Lowongan UN Women - Communication and Social Media Intern

Terms of Reference: Intern

Internship Title: Communication and Social Media Intern

Unit Name: UN Women Indonesia Office

Division Name: Communications

Country and City of Internship Post: Jakarta-Indonesia

Supervisor Name: Radhiska Anggiana

Supervisor Email: radhiska.anggiana@unwomen.org

Supervisor Extension: 62-21-39830330 Ext 107

Expected Start Date: 11 September 2019

Expected End Date: 11 March 2020

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 Communications work on the implementation of the UN Women corporate communications strategy, as well as in design, management and implementation of the Country communications and publication strategies, which are geared towards awareness raising of gender equality and the empowerment of women, and promote public and media outreach, to include campaigns. 

Under direct supervision of the Advocacy and Communication Officer, the intern will be expected to provide support to the communication functions of UN Women..

Description of Responsibilities

Within this framework, UN Women is offering the opportunity of an internship for 6 months in Jakarta, Indonesia. We are seeking a dynamic and proactive team player, with a strong interest in communications and gender equality issues. The selected intern will be expected to:


·        Support in planning and organizing campaigns, press conferences and other events;

·         Support in developing communication materials, such as posters, brochures, fact sheets, PowerPoint presentations, etc;

·         Updating stories and events reporting of UN Women Indonesia to UN Women’s website;

·         Contribute and ensure the visibilities of events, campaigns and key activities (drafting articles, taking photos, etc);

·         Assist in media outreach, media inquiries, monitoring and maintaining press clippings of print and online media when UN Women is mentioned;

·         Undertake general administrative assignments such as budgets, reports and proposal of campaign/ event arrangements;

·         Assist the Advocacy and Communication Officer with any other relevant duties as may be assigned.

Social Media

·         Draft, prepare, and schedule content and posts for the social media accounts.

·         Research additional content (articles/ news/ posts) on women’s empowerment and gender equality and draft the post. 

·         Assist in the creation of editorial workplan calendar.

·         Actively expand the network of followers.

·         Monitor social media accounts, monitor mentions for retweeting, and cross-post selected content

·         Manage and engage with followers.

·         Monitor the social media accounts for questions and comments, and flag them to the Advocacy and Communication Officer.

·         Create, produce or support the production visual assets (quote cards, multi-media graphics, social media video etc.).

·         Support live tweeting from events.

·         Listen to online discourse.

Learning Objectives:

·        The intern will be provided with learning opportunities to work in the area of communication and advocacy on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

·        The intern will develop a good working knowledge of the communications function of UN Women as well as social media.

·         The Intern will be provided with networking opportunity with various programme colleagues and participate in the workshop/ seminars for learning purpose.


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: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

Functional Competencies:

·        Good communications skills.

·        Able to work independently and problem-solving oriented.

·        Ability to perform a broad range of specialized activities aimed at effective and efficient functioning of the communications section, including logistical support.

·        Attention to detail, good prioritization skills.

·        Ability to establish, build and sustain effective relationships with clients, demonstrating understanding of client's perspective; anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly.

·        Ability to administer and execute financial processes and transactions.

·        Ability to manage data, documents, correspondence and reports information and workflow.



·         The intern must have studies in communication/ media studies, journalism, public relations, advertising, international relations or social sciences 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 English are required; Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage

Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.

Application Information:

·         Please send CV and short paragraph on your motivation in English via email to radhiska.anggiana@unwomen.org

·         UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

Deadline for submission of applications:  2 September 2019  

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 defined in (a) or (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

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