Intern- Communications Assistant(Port Sudan) – UN WOMEN

LocationPort Sudan
Application Deadline18-Mar-24 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract Internship
Post LevelIntern
Languages RequiredArabic ,English
Expected Duration of AssignmentFIVE 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.

Scope of Work ;

A significant element of the Strategic Note is an enhanced strategic approach to advocacy and communications, to increase the visibility of the Country Office and public awareness of both success stories and the specific gaps and challenges to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in Sudan. Communications methodologies adopted by the Country Office must be suited to the country’s context and able to attract and support the engagement of diverse stakeholder groups, including youth, civil society, national and regional authorities, etc. Sudan CO’s communications activities will also support effective advocacy and aim to strengthen and expand partnerships with diverse stakeholders in the country and internationally.

Reporting to the Communications Analyst, the Communications Intern supports the formulation and implementation of the communications and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of UN Women with partners, the media and the public. The Communications Intern promotes a client-oriented approach in UN Women.

Description of Responsibilities and Deliverables:

  1. Supports the CO to develop communication materials and support in communication efforts:
  • Under the guidance of the Communication Analyst, the intern will support teams in the Country office to develop communication materials such as presentations, templates, etc.
  • Will assist the Communications Analyst in communications activities such as events, launches, and review processes of UN Women illustrated annual report.


  • Monthly summary of finished communications, and materials, pieces, and URLs for materials published online

2. Monitoring of social media channels and development of monthly social media reports:

  • Under the guidance of the Communications Analyst, supports the CO social media channels through monthly reporting on reach, engagement, and performance of social media campaigns and posts.
  • Monitoring all social media channels and engaging audience as necessary


  • Monthly report for all CO social media channels. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and posts for LinkedIn

3. Development and scheduling of high-quality communication materials:

  • Support program teams through the communications Analyst to identify and develop key external communication materials, including thematic briefs, statements, brochures, posters, videos, photography, infographics, etc.;
  • Schedule content on different channels as needed


  • Production of high-quality advocacy and communication materials


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • 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:

  • Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively, and creatively across different constituencies
  • Good knowledge of web-based knowledge management systems
  • Good understanding of production, graphic design and photography standards
  • Good knowledge of social media platforms and experience in social media outreach
  • Good knowledge of the local country media landscape
  • Good communication, presentation, networking and advocacy skills
  • Ability to be strategic and analytical
  • Knowledge of gender and human rights issues is desirable


  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: Communications, Journalism, or a related field,
  • or other relevant subjects is required.
  • Meet one of the following:
  1. Be enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  3. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within two years of graduation; or
  4. 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 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.

Application Information:

  • All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, UN Women can ONLY contact successful candidates.
  • The 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.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.  

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.  

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