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Intern- Women Economic Empowerment
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA|
|Application Deadline :||19-Mar-20 (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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Six months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Six months|
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 United Nations General Assembly created UN Women - the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in July 2010, as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates of parts of the UN system working on all aspects of gender equality and empowerment of women (GE/EW). 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 supports the achievement of UN System-wide goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women (GE/EW).
UN Women Ethiopia envisions to become a Center of Excellence for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) with capacity and clout to influence national and regional political, social and economic agendas. The ECO uses Rust Based Management and a Rights Based Approaches to promote women as rights holders, while supporting the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) and other institutions to be accountable duty bearers.
The ECO prioritizes four main areas:
Under its regional function, the Ethiopia country office engages with the AU and its various organs, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), regional (Africa wide) women’s rights networks, as well as the diplomatic community and in particular, delegations to the African Union. Through the office UN Women is able to provide technical support to member states and the AU in the adoption, implementation and monitoring of commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) at the regional level, and in accordance with its mandate.
Background of the WEE Program Unit
UN Women globally under impact area two (Women Economic Empowerment), supports the leadership and participation of the most disadvantageous and poor urban and rural women in shaping laws, strategies, policies and programmes on all issues that affect their lives while also directly works with and builds the capacity of the women and their organizations. Aligned to the global, regional initiatives and country priorities, UN Women ECO’s WEE Programming has focused on creating opportunities for women and their institutions .Promoting women’s access and control over productive resources , climate smart agriculture and agribusiness practices, financial services and Gender Responsive Business Development Services (BDS) with relevant capacity building initiatives to institutions and promoting enabling environment are the key strategies being followed. Aiming at wider and sustainable reach to women and female youths and ensuring that they have better access to services by different stakeholders , UN Women works on building capacity of relevant private and government sectors on gender mainstreaming, as well as strengthening gender equality advocates and their networks for advocacy on women’s economic empowerment. Deconstructing the existing gender relations at the community level by working with men/boys/male partners/husbands, community leaders, to remove structural and social barriers to women’s economic empowerment has also been identified as critical intervention areas for the WEE Program.
Currently UN Women WEE program Unit is implementing two programs, namely joint program on women economic empowerment (JP RWEE) and Gender Transformative Climate Smart Agriculture and Agribusiness (CSAAB) Program. JP RWEE has been implemented since 2014 in partnership with FAO, WFP, IFAD and Ethiopian government in two regions (Oromia and Afar) where the first phase will be active until December 2020. Thus, number of actions to ensure sustainability and working on the drafting of the program for the second phase are needed in parallel with implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of the program’s activities. Aligned to UN Women Global Flagship Programming Initiative for Women’s Empowerment through Climate-Smart Agriculture, UN Women Ethiopia Office has designed a four-year programme on Climate Smart Agriculture and Agri-business to be run in two phases where the preparatory works of the program including selection of implementing partners has been carried out in 2019 , regional, district and target level engagement has started early 2020.
With a vision to become the Knowledge Hub and Information Center for GEWE in Ethiopia and Africa,
UN Women would like to get services from National Intern that will support improved delivery of different initiatives under WEE Program, including preparation and reporting on various trainings, workshops, monitoring and regular reporting and evaluation of JP RWEE. The intern works closely with the UN Women WEE team and directly reports to the Program Analyst of the WEE program Unit with overall guidance by the Deputy Representative.
Duties and Responsibilities
With guidance and overall supervision of the UN Women Ethiopia Deputy Representative, and directly reporting to the Programme Analyst, the Intern is expected to undertake the following tasks:
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
Required Skills and Experience
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.
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
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.