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|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Beijing, CHINA|
|Application Deadline :||31-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English Chinese|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination and violence 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’s China Office in Beijing supports and carries out work in several key areas: 1) Women’s economic empowerment; 2) Gender-responsive governance and ending violence against women; 3) Broad based advocacy and social norm change through advocacy and communication for development; 4) Strategic partnership and alliance building for GEWE. In addition to the above, UN Women also actively participates and contributes to various UN inter-agency processes and collaborates with UN organizations around specific areas.
Media plays a very important role in our daily life. Media helps form our social values. Partnering with private sector organizations, UN Women has been promoting the use of media, especially social media, as a powerful tool to advocate for elimination of violence against women and promote gender equality.
You will be assigned valuable, meaningful work that will make use of your dynamism and creativity. You will gain the following:
Duties and Responsibilities
As the Communications Intern, you will provide support to the Communications Officer on developing in-depth and creative information and communication content for social media channels, editorial texts and do translations when needed. Among others, your essential duties and tasks will be:
· Respect for Diversity
· Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
· Creative Problem Solving
· Effective Communication
· Inclusive Collaboration
· Stakeholder Engagement
· Leading by Example
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:
· Background and relevant experience in communication and media; knowledge and experience of using/editing public social media platform is a must.
· Competent user of design software such as Photoshop, iMovie, Final Cut Pro and InDesign is preferred.
· Knowledge, awareness, and sensitivity regarding gender issues.
· Good translation and writing skills in Chinese and English.
· Communicative and creative personality & good team player.
Required Skills and Experience
The Intern should meet the following qualifications:
Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an electronic application. Please kindly note that the system will only allow ONE attachment, and only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.
The Submission package includes:
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.