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Unit/ Project Background
UN Women is the United Nations entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment. It is an inter-governmental body that provides financial and technical assistance to innovative approaches aimed at fostering women’s empowerment and gender equality at global, national, and regional levels. In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of UN System: DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM.
The purpose of this internship is to provide support to the activities of the implementation of the programmes within the Communications Department of UN Women Tanzania. During the internship, the intern will have the opportunity to support in the production of communications deliverables, global advocacy campaigns and event management. Finally, the intern will have the opportunity to learn about gender equality and women’s empowerment in the national and global context, and the functioning of the United Nations.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the supervision of the Communications and Media Specialist, the intern will assist and supplement the work of the Communications Department in the following tasks:
- Monitors the media by collecting and sharing weekly news bulletin containing news on UN Women Tanzania, all gender and women’s issues related news reported in local media, and compiles a monthly report.
- Develops web content, stories for mainstream, newsletter content, press releases, brochures, social media posts, including translating and contextualizing infographics into Kiswahili for Tanzanian audiences.
- Reviews communication products, reports to summarize and package for dissemination, policy briefs, fliers and factsheets.
- Increased understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN System;
- Learning the work in gender and women’s empowerment in an international environment;
- Learning the skills and methods for effective communications and advocacy of gender and women’s issues;
- Meeting and networking with UN Women colleagues in other units;
- Working as a team member in a multicultural setting.
Respect for Diversity
Awareness and sensitivity regarding gender issues
Creative problem solving
Leading by example
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
Ability to write succinct, edited and well written captions for all high-quality images;
Have online video publishing and file transfer skills;
Have working knowledge of lighting video interviews;
Teamwork, professionalism and communication skills.
Have good knowledge in sustainable development, familiar with the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development;
Have good knowledge of the principles of Gender Equality and the empowerment of women;
Have prior experience in corporate communications.
Required Skills and Experience
- The intern must have studies in Journalism or Communications or other similar subject at the university level.
- Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required; Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage
Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women
- UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
- Selected applicants must provide a resume/CV, two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance and school enrollment, copy of passport, and copy of visa (if applicable)
- In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN System (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment
UN Women Internship Policy:
- Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
- Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
- Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
- Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) or (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
- UN Women internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
- All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
- UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
- The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
- Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to positions in the professional and above category in UN WOMEN during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
- The intern must provide proof of enrollment in a health insurance plan, proof of school enrollment, a scanned copy of his/her passport, two letters of recommendation, and application.