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Communications and Advocacy Intern (National)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Dili, Timor Leste|
|Application Deadline :||16-Oct-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 :||6 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||26 October 2020 - 31 March 2021|
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. UN Women Timor-Leste’s programming aims to empower women to have income security, decent work and autonomy, and to build sustainable peace and resilience through women’s leadership and decision making across sectors, including in the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts. These efforts support government plans and budgets that are gender responsive and create the conditions for women and girls to enjoy their right to live free of violence.
Women’s Economic Empowerment
UN Women supports initiatives to enhance economic opportunities for women, especially the poorest and most excluded, to benefit from development. Working toward translating the many gender policies and plans that exist into improvements in the lives of women and girls, UN Women works with the Government, as well as stakeholders such as civil society and development partners, to reshape economic conditions all along the spectrum — from boosting women’s participation in economic policy-making to supporting women and their communities with practical skills for sustainable livelihoods, particularly in the agriculture sector and in the emerging tourism and private sector.
Women, Peace and Security
UN Women supports an enabling environment for implementation of national Women, Peace and Security commitments. This acknowledges the vital importance of women’s leadership and decision-making in all aspects of peace building and state building, contributing to improved protection for women and men, prevention of violent conflict, and equitable access to basic social services within the framework of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) and subsequent resolutions, in collaboration with various government institutions and civil society partners.
Eliminating Violence against Women
UN Women works closely with Government and civil society to support implementation and monitoring of the National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence (2017-2021). Together with youth groups, the private sector and other partners, UN Women facilitates various advocacy campaigns and participatory initiatives to reduce public tolerance of violence against women, engaging local media outlets to reach a wide range of audiences. Through HeforShe, targeted advocacy and other efforts, men and boys are being more systematically engaged to transform harmful attitudes into gender equitable norms and respectful relationships.
UN Women supports Timor-Leste stakeholders to implement international gender equality commitments locally, in collaboration with partners including Government, National Parliament, civil society and development partners. Across thematic areas, UN Women supports Timor-Leste’s efforts to institutionalize gender-responsive budgeting as a policy approach to ensure gender commitments can translate into actions. This facilitates joint advocacy and strengthens capacities for gender-responsive budgeting as a tool for monitoring accountability and women’s equal access to services and development overall.
UN Women coordinates a variety of platforms focused on gender equality and women’s empowerment with national and international stakeholders, from sister UN Agencies, government institutions and diverse civil society partners to strengthen capacities and improve the consistency of efforts to promote more equitable development and good governance in Timor-Leste. UN Women seeks to build a coalition of diverse partners working toward the shared vision where no one is left behind.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities
Description of Responsibilities & Learning Objectives:
Research, Knowledge Management & Documentation
Coordination and Project Management Support:
Communications and Advocacy:
After completing this internship, the Intern will have:
Leading by Example Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:
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.