UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on four strategic priorities:

  • Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems.
  • Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy.
  • All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence.
  • Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action.

UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and in all deliberations and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda. The entity works to position gender equality as fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, and a more inclusive world.

The Intergovernmental Processes unit of UN Women India country office works closely with the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India and is currently providing gender-specific technical support to various Working Groups and Engagement Groups of G20 under India’s Presidency, and mainstream gender across the dialogues. The unit works across Generation Equality, Women, Peace & Security and Disaster Risk Reduction. 

Deberes y responsabilidades

Description of Responsibilities & Learning Objectives:

Research, Knowledge Management & Documentation:

  • Research and learn about Intergovernmental Processes and Normative Commitments by the Government of India, including the ongoing India’s Presidency of G20;
  • Provide research on the latest communication tools that can be used for advocacy;
  • Follow and document the regional and global campaigns/communication products for Intergovernmental Processes;
  • Analyse communication mediums and report on their benefits;
  • Research and document to strengthen the media database of UN Women;
  • Analyse UN Women’s social media numbers and overall outreach.

Coordination and Project Management Support:

  • Facilitate coordination and manage communication tools for UN Women in close collaboration with partners and other focal points;
  • Assist in communication documentation and reporting on Intergovernmental activities;
  • Participate in meetings with UN Women, align with the communications plan and assist in execution of the same.

Communications and Advocacy:

  • Support the Intergovernmental Processes team in planning, organizing and documenting for events organized under normative commitments, high-level and high-visibility dialogues and other convenings by UN Women for international days of celebration;
  • Assist in preparation of knowledge resources, communications, presentations and background material for internal and external use, including fact sheets on thematic issues as well as state specific content for websites and social media;
  • Coordinate with the communications focal point on press releases, opinion pieces and social media messaging;
  • Draft/and or conduct interviews and collect quotes from partners, and/or at workshops and events.


  • Coordinate and assist in the planning and execution of an end-to-end communications plan for Intergovernmental Processes and normative frameworks;
  • Creation of human impact stories, communication material – online and offline media, presentations, and background material for internal and external use;
  • Support with basic visual design using softwares like Canva and MS Office;
  • Support communications and advocacy efforts with the organisation of events;
  • Produce press, media and advocacy related material, such as press releases, social media content, factsheets and knowledge materials;
  • Coordinate and liaise with programme partners, external communications partners, Generation Equality Allies to create collaborative communications;
  • Ideate and create new communications products for the unit.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women, with demonstrated experience of researching or working on gender issues;
  • Strong research and writing skills, with strong analytical skills and creative thinking;
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Previous experience (also volunteer experience) from the non-profit sector is an advantage; 
  • Ability to multi-task and address competing priorities; 
  • Ability to produce quality deliverables in a timely manner; 
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office package and Canva.

Habilidades y experiencia requeridas


  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: communications, media studies, creative communication, advertising and journalism or other subject relevant to this position, at the university level or other relevant subjects is required.
  • Have graduated with a university degree in last two years or be enrolled in a postgraduate professional degree/ traineeship program which is part of a degree programme and undertake the internship as part of the program requirements.


  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English and Hindi are required.


  • Interns will receive a stipend from UN Women for the duration of the internship.
  • Interns are requested to use their own equipment during their internship.

Application Information:

Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site:

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment
  • All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, we can ONLY contact successful candidates.
  • Successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrolment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrolment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID and a copy of a valid visa (as applicable).  
  • An interview process will be followed for selection of Interns.


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.