Intern (multiple positions)



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Nur-Sultan, KAZAKHSTAN
Application Deadline :02-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Jun-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :3-6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :June - November 2022

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 UN Women Country Office (CO) Kazakhstan is based in Nur-Sultan. CO programming includes support to Government and civil society organizations in the development and implementation of innovative approaches aimed at achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. In Kazakhstan, UN Women supports efforts of the national partners and UN agencies in implementation of gender equality commitments in compliance with the UN human rights conventions ratified by Kazakhstan. It provides strong and coherent technical support of gender equality priorities in national and UN efforts and support to build effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. It strengthens coordination on gender equality and women’s empowerment programming and enhances cooperation for gender responsive post-2015 development agenda’s implementation at the national and sub-regional levels.

Under supervisor’s oversight and supervision, the Intern shall provide support to the effective management implementation of budgeted activities. In this context, the Intern shll provide administrative, logistical, communication and/or knowledge-management support to the Office in compliance with UN Women policies and procedures.

Until further notice interns will work partially offline and online.


Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and operational support to ensure effective implementation of activities;
  • Support to communication team by drafting press-releases and media advisory, communication strategy for project components and events, social media support, development of social media content, including development of visuals and web design;
  • Assist in preparing multimedia content, including photo and video materials within and in line with the project and branding guidelines;
  • Assist in design and layout of the project knowledge and information materials (briefs, policy papers, presentations, etc);
  • Assist in social and media monitoring, including reporting on key trends and developments in the traditional and social media and political situation;
  • Maintain CO audio-video archive and ensure that its regular replenishment;
  • Drafting talking points, key messages, concept notes, correspondence, notes, documents, reports, preparing required contracts, keeps the necessary flow of correspondence.

Learning and development:

  • Interns have access to UN Women’s online learning system as well as  free internal trainings. Interns are encouraged to come up with new ideas and initiatives for possible implementation during their tenure.
  • Interns are required to complete UN Women’s mandatory courses within the first two weeks of their assignment. The courses are available through the online learning management platform.
  • Interns are encouraged to organize and participate in social activities to ensure healthy workplace engagement and relations.


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/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies
  • Excellent organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to multi-task, work flexibly and meet tight deadlines;
  • Attention to details and proven ability to work independently and effectively with minimum supervision;
  • Networking skills to engage with key internal and external partners;
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: business administration, economics, communication, marketing or other relevant subjects 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 and Russian are required. Knowledge of Kazakh is an asset.

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).  

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, INSTRAW, OSAGI, 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 on the basis of 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.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)



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