UN Women- Intern for Gender Statistics Programme in Nepal

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Kathmandu, NEPAL
Application Deadline :27-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months, full-time/ 40 hours per week


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 Nepal is currently implementing the global flagship programme initiative (FPI): Making every woman and girl count. The programme aims to support Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) monitoring and implementation through the production and use of gender statistics which provides a framework and roadmap for all relevant actors at national, regional and global level. The Making every Nepali woman and girl count (MEWGC-Nepal) programme aims to achieve the goal: Gender statistics is available, accessible, analysed and used to inform policy-making, advocacy and accountability for delivering gender equality and women’s empowerment.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision and guidance of Monitoring, Evaluation and Strategic Partnerships Officer and in close consultation with other team member for a day-to-day operation, the selected intern is expected to work on/contribute to the below assignments:

  • Support the implementation of the Gender Statistics Programme in Nepal. Assist the regular monitoring of programme activities and ensure timely and comprehensive documentation of the programme evidences including taking meeting notes;
  • Analyse the existing set of national level databases and survey data and re-process the raw data to generate data for gender related SDG indicators;
  • Lead organising orientation, events and other workshops and coordinate meetings and initiatives with various data producers and data users, which includes government, development partners, sister UN agencies and civil society organizations.
  • Contribute to the review of background documents, briefs and presentations related to the gender statistics;
  • Undertake administrative tasks necessary for the implementation of the programme, including preparation of budgets, reporting on budget/programme performance, and preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting.


  • The intern will be provided with hands-on learning opportunities to work in the area of gender statistics and overall gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • The selected intern will have an exposure to UN Women system and get opportunity to update on the corporate policy documents prepared by the NCO, regional and headquarters offices.
  • The Intern will be provided with networking opportunity with various programme colleagues and participate in the workshop / seminars for broader learning purpose.


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:

  • Knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment especially in the area of women’s economic empowerment;
  • Demonstrate research and analytical capacity is a strong asset;
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, communication and administrative skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and Nepali.
  • Knowledge of another UN working language is an advantage.
  • Proven ability to manage diverse and complex tasks, with tight deadlines;
  • Able to take initiative and work independently, with minimum supervision;
  • Able to work effectively in a team and in an international environment;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty;
  • Commitment to UN Women’s vision, mission, and strategic goals.


Required Skills and Experience


  • The intern must be undergraduate or equivalent in statistics, international development studies, related social sciences or discipline at the university level.
  • Enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme or a recent graduate (commencement of internship within one-year period after graduation).
  • Knowledge of statistical tools and database will be an asset.


  • Excellent command of written and oral English.

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).
  • Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women. 


  1. Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
    • 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 (as (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year.
  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 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.


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.


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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