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Interns for Multi-Country Study on the Economic Costs of Violence against Women and Girls in CARICOM
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Barbados, the OECS, Grenada, Guyana and Jamaica|
|Application Deadline :||30-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||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.
The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) have embarked on a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) - The Spotlight Initiative. The Initiative is so named as it brings focused attention to this issue, moving it into the spotlight and placing it at the centre of efforts to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Complementing the Spotlight country programmes in six Caribbean countries (Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago), the Regional Spotlight Programme will support and catalyse regional approaches that will cascade to the national levels, for the development of standardised approaches to essential services; prevention programming; and data collection and analysis. It will expand the influence of the women’s movement to participate in, influence and monitor the implementation of regional strategies; and it will provide resources for regional, national and community-based organisations to scale up their work and to innovate evidence-based prevention programming. All of this will be done based on intersectional analyses to ensure a focus on those under-served or marginalised because of discrimination and social exclusion.
The regional programme will maximize investment, and contribute to the scale, sustainability, visibility, lessons learnt and replication of programming throughout the region. It will address specific regional barriers/challenges/bottlenecks that inhibit progress on the prevention of and response to violence against women and girls. In particular, the regional programme will support CARICOM and OECS as the two intergovernmental frameworks leading functional cooperation in the region.
UN Women is the Technical Lead for the Regional Spotlight Initiative and also leads the pillar on Data and Research (Pillar 5). UN Women, in its role as the lead agency for Pillar 5 is leading a Multi-Country Study on the Economic Costs of Violence against Women and Girls. The study will have two components:
Component 1: Multi-Country Study on Economic Costs of VAWG which will:
Component 2: Estimating the Impact of VAWG in the Workplace: This study will raise the awareness of employers and trigger preventative and mitigating measures. This component will include the following:
This assignment refers only to Component 1.
An expert Research Team has been contracted to conduct the study in the following countries on Component 1: Grenada, Guyana and Jamaica, with the latter study financed by the national Jamaica Spotlight Programme.
In order to broaden the skillsets available in CARICOM to conduct studies of this kind, internship opportunities will be provided to five young CARICOM-based Researchers, including young Feminist Economists, to understudy the Research Team conducting the Multi-Country Study on the Economic Costs of Violence against Women and Girls.
Duties and Responsibilities
The overall objective of this assignment is to expand the pool of young Researchers in CARICOM with the skillsets required to undertake studies on the economic costs of violence against women and girls. Analyses of economic costs will generate an understanding of the wider effects of family violence on society, beyond the immediate victim. Costing studies also make the societal dimensions of family violence more visible. The analysis of the costs will identify the scale and dimensions of the impact on a range of social and economic institutions. It will be used to advocate for the targeted allocation of resources to family violence programmes and will form a basis for monitoring and evaluation of interventions.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Must meet one of the following requirements:
Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a fixed 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.