HeForShe Data Insights Intern

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : New York (remote option)
Application Deadline :24-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 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.

A flagship initiative of UN Women, the HeForShe solidarity movement is an international platform that invites and engages men and boys to complement the work of the women’s movement and create an equal world for all. Men hold a disproportionate level of power across cultures globally, but they remain largely absent from the gender equality conversation. Similar to other human rights and social justice movements like Black Lives Matter and LGBTQIA+ equality, gender equality requires action and allyship across all of society. HeForShe invites men and boys to build on the work of the women’s movement as equal partners, crafting and implementing a shared vision of gender equality that will benefit all of humanity. For more information, visit http://www.heforshe.org/en

The UN Women HeForShe initiative is looking for a Data Insights Intern to provide data analysis of its current programs and partnerships to support in the assessment of global, regional and national trends and inform future program planning. This Data Insights Inters will play a key role in harnessing the potential of new methodologies such as big data analysis or social media analysis for data-driven and evidence-based masculinities and male engagement work. This role will support a number of initiative wide projects at a global level and support in laying the foundations for identifying effective ways of engaging men and boys in the efforts to achieve gender equality. Working in a dynamic environment, the graphic designer will also be an efficient time manager capable of juggling a variety of project deadlines.

A selected candidate unable to report to the advertised duty station due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may be approved to undertake this internship remotely.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential job functions:

  • Support the design of methodologies for various forms of HeForShe programming-related data generation/collection;
  • Analyze data from HeForShe annual reports to produce insights on partnership growth over the past 5 years
  • Collect and process socio-economic administrative statistics data, sociological survey/focus group data, analytical narratives-based data;
  • Provide day-to-day media monitoring and quantitative analysis of media trends;
  • Explore and apply new data visualization techniques to increase insight and visibility to data trends and patterns;
  • Develop graphs, reports, maps, and presentations of data and analytical results for the masculinities programme;
  • Performs other tasks as required by the project team.


Core Values and Guiding Principles:


  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.


  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Respect for diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating the difference in values and learning from cultural diversity. 

Core Competencies:


  • Held colleagues and team members accountable for planned goals and competency standards;
  • Practiced giving and receiving constructive feedback.

Client Orientation:

  • Proactively informed clients, preventing loss of time and errors;
  • Responded to questions, resolve problems, and helped provide accurate information to clients;
  • Identified, understood, and addressed client needs.

Commitment to Learning:

  • Learned about the agency, its processes, structure, challenges, and environment;
  • Contributed to knowledge sharing.


  • Produced communication products (written and oral);
  • Interpreted key messages for and from clients with cultural sensitivity.

Planning and Organizing:

  • Developed work plans;
  • Implemented activities in a timely manner, met deadlines.


  • Coordinated work and roles with other team members;
  • Supported goals of the team;
  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Undergraduate degree in Business, data science, statistics mathematics, economics or similar
  • Enrollment in a Masters-level program is preferred


  • Quantitative research experience and detailed report preparation;
  • Experience in data analysis and data integration;
  • Excellent computer knowledge (Microsoft Office applications);
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Knowledge of statistical packages (Stata, SPSS) or GIS software will be an asset;
  • 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;
  • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of development;
  • Excellent interactive and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multicultural environment.


  • English and French are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat;
  • For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.

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