AJIRA UMOJA WA MATAIFA TANZANIA 2020 / NAFASI ZA KAZI UMOJA WA MATAIFA (UN) 2020
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
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 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. 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.
projects operates on three main areas to effect change and progress in
relation to increasing women’s leadership and political empowerment.
Firstly, the policy and institution level (policies, laws, standards,
norms and practices) to ensure these promote and regulate the increase
in women’s leadership at all levels. Secondly, at the individual level,
to strengthen capacities of women to conduct competitive, well-resourced
and innovative campaigns. Thirdly, at the community level, where norms,
attitudes and practices often undermine women’s rights and gender
equality, efforts will work towards reverting these to promote women as
accepted, legitimate political leaders. Reporting to the Communications
Analyst on Women’ Leadership and Political Participation, the
Communications Interns will provide support to the WLPP Programme and UN
Women Country Office on the Communications function, specifically in
the areas of media relations, media monitoring and reporting, and
Duties and Responsibilities
- Undertake media monitoring and weekly reporting on UN Women related
issues, including in creating an updated media and partners contact
- 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
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:
- 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
Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English and Kiswahili are required;
Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
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
- 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
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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
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