UN Women: Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation Intern – UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women



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Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :12-Aug-19 (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)
09-Sep-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 months maximum

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:

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) was established through the UN General Assembly Resolution 50/166 in 1996 with UN Women as its Administrator on behalf of the UN system. The UN Trust Fund is a global multi-lateral grant making mechanism supporting national efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread human rights violations in the world. The UN Trust Fund provides technical assistance and funding to advance the development of innovative models and strategic interventions in the area of ending violence against women and girls. To date, the UN Trust Fund has awarded US $129 million to 462 initiatives in 139 countries and territories. Its current portfolio consists of 120 grants in 80 countries and territories.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, the intern will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Assist with content generation for the UN Trust Fund Evidence Hub;
  • Summarize and tag evaluations of UN Trust Fund – funded projects;
  • Upload evaluation reports onto the UN Trust Fund Evidence Hub/Evaluation Library;
  • Support the dissemination of evaluation learning for both internal and external communication;
  • Review the categorization of evaluations to inform the work on developing a systematic way of extracting lessons learned;
  • Draft social media messages based on evaluation reports; and
  • Perform any other additional tasks required to support the Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager.

Learning Objectives:

  • Knowledge of the UN system; and
  • Exposure to the projects and practices of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.


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:

  • Exposure to research, evaluation and/or non-governmental organizations
  • Familiarity with women’s rights and ideally in ending violence against women
  • Self-starter and organized
  • Ability to multitask and balance multiple responsibilities
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and back-end systems


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • The intern must have studies in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, 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 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 a resume/CV, two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance and school enrollment, copy of passport, and copy of 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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