Conditions of the Internship:
- As of 1 January 2020, Interns may be given a stipend according to the UNDP Internship Policies, if is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation or scholarship programme;
- Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of the internship. UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
- Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;
- Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
- 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;
- The intern will be evaluated at the end of the contract and due recognition of work will be issued in writing.
- In your application, please state in one paragraph why you would like to be considered for the internship,
- Submit your CV/Resume.
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UNDP Armenia, in partnership with the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure, continues to initiate and implement projects on women empowerment, gender equality and youth leadership in Armenia. There are three ongoing projects within the UNDP Armenia Gender Equality Portfolio.
In the framework of “Women’s Economic Empowerment in South Caucasus, Phase 2” (WEESC II) regional project, led by UN Women, UNDP will carry out interventions of Project Outcome 1 in Armenia towards enabling women, particularly the poor and socially excluded, to use skills, networks, information, economic opportunities, and support services to become farmers/entrepreneurs or to join the formal labour sector in Armenia. Particularly, the project will equip women with competences and will provide with tools/resources and market connections to improve their economic performance as farmers, entrepreneurs or self-employed. In parallel, the project will improve the employability skills and networking for women in (semi)urban areas. It will advance and support introduction and improvement of gender-responsive decision making at the municipal level and will further introduce the Women Empowerment Principles” of UN Women and UN Global compact among Armenian private companies.
The “Women in Politics, Public Administration and Civil Society” (WiP 2.0) project, implemented by UNDP in Armenia and OxYGen Foundation, is based on the earlier progress achieved, evidence from comprehensive research, findings and recommendations of the Women in Politics (WiP 1.0) project. With the purpose to address the setbacks in the gender equality in politics and governance of Armenia, UNDP and OxYGen Foundation jointly initiate the project with three strategic focus areas to address: 1) Advancement of women’s leadership and political participation in local decision-making via public or civic roles; 2) Strengthening of the gender sensitivity and gender responsiveness of public administration system and gender mainstreaming in public institutions at national and local levels; 3) Strengthening of the role of civil society in setting agenda, contribution to decision-making and monitoring of governance processes on gender equality, women’s rights and women empowerment in Armenia.
Currently UNDP Armenia seeks qualified Interns (2 positions) to support the teams of the mentioned projects. The Interns will work under the direct supervision of the respective Project Coordinators and in close cooperation with the UNDP Project team and the counterpart institutions/organizations.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the Intern will include:
1. Support with Events Management
The mentioned Projects have a number of upcoming events: trainings, capacity building activities, leadership schools, mapping meetings, etc. Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the intern will support the event planning processes, assist in event logistics, including arrangements and maintaining communication with event vendors (venue, catering, audiovisuals, etc.), invitation of the participants, and events cost estimation.
S/he will provide organizational and administrative support during the event, such as registration of participants, ensuring all arrangements are in place as well as following up post-event activities. S/he will draft briefs on the events for social media and/or reporting.
2. Work with the Project Database and Content Management Systems
Gender Equality Portfolio has its specific Database and Content Management System (DBCMS) designed to ensure comprehensive projects-related data collection. As of today, the DBCMS includes information of more than 10 000 project beneficiaries. The Intern will be responsible for regular inputs and maintenance of the Database and Content Management System, as well as other project spreadsheets by collecting, compiling, and exchanging data with the national and international partners.
3. Support in subject-matter research
The intern will be also responsible for data search and compilation in support to the planned research within the projects.
Based on the research the intern might be requested to prepare short outlines/narratives.
4. Provide administrative and logistical support
The Intern will provide support to the projects team in:
- administrative, financial and logistical work;
- note taking;
- tracking the receipt of the financial documentation, including invoices;
- ensuring ongoing communication, enquiries with the beneficiaries through frequent phone calls and e-mail;
- translation and interpretation services from/to English and Armenian during meetings, as required.
5. Other duties
Other tasks may be assigned as required.
- Skills and Competencies:
- Knowledge of gender-related aspects and trends in Armenia will be a strong asset;
- Strong skills in running/managing social media will be a strong asset;
- Demonstrated analytical skills;
- Demonstrated initiative, tact and high sense of responsibility and discretion;
- Strong teamwork skills;
- Ability to work under the pressure;
- Excellent communication skills, written and oral including ability to proofread Armenian and English texts;
- Excellent networking skills;
- Strong computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office (MS Word, Excel, etc.); ability to design and maintain spreadsheets, as well as in handle web-based management systems.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
- Be enrolled in high school/postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
- Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
- Have recently graduated with a high school/university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
- Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.
Applicants must have experience in:
- Event organization;
- Spreadsheet development and database maintenance;
- Social media platform maintenance and/or analytics.
- Proficiency in written and spoken English and Armenian, Russian is an asset.