Advocacy, Outreach and Resource Mobilization Intern



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Location : Tokyo, JAPAN
Application Deadline :31-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :14d 5h 47m
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Mar-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 months


Background

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.

Unit/ Project Background:

UN Women Japan Liaison Office has been established in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan since April 2015. The Office works on extending policy dialogue, holding lectures and public events, and also building a partnership. In particular, it is expected to outreach to various actors, including the government, parliaments, private enterprises, academics, NGOs, media and other and to keep them informed about UN Women’s work and role with regards to gender equality and women’s empowerment


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Director of the UN Women Japan Liaison Office, the main responsibilities of the Intern will be to assist the work of the UN Women Japan Liaison Office including the following;

  • Assist Japan Liaison Office to research, analyse, plan, develop and manage public and private sector partnership building for mobilizing resources for UN Women;
  • Monitor trends and issues which impact gender equality and women’s empowerment and identifying opportunities for UN Women;
  • Conduct outreach activities including formulation of information and tools through SNS and other information platforms;
  • Prepare and coordinate various events of the UN Women Japan Liaison Office;
  • Produce communication materials such as fliers, posters, and videos;
  • Handle inquiries from students, companies and the general public;
  • Assist with preparing electronic documentation for placement on the UN Women intranet (SharePoint), the division’s shared drive and Donor Agreements Management system;
  • Assist in logistical and operational support and provide other assistance as identified during the internship period.

Learning Objectives:

The internship offers students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UN Women’s work. It is designed to complement women’s development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complements other international studies, including law


Competencies

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:

  • Ability to translate both ways between English and Japanese;
  • Excellent research and analytical skills (including the ability to succinctly summarize research findings in written briefs, reports, etc.);
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (i.e. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Social media and web design experiences are desirable;
  • Attention to detail, sound judgement and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure. 


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

The intern must have studies in gender, human rights, development or other similar subjects 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.

Language:

Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required; Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage

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)

Note:

 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 (a) (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 positions in the professional and above category in UN WOMEN during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of the 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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