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.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

Learning Objectives

  • Increased understanding of the fixed asset management and accounting processes including the acquisition, capitalization, disposal, and transfer of capital assets.
  • Learning and understanding office capacity building through staff training and development.
  • Increased understanding of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards with respect to accounting for property plants and equipment.  

Description of Functions: 

  • Support the enhancement of the asset management standard operating procedures and forms.
  • Prepare summary documentation of the asset disposal and donation process including authorization in accordance with the current delegation of authority.
  • Support the development and implementation of new systems for internal controls to ensure compliance of the physical asset verification and lease certifications.  
  • Contribute to the advancement and maintenance of the asset management content of UN WOMEN’s intranet and data content and dissemination to stakeholders.
  • Synthesize lessons learnt and best practices in asset management, lease administration and annual certifications.
  • Assist the administration Unit with any other activities…


Core Values and Guiding Principles

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work. 
  • Respect for diversity: 

                Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff.

                Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity. 

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:

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience

  • Education:
  • The candidate must be a pursuing a degree in Accounting, Finance or other business-related subject at the university level;
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation;
  • Must have computer knowledge and experience in using MS Word, Excel and Power point.
  • Language:
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in French are required. 
  • Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage.
  • Eligibility:
  1. Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher)
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent)


  1. Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher)
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
  3. Be enrolled in a national service obligation programme of which the internship may form a part
  4. 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
  5. 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.

Application Information:

  • 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.