GKC Attendant/Communication and documentation intern

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Yaoundé, CAMEROON
Application Deadline :16-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :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 Background:

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.


Unit/ Project Background:

In Cameroon, UN Women is implementing its third program for the period 2018-2020 to contribute to the Government's efforts to make Cameroon "an emerging country based on the principle of good governance where men and women enjoy the same rights and participate equitably to its development " covering four themes:

  • Women will participate, lead and engage in political institutions and processes
  • Rural women secure access to productive resources and sustainable agriculture
  • Prevention violence against women and girls and deliver essential services to survivors
  • Women play a greater role in and are better served by humanitarian response and recovery efforts

To effectively and efficiently implement the 2018-2020 Strategic Plan for UN Women Cameroon, a comprehensive communication strategy has been put in place. The objective of the communication and visibility strategy will focus on Advocating for Women’s Empowerment, Rights and Gender Equality and increasing UN Women Visibility in Support of Resource Mobilization. Our key expected outcome for communications in Cameroon will therefore be articulated in two key areas:

1) it is envisaged by 2020 that Cameroon’s priority issues are advanced through targeted, measurable and innovative communication that will impact and catalyze change amongst key constituencies.

2) By the end of 2020, UN Women’s brand will be reinforced nation-wide to maintain a positive profile of our activities, our partners and our staff. Internal communication platforms, tools and assets will increase information sharing and collaboration, and strengthen Cameroon’s external communication for resource mobilization.

Duties and Responsibilities


Under the supervision of the National Communication Expert, the three UN Women’s Communication interns through the « learning by doing » approach will have the following responsibilities and learning objectives:

  1. Understand and contribute in managing the Gender Knowledge Centre of UN Women by aiding users in research information on gender equality and economic empowerment of women.
  2. Learn about and contribute in the production and dissemination of communication tools for sensitization and visibility produced or received by UN Women while ensuring the management of stocks (T-Shirts, Books, caps, pens, block notes, fliers, roll-ups, etc.).
  3. Apprehend and support the organization of public activities such as outreach activities/open door days, exhibition, Gender Café, International Days, etc.).
  4. Draft articles, take photographs and provide a weekly Press review on gender equality and the empowerment of women (to be submitted to National Communication Expert for revision and publication). Represent the Office in meetings, take minutes and make reports of meetings attended.
  5. Assist the National Communication Expert in implementing the communication strategy of UN Women Cameroon .


Learning Objectives:

  • Ability to write a variety of communication products, including news stories, press releases, newsletter, articles following accepted UN Women standards
  • Adherence to UN Women rules and regulations on communication;
  • Quality support to conferences and events;
  • Quality organization of files and reports;
  • Timely support to team.

 We suggest adding learning objectives in this area, as one of the important purposes of UN Women internship is to provide learning opportunities for candidates, as indicated below:




Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • 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: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and to establish harmonious working relationships
  • Capacities of analysis and synthesis;
  • Trained, involved on/in knowledge management, media and public outreach activities

Have a sense of organization and rigor

Required Skills and Experience


  • The intern must 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.



  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English and French are required; Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage


Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.


Application Information:

  • 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:

1.) Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  3. 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.

2.) UN Women internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;

3.) All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;

4.) UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;

5.) The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;

6.) 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;

7.) 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




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