Intern for Gender Research and Analysis

Location : New Delhi India
Application Deadline :11-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
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 :2 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :2 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.


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a global organization with 18,000 staff working in approximately 170 offices globally. UNDP works in development and crisis settings with the aim to achieve the eradication of poverty, reduction of inequalities and exclusion, and sustained development results. UNDP has worked in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development, from systems and institutional strengthening to inclusive growth and sustainable livelihoods, as well as sustainable energy, environment, and resilience.The Chemicals and Environment Management Unit of UNDP is currently working on Hydrochlorofluorocarbons Phaseout Management Plan, Institutional Strengthening Project, Inventorisation of Mercury in India, and developing proposals for Country Level Control of Mercury in air emissions, Environmentally Sound Management of Electrical and Electronic Waste (E-waste), financial models for environmental projects, sustainability projects etc.

Under the Hydrochlorofluorocarbons Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) Stage–I, India prioritized phase-out of HCFC-141b in foaming sectors. The Executive Committee (Ex-Com) of the Multilateral Fund (MLF) in its 77th meeting, approved the HPMP Stage-II for India with a total funding of USD 44,911,459 plus implementing agencies support costs.  The agreement between the Ex-Com of the MLF and the Government of India to reduce consumption of HCFCs under HPMP Stage II was also approved in the same decision.  As per the decision, UNDP assumed the role of lead implementing agency of HPMP Stage-II, with UN Environment and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Proklima, Government of Germany as cooperating agencies.  Under HPMP – II, UNDP supports the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Government of India, which in turn facilitates participating enterprises to effectively phase-out HCFCs.

Addressing gender equality and women’s empowerment is a key aspect of UNDP's approach to achieving its core vision. Gender equality and women’s empowerment are seen as goals in their own right and are also central to the achievement of UNDP's development mandate. UNDP is guided in its work by its Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2021 which details how UNDP works towards gender equality in each of the goals and key results set out in the UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021. In this regard, the HPMP II project also aims to compile baseline information on gender-specific and related data on participating enterprises.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Programme Officer, the Intern will work with the Communications and Programme Associate under the Chemicals and Environment Management Unit.  The duties and responsibilities include:

  • Support the compilation and analysis of gender-specific data from participating enterprises including assisting with tracking data received, systematic review of results, identification of good practices and gaps.
  • Assist in monitoring and assessing results received based on the operational policy on Gender Mainstreaming for Multi-Lateral Fund Supported Projects;
  • Assist in the preparation of briefing notes on data received;
  • Assist with research, writing and sharing of compiled data on UNDP knowledge networks.
  • Contribute to designing and dissemination of questionnaires in specific cases.
  • Other relevant tasks as deemed necessary by the supervisor(s).


  • Excellent writing skills as well as strong analytical aptitude.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong analytical, organizational and research skills;
  • Knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights in the context of development;
  • Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills is an asset;
  • Knowledge of the UN system is an asset;
  • Basic knowledge of statistics is an asset.

Required Skills and Experience


Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

(a) Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);

(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);

(c) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;

(d) Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.  


  • Experience in data collection and analysis in the field of social, economic and gender development fields.
  • Experience in conducting research, writing, and editing reports
  • Strong commitment to promoting gender equality, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Academic knowledge and practical experience of gender analysis processes.
  • Good command in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).  

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English mandatory and working language of the duty station, Hindi, would be an added advantage.

UNDP strives to have a workforce which reflects diversity and gender balance and applies an equal opportunities approach.  All selections are on merit. Qualified Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.



The completed “Internship Intern Form” available on the UNDP India website at Internship Intern Form should be completed along with a current and detailed Resume. 

Please group the above two documents into one (1) single PDF document and upload document.


Candidates who are selected must submit the following documents, upon selection: :

  • Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in their undergraduate or graduate-level degree programme;
  • Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out. Selected intern must have medical and life insurance.
  • Kindly note, UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.

  • Working arrangements:

  • Interns will be given a stipend according to UNDP Internship Policy, if it is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government foundation or scholarship programme. A stipend intended to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, such as meals and transportation at the duty station. The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.
  • Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of the internship. UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship. Interns must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan.
  • Interns are expected to work full time, but flexibility is allowed for education programmes. 
  • 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 UNDP during the period of the internship. 
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity. 
  • The purpose of the internship is not to lead to further employment with UNDP, but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.  The intern will be evaluated at the end of the internship.
  • IMPORTANT: Family relationships are required to be disclosed in order to avoid real or perceived family influence or conflict of interest, within UNDP. If the candidate/ hiring manager has not disclosed that he/she was related to an individual employed by UNDP in whatever contractual modality and irrespective of the nature of the family relationship, this may constitute a basis for withdrawing the offer of internship or, if the internship has started, to terminate it without notice or indemnity.  
  • 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 be required to undergo rigorous reference and background checks.       

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