HeForShe Programme Management Intern

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Ankara, TURKEY
Application Deadline :26-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :4d 12h 14m
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :Until 14 April 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.


The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (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. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that
commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides support to Member States’ efforts and priorities in meeting their gender equality goals and for building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
In line with UN Women Global Strategic Plan (2018-2021), and its Country Strategic Note (2019-2022), in Turkey UN Women works towards three overarching goals:
1) Women lead, participate in, and benefit equally from governance systems.
2) All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence
3) Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action.

Towards these goals, UN Women implements programmes and projects that aim to advance gender equality, improve women’s access to opportunities, rights and services in political, social and economic life and combat gender stereotypes, discrimination and violence, as required by international and national legal and policy commitments. UN Women collaborates with numerous partners – central and local level government authorities, civil society organizations, including women’s organizations and platforms, academia, private sector companies, other UN agencies. It commits itself to the Leaving No One Behind principle, by supporting targeted actions to remove the obstacles that marginalized and vulnerable groups of women face in accessing their rights and to promote them as agents of change.

HeForShe Initiative

HeForShe is the global movement initiated by UN Women inviting men and people of all genders to stand in solidarity with the women to create a bold, visible, and united force for gender equality. Since its launch in 2015, the movement has now more than 2.1 million men and women declaring their support from gender equality across the world. HeForShe aims to enable men to identify with the issues of gender equality and to recognize the crucial role that they can play to end the global inequality faced by women and girls, both in their own lives, and at more structural levels in their communities. The HeForShe campaign offers an innovative approach to achieving gender equality that recognizes men
and boys as partners for women's rights and acknowledges the ways in which they also benefit from gender equality. For more information, visit www.heforshe.org/en. Fenerbahçe Sports Club joined forces with UN Women under the HeForShe movement to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in sports. As a result of this unique collaboration, Fenerbahçe aims to set an example globally by becoming a gender-responsive sports club which supports women’s empowerment and pioneering a number of initiatives in the sports community through the “Equal Together” movement.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the HeForShe Analyst and in close cooperation with the Programme Management Specialist, the intern will support the implementation of the HeForShe movement in Turkey. The intern is expected to provide support in undertaking the following specific tasks:

• Supports preparations for HeForShe activities and events.
• Provides support to organize meetings and keep files updated.
• Researches and prepares briefs/communication products on HeForShe.
• Prepares analytical and advocacy materials to assist with the implementation of the mandate.
• Compiles information from different sources and produces analytical synopses for internal and external purposes (including annual reporting).
• Collects information and data to be used for preparation of briefing notes, talking points, and reports as required.
• Contributes to data entry and database updating/revision of programme related documents.
• Provides support on additional tasks and projects related to other programme teams in the office when required.

Learning Objectives

• Adherence to UN Women rules and regulations;
• Acquired in depth knowledge about gender equality and women’s empowerment in sports, men and boys engagement and UN Women’s HeForShe movement in Turkey.
• Gained practical experience with regards to programme/project implementation.
• Improved drafting, reporting and analytical skills.
• Acquired teamwork skills in an international environment.



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:

Functional Competencies:
• Ability to communicate orally and in writing (in English), in a clear and concise manner.
• Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards other.
• Excellent research, writing and organizational skills.
• Ability to multi-task and address competing priorities.
• Strong computer skills with the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.
• Skills in using basic data analysis functions of Microsoft Excel to analyze quantitative data and to visualize data and findings.
• Knowledge of results-based planning, monitoring, reporting and/or evaluation would be an asset.
• Knowledge of gender-related programmes and initiatives at the global, regional or country level would be an asset.

Required Skills and Experience


  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: Social sciences, public administration, gender studies, political science, international development or other similar subject is required.
  • 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 Turkish are required;

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.

Application Information:

The following documents should be submitted as part of the application:

  • 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)

How to Submit the Application:

To submit your application online, please follow the following steps:

  • Download and complete the UN Personal History Form (P11);
  • Merge your UN Personal History Form (P11) and CV into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded;
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement);
  • Click “Apply Now” button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click “Submit Application;”
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.

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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