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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women -Country Office - Morocco is based in Rabat, Morocco. UN Women Morocco focuses its activities on 3 areas of intervention:
1. Women Political Participation (WPP) and Gender-Responsive Public Governance;
2. Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) and Access to Decent and Stable Income;
3. Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG).
UN Women Country Office - Morocco is looking for an EVAWG Programme Intern for a 6-month period.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Programme Coordinator, the intern will:
- Provide substantive analysis of the legal, political and social environment
- Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country related to EVAWG developments and preparation of substantive inputs to the UN Women MCO programme planning in the area;
- Constant monitoring and analysis of the country environments;
- Production of updated briefs on the main thematic related to EVAWG and the engagement of men and boys in promoting gender equality.
- Support the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of EVAWG projects and programmes
- Support the EVAWG Unit on the monitoring of programme implementation and on informing the reporting processes;
- Participate in relevant meetings and activities and prepare meetings and activities’ reports
- Support the planning, organization and follow-up of programme activities;
- Support the efficient coordination of partners from institutions, civil society organizations, the UN system, media and the private sector;
- Support the team in preparing high level events, consultations and other national and regional events.
- Advocacy support and facilitation of knowledge building and management and communication/visibility
- Identify, synthesis and share research on good practices and lessons learned successful interventions related to EVAWG in the Maghreb countries and around the world;
- Contribute to the elaboration/design of communication materials, including communication articles, stories, brochures/leaflets highlighting the achievements of EVAWG projects/programmes
- Proactively support the design and implementation of high-impact advocacy activities and campaigns with key partners, with a special focus on the 16 days against gender-based violence campaign and on the regional campaign on promoting positive fatherhood;
- Contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice and to UN Women MCO communication tools and platforms.
- Familiarity with the UN system structure, organization and goals of UN Women strategies in country;
- Operational and ‘hands-on’ experience in all substantive aspects of development management and programming within UN Women;
- In-depth, knowledge of the principle gender issues affecting women in the country of assignment, with a special focus on the EVAWG thematic;
- In-depth, first-hand knowledge of UN Women’s corporate strategies and innovative approaches to advance gender equality and women’s rights.
- 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: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
- Strong analytical skills;
- Excellent drafting and synthetic skills
- Result-oriented mindset;
- Strong organizational skills and strong self-direction;
Ability to prioritize, work under pressure with colleagues at all levels, and deliver tasks on time and with high quality;
Required Skills and Experience
- University studies in one of the following disciplines: Law, International Relations or Political Sciences, International development, Gender and development, Social development or other relevant subjects is required.
- 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, or Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program which is part of a degree programme and undertake the internship as part of the program requirements.
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English and French are required;
- Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.
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.
- All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application.
- Due to the high volume of applications received, we can ONLY contact successful candidates.
- Successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID and a copy of a valid visa (as 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.