I. Organizational Context
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.
In Türkiye, in line with its global Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and Country Strategic Note (2022-2025), and the overall UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Turkey (UNSDCF) (2021-2025), UN Women works towards the overarching goal of “Women and girls including those at greatest risk of being left behind fully exercise their human rights, enjoy a life free from violence and discrimination, and lead, influence and benefit from sustainable and inclusive socioeconomic development towards the advancement of gender equality in Turkey”. UN Women works in four thematic areas: (i) governance and participation in public life; (ii) women’s economic empowerment; (iii) ending violence against women and girls; and (iv) women, peace and security, humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction. In line with its coordination mandate, UN Women promotes coordination and coherence across the UN system to enhance accountability and results for gender equality and women’s empowerment, including through joint programmatic and advocacy actions and initiatives, standardized tools and guidance and services to strengthen the relevant capacities of the UN system.
UN Women Türkiye collaborates with numerous partners – central and local level government authorities, civil society organizations, including women’s organizations and platforms, opinion-makers and activists from different sectors, academia, private sector companies, media, development partners and other UN agencies. It commits itself to the Leaving No One Behind principle, by supporting targeted actions to remove the obstacles that marginalized and vulnerable groups of women face in accessing their rights and to promote them as agents of change.
UN Women Türkiye has functional teams under its portfolio and will be recruiting 1 intern, who will support Programme teams. In terms of Programme, UN Women Portfolio consists of several projects in the areas of gender responsive budgeting, advancing women’s leadership in politics and business, combating violence against women and girls, support to civil society organizations and refugee response. Programme Support Intern will overall be supervised by Deputy Country Director and daily by the respective Programme Manager that Intern will be supporting.
The Programme Support Intern will support the implementation of UN Women Programmes in one or more of the above fields, in close collaboration with the respective Programme Teams.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Programme Support intern will report to the Deputy Country Director and the respective Programme Manager in UN Women Turkey Office and will be expected to support in undertaking tasks as follows:
1. Provide general administrative and logistical support to the Office in accordance with UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and strategies
- Support in arranging travel and hotel reservations, preparing travel authorizations, processing requests for visas, identity cards and other documents, collecting information for DSA, as required;
- Provide administrative support to conferences, workshops, retreats, activities and events.
- Contacts with visitors and staff, arrangement of appointments and meetings, acting as an interpreter when required and/or taking minutes.
- Collect information on shipments, customs clearance arrangements, prepare documents for UN Women shipments (received/sent);
2. Provide support to the implementation of Programmes and Projects
- Researches and prepares briefs/communication products on Programmes and Projects
- Compiles information from different sources and produces analytical synopses for internal and external purposes (including annual reporting);
- Collects information and data to be used for preparation of briefing notes, talking points, and reports as required;
- Contributes to data entry and database updating/revision of programme related documents;
- Provides support on additional tasks and projects related to the Programme teams.
III. Learning Objectives
- UN Women SOPs and workflows in Procure to Paycyle
- Adherence to UN Women rules and regulations;
- Quality support to conferences and events;
- Quality organization of files and reports;
- Timely support to team.
- Acquire in depth knowledge about Refugee Response Program and Women, Peace and Security related interventions in Turkey,
- Acquire familiarity with the themes under UN Women’s mandate,
- Gain practical experience with regards to programme/project implementation,
- Improve drafting, reporting and analytical skills,
- Learn about the operational procedures of UN Women,
- Acquire team work skills in an international environment.
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- 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
- Excellent research, writing, and organizational skills;
- Ability to work with different actors, including through remote contact;
- Ability to multi-task and address competing priorities;
- Ability to produce high-quality deliverables in a timely manner;
- Ability to work effectively in independent and collaborative settings;
- Ability to take initiatives, ask questions, and contribute substantively;
- Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Power Point.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing (in English), in a clear and concise manner;
- Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards other.
Required Skills and Experience
V. Recruitment Qualifications
- University studies in one of the following disciplines: social sciences, public administration, gender studies, political science, international development, 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.
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English is required;
- Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
- Knowledge of Turkish language is an advantage.
- Strong computer skills with the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.
- Basic knowledge in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming in the development and/or humanitarian context.
- Knowledge of results-based planning, monitoring, reporting and/or evaluation would be an asset
- Skills in using basic data analysis functions of Microsoft Excel to analyze quantitative data and to visualize data and findings.
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.
- All applicants must submit a CV, a Motivation Letter and a completed and signed UN Women 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, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
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