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.

In line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, General Assembly resolution 72/279 on the repositioning of the United Nations Development System, and the evaluation of UN Women’s Regional Architecture in 2017, UN Women has been reviewing its current organizational structure to further solidify its operating and implementation model in order to break silos and improve the delivery of our mandate in an integrated manner.

The Strategy, Planning, Resources and Effectiveness Division (SPRED) of UN Women was established in late 2019 as a part of the change management process in UN Women HQ. The division is to integrate corporate strategy, resources and performance measurement to improve decision-making in order to manage for results while increasing transparency and accountability to its Governing Bodies and Stakeholders. Specifically, the Division will formulate corporate strategies aligned to the corporate objectives, ensure internal controls and risk management are fully in place, and that resources from all sources to budget plans and the organization priorities.


Under the supervision of Business Transformation Management Specialist, the intern will be providing technical support to strengthening the utilization of the new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system Quantum, working close with colleagues across UN Women. The intern is comfortable working with data and data sources, and will help validate, create, strengthen business logics that will lead to an increased ability to leverage increasingly more data from the ERP System; in support of Organizational Effectiveness and Efficiency efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supporting Business Transformation in leveraging ERP data
  • Assist and support Business Transformation in identifying and cataloging all currently available sources of information and existing reports/queries in Quantum ERP system
  • Assist and support Business Transformation in testing new reports, that are developed in Quantum ERP system
  • Assist and support Business Transformation in the development of revised Data Dictionary
  • Supporting Business Transformation in improving automation efforts, on specific data
  • Supporting Business Transformation in strengthening business logics in systems

Learning Objectives

In addition to the above the intern will have the following learning objectives for the duration of the internship: Gain insight on strategies and approaches for implementing and integrating IT systems in the working context of a UN organization, and UN Women.


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:

Functional Competencies:

  • Interest in the work of UN Women and to the ideals of the UN Charter.
  • Energetic self-starter with multi-tasking abilities and discipline with deadlines.
  • Ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Experience in data analysis tools, and comfortable working in close proximity to systems data.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Strong experience in using Excel, Power BI etc. is a distinct advantage

Required Skills and Experience


  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: Development related disciplines, statistics, economics, information system, computer science, ICT, or public policy or other social science fields.
  • or other relevant subjects is required.
  • Meet one of the following:


  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 mandatory national service 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 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.


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 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.


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, color, 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.)