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 overall objective of the United Nations System Coordination Division is to develop and oversee the implementation of UN Women’s UN system coordination role to lead, coordinate and promote the accountability of the United Nations system in its work on gender equality and the empowerment of women at global, regional and country level and to support the system-wide implementation of the gender mainstreaming strategy including through support to UN Women country offices and the United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs).

The intern will support analysis and implementation of the gender accountability frameworks applied at the UNCT level (UNCT-SWAP and UNCT-GEM) and related corporate and system-wide reporting, including on UN System reforms.


Devoirs et responsabilités

Support research, knowledge management, reporting and communications:

  • Support research and data analysis, compilation of information, and dissemination, including on the UNCT-SWAP and UNCT-GEM, and on UN Women’s contribution to the UN System reforms agenda.
  • Support corporate reporting on UN Women’s Strategic Plan Outcome 7, QCPR, UNCT-SWAP and UNCT-GEM, and on UN Women’s contribution to the UN System reforms agenda.
  • Support the update of the UNCT-SWAP and UNCT-GEM on the internet and intranet.
  • Support the preparation and timely publication of newsletters, guidance, and other documents.
  • Support editing, proofing and formatting of guidance and other coordination documents and resources.
  • Support the development of audiovisual materials, graphs, infographics and other visual and analytical resources for publication.
  • Support the dissemination of knowledge products and communications materials.
  • Other ad hoc related support that may be required.

Provide administrative, logistical and backstopping support to the UNCT team:

  • Provide administrative, logistical and ICT support for team meetings, webinars and workshops related to the UNCT-SWAP Gender Equality Scorecard (UNCT-SWAP), UNCT Gender Equality Marker (UNCT-GEM), and UN System reforms agenda.
  • Maintain, develop and update internal databases and files in a confidential and secure manner, including share point files, survey results, and the online UNCT-SWAP and UNCT-GEM reporting platforms.
  • Support the organization of meetings and communications between HQ’s UNCT team and regional and country offices and/or other UN agencies.
  • Support the drafting of minutes, notes, briefs, Talking Points, Briefing Notes, and

Learning Results:

  • Gained knowledge about UN Women’s UN System Coordination Mandate, priorities and work with UN Women HQ, country and regional offices, and United Nations Country Teams.
  • Increased understanding of UNCT-SWAP, UNCT-GEM and the UN System reforms agenda.
  • Familiarity with UN Women’s and UN system-wide corporate policies and procedures.



Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to perform a broad range of tasks aimed at supporting the effective and efficient functioning of the office;
  • Ability to perform work of confidential nature and to manage and prioritize a large volume of work at times under time constraints;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to establish, build and sustain effective relationships, demonstrating understanding of client’s perspective; anticipate client needs and to address them promptly;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to present information concisely and clearly, using appropriate IT functionality;
  • Exceptional computer and IT skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
  • Knowledge of the UN system is an asset.

Qualifications et expériences requises



  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: international development, international relations, gender equality, social sciences, statistics and data management, or other relevant subjects is required.
  • Meet one of the following:

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) Be enrolled in a mandatory national service programme of which the internship may form a part;

d) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within two-years of graduation.



  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.



Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.


Application Information:

  • All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, UN Women can ONLY contact successful candidates.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID and a copy of a valid visa (as applicable).  



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.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.  

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.  

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.  All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.