UN Coordination Intern

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Dushanbe, TAJIKISTAN
Application Deadline :24-Jan-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :15 February 2018-14 July 2018


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.

UN Women supports the UN system coordination and accountability mechanisms, and up-scaling of the quality of support provided to the member states in addressing national gender equality priorities. UN Women’s gender coordination work is supported through Gender Theme Group (GTG) being chaired by UN Women (1st quarter 2018 – by UNFPA). GTG is aimed to support and work within UN Country Teams (UNCTs) to ensure gender is mainstreamed into UNCT joint work, advocacy and operations.

To support the work in the areas of UN coordination, the Tajikistan PP is currently seeking an intern.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern is expected to provide the support to the development and implementation of 2018 Work Plan of GTG.  This includes the following responsibilities and learning objectives:  

·         Support the secretariat function of GTG. This includes preparation of meeting minutes, coordination and consolidation of inputs for upcoming meetings and documents, and support to the overall management and implementation of the 2018 joint work plan of GTG.

·         Support GTG Tajikistan to contribute to knowledge management and information sharing across all GTGs in the ECA region in the areas of UN coordination by collecting, analyzing and sharing key lessons, promising practices and resources of GTG Tajikistan. 

·         Support GTG Tajikistan to develop its annual report on 2017 activities and present to UNCT and partners. 

·        Support in the development and dissemination of good practices and lessons learned on gender programming work by GTG members.

·        Support GTG in development of joint advocacy actions in occasion of International Women’s Day and other communication and advocacy related joint activities.

·         Support to GTG events and initiatives related to gender related Sustainable Development Goals (as follow-up to 2017 activities) in partnership with National Women’s Committee and Coalition of NGOs “From equality to jure to equality de-facto”, including logistics/admin support and taking and sharing minutes and event’s summary reports.

·       Support to completion of quarterly monitoring exercises for Tajikistan PP in Results Management System (RMS), including verification of data entry.

·         Support to the preparation of GTG quarterly briefs for a wide dissemination by partners.

·          Additional support to the UN Women staff in their functions on Gender coordination as needed.

Learning objectives:

·         To learn how Results Based Management is applied for UN/UN Women programming development, implementation and reporting;

·       To learn approaches and good practices for UN gender related coordination.


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: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

Functional Competencies:

·         Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards other.

·         Excellent writing and organizational skills;

·         Ability to work with different actors, including through remote contact;

·        Ability to multi-task and address competing priorities.

Required Skills and Experience


·         The intern must have studies in public administration, programme management, gender studies, international development, international relations, social sciences or other similar 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); Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.


·         Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required; Working knowledge of Russian is a distinct advantage


·         Strong computer skills with the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point are required.

·         Skills and experience in using basic data analysis functions of Microsoft Excel to analyze quantitative data and to visualize data and findings are required.

Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.

Application Information:

·         UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

·         Selected applicants must provide the internship application, two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance and school enrollment, passport, and visa (if 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 togethe 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

UN Women Internship Policy:

1.) Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

(a)    Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);

(b)    Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);

(c)    Have graduated with a university degree (as (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

2.) UN Women internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;

3.) All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;

4.) UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;

5.) The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;

6.) Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UN WOMEN during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;

7.) The intern must provide proof of enrollment in a health insurance plan, proof of school enrollment, a scanned copy of his/her passport, two letters of recommendation, and application.

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.

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