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, 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 for women as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Based on UN legislative mandates and the UNW Strategic Plan, the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) is tasked with providing strategic programme development, policy/ technical advisory services and quality assurance support to Multi-Country Offices (MCOs) and Country Offices (COs). It undertakes or coordinates regional research and data analysis; advises on norms, policies and strategies for achieving the internationally and regionally agreed goals related to gender equality and women’s empowerment issues. It acts as a knowledge hub at the regional level, collecting evidence on progress and emerging issues and sharing knowledge on innovative approaches and lessons learned in implementation.
Reporting to the Programme Coordinator on Humanitarian Action, the Intern will work closely with the Humanitarian Action, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change team in the Regional Office and support on the programme development, implementation and results-based management within the humanitarian, disaster risk reduction and climate change ongoing programming. The Regional Office is a key player in delivering humanitarian aid and disaster risk reduction programmes across the region. The team's work is underpinned by a commitment to ensuring that the most vulnerable and marginalized communities are not left behind and have access to the support and resources they need to build resilience. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn about the day-to-day operations of a regional office and gain hands-on experience in the area of humanitarian action, disaster risk reduction, and climate change. The Intern will work with a team of experienced professionals who are committed to improving the lives of vulnerable communities affected by disasters and climate change and to ensure the integration of gender equality in the humanitarian assistance. The Intern will be involved in a range of activities, including research, analysis, report writing, program design, and monitoring and evaluation. The role is ideal for someone who is passionate about making a difference and wants to gain practical experience in the humanitarian and development sector. The Intern will also play an important role in supporting ongoing programming, contributing to the development of new initiatives, and ensuring that the team is well-coordinated and informed.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Humanitarian Action, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Change Intern will work closely with the team in the Regional Office to support the development, implementation, and results-based management of ongoing programming in the areas of humanitarian action, disaster risk reduction, and climate change. The Intern will be involved in a range of activities, including research, analysis, report writing, program design, monitoring and evaluation, gender equality, and social inclusion. The Intern will have the opportunity to learn about the day-to-day operations of a regional office and gain hands-on experience in the humanitarian and development sector. In addition, the Intern will also have the opportunity to support knowledge and data management activities, including the development and maintenance of knowledge management systems, the collection and analysis of program data, and the preparation of internal and external reports and communication materials. The intern may also participate in training and capacity building activities related to program development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation, as well as provide administrative and logistical support to the team
- Assist the team in developing proposals, reports, and programme-related documents, ensuring accuracy and compliance with the organization's guidelines and donor requirements.
- Conduct need based research and analysis on topics related to humanitarian action, disaster risk reduction, and climate change, and provide concise summaries and recommendations to the team.
- Assist in organizing and conducting meetings, workshops, and other events related to ongoing programming, ensuring effective communication and coordination among stakeholders.
- Support the team in monitoring and evaluating programme implementation, including data collection, analysis, and reporting.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of key issues and trends in the fields of humanitarian action, disaster risk reduction, and climate change, and share relevant information and resources with the team.
- Gain practical experience in developing high-quality proposals, reports, and programme-related documents in alignment with organizational guidelines and donor requirements.
- Enhance research and analytical skills by conducting in-depth research on topics related to humanitarian action, disaster risk reduction, and climate change, and effectively summarizing findings and providing recommendations.
- Develop strong organizational and communication skills through involvement in organizing and facilitating meetings, workshops, and events, fostering effective collaboration among stakeholders.
- Acquire hands-on experience in monitoring and evaluating programme implementation, including data collection, analysis, and reporting, to gain insights into project effectiveness and impact.
- Expand knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends in humanitarian action, disaster risk reduction, and climate change, by staying updated with the latest information and sharing relevant resources with the team.
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
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- Currently pursuing or recently graduated from a degree program in a relevant field such as international development, disaster risk reduction, climate change, humanitarian action, or a related field.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of humanitarian action, disaster risk reduction, and/or climate change issues.
- Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
Required Skills and Experience
- University studies in one of the following disciplines: international relations, disaster risk reduction, climate change or other relevant subjects is required.
- Meet one of the following:
- Be enrolled in a 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);
- Be enrolled in a mandatory national service programme of which the internship may form a part;
- Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within two-years of graduation.
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
- Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
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 completed and signed P.11 form with their application.
- Due to the high volume of applications received, UN Women can ONLY contact successful candidates.
- The 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).
- Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an electronic application to email@example.com with firstname.lastname@example.org in copy, not later than 3 June 2023, 23:59 hrs. Bangkok time.
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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