United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (HQ)
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 Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Division (PPID) develops and implements UN Women���������s programme of work across its normative, coordination, and operational triple mandate and provides policy advice and guidance and technical support to intergovernmental processes, UN system, and UN Women regional and country offices, among other partners and stakeholders. The Division is organized in thematic sections, which undertake policy research; analyse data on country, regional and global trends; and propose evidence-based options for global policy, norms and standards as well as for UN Women���������s policy advocacy and global programme strategies.
Ewerment is one of the priority areas of UN Women. UN Women works with governments and partners to promote women���������s economic empowerment and increase their access to economic opportunities and outcomes, especially for those who are most excluded. This year, the Sustainable Development team in Economic Empowerment is responsible for substantive preparations for the sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which will take place in March 2022. CSW is the principle global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women, and