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Internship with Gender Equality Team
|Location :||Home-Based (Istanbul), TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||25-Dec-22 (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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 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.
The Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH) is UNDP’s main knowledge and advisory hub for the countries serviced by UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS (RBEC). The Gender Equality Team at the UNDP IRH supports UNDP Country Offices in 18 countries and territories in the Europe and Central Asia region with a range of advisory services to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Specifically, IRH Gender Equality Team works to deliver opportunities and improve skills for women’s economic empowerment, especially in the future world of work, focusing on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) sectors; address and prevent violence and all forms of discrimination against women and girls; support Country Offices to close gender gaps and deliver gender equality results aligned with the SDGs as part of their national programs, and monitors the gender-differentiated impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic; support UNDP Country Offices and interested partners to attain the Gender Equality Seal, a UNDP institutional certification programme that promotes gender equality both as a development goal and an integral part of organizational functioning. The Gender Equality Seal programme for RBEC aims to empower managers and accelerate changes needed to support national gender equality goals combining quality assurance with learning and capacity building of staffs with 14 participating offices for the year 2021-2023.
IRH Gender Equality Team also supports the design and implementation of regional and sub-regional initiatives to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, and tracks and presents the results achieved by UNDP programmes and initiatives in the region in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment. Among others, STEM4ALL is a regional digital platform launched by IRH Gender Equality Team in March 2021 and this online platform has catalyzed widespread interest in knowledge exchange, community building and cross-sector collaboration to overcome systematic gender barriers, break stereotypes, and access networks and resources to advance girls and women in STEM education and professional careers.
UNDP also recognizes the role women play in empowering other women as parliamentary representatives, supporting the emergence of gender-sensitive parliaments, and adopting gender-responsive policy and legislative frameworks. In 2020, the IRH Gender Equality and Communications teams launched an interactive online platform, #Equal Future. The platform allows users to actively observe the progress on women’s political participation in 57 countries and territories around the world since the 1995 Beijing conference. By doing this, the platform contributes to informing the audience, researchers and policymakers about recent changes in women’s representation in parliament, as well as providing an overview of the evolution in the past 27 years, and developing forecasts and showcasing stories of women parliamentarians from the region. The platform has been updated in 2021 and 2022 with new data, key events and stories of women parliamentarians.
Duties and Responsibilities
The intern will work closely with the STEM4ALL platform coordinator and RBEC Programme Specialist and Research and Knowledge Management Analyst under the overall supervision of the Regional Team Leader of the IRH Gender Equality Team. The intern is expected to work in the following areas:
Research and coordination
Communications and knowledge management
Required Skills and Experience
Academic Qualifications/ Education
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application must meet one of the following requirements:
Internships within the UN system are subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with before signing his/her internship agreement. UNDP provide a stipend to all interns from January 2020.
Any further costs associated with the internship must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her arrangements for travel, accommodation and other costs.
Candidates who are selected must submit following documents:
UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months. UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship. Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity. It is important to note that interns are responsible to arrange for their own visa and residence documents and need to plan for these well in advance.
The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship. More information available at: