern will:

– Prepare a TikTok strategy
– Create weekly content calendars to produce at least three weekly assets for UNICEF Nepal’s TikTok account
– Produce monthly analytics reports
– Conduct an influencer mapping exercise and engage at least 4 TikTok influencers in key campaigns
– Grow UNICEF Nepal’s TikTok following among key target audiences
– Design and launch two national campaigns for TikTok on mental health and climate change [subject to change as per themes designated for Children’s Day celebrations]
– Provide necessary support to the Communications Team in managing other social media channels


The intern will Work from Home in direct contact with Communication Section, UNICEF Country Office.

Required Qualification & Experience

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education: Recently graduated within the past two years or currently pursuing a University or Masters Degree in English, communication, journalism, creative writing, video editing, graphic design, social science or a similar discipline
Work Experience:

  • Demonstrable significant experience as a TikTok user
  • Demonstrable knowledge of which content performs well on Tiktok and what does not
  • Experience editing videos for web and social media
  • Strong communication skills, written English and Nepali skills and ability to write clearly,succinctly and for varying audiences
  • Knowledge of standard MS Office applications and other computer skills
  • A keen and proven interest/knowledge in social media and other creative web applications
  • Experience using design and editing softwares such as Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut or similar to create videos
  • Good research and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of child rights principles is an asset or willingness to learn
  • Previous experience working in digital communications is highly desirable


  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Nepali
  • Demonstrate initiative, creativity and enthusiasm
  • Able to work well in a team environment
  • Comfortable in front of a camera and being the face of UNICEF’s TikTok
  • Must have a passion for creating creative and engaging video content
  • Must have a deep understanding of TikTok’s ecosystem (i.e. trends, hashtags, music usage, guidelines…)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to quickly understand instructions, ask for clarification when needed, adapt and work independently to produce results on time

Special skills:

– Public speaking would be an asset
– Graphic design would be an asset

Deliverables for the Internship:

  • Work with the communication section to develop a strategy for TikTok
  • Develop a calendar of content a week in advance to be reviewed by Communications Team and create and publish content accordingly
  • Complete an influencer mapping exercise to identify and engage with 4 relevant TikTokers and co-create content with them for specified campaigns
  • Produce monthly reports to identify channel performance and new trends/issues on TikTok
  • Provide stopgap support to Communications Team in managing other social media channels

Duration of the Internship :

The total duration of the internship will be for six (6) months.

Additional Conditions:

  • The intern is required to use his/her own computer.
  • The intern acknowledges that UNICEF will accept no responsibility for costs arising from accidents, illness, injury, disability, death, property damage or actions of any kinds which may occur to him/her in the course of internship for this assignment whether on or off UNICEF premises.
  • The intern shall obtain his/her own health insurance coverage which includes COVID-19 insurance for the period of internship and provide the evidence of same to UNICEF.
  • Duty travel is not expected for the assignment.
  • Internship assignment does not carry any expectancy, legal or otherwise, of employment or any paid opportunities with UNICEF.
  • The intern shall keep confidential any and all unpublished information made known to him/her during the course of service as an intern and shall not publish any reports or papers on the basis of information obtained during the internship assignment, except with the authorization of UNICEF
  • Intern should not have relatives (father, mother, brother, or sister) working in any UNICEF office.
  • Interns may take up to 2.5 days per month off work for any reason, including for medical reasons. The stipend will be reduced for any absence beyond this quota.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

“UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. We welcome applications from females and under-represented groups”.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

How to Apply

Advertised: Aug 16 2021 Nepal Standard Time
Application close: Aug 29 2021 Nepal Standard Time

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