Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Kigali, RWANDA
Application Deadline :10-Dec-13 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Expected Duration of Assignment :3-6 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 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.

Under the direct supervision and guidance of Clara Anyangwe, Deputy Representative, the intern will assist the UN Women Rwanda office with project implementation and communication tasks. A work plan with achievements for the duration of the Internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the office in project implementation as needed;
  • Undertake research for UN Women Rwanda’s communications products -such as case studies, factsheets, maps etc;
  • Provide assistance in drafting and editing communication products (case studies, articles, blog entries, twitter updates, newsletters, fact sheets, videos, photo exhibitions, power point presentations, maps etc.) for UN Women Rwanda;
  • Provide logistical support for high level visibility events arranged by UN Women and/or One UN Rwanda;
  • Research potential donors, including foundations and private sector companies and prepare donor tailored material;
  • Support the Communications and Resource Mobilization team in identifying trends and best practices;
  • Support coordinating campaigns and outreach activities;
  • Attend weekly UNCG meetings and working sessions and follow up on tasks as specified in these meetings;
  • Cover field visits and meetings;
  • Other tasks as required.


Core Values/Guiding Principles


  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct. 


  • 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.

Core competencies

Writing skills:

  • Demonstrates strong writing skills, particularly the ability to present persuasive, coherent and well-founded arguments;
  • Has ability to write in style that is accessible to a broad audience of policymakers, academics and activists.

Work ethics:

  • Reliably takes action to honor commitments; takes international outlook in decision-making.

Intellectual Qualities:

  • Possesses good grasp of development policy issues;
  • Demonstrates analytical rigor, intellectual creativity and contributes original ideas;
  • Maintains open-minded attitude towards new ideas.

Working in teams:

  • Contributes to team spirit, inspires and motivates staff and colleagues at all levels;
  • Demonstrates willingness to integrate ideas of others into own thinking;
  • Remains composed under stress;
  • Manages moods and creates positive attitude in the team even in times of crisis.

Results Orientation in Process:

  • Demonstrates drive to achieve results in timely manner and to seek and find solutions to any problems encountered;
  • Makes efficient use of available resources;
  • Demonstrates ability to multitask.

Communication skills:

  • Has ability to communicate clearly and persuasively;
  • Demonstrates ability to build consensus and expresses own ideas openly and frankly without jeopardising rapport with colleagues.

Innovation and marketing of new approaches:

  • Generates new ideas, seeks new approaches and introduces and promotes them in the workplace.

Functional competencies:

  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Required Skills and Experience


  •  Undertaking a Masters in gender, international development, communications, journalism, information and communication technology or related field; and
  •  Strong academic background in research, international development or other related field.


  •  Experience from writing and data collection and analysis duties and working in an international environment;
  •  Experience in filming/video editing and photography desired.


  •  Native English speaker;
  • Knowledge in French desired.
 UN Women Internship Policy:
  • All the expenses connected with the 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 three months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrollment in a health insurance plan.
Applicants should e-mail their complete application form available on the Internship Programme webpage along with all the required documents to with the subject line Internship Application UN Women Rwanda.

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