Intern - Commission on the Status of Women Operations, Civil Society Division



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Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :18-Oct-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :1d 0h 16m
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
04-Nov-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:

 

The role of the Civil Society Division (CSD) is to catalyze, promote and facilitate UN Women's engagement with civil society. The Division develops strategies for partnerships with civil society organizations (CSOs), women's rights organizations and networks, and our Civil Society Advisory Groups at the country, regional and global level. CSD also leads the work on supporting civil society movement building, movement protection and solidarity. CSD's work is anchored in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the Beijing Platform for Action, and focuses on amplifying the principles of leaving no one behind. As such, the Division employs an intersectional approach to its catalytic work. The Division supports civil society participation in a number of intergovernmental processes, including the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.


Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Responsibilities

 

Under the supervision of the Civil Society Division, the intern shall perform the following assignments, which may vary in accordance with the priorities of the Division:

  • Assist with the strategic outreach to civil society partners (women’s rights organizations, youth led organizations, men and boys’ groups, grassroots organizations, trade unions, refugee and migrant groups, disability organizations, faith-based actors, etc.), by researching and mapping of CSO partnerships and initiatives around CSW
  • Assist with developing and designing communications and outreach products for CSW (flyers, brochures, tutorials etc.)
  • Support NGO online registration for CSW, including by monitoring and responding to email requests as well as following up on specific cases
  • Assist with the scheduling of CSW side events on UN premises
  • Assist with the CSW information desk during the session
  • Assist with social media activities concerning CSW via the organization’s specialized social media platforms.
  • Assist in the lead up to the session by preparing CSW related inventory
  • Assist with NGO onsite check-in prior and during CSW and provide proactive client-oriented inclusive event and registration management at registration support locations, whilst maintaining support to UN Women advocacy efforts. Including:
    • Client-oriented presentation, greeting and directing of CSW participants, as well as identifying and assessing registration documentation for processing
    • Directing, establishing and monitoring CSW registration lines.
    • Provide guidance and general information regarding CSW63 to participants
    • Build relationships and liaise with CSW participants, UN Department of Safety and Security and UN Women personnel.
    • Support the implementation of CSW registration and ad hoc events support upon request.

 

Learning Elements

  • Increased understanding of UN Women’s work.
  • Increased understanding of intergovernmental processes related to the Commission of the Status of Women
  • Increased knowledge about NGOs working on gender issues and the global Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030
  • Experience of being a team member in a multicultural setting.


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:

 

  • Proficiency with communications, social media and office software suites.
  • Ability to think logically and work with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

 

  • The intern must have studies in communications, political or social sciences, law, public relations, journalism, public administration, conference and event management 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.

 

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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