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Racial Justice Intern
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||23-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 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.
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.
UN Women has, since the start of the resurgence of the global racial justice movement in 2020, placed strategic emphasis on addressing racial justice at the intersection of gender equality through diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. UN Women further recognizes that confronting and dismantling systemic racism in support of women and girls will require expanding its anti-racism lens and actions to its external, programmatic work. The Strategic Plan has, both at its center and as a cross cutting dimension, a focus on addressing inequalities and ensuring that no one is left behind. Outcome 3 focused on social norms will be an important aspect of the racial justice work, which will draw on the creative arts as a critical tool for changing the negative social norms and stereotypes which are key drivers of structural racism. This work is anchored on the broader human rights framework and in particular on CEDAW, CERD as well as the International Decade for People of African Descent. In these contexts, UN Women has established the position of Racial Justice Specialist. Going beyond the internal focus of creating an anti-racist workplace, the Specialist will play a catalytic and leading role toward an organizational and UN-wide intersectional approach to racial justice going forward, and in particular structural racism. The organization seeks a Racial Justice intern to support the work of the Racial Justice Specialist.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Racial Justice Specialist the intern will:
Learning objectives for the internship: Deepen knowledge of and develop expertise in racial justice at the intersection of gender equality.
Required Skills and Experience
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.
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?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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