Job: Broadcast Journalist (Video), BBC Swahili Service (Kiswahili)

Role Responsibility

Are you a creative and versatile journalist, with a strong understanding of what makes good digital video and how video is consumed on digital platforms? We're looking for journalist who is a passionate evangelist about digital video storytelling. As the digital landscape is changing you would need to be as nimble as the technologies. You’ll be leading the digital video effort and you need to be able to produce content that works for digital platforms. All candidates will be expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of digital platforms as well as video editing skills.

You will need sound editorial judgment, understanding Africa news agenda in particular the East Africa region, someone who has the ability to tell complex stories in an engaging way, sharp editing skills and the ability respond to breaking news. Candidates should enjoy working under pressure and bring plenty of story and treatment ideas to the role.

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Visiting Scholarship for students from India and Commonwealth countries in Africa

Through this program, we are pleased to invite applications from outstanding students from India and Commonwealth countries in Africa currently enrolled in a postgraduate program to apply for funding to be a visiting scholar at UBC for a period of four months. During this time, visiting scholars may engage in seminars and develop skills relevant to their current research work.

Applicants must currently be conducting forestry research at a university in India or Commonwealth countries in Africa (preferably, at one of our partner institutions) and identify a UBC faculty member who is willing to mentor them during their visit to UBC.

The UBC faculty mentor should have an active research program that is well-aligned with the applicant’s research. The scholarship covers airfare (max C$2,100) and living expenses (C$1,500 month x 4 months).

The deadlines is January 9, 2017 (for a start date between May 2017 to August 2017). For more information, download the PDF application. Materials should be emailed to Gayle Kosh.

Job: Senior Broadcast Journalist (Digital), BBC Swahili Service (Kiswahili)

Role Responsibility

We are looking for a senior digital journalist to shape digital editorial development and delivery across all our digital platforms. Theyll be expected to help influence the growth of digital skills and approaches across the whole of the BBC Swahili team. Our ambitions are high for BBC Swahili and that includes expanding our digital footprint globally. Youll be expected to lead our push in our key market, Tanzania were your role will be based.

Above all else, youre a journalist. One who finds great stories and content that the world needs to know. In this role, youll be expected to retain your news instinct and using your skills at digital storytelling, come up with new ways in which our digital audiences can consume that content. That will, more often than not be a mobile first approach. It will be snappy, it will be on demand, it will be intriguing; without ever losing sight of the authority and presence that a BBC news story carries.

Well also want you to ensure that your colleagues work in the same way, and truly understand the vision you hold. So influence, authority, creativity and delivery will be essential to your success in this role.

Job: Global Security Officer (UK)

Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 25 Jan 2017

About VSO

VSO is the world's leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview

An exciting opportunity has become available for an additional global security officer at VSO.

The post holder will report directly to the a Global Security Director at VSO and will assist in ensuring that all parts of VSO excel in the management of safety and security across the entire portfolio of work.

A significant part of the the portfolio of work is the delivery of the International Citizen Service contract for the UK Department of International Development. This contract works with 18-25 years in group based volunteer placements.

Skills, qualifications and experience required

As the successful candidate, you will have a comprehensive understanding of global security management, with strong experience of developing, reviewing and implementing security policies and guidance. You will have a track record of quality compliance and experience in conducting security risk assessments and developing customised security assessment reports. Field experience and experience of working with the target youth demographic would be an advantage. This role will be UK based with regular international travel. Candidates should be able to work flexibly.

How to apply

If you're interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we're looking for. To submit your application, click on 'Apply now' and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

All applicants must have rights to work in the UK.

Application closing date: 25 January 2017

Interview/Assessment date(s): TBC

Start date: February 2017

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply:

UNFCCC’s Internship Programme


The objective of the internship programme is to provide a framework through which postgraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to the UNFCCC secretariat to enhance their educational experience through practical work assignments. It allows selected candidates to gain insight into the work of the United Nations and provides assistance and training in various professional fields.

