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.
The UN Women Independent Evaluation and Audit Service (IEAS) evaluates the work of UN women to enhance organizational accountability, provide evidence-based information for decision-making and to contribute to learning on gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women’s West and Central Africa Regional Office is seeking an intern to support its functions in the field of evaluation.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist the Regional Evaluation Specialist in implementing an evaluation plan. In the framework of decentralized evaluations, liaise with Country Offices to ensure respect of UN Women Evaluation policy and facilitate evaluation processes.
- Support the quality of evaluation processes and products using the standard quality assurance checklists and the Global Evaluation Report Assessment and Analysis System (GERAAS);
- Update the Global Accountability and Tracking of Evaluations (GATE) system. This includes: uploading, updating and reporting on status of evaluation plans (i.e. evaluation section of the MERP), completed evaluation reports and TORs;
- Monitor the development of management responses to all evaluations within 6 weeks of completion
- monitor progress of actions as per management responses to evaluations, including providing quarterly updates on status of implementation in the GATE system.
- Support the use of evaluation findings and recommendations by commissioning graphically designed reports and smart knowledge products;
- Arrange travel logistics for the purpose of evaluation.
- Provide overall admin and logistic support to activities and projects undertaken by the Evaluation Unit
Learning objectives :
- Increase understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system
- Increase knowledge and understanding of issues related to gender
- Gain in-depth understanding of evaluation practice and procedures
- Familiarise with gender-responsive methodologies,
- Learn about UNEG guidelines used for evaluations within the UN system
- 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/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf
- Planning and Organizing
- Knowledge of data collection methods, in particular carrying out qualitative research with women
- Knowledge of the international development sector and international cooperation trends • Experience in organizing events
- Ability to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines
- Attention to detail and proven ability to work independently and effectively
Required Skills and Experience
- University studies (Mater’s level) in one of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Development or other relevant subjects is required.
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English or French, and a fair knowledge of the other language
- Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
- 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 national service obligation 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 one-year of graduation
- Be enrolled in a professional traineeship program which is part of a postgraduate degree programme of which the internship may form part.
A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member is not eligible to apply for an internship.
An applicant who bears any other family relationship with a staff member is eligible and may be engaged as an intern, provided that the intern must never be assigned to the same work unit of the related staff member or be placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the same.
For purposes of the policy, “child” means:
- the adult child of a staff member;
- the adult child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild);
- the spouse of an adult child of a staff member or the child of a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the adult child of both or either parent of a staff member and the adult child of the spouse of a parent of a staff member (that is, also half- and stepsibling).
To give as many eligible candidates as possible an opportunity to intern with UN Women, each candidate is only eligible for one internship. This applies even if the internship was shorter than the maximum allowable duration.
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, 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.