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Gender and Migration Intern
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||01-Aug-18 (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 :||3 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3-6 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.
UN Women Background:
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.
Economic empowerment is one of the priority areas of UN Women. UN Women works with Governments and multilateral partners (UNDP, ILO, World Bank, regional development banks) to promote women’s economic empowerment and increase their access to economic opportunities, especially for those who are most excluded.
Around the world, a record number of women are now migrating to seek work and better lives. For many, migration yields these benefits; for others, it carries dangerous risks, such as exploitation in domestic jobs, and vulnerability to violence. Migration policies and practices have been slow to recognize these risks and take steps to make the process safe for women, and protect their labour and human rights. During the 19 September 2016 UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, global leaders agreed on the New York Declaration (A/71/150) which launched the preparatory processes towards the development of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration (‘Global Compact for Migration’) in 2018. The Global Compact was developed by member states during six rounds of intergovernmental negotiations, and was finalized in July 2018. It will be formally adopted at an international conference in Morocco in December 2018.
UN Women has been involved at every stage of the process leading to the development and eventual adoption of the Global Compact for Migration. We have been actively engaging with governments and other stakeholders in an effort to ensure that the human rights of all migrant women and girls are promoted and protected at all stages of migration, and that the Global Compact for Migration upholds the commitments to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as outlined in the New York Declaration.
To support our advocacy efforts, UN Women serves as the substantive Secretariat for the Expert Working Group for addressing women’s human rights in the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration (more information available at: https://www.empowerwomen.org/en/who-we-are/initiatives/expert-working-group-migration) which was established in January 2017. Under the leadership of UN Women, the group works to mobilize support from Member States and other stakeholders for a gender-responsive Global Compact for Migration. This is being achieved through strategic advocacy, expert engagement, and capacity building to ensure that the linkages between gender and migration are effectively addressed in the Global Compact for Migration.
Further, UN Women is a member of the Global Migration Group (GMG). The GMG brings together heads of agencies to promote the wider application of all relevant international and regional instruments and norms relating to migration, and encourages the adoption of more coherent, comprehensive and better coordinated approaches to the issue of international migration. In order to support the implementation of the intergovernmentally negotiated Global Compact for Migration, the UN Secretary-General has decided to establish a UN Migration Network, which will succeed the existing Global Migration Group. The modalities of this Network will be outlined during a framing conference to be held in October 2018.
Duties and Responsibilities
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
Required Skills and Experience
Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.
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
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;
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