Thank you for your interest in careers with United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS). UNU-CS is currently undergoing a transitional period and we are currently only recruiting a limited number of positions.

Communications Trainee

POSITION: Individual Contract
CLOSING DATE: 14 December 2018


Under the supervision of the Communications Officer, the Communications Trainee will assist with implementing UNU-CS communications strategy, especially on editorial, digital communications, database management, and event management.In more detail, the Communications Trainee will:

  • assist in writing, editing, and distributing communication materials, including specialised messages, event announcements, news releases, digital content, and other targeted communications
  • assist in managing digital communication platforms such as website and social media channels
  • support translation of communication content into Chinese or other languages.
  • support the management of contact databases and publications archive.
  • support the planning, preparation, and implementation of UNU-CS outreach events including logistics and administrative arrangement
  • collaborate with staff on new ideas, channels, and venues for communications
  • assistance with day-to-day coordination of meetings, events, and communications (general liaison, minute-taking, preparation of presentation/materials, and setting up meetings)
  • perform other tasks assigned by management of UNU-CS and the supervisor

Required qualifications and experience

Required qualifications and experience include:

  • currently pursuing or has recently completed postgraduate studies (master’s degree or equivalent) or is in the final year of the first university degree programme (bachelor’s level or equivalent) in communications, journalism, computer science, social science, development studies, or a related fields, with experience in communications and public relations projects is preferred
  • strong interest in the work of the United Nations University, sustainable development, and information and communication technology (ICT) or technological innovation
  • previous work experience in managing social media in English and Chinese
  • proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); proficiency in using content management systems (e.g., WordPress), databases, Adobe Creative Cloud programs, and video editing applications is highly desirable
  • proficiency in English and Chinese is required; knowledge of additional UN languages is an asset
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External Evaluator

POSITION:Consultant Contract (CTC)
LOCATION:Macau, Special Administrative Region of China
CLOSING DATE: 17 December 2018


The Apprise project supports first responders in the initial screening phase of victim identification, to overcome problems of communication, training (common understanding of indicators of trafficking), and privacy. An external evaluator is required to conduct an impact assessment of the project’s 1) baseline + 2) endline.

The incumbent will support the Migrant Tech (MT) Principal Investigator (PI) in all data collection, analysis, and learning activities that aim at enhancing the accountability and efficiency. S/he will work closely with the MT Project Coordinator and Thai officials to assess field conditions, support capacity building initiatives, facilitate the collection of quality data, and prepare the required reports.

The incumbent will execute an impact assessment of the Apprise pilot, including a baseline data collection phase and an endline data collection phase. The end result will be a study that will address the following hypothesis: Apprise will increase the number of people being identified at screening (i.e., sent for further interview).

Key questions to be researched:

  • Does it reduce time?
  • Does it increase access (e.g., language)?
  • Does it increase total number being screened?
  • Does it increase number being sent for further investigation?

The incumbent may be:

  • Required to travel in Thailand for duty purposes
  • Required to work beyond regular working hours

Project Timeline:

  • 07 Jan. – 20 Jan.: Project preview and preparation
  • 21 Jan. – 3 Feb.: Baseline data collection
  • 4 Feb.: Launch of the pilot study, launch of training
  • 15 Feb. – 1 June: Three-month pilot (+2 weeks for Songkran)
  • 1 June – 15 June: Endline data collection
  • 16 June – 30 June: Endline report conclusion

Required qualifications and experience

required qualifications and experience include:

  • university degree, preferably in social sciences or related field
  • at least two years’ experience of monitoring and assessment experience in UN organisations, NGOs, or governmental or large commercial organisations, with a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality briefs and reports in English
  • good level of proficiency in Windows Excel and quantitative analysis
  • excellent command of spoken and written English; Thai proficiency is an asset
  • experience conducting impact assessments, surveys, and other research in the field
  • demonstrate integrity by showing professionalism, transparency, and impartiality in monitoring

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