UN WOMEN hires 01 Communications and Media Intern
|Entreprise/Structure: UN WOMEN|
Ville, Pays: Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Niveau d’études minimum réquis: Bac + 3
Expériences professionnelles demandées: Non précisé
Date limite de dépôt de dossier: 15-10-2017
Email de réception des candidatures : Non précisé
Détails de l’offre:
Communications and Media Intern
Advertised on behalf of : UN WOMEN
Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 15-Oct-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 10d 12h 21m
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Nov-2017
Duration of Initial Contract : 3-6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 3-6 months
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
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.
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.
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:
Editorial support: Draft, report, proofread and translate UN Women communications products, such as articles, newsletters, press releases, brochures, social media posts, etc.
Global campaigns: Assist in event management for UN Women global campaigns HeForShe and UNiTE to End Violence against Women through grassroots advocacy, coordinating with YUNA, youth ambassadors.
Documentation and Research: Provide information for news stories, analyze data and research studies to produce programme factsheets and policy briefs on gender in Tanzania, document meetings, events and workshops
Media Outreach: Prepare press kits, track media stories, draft press releases, create and update media lists and outreach for Step it Up Media Compact.
Design and archiving: Produce and design visuals for communications products, archive and caption photos for sharing; assist in the knowledge management and archiving of the UN Women products and publications.
Media monitoring: collect and share weekly news bulletin containing news on UN Women Tanzania, and all gender and women’s issues related news reported in local media
Core Values and Guiding Principles:
Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Held colleagues and team members accountable for planned goals and competency standards;
Practiced giving and receiving constructive feedback.
Proactively informed clients, preventing loss of time and errors;
Responded to questions, resolved problems, and helped provide accurate information to clients;
Identified, understood, and addressed client needs.
Commitment to Learning
Learned about agency, its processes, structure, challenges, and environment;
Contributed to knowledge sharing.
Produced communication products (written and oral);
Interpreted key messages for and from clients with cultural sensitivity.
Planning and Organizing
Developed work plans;
Implemented activities in a timely manner, met deadlines.
Coordinated work and roles with other team members;
Supported goals of the team;
Demonstrate informed and transparent decision-making.
Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.
Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.
Required Skills and Experience
The intern must have studied 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); or have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
Previous internship or work experience in either journalism or institutional communications; experience with media outreach, advocacy or public relations.
Familiarity with gender equality and women’s issues.
Fluency in English and Kiswahili mandatory
Submission of application
Interested Interns need to submit the following documentation in support of their application:
Cover letter with statement of purpose on why you feel you are the perfect fit for this internship (250 words)
UN Women Internship Application Form (available here)
Portfolio of visual products (optional)
Two References, who will be contacted if candidate is shortlisted
UN Women Personal History Form (P11), which can be downloaded at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document;
Only shortlisted consultants for the vacancy will be contacted.
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, any post 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 health insurance plan;
Interns are not staff members and may not represent UN Women in any official capacity;
Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.