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.
UN Women at the global level focuses its activities on 5 areas of interventions :
1. Increase women’s leadership and political participation;
2. Develop women’s economic empowerment;
3. Ending violence against women;
4. Increase women’s leadership in peace, security and humanitarian action;
5. Introduce planning and Gender Responsive Budget.
UN Women Multi-Country Office Morocco, which covers the activities of UN Women in Morocco and Algeria, is based in Rabat.
The UN Women Maghreb strategy for the period 2018-2021 identified the following three areas of priority intervention :
Women lead, participate and benefit equally from gender-responsive governance systems at the national and territorial levels;
Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy; and
Women and girls live a life without violence
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 Multi-Country Office Morocco is looking for a Reporting and Communication intern for a 6-month period.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Reporting and Communication Officer, the intern will :
Support the communication’s tools development for several office projects and programmes : brochures, documentaries, etc.;
Support the conception of UN Women MCO Morocco quarterly newsletters;
Support the implementation of the MCO website;
Support research on specific thematic relating to UN Women mandate;
Support the organization and preparation of meetings and events planned by the MCO Morocco;
Contribute and ensure the visibility of events, campaigns and key activities planned by the UN (drafting articles, podcasts, photos, etc.).
In addition, the intern will be responsible for the following financial and administrative tasks :
To support events’ organization : service providers’ selections (communication agency, hotels, printer, etc.) and elaboration of terms of references, drafting selection minutes, contracts, etc.
To follow the reception of deliverables and the services’ providers’ payment;
To ensure the shaping of reports and documents;
To ensure translations and synthesis.
Core Values :
Respect for Diversity
Core Competencies :
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Creative Problem Solving
Leading by Example
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies :
Functional Competencies :
Knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment;
Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings
Excellent communication skills. Communicates sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies;
Good understanding of and experience in communications and outreach;
Effective at multi-tasking;
Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
Ability to write clearly and concisely;
Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Required Skills and Experience
The intern must have studies in communication, international relations or political sciences 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 and French are required; Working knowledge of Arabic a distinct advantage
Computer skills :
The intern must have good knowledge of Internet and Microsoft tools (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, InDesign)
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
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.