Knowledge Management Support Intern (National)

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Location : East Jerusalem, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Application Deadline :26-Jun-23 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Arabic   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.


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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates the United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.  

UN Women’s triple mandate, along with its global network and deep policy and programming expertise, continues to endow the Entity with a unique capacity to: (i) support Member States to strengthen global norms and standards for gender equality and women’s empowerment, and mainstream gender perspectives in other thematic areas; (ii) promote coordination and coherence across the UN system to enhance accountability and results for gender equality and women’s empowerment; and (iii) undertake operational activities to support Member States, upon their request, in translating global norms and standards into legislation, policies and strategies at country level.  

Its three-year Strategic Note supports the efforts to achieve measurable results in country in terms of four UN Women global Strategic Plan impacts (2022-2025): (SP Impact 1). Governance and participation in public life; (SP Impact 2). Women’s Economic Empowerment; (SP Impact 3). Ending Violence Against Women and Girls and; SP Impact 4. Women peace and security, Humanitarian & Disaster Risk Reduction.  

The Knowledge Management Support Intern, working under the direct supervision of the Special Representative, will support the work of the office in this framework, providing background research, supporting in the identification of repositories, etc. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Special Representative Manager, and through a collaborative working relationship with other members of Palestine Country Office, the intern will assist in the development of the knowledge management strategy with background research and the development of repositories, databases and libraries.  A work plan with achievements for the duration of the Internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon: 

Tasks and responsibilities 

  1. Conduct background research on relevant topics on gender equality and women’s empowerment; 

  1. Assist in the identification and development of repositories/databases/libraries and the mapping of knowledge resources; 

  1. Assist in the drafting of presentation (abstracts) of knowledge products; 

  1. Support the drafting of the Knowledge Management strategy; 

  1. Assist in the preparation of any events that may take place during their internship duration in line with knowledge resources; 

  1. Draft brief summaries following meetings/workshops/conferences/seminars on gender equality and women’s empowerment with different stakeholders. 

  1. Any other relevant tasks. 

Learning objectives: 

  • Increased understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system. 

  • Learning different aspects of knowledge management in an international environment. 

  • Meeting and networking with UN Women colleagues in other units. 

  • Work as a team member in a multicultural setting. 



Core Values: 

  • Respect for Diversity 

  • Integrity 

  • Professionalism 

Core Competencies: 

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues 

  • Accountability 

  • 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:

Functional Competencies:  

  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail. 

  • Ability to write clearly and concisely. 

  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds. 

  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing 

  • Familiarity with tools and approaches of Knowledge management. 

  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment. 

Required Skills and Experience



  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: Gender Studies, International Relations, and Social Sciences, or a development-related area of study or other relevant subjects is required. 

  • Meet one of the following: 

  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate school programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher); 

  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level 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 and Arabic 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. 

Application Information:  

  • 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 enrolment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrolment 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. 

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, colour, 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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