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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Kinshasa
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2017-10-30

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Intern on Communication

Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)

Background

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:

The DRC UN Women aims to show the results and the impact of its work on communities and the lives of women in the country. Communication initiatives that provide and use information with a clearly defined goal are essential in this respect. This is especially important when the communication efforts focus on the mobilization of resources and the need of more documented results which tends to demonstrate the value for money. In the current funding environment, it is a priority to ensure communication is done in an effective way to leverage on the multiple social media platforms and showcase the impact of work the DRC office is having on the ground in improving the lives of Congolese women.

Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Functions:

Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative and direct supervision of the UN Women Communication Team, the Communications Intern will support the UN Women office in DRC by undertaking the following tasks:

  • Provide support to Communication team in the area of :
    • Photography and photo editing;
    • Videography and video editing;
    • Photojournalism;
    • Articles and newsletters drafting;
    • Contribution to proposals, progress reports (draft, formatting…);
    • Preparation of facts sheets for the different pillars;
    • Public relations;
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the Senior Management

Learning Objectives:

  • Increased understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system;
  • Learning the work in the differents pillars of UN Women;
  • Experience in working in the development of gender equality in developing countries;

- Meeting and networking with UN Women colleagues in other units and pillars;

- Work as a team member in a multicultural setting.

Competencies

Competencies

The below Core Values and Core Competencies are required for all positions. To add particular skills, qualifications, and/or competencies for the position you are advertising, please include those under Functional Competencies below.

Core Values and Guiding Principles:*

Integrity:

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Organizational Awareness:

  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Development and Innovation:

  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

Work in teams:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards other.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:

  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.
  • s with partners and stakeholders; Establishes and nurtures positive communication with partner
  • Promoting organizational learning and knowledge sharing: Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to analyze data and to interpret and evaluate results, and create reports and/or presentations.
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer software (i.e. MS Excel, Access, oracle, etc.) for database development and management.
  • Communicating clearly and objectively the work done and the resulting findings.
  • Use appropriate standards for reporting certain findings or recommendations.
  • Ability to follow instructions through a standard work process.
  • Ability to perform routine tasks and to check work for accuracy before completion of tasks. 
  • Advocacy/Advancing: Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences in advocating for UN Women's mandate within the broader context of Communicating
  • Builds Strategic Partnerships: Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders; Establishes and nurtures positive communication with partner
  • Promoting organizational learning and knowledge sharing: Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications

The below qualifications are required, however you may make changes to the university subject and languages portion.

Education:

  • The intern must have studies in Public Administration, Public Policies, International Development, International Relations or related fields (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent), 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.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English and French 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.
  • Selected applicants must provide the internship application, two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance and school enrollment, passport, and visa (if applicable)
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.
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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