UNFCCC secretariat’s internship programme is coordinated by the Administrative Services Programme and a designated focal point is responsible for liaising with the relevant substantive programmes for placement of interns. At the end of an internship period, both the intern and the staff member acting as his/her supervisor are required to submit an evaluation report to the designated focal point of the Internship Programme.

Eligibility requirements

i) An undergraduate degree should have been completed with work on a Master degree in progress. Applicants should therefore be enrolled in a recognized university course of study in fields related to the work of the UNFCCC secretariat (including economics, environmental sciences, international law, international relations, natural sciences, political science, human resources and/or public administration, event management, IT/computer sciences, and communication) at the time of application and during the entire period of internship.

ii) Applicants should be able to work in English.

Applicants pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and postgraduate stages should have completed at least four years of study and be a student at the time of application and during the internship.

Terms and conditions

a) The normal duration of an internship is two months, which can be extended for an additional period of two months by mutual consultation and consent. The total duration may exceptionally be extended to a maximum period of six months when there are special academic requirements or special needs of the receiving programme.

b) Applicants may not be related - i.e. spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son - to a staff member of the UNFCCC secretariat.

c) Upon selection for an internship placement, an ‘Internship Agreement’ is forwarded to the confirmed candidate for signature and returned together with proof of medical insurance coverage for the entire duration of the internship. This must be done prior to the agreed starting date.

d) There is no promise of employment either during or upon completion of an internship with the UNFCCC secretariat.

e) An intern with UNFCCC secretariat is not a staff member of the UNFCCC secretariat, therefore the privileges and immunities agreed between the UNFCCC secretariat and the host Government do not apply to interns.

f) An intern undertakes to conduct himself/herself at all times in a manner compatible with his/her responsibilities as an intern of the UNFCCC secretariat.

g) The intern is required to keep confidential all unpublished information made known during the course of the internship, and must not publish any reports or papers on the basis of information obtained, except with the prior written authorization of the UNFCCC secretariat. These obligations will not lapse upon the expiration of the internship period.

Expenses and medical coverage

Interns are not financially remunerated by the UNFCCC secretariat. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the intern or his/her sponsoring institution.

The UNFCCC secretariat accepts no responsibility for medical insurance for the intern or for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness during the internship period. Applicants are required to provide evidence of adequate medical insurance coverage.

The UNFCCC secretariat is not responsible for any claims by an intern or third party in the case of loss or damage to property, or death or personal injury as a result of actions or omissions on the part of the intern during the internship period.


Applications from prospective interns to one of the advertised vacancies are to be sent to [email protected] and should refer to the vacancy in the subject line and include:

• A Curriculum Vitae;
• A cover letter stating the motivation and intended goals to be achieved if selected for an internship with UNFCCC.

Internship opportunities

Internship Legal Affairs Programme

Reporting, review and compliance workstream
16/intern026 (146 kB)

Intergovernmental and General Legal Counsel Affairs
16/intern027 (120 kB)

Internship Mitigation Data and Analysis programme

Mitigation & Transparency Support Sub-programme
16/intern024 (201 kB)

NDC Partnership Support Unit
16/intern025 (122 kB)

Internship Adaptation Programme

Impacts, Vulnerability and Risks sub-programme
16/Intern022 (119 kB)

Internship Finance, Technology and Capacity-building Programme

Climate Technology Development and Transfer
16/Intern023 (218 kB)

Internship in Communications and Outreach Programme

Spanish Newsroom and Social Media
16/intern017 (114 kB)

English Newsroom and Social Media
16/intern018 (114 kB)

French Newsroom and Social Media
16/intern019 (115 kB)

Climate Change Education and Youth Engagement
16/intern020 (125 kB)

Momentum for Change initiative
21/intern021 (129 kB)

Internship in Administrative Services Programme

Financial Resources Management Unit - Budget:
16/Intern015 (113 kB)

Financial Resources Management Unit - Accounts:
16/Intern016 (112 kB)

Internship – Sustainable Development Mechanisms Programme
Strategy and Relationship Management Sub-programme:
16/Intern012 (164 kB)
16/Intern013 (164 kB)

Programme Support & Coordination Sub-programme:
16/Intern014 (165 kB)