Training Assistant Internship

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Application Deadline :13-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :3 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :3 Months


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 Capacity Development Analyst and the Training Associate.

Duties and Responsibilities

Support the UN Women Training Centre in:

  •  Provide support in the drafting, design, and dissemination of the Training Centre’s communication products.
  •  Provide support in preparing documents and lessons learned.


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

  • Strong academic background in international development, communications, social sciences, gender, and other related fields.
  • Experience in international relations, communications and/or working in an international environment.
  • Fluency in English and French, with excellent writing skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish is an asset.
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in supporting web-based management systems.


  • Excellent written and spoken English and French is required;
  • Knowledge of other UN Official languages especially Spanish is desired.

Learning Elements required as part of Internship experience

  • Increased understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system.
  • Learning different aspects of Training for Gender Equality in an international environment.
  • Increased knowledge of issues related to Training for Gender Equality.
  • Meeting and networking with UN Women colleagues in other units.
  • Work as a team member in a multicultural setting.


  • 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 the 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:

  • 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).

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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