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).

Since August 2015, UN Women Multi-country office in Morocco is implementing the programme “Men and Women for Gender Equality” with funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to understand how best to tackle the root causes of gender inequality and discrimination and address them through a bottom-up approach. Phase I of this regional programme which covered Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine, demonstrated the need of continuation of effective development approaches to address the root causes of gender equality, the creation of new and innovative approaches, and continued support for social movements that tackle inequalities and unfavourable social and gender norms. It is against the above background that UN Women initiated the second 3-year phase of the “Men and Women for Gender Equality” programme (MWGE Phase II) (2019-2022), which aims to create favorable realities where men and women in the Arab societies will be able to exercise their rights and opportunities equally. The MWGE is achieving that through promoting gender equality and women’s rights in the Arab States region with a distinct focus on the engagement of men and boys in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Jordan.


UN Women Country Office - Morocco is thus looking for an intern for a 6-month period to provide technical and logistical assistance on the various activities planned from 10 June to 10 of December 2021. This is a full-time internship. The intern will be working five days per week, at the UN Women office in Rabat, in accordance with the prevention and sanitary measures put in place by the local authorities and the United Nations global guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the MWGE Programme Coordinator, the intern will:

  • Provide substantive analysis of the legal, political and social environment in the country related to gender equality and EVAWG developments;
  • Support the programme coordinator in the monitoring of programme implementation and in 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 and events;
  • Support the efficient coordination of partners from civil society, academia and governmental institutions;
  • Identify sources, and gather and compile data and information for the preparation of documents, briefs and speeches with a focus on the engagement of men and boys in promoting gender equality ;
  • Support synthesis of best practices and lessons learned from the programme implementation in Morocco;
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of the MWGE programme;
  • Support the coordinator in resource mobilization efforts;
  • Contribute to the elaboration/design of communication materials, including communication articles, stories, brochures/leaflets highlighting the achievements of the MWGE programme;
  • Proactively support the design and implementation of high-impact advocacy activities and campaigns with key partners, with a special focus on the campaign on promoting responsible fatherhood and positive masculinities;
  • Contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice and to UN Women MCO communication tools and platforms.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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 gender-related issues affecting women in the country of assignment;
  • In-depth, first-hand knowledge of UN Women’s corporate strategies and innovative approaches to advance gender equality and women’s rights.



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:

  • 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.

Application Information:

  • 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.