UN Women Tanzania is implementing its Strategic Note (2017-2021), under which one of the priority areas is women’s leadership and political participation. The Women’s Leadership and Political Participation Project (Wanawake Wanaweza) Phase II (2017-2021) builds on Phase I (2014 – 2017), and continues to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women as per UN Women’s global mandate and supports the Government of Tanzania as a Member State to the United Nations to implement international standards, providing suitable technical and financial assistance.
- Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 16-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
- Type of Contract : Internship
- Post Level : Intern
Languages Required : English
- Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 24-Aug-2020
- Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months
- Expected Duration of Assignment : 6 months
The second phase of the project aims at achieving the overarching goal/impact “Women lead and participate in decision-making at all levels” building on the momentum created and gains made from the first phase. The project is in line with the UNDAP II outcome “Women and girls increasingly participate in political and public life and are elected to leadership positions”, the UN Women Tanzania, Country Strategic Framework 2017 – 2021; the UN Women Global Flagship Programme Initiative on Women’s Political Empowerment and Leadership, as well as, national gender policy, the SDGs (in particular, Global Goal 5 dedicated to ‘achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’, CEDAW and other international and regional commitments, such as the African Union Agenda 2063.
The projects operates on three main areas to effect change and progress in relation to increasing women’s leadership and political empowerment.
UN Women Tanzania Internship
Duties and Responsibilities
- Undertake media monitoring and weekly reporting on UN Women related issues, including in creating an updated media and partners contact list.
- Support CO communication work including implementation of the UN Women communications strategy.
- Support preparation of written communication materials including press releases, talking points, speeches, articles and general correspondence, among others.
- Support the documentation of programme implementation through photos, video and audio recordings.
- Research and monitor relevant websites and social media channels as needed to support the work of the Country Office.
- Provide administrative support for the procurement and logistical tasks required for communications.
- Undertake other assignments as required.
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
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- Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills
- Strong analytical skills with the ability to efficiently summarize written articles
- Ability to work with people of different backgrounds, including through remote contact
- Ability to multi-task and address competing priorities
- Ability to produce quality deliverables in a timely manner
- Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Power Point
- Knowledge of photography, video production, and graphics design is desirable
Required Skills and Experience
- University studies in one of the following disciplines: Mass Communications, Journalism 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 Kiswahili are required;
Working knowledge of another UN language 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.
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.