Gender and Tech Internship



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :22-Jul-21 (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)
01-Aug-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :3 Months - With possibility of extension of another three months
Expected Duration of Assignment :3 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.


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.

The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Fourth UN World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995), the international blueprint for gender equality and women’s empowerment. In that context, UN Women is convening the Generation Equality Forum, a global gathering for gender equality, co-chaired by France and Mexico, with the leadership and partnership of civil society.

The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) is a civil-society centred, multi-stakeholder global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France, in partnership with civil society. Through co-creation and diverse and inclusive consultations, the GEF in Mexico City (29 - 31 March, 2021) brought together feminist advocates from across the globe to foster action and renew movements for gender equality, as well as launch a set of innovative and multi-stakeholder Action Coalitions. The GEF in Paris (30 June - 2 July, 2021) is set for grand commitments by the leaders of Action Coalitions to propel a global agenda of gender equality for the next five years.

In the next few months, Action Coalition for Technology and Innovation plans to begin enactment of the blueprint alongside the newly joined commitment makers and other potential partners. To support the Action Coalition leaders and partners in this process, the AC T&I would require bringing on board a competent team member to help work on emerging initiatives.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Senior Manager for the Action Coalition on Innovation and Technology, the successful candidate will be responsible for and contribute to the following:

  • Action Coalition’s coordination: help coordinate the coalition’s activities, conduct initial research for emerging ideas and initiatives, support the design of the accountability and reporting framework, etc.
  • Challenge project: help co-design and implement the action coalition’s first innovation challenge.
  • Partnership: Support leveraging new partnerships and engage with the coalition’s commitment makers, especially with all the youth networks constituencies.
  • Communication and advocacy: Support information and knowledge management on campaigns, social media management and other existing initiatives.
  • Events and workshop organization: Support organization of meetings with leaders and commitment makers.

This internship presents unique learning opportunity through closely working with leading stakeholders of the gender and tech sector as well as high-level engagement of member states and philanthropies


Competencies

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-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to work with knowledge management and information sharing tools is required.
  • Dedicated team player and ability to effectively communicate with a diverse team and external partners.
  • Ability to solve problems with a solution-oriented approach.
  • Interest in intersection of gender and technology.


Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications

Education:

  • University studies in Social Science or Technology and Design 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 program requirements.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.

Renumeration:

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, 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).
  • A selected candidate unable to report to the advertised duty station due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may be approved to undertake this internship remotely. 

Note:

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.


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