Programme management intern - Rabat

Programme management intern

21/05/2019 Rabat



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:
UN Women at the global level focuses its activities on 5 areas of interventions:
Increase women's leadership, political participation and implement gender sensitive governance;
Develop women's economic empowerment;
Ending violence against women;
UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) Morocco based in Rabat, Morocco is looking for a Programme Management Intern for a 6-months period to support the Programme Management Specialist in designing, implementing and following-up key programmes in Morocco, and Algeria.
Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Program Management Specialist, the intern will:
Support the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the UN Women MCO Morocco's projects & programs:
Support the UN Women MCO Morocco in designing new projects/programmes on women's leadership and political participation, women's economic empowerment, eliminating violence against women and girls, gender-responsive planning and budgeting
Develop research on various topics related to women's human rights in the 2 countries
Support the development of briefs and synthetic notes in direction of the regional office for Arab States or the Headquarters in New-York
Ensure efficient coordination between the different internal stakeholders
Contribute to implement and share best practices within the UN Women MCO's team
Support the team in preparing high level events, consultations and other national and regional events
Contribute to UN Women MCO for the Maghreb's partnership strategy:
Contribute to the design of UN Women MCO morocco's partnership strategy
Support the communication and appropriation of the strategy
Actively support the design and appropriation of appropriate tools and practices for every stage of the partnerships strategy
Actively participate to the implementation of partnerships, including innovative partnerships
Ensure the improvement of Knowledge Management and best practices sharing within the UN Women MCO morocco?s team
Support the monitoring and evolution of UN Women MCO Morocco's partnership strategy
Contribute to Knowledge Management and Communication:
Support the design and implementation of tools and processes aiming at improving the MCO's Knowledge Management sharing
In coordination with the Communication specialist, draft quality and substantive papers to update UNW MCO partners
Identify and document best practices and ensure their dissemination at the subregional (Maghreb) and regional (Arab States) levels?
Learning Objectives:
Familiarity with the UN system structure, organization and goals of UN Women strategies in country
Operational and ?hands-on' experience in all substantive aspects of development management and programming within UN Women
In-depth, knowledge of the principle gender issues affecting women in the country of assignment
In-depth, first-hand knowledge of UN Women's corporate strategies and innovative approaches to advance gender equality and women's rights
In depth knowledge of international norms and mechanisms on women's rights;
Learning elements:
Upon arrival, the intern will learn about UN Women's mandate and guiding normative framework. She/he will also be introduced to the work undertaken in the MCO and in the region
In first three months he/she will be given ?hands on' exposure to the work of the MCO
In first six months, he/she will be guided in supporting and subsequently helping expand the Country Office's portfolio, advocacy and knowledge management.


Core Values:
Respect for Diversity
Core Competencies:
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:
Functional Competencies:
Strong analytical skills;
Excellent drafting and synthetic skills
Result-oriented mindset;
Strong organizational skills and strong self-direction;
Ability to prioritize, work under pressure with colleagues at all levels, and deliver tasks on time and with high quality;

Required Skills and Experience

The intern must have studies in economics, international relations or political sciences, law, business administration, public administration 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 French and English are required; Working knowledge of Arabic is 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 hiring manager updated C.V. or resume, two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance, proof of school enrollment, passport, visa (if applicable), and a signed copy of the offer letter prepared by the hiring office.
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 (a)(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.