Intern - Ending Violence against Women

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Location : Panama City, Panama
Application Deadline :30-Dec-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English   Spanish  
Duration of Initial Contract :Six months
Expected Duration of Assignment :Six 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.


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.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Regional Policy Specialist on Ending Violence against Women,  the intern will support the area of Ending of Violence Against Women (EVAW).  A work plan with achievements for the duration of the Internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon.

Tasks and responsibilities

  1. Support the gathering and compilation of information and the continuous update of the database on national and regional initiatives in the area of EVAW;
  2. Support the preparation of substantive products, fact sheets, concept notes, project documents, knowledge products related to EVAW;
  3. Support the dissemination and implementation of UN Women flagship programmes related to EVAW;
  4. Draft reports, e.g. summary of activities, budgets and responsibilities, as established in the annual work plans related to EVAW in all LAC country and programme offices; update on achievements and activities planned with regional and subregional partners to support EVAW;
  5. Support the organization of webinars, workshops, events, meetings, and studies.  Participate in technical meetings, preparing notes, taking minutes, or any other related task, as requested;
  6. Support the dissemination of information,  sharing experiences and lessons learnt in the LAC region in the area of EVAW;
  7. Coordinate, ensure communication and provide technical support to the UNiTE Campaign, including through the Inter-Agency Group on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment;
  8. Liaise, coordinate, ensure communication and provide technical support on EVAW related issues to UN Women Offices throughout the region, as needed.

Learning Elements

  1. Formulate and monitor programming to end violence against women and girls;
  2. Master results based management with an emphasis on women’s rights, gender equality and ending violence against women;
  3. Managing communications campaigns and initiatives, as well as strategies used in behavior change initiatives;
  4. Acquire understanding and skills of UN coordination;

       5. Increased understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system;

       6. Meeting and networking with UN Women colleagues in other units;

       7. Work as a team member in a multicultural setting.



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 Competencies

1. Accountability

• Held colleagues and team members accountable for planned goals and competency standards

• Practiced giving and receiving constructive feedback

2. Commitment to Learning

• Learned about agency, its processes, structure, challenges, and environment

• Compared agency to other working environments, supported agency with institutional learning

3. Communication

• Produced communication products (written and oral)

• Transferred and shared knowledge

4. Planning and Organizing

• Set up effective processes and workflows

• Refined workflows with available resources

5. Teambuilding

• Coordinated work and roles with other team members

• Supported goals of the team

6. Advising and Decision Making

• Identified areas for growth or revision



Required Skills and Experience


  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: Gender, Governance, International Development or other related field;
  • 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,
  • Or be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program which is part of a degree programme and undertake the internship as part of the program requirements.


  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English and Spanish are required;
  • Fluency in French is an advantage.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Previous experience of working on EVAW highly desirable;
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds.

UN Women Internship Policy:

  • UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UN WOMEN during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UN Women in any official capacity.


  • Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.
  • No other compensation of any kind will be made to an intern by UN Women in connection with an internship;

Application Information:

  • Interested candidates should apply by 30 December, 2019
  • All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application.  Applications without the completed P11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.   The electronic version of the P11 can be downloaded from the following website:
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, we can ONLY contact successful candidates.
  • Successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID and a copy of a valid visa (as applicable).


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.







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