Governance and Planning Intern



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Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :11-Oct-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
21-Oct-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 months

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.


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 UN Women Strategic Partnership Division (SPD) is responsible for proactively driving the strategic positioning of UN Women and ensure that the size, sources and predictability of its resources help the organization achieve its strategic goals. The division is organized into three functional clusters: Resource Mobilization, Private Sector, and Communications & Advocacy.

The National Committees are a unique feature of UN Women. Currently there are 13 National Committees in the world (Australia, Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, UK, USA), each established as an independent local non-governmental organization. Serving as the public face and dedicated voice of UN Women, the National Committees work tirelessly to raise funds from the private sector, promote women’s rights and secure worldwide visibility for women and girls threatened by poverty, disasters, armed conflict, abuse and exploitation.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Head of Individual, Digital and Public Giving, the Governance and Planning Intern will support the following for a period of six months.

Planning and Coordinating

  • Reviewing and providing quality assurance of National Committees Biennial Partner Plans, project funding agreements and requests, and ensuring the compliance with UN Women pertinent policies.
  • Ensuring timely submission of quarterly reports, annual reports, revenue and cost reports, project funding reports, etc. from National Committees.
  • Coordinating office-wide annual reporting as well as completing other requests from Headquarters.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitoring overall project implementation of National Committees Biennial Partner Plans with respect to progress and updates, delivery, project objectives, outputs and indicators.
  • Analyzing quantitative and qualitative information to evaluate the performance of each portfolio.
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on the project progress of National Committee.

Documenting and Supporting

  • Taking minutes in meetings and managing all documentations along the project implementation process of UN Women National Committees.
  • Providing secretarial and coordination support of office-wide meetings and external meetings.

Performing other ad-hoc duties.

Learning Objectives:

  • By the end of the internship the interns should have a good working knowledge of the Individual Giving portfolio, as well as a clear understanding of the day to day work of UN Women National Committees.
  • At the end of the internship interns should have a better understanding of the complex functions and dynamics of an international organization working in the development sector, and its impact in the UN System as well as at the national and regional levels.
  • The intern should leave with better technical knowledge of knowledge management and sharing of the Individual Giving portfolio.
  • The intern should leave with an improved understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment and how UN Women’s work is changing global perspectives about these areas.


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

Functional:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies;
  • Strong oral and written communication and organization skills;
  • Ability to consistently work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • The intern must have studies in international relations, law, business, corporate governance or audit, or similar;
  • 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.
  • Interest or familiarity with project management and/or knowledge management a must;
  • Interest in or familiarity with law, audit, not-for-profit or corporate governance an asset;
  • Strong computer skills, Word, Excel, Power Point and website management.

 Other skills / personal interests:

  • Commitment, interest, and knowledge in the area of Individual and Digital Giving;
  • Personal initiative, curiosity, and the respect for differences in a multicultural environment.

 Language:

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is desirable.

 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 enrolment, 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.

 

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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