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 Strategic Planning Unit (SPU) within the Strategy, Planning, Resources and Effectiveness Division (SPRED) focuses on assisting UN Women and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links strategic planning and Results-Based Management (RBM) with more effective and new ways of working.  RBM is a management strategy by which all actors, contributing directly or indirectly to achieving a set of results, ensure that their processes, products and services contribute to the achievement of desired results (outputs, outcomes and higher level goals or impact). The actors in turn use information and evidence on actual results to inform decision making on the design, resourcing and delivery of programmes and activities as well as for accountability and reporting. SPU is the custodian of RBM as well as field and HQ level strategic planning and results-based reporting in UN Women.


SPU seeks a Data & Knowledge Management Intern to support results planning and reporting processes including by developing targeted data analyses, and internal knowledge management and communications

Deberes y responsabilidades

Under the direct supervision of the Data Analysis & Monitoring Specialist, the intern will be responsible for the following:

  • Support SPU on results planning and reporting processes by:
  1. supporting targeted data analyses (in Excel or Stata statistical software);
  2. Support in developing and updating Microsoft PowerBi data visualization dashboards;


  • Support internal knowledge management and communications by:
  1. assisting in preparing PowerPoint presentations for technical leads and senior management, when needed;
  2. Support in keeping SPU’s intranet data-related page up-to-date;
  3. Maintaining monitoring documents on the data workstream


  • Supports the team with other functions, as needed.


Learning objectives for the internship in this area:

The intern will receive first-hand experience in strategic planning areas of work, exercising their data analysis and visualization expertise, and will acquire in-depth knowledge of UN-wide data streams and data use cases at UN-Women.


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:

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills, including advanced knowledge of Excel is desirable
  • Problem-solver, proactive mindset
  • Prior knowledge of Results Based Management (RBM) desirable
  • Advanced knowledge of PowerPoint desirable
  • Experience developing PowerBI dashboards is desirable

Habilidades y experiencia requeridas


  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: development studies or other relevant subjects: statistics, mathematics
  • 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, we can ONLY contact successful candidates.
  • 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.)