Advertised on behalf of: UN WOMEN
Location: Dakar, SENEGAL
Application Deadline: 01-Nov-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract: Internship
Post Level: Intern
Languages Require: English French
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 08-Nov-2021
Expected Duration of Assignment: 6 months
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.
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, 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 West & Central Africa Regional Office has been supporting multi-initiatives through programming, global advocacy and building strategic partners with national governments, civil society, UN agencies, and other bilateral and multilateral development organizations. In this process, UN WOMEN WCARO has contributed to building interest, capacity, and commitment to integrating Gender issues processes in the West and Central Region. UN WOMEN Regional and country offices are supporting several other initiatives at regional and country levels and there is a need for visibility.
Reporting to the Regional Communication Specialist, the Web Content Associate will be in charge of supporting the WCARO Communication Unit in maintaining its various platforms including the UN Women Regional Office website and social media accounts and creating compelling communication materials for online and offline audiences.
The results have a substantial impact on the effectiveness of UN Women’s regional communications and outreach efforts, enhancing the visibility, raising awareness, and understanding of UN Women and its mission, thus helping ensure UN Women achieves its strategic goals
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for assembling and writing content, human angle stories to create an effective digital experience.
Provide content updates and ensure the accuracy of information in collaboration with broader internal teams.
Lead special projects, including but not limited to the translation and updating of the new version of the French version of the UN Women Africa website.
Use web metrics and your knowledge of digital technology to maximize search rankings, optimize content, and user engagement
Manage West and Central Africa countries’ online content mapping and dissemination
Lead the stakeholder digital mapping
Support drafting of brochures, fact sheets, stories from the field to inform media and the general public.
Supporting CO’s and MCO’s with formatting and editing of program initiatives and reports for donor review.
Support to UN Women special events and campaigns :16 days of activism, Generation Equality, International days, etc.
Support the Regional communication team activities where needed.
Respect for Diversity
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Creative Problem Solving
Leading by Example
Interest in the work of UN Women and to the ideals of the UN Charter.
Experience with CMSs (Drupal preferred, WordPress, or similar CMs)
Energetic self-starter with multi-tasking abilities and discipline with deadlines.
Ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Strong computer skills (i.e., Drupal, MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Teams, Zoom);
Excellent analytical skills.
Ability to create, edit and present information in clear and presentable formats: online and offline
Knowledge of social media and communication strategies and methods
Strong multimedia skills
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum of a Master’s degree in Communication, Public relations, Journalism, Multimedia studies
Fluency in English and French is required.
Working Knowledge of anther other UN official working language is an asset.
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.