Intern - Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund



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Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :08-Feb-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Crisis Response
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
25-Feb-2019
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 months

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.

The Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) is a partnership between the United Nations and the civil society, which supports women led and women’s rights organizations working to build peace and provide humanitarian response throughout the world. Since the end of 2016, the WPHF has been supporting over 55 civil society organizations and is present in 7 countries or group of countries. UN Women hosts the Secretariat of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund.


Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will assist the Secretariat of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund

Specifically, the intern will:

  • Support the Head of the Secretariat with preparations of the WPHF Funding Board meetings
  • Provide technical support to communications to promote the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund, including on the external website and social media. 
  • Flag and review relevant new research and publications, especially new facts and figures on women, peace and security and humanitarian response
  • Research potential new partnerships, including with private foundations and corporations
  • Support the review of proposals received in the countries where the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund has a presence
  • Support reporting on the Fund’s activities and results
  • Support the drafting of briefing and presentations
  • Other tasks as required by the Head of the Secretariat of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund


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:

  • Strong academic background in international development or peace and security;
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely; Experience in drafting language for social media and external communication in general
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

The intern must have studies in law, gender studies, international relations, human rights, development studies 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.

 

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required; Working knowledge of Arabic, French or Spanish 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 defined in (a) or (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 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


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