N-Peace Intern

Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :14-Mar-18 (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 :6 - 8 Weeks


N-Peace is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia seeking to advance Women, Peace & Security (WPS). It supports women’s leadership for conflict prevention, resolution, and peace-building, and promotes the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 as well as the broader WPS agenda.  N-Peace rests on the hypothesis that if targeted women and men are supported with increased investments in capacity and skills, they will be able to create institutional and social shifts to prioritize the inclusion and empowerment of women and girls, and change the current discourse on the roles of women in peacebuilding.

N-Peace is implemented in 7 countries in the Asa-Pacific region: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.  N-Peace focuses on four components (including the N-Peace Awards and advocacy through the N-Peace Awards campaign and knowledge sharing): Sustained engagement through national dialogues; Trainings and capacity building; and N-Peace Small Grants. Together, these components contribute to the achievement of the overall objectives of N-Peace: (i) to support leadership of women in building peace and preventing conflicts; and (ii) to provide a platform for engagement and increased dialogue between key actors furthering WPS and conflict prevention; (iii) to promote peace and shift the narrative of women in these contexts from victims to agents of change.

A week long programme is planned for the winners from 8-12 January which will include:

At the core of the initiative is the N-Peace Awards, first launched in 2011 to recognize and promote individuals and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), creating change from grassroots to national levels in Asia.  The awards are coordinated across Afghanistan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, and shine a light on the many roles women, men and communities play in their communities on women peace and security, as mediators, activists, peacebuilders and more.

The awards selection process and timeline for CSOs and individuals are as follows:

CSO Awards

Feb 2018 - Constituting the independent review panel:  An independent panel of judges will oversee the process which will include global and regional personalities known to the Women, Peace and Security, and/or human rights fields, including notable individuals from the private sector.

1-31 March - Call for applications: Criteria, including the countries covered, and CSOs are invited to apply for the grants.

31March to 15 April - Review of all proposals and finalizing a short list: Proposal reviewed by N-Peace and UNDP to ensure criteria are met.

15April to 15 May Online voting:  CSOs shortlisted will be shared and the public will be invited to vote online.

15 to 31 May- Judges Review: Shortlisted CSOs who receive the most votes under each category will be shared with the Judges. The judges are expected to select CSOs under each category that most closely meet the criteria.

15June Announcing the CSO winners

Individual Awards

Feb 2018 - Constituting the independent review panel:  An independent panel of judges will oversee the process which will include global and regional personalities known to the Women, Peace and Security, and/or human rights fields, including notable individuals from the private sector.

1March to 30 April- Call for nominations: The selection criteria, including the countries covered, are shared with the public, and the public is invited to nominate individuals for the awards; (15 March to 30 April)

30April – 15 May Due diligence approval of nominees: All nominees will be reviewed UNDP to ensure the statements submitted on the nominees are accurate; and the profile of the candidates fulfil the aims and values of the N-Peace Awards

30 – 31 May Online voting: Nominees who meet the criteria will have their profiles shared online, and the public will be invited to cast their vote.

15 to 30 July – Judges Review: The top three nominees who receive the most votes in each category will be selected for evaluation by the judges.

15 August Announcing the CSO winners

N-Peace is currently seeking an intern to assist with the annual N-Peace campaign.

Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of this assignment is to provide support for the implementation of N-Peace’s annual advocacy campaign:    

More specifically the intern will assist with:

  • Working on reports on each of nominees/CSO that has been included in the final list of nominees, to be sent to the Panel of Judges for their final decision. The report provide due diligence  on the nominees;
  • Support the knowledge management and networking component of N-Peace (including the use of social media tools for communications and outreach, e-discussions on topical areas for advancing WPS);
  • Supporting research for new programmatic interventions around the portfolio.

The intern will be supervised by the Programme Specialist – Gender and Inclusion in Peacebuilding.


  • Strong communications skills;
  • Ability to perform tasks in timely manner and under pressure, to tight deadlines;
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team seamlessly using a range of modern means of communication as required.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) or;
  • Enrolled in a final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent) or;
  • Graduated with a university degree - and if selected, must start the internship within one year after graduation;
  • Field of studies in relevant areas such as Peacebuilding, Conflict Studies, Women Peace and Security, Gender Equality
  • Preferably studying at a University at a postgraduate level on practical application on peacebuilding, conflict studies, WPS and or gender equality;
  • Proven fluency in English.


  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • 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 any positions (Fixed-Term Appointment, Temporary Appointment, Service Contract, Individual Contract) in UNDP during the period of the internship;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.

Subsequent Employment:

There is no expectation of employment with UNDP following 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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