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Internship assignment within Gender Programme Unit; MNE 13-034
|Location :||Podgorica, MONTENEGRO|
|Application Deadline :||31-Aug-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||September 2013 - February 2014|
|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.
Purpose of Internship Programme:
Internship assignments are available on a part-time and full-time basis, depending on the availability of candidates and the needs and capacity of offices to receive and supervise interns.
In Montenegro, women have never had equal conditions for realizing their human rights nor opportunities to contribute to national, political, economic, social and cultural development, and consequently to benefit from these opportunities. Despite the fact that more and more women are highly qualified and labour market participation of women is on the increase, women are still largely outnumbered by men in positions of responsibility in politics and business, particularly at the top level. The high level of education of women is not directly reflected in the positions they hold in the labor market.
Women are mainly working in ‘feminized’ sectors and professions and remain in lower job categories with less access to senior positions. This is paradoxical when female students outnumber male in business, administration and law. At the same time, one of the most radical violations of women’s human rights is reported by CSOs as happening in the family sphere. NGO studies show that one in every three women is exposed to physical violence. The number of cases reported to the police remains small, but increased by 7.3% in 2008. There is a low level of support provided to victims, resulting in their reluctance to report family violence, while the number of deaths occurring as a consequence of long-term family violence has increased.
Policy and legislative developments in the last few years (National Action Plan for Gender Equality and Law on Gender Equality) are welcome, and have created a solid ground to address these problems. It is now important to ensure that these laws and policies are implemented; this will require not only political will, human and financial capacities and continuous monitoring, but also an institutional and cultural transformation process that should include the elimination of gender bias in national development frameworks, as well as the incorporation of gender awareness into broader policies, programmes and institutional reforms. Equality between women and men is not just a goal in itself: it is a precondition for the fulfillment of human rights and human development in general, and of the overall EU objectives in regard to growth, employment and social cohesion, in particular. This Programme aims to improve the status of women as reflected in personal integrity, economic advancement and political representation. The specific objective of the project is to strengthen capacities, improve mechanisms, advance policies and improve the conditions for the implementation of the NAP for Gender Equality in following three areas:
The key institutional stakeholders for this Project are as follows: Ministry of Human and Minority Rights - Department for Gender Equality; Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Ministry of Health, Police Directorate, local government, parliamentary political parties, Parliamentary Committee for Gender Equality, NGOs, Ministry of Finance, Investment Fund, Directorate for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Social Welfare Centers, the Police and the Judiciary.
Duties and Responsibilities
The intern will provide support to implementation of projects to UNDP Gender Programme. Under the guidance and primary supervision of the Gender Programme Manager, and in cooperation with the Gender Programme Team, the Intern will be expected to carry out the following responsibilities:
Required Skills and Experience
Interested students are requested to submit their applications by August 31, 2013 by using the Apply now button.
The application should contain:
The shorstlisted candidates only will be requested to submit the following additional documents: