Intern - Partners for Prevention Joint Programme

Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :31-Jan-15 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Expected Duration of Assignment :3-6 months


Partners for Prevention (P4P) is a UN regional joint programme for the prevention of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Asia and the Pacific. P4P Phase 1 was implemented from September 2008 to December 2013.  Achievements of the first phase include the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific (MCS on Men and Violence), which provides seminal data on men’s perpetration of different forms of violence against women, and identifies key entry points and changes needed to prevent this violence.  Other achievements include the results of two sub regional NGO learning consortia focused on transforming masculinities.  These learning consortia consolidated the knowledge, tools and skills needed to undertake more transformative work on gender norms and masculinities associated with violence and inequality; and on the solidarity and cooperation among various stakeholders that is needed to realize such transformations.  The communications advocacy and strategy of Phase I ensured the learning generated was strategically communicated to selected target groups, for example through social media-based campaigns engaging young people in prevention.  P4P Phase 1 also consolidated learning on harnessing volunteerism for prevention.

P4P Phase 2 will carry forward the successes and learning of Phase 1 by implementing, rigorously monitoring and evaluating, and documenting learning from selected sites where P4P research has been undertaken and strong partnerships established.  The interventions will be carefully designed based on the site specific recommendations of the UN MSC on Men and Violence combined with local knowledge and global evidence of what is working to prevent violence against women and girls.

The implementation of the selected interventions will be integrated from the start with strategies for institutional capacity development, policy advocacy and knowledge dissemination at the national and regional levels.  The programme will enhance the capacity of regional and local partners to implement well-designed, multi-component and evidence-based prevention interventions in the future.  P4P 2 will support rigorous monitoring, evaluation and lessons learned documentation of the interventions to ensure that new knowledge – on what is working and what challenges remain – is consolidated and used for policy and priority enhancements.  The new knowledge and evidence from the programme will be used for advocacy at the national, regional and global levels through a knowledge uptake and advocacy strategy that will be refined and implemented with the partners from the selected sites including government, civil society and UN counterparts.  The advocacy goal is to influence local, national and regional decision-makers to prioritize evidence-based prevention along with response as part of enhanced policy frameworks for addressing VAWG.   For more information, please see:

P4P 2, led by the Programme Manager, will be comprised of a team of programme specialists and UN advisors based in Bangkok, and individuals situated at the national level in specific countries where P4P works, including UN Volunteers.  P4P also aims to work with a diverse set of government, academic and civil society organizations in the region and globally.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the P4P Manager, the intern will work with the Partners for Prevention Team and Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to support country offices to develop interventions for P4P Phase II as well as support communication and resource mobilization work, as identified under the Scope of Work below:

  • Work jointly with the P4P team to support to country offices (COs) in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China,  Indonesia, PNG and Viet Nam to develop P4P 2 pilot interventions and M&E frameworks based upon results of the MCS on Men and Violence (support organizing teleconferences with COs, assisting in development of TORs for key activities to support countries, provide technical inputs to interventions and M&E frameworks developed in countries);
  • Work jointly with the P4P team to support development and implementation of communications (website content management, programme briefs, communication materials, etc);
  • Support P4P 2 technical and administrative requirements as needed (planning meetings/workshops, assisting in preparation of presentations, reporting, etc.);
  • Support the P4P team with other ad hoc tasks, as requested.


Core competencies:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the UN’s core values;
  • Respects individual, gender and cultural differences in dealing with others;
  • Treat all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies:

  • Effective communications skills and computer skills;
  • Produce quality outputs in a timely manner when assigned a given task;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Ability to remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Provide support to others who request advice or help;
  • Ability to work and act under pressure and with discretion in a politically sensitive environment.

Required Skills and Experience



  • Currently enrolled in graduate-level degree in a development related field such as international affairs, international development, anthropology, gender studies, public health;
  • Note that candidates who have graduated are not eligible for internship.


  • Demonstrated interest in the field of development;
  • A desire to work with and gain the confidence and respect of people with different language, national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter and the UNDP Statement of Purpose.


  • Written and spoken proficiency in English;
  • Proficiency in another Asia language is an asset.

Interns’ Expenses:

  • Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP;
  • All costs connected with an intern's participation in the Programme must be borne by: the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel (including to and from the office), visas, accommodation, etc.

Subsequent Employment:

  • The purpose of the Internship Programme 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.

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.

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