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).
The Communication Unit is responsible for developing and implementing the corporate communications strategy of UN Women Morocco, as well as the design, management and implementation of the Morocco’s communications and advocacy work plan. It also ensures that communications strategies, media relations and organizational outreach efforts are aligned with corporate communications policies and initiatives. In addition, the unit supports outreach campaigns, resource mobilization and donor relations initiatives.
UN Women Country Office Morocco is looking for a Communication intern for a 6-month period.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Communication Officer, the intern will:
In addition, the intern will be responsible for the following financial and administrative tasks:
• By the end of the internship the intern should have a good working knowledge of the communications function of UN Women as well as digital and social media;
• The intern should leave with an improved understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment and how UN Women’s work is changing global perspectives about these areas.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
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.
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.