Training for Gender Equality Internship

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Application Deadline :21-Dec-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English   Spanish  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :5 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :5 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.


Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work 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 Training Centre (TC) is dedicated to supporting the UN and other stakeholders to realize commitments to gender equality, women's empowerment and women's rights through transformative training and learning. Its mission is to become the leading UN Centre that contributes, through training for gender equality, to building a society that respects and promotes human rights for all women and men. The gender capacity-development programmes range from basic and introductory levels to specialized and advanced levels for diverse audiences with different backgrounds. In terms of capacity-development strategies and techniques, the TC makes maximum use of on-line training techniques, paying special attention to e-learning courses and an active learning approach.

The Training Centre also promotes articulation and knowledge exchange among gender training specialists and other relevant groups and the development of tools and materials in the area of training for gender equality. It supports the documentation of existing good practices and innovative processes, as well as discussion and analysis of training methodologies and approaches directed towards contributing to ongoing capacity development as a concrete means for achieving gender equality and women's empowerment.

The Internship is based in Santo Domingo and will support the design and implementation of courses and activities undertaken by the UN Women Training Centre. The Intern will work under the supervision of the Training/Capacity Development Specialist.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key tasks

Support the Training Centre in course content development, course implementation and management

  • Gather relevant data and information to prepare for course development
  • Support the organization of and follow up to Quality Assurance processes
  • Support the development of training programmes, materials, toolkits and user manuals
  • Support the development of new online tools, surveys and other pilot projects
  • Support the design, development, and implementation of training courses
  • Provide administrative support to course management
  • Support gathering and analysis of information for course evaluation and preparation of reports
  • Provide inputs for the preparation of annual work plans for training/capacity development

Provide support in preparing documents and lessons learned:

  • Gather relevant data and information for documents and reports
  • Prepare meeting minutes and documents for meetings and training events
  • Document lessons learned from course development process


Core Values/Guiding Principles


  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.


  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing 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.

Functional Competencies

Commitment to Continuous Learning

  • Promote a learning environment in the office personal example;
  • Shows willingness to learn from others;
  • Seeks feedback to learn and improve.

Client Orientation

  • Identify client's needs and match them to appropriate solutions ensuring the inclusion of new and emerging issues/approaches;
  • Monitor ongoing developments inside and outside the client's environment to keep them informed and anticipate problems;
  • Meet timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.

Technological Awareness

  • Fluency in office software, email, web-based applications and databases;
  • Keeps abreast of available technology;
  • Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office;
  • Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks.

Planning and Organizing

  • Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;
  • Ability to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
  • Ability to identify priority activities and assignments and adjusts priorities as required.

Ability to organize, facilitate and participate in workshops:

  • Basic networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills;
  • Capacity to work with diverse partners including governments, donors and civil society;
  • Interest and commitment to the empowerment of women particularly through training for gender equality and capacity development;
  • Ample knowledge of gender issues.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent);
  • Enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
  • Have studies in Gender, Social Sciences, International Development, or other similar subjects at the university level;
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.


  • Experience in training for gender equality; gender and development; gender studies or the like.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in supporting web-based management systems;
  • Experience in working in a web-based environment.


  • Excellent written and spoken English is required;
  • Working knowledge of other UN Official languages is an asset.


  • UN Women will not pay for the internship; all the expenses connected with it will be borne by the intern;
  • UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The Intern must provide proof of enrolment in a health insurance plan;
  • The Intern will not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UN Women during the period of my internship or for the six months immediately following the expiration date thereof;
  • The Intern will be personally responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed.

Once the candidate has been selected, the following additional documents need to be submitted:

  • Letter of enrollment from school or proof of (Master's Programme) graduation if within less than one year;
  • Scanned visa document/scanned passport document if no visa is required;
  • Scanned medical insurance document.

Application Information:

  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest;
  • Selected applicants must provide the signed internship application, two letters of recommendation, and proof of health insurance and school enrollment, passport, and visa (if applicable).

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