Deportation of Mauritian National: The World Could Do With a Lot Less Keyboard Warriors

Who would have imagined, years ago, that our first priority before enjoying a delicious meal with someone we cherish would first need to be documented so that it could be posted on Instagram and Facebook?

Who would have thought that our children would start learning what is appropriate, not at a university, so that their social media content would not appear as an attack on any individual or institution?

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World No Tobacco Day 2019: How tobacco endangers the lung health of people worldwide

World No Tobacco Day 2019 will focus on the multiple ways that exposure to tobacco affects the health of people’s lungs worldwide. These include:

Lung cancer. Tobacco smoking is the primary cause for lung cancer, responsible for over two-thirds of lung cancer deaths globally. Second-hand smoke exposure at home or in the workplace also increases the risk of lung cancer. Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of lung cancer: after 10 years of quitting smoking, risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker. 

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4 February: World Cancer Day 2019

Nearly every family in the world is touched by cancer, which is now responsible for almost one in six deaths globally. On World Cancer Day (4 February) WHO highlights that cancer no longer needs to be a death sentence, as the capacity exists to reduce its burden and improve the survival and quality of life of people living with the disease.

“All countries can do more to prevent and treat cancer. We know the main causes. Acting upon them will avoid that many cases occur in the first place. By strengthening the health system response, we can also ensure earlier diagnosis and better access to affordable treatment by qualified personnel, thereby saving millions of lives.”

Dr Etienne Krug, WHO Director for the Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention
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8 June: World Oceans Day

We celebrate World Oceans Day to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe. The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans. They are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere. In the end, it is a day to celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the ocean. Continue reading “8 June: World Oceans Day”

Internship: Digital Communications (March to August 2018)

Deadline for application: 28 February 2018

Period: 5 March to 31 August 2018

Remuneration: On a voluntary basis

Project/Department(s): Public Relations and Communications

Working hours: Monday to Friday (8:30am to 4pm) and Saturday (8:30am to noon)

Office address: YUVA Head Office, Level 2, Jade Court, Jummah Mosque Street, Port Louis 11602, Mauritius

Award: A formal letter of appraisal will be granted to you upon the successful completion of the internship. Continue reading “Internship: Digital Communications (March to August 2018)”

Marketing & Communications Internship

YUVA internship programme offers an outstanding graduate-level student the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to YUVA‘s work with the objective of deepening his/her knowledge and understanding of YUVA’s goals, principles and activities. It is designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various professional aspects. Interns are not financially remunerated by YUVA.

Objective of the internship: Intern assignment is an opportunity to learn through experience and develop relevant professional and soft skills. It will provide young specialist with a way to meaningfully contribute to peace and sustainable human development results.

NOTE: YUVA internship programme is completely voluntary, no remuneration or stipends will be given.

Under the direct guidance and supervision of the Digital Media team, the Intern provides the support in carrying out the communication related activities of the district assigned, ensuring high quality of work and timely service delivery.

Digital Media at YUVA is at the forefront of advancing online communications and outreach within the organization and is seeking a graduate student with an interest in global issues and social media to assist in building our outreach efforts. This post will give you the opportunity to assist in developing digital strategies for campaign projects that raise awareness for and engage people in YUVA’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2025. This internship includes networking with YUVA’s online community, researching and implementing digital services for campaigning and project management of multimedia content and engagement tools.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Social Media Manager, the intern will specifically be responsible for the following:

  • Keep up to date on new social media tools (especially Facebook and Instagram), best practice and how other organizations and companies are using them in order to identify new campaigning opportunities.
  • Develop and implement strategies and new tools for recruiting and engaging supporters through social media.
  • Support the management of YUVA’s global presence on social media including regular updates and personal communications with fans and followers.

Functional Competencies

Professionalism:

  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the YUVA and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Sustainable Developments 2025.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of concentration.
  • Ability to work under stress.
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments.
  • Observing deadlines and achieving results.
  • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
  • Remains calm in stressful situations.

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

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.

Technological Awareness:

  • Keeps abreast of available technology.
  • Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office.
  • Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks.
  • Shows willingness to learn new technology.

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 audience.
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Education

Must be enrolled in a 1st year or above university degree in Marketing, Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or a related discipline.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the Internship Programme.

Setting and Reporting

The selected intern will work directly with the District President to whom he/ she is assigned. No transport is required as the intern will work directly from his place of residence but the intern must be in permanent contact with the Social Media Manager and his assigned team.

Apply Now

Applications should be emailed to: socialmedia.yuvamauritius@gmail.com by 29 February 2016. When sending to this mailbox, please ensure that the position you are applying for, ‘Marketing & Communications Internship’, is quoted on the subject line.

Job application form: Download Here

NOTE: After completing the job application form, please convert it to .PDF format and send it, along with a Cover Letter, to the following e-mail address: socialmedia.yuvamauritius@gmail.com.