Communication and Advocacy National Intern

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Location : Amman, JORDAN
Application Deadline :17-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months


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:

Established in December 2012, the UN Women Country Office for Jordan works in close collaboration with the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the UN Country Team and the Civil Society to advance the women’s national agenda, promote women’s empowerment and gender equality. Within this framework, the Partnership and Advocacy Unit works on strengthening strategic partnerships at the country level, while ensuring sustained and coherent social mobilization with national stakeholders towards the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment. All these areas of work are supported by extensive internal and external communication, drawing attention to the specific projects and campaigns. As such, the Unit is also leading communication and advocacy efforts to enhance the visibility of gender-related instances at the country level, including the implementation of national, regional, and global advocacy campaigns, such as on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, and the HeforShe movement.

Under the guidance and supervision of the Partnerships and Advocacy Analyst, the intern will provide support to the following key tasks in the areas of communications, advocacy and partnerships.  A work plan with achievements for the duration of the internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon commencement of the position.

Duties and Responsibilities

1-Support the office in outreach and communication related to the work of UN Women Jordan:

  • Draft communication material for the Country Office media and social media channels (including in Arabic), such as impact stories and social media posts;
  • Assistance in the organization of press conferences, workshops, high-level visits, and advocacy events;
  • Drafting official correspondence, press releases, media clippings, media advisories and communication repot.

2-Support the implementation of national and international advocacy campaigns on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

  • Support the Unit in the implementation of the 2019 edition of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence campaign in partnership with national and international stakeholders;
  • Support the Unit in implementing and coordinating the HeforShe campaign;
  • Support the engagement of youth movements and civil society organizations in joint advocacy efforts on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

3- Assist UN Women Jordan in implementation of various outreach activities related to UN Women projects

  • Assist the Unit in various research tasks related to gender equality and women’s empowerment, including synergies with the Sustainable Development Goals and the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and its Platform for Action;
  • Support and coordinate meetings with stakeholders, drafting background documentation, official correspondence, minutes of the meeting, and brief notes.
  • Support the implementation of events and high-level visits in collaboration with UN Women staff and national partners.

Learning objectives:

  • Increased understanding of UN Women’s work in the field of gender equality, women’s empowerment and the UN system.
  • Design and develop communication and advocacy material.
  • Increased understanding on how to engage men and boys and well as youth on gender issues.
  • Work as a team member in a multicultural setting.
  • Enhanced professional skills such as time management, problem solving, team building.


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:

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent computer and research skills: Microsoft Office (Word Processing, Excel, PowerPoint) Microsoft project and info graphic creation distinct advantage;
  • Good writing skills in both English and Arabic;
  • Proficient in using new technologies, web-based platforms and social media networks.

Required Skills and Experience


  • The intern must have studies in communications, international studies, international relations, journalism, political science, international relations, 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.

Application Information:

UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.


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:

(a)    Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);

(b)   Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);

(c)    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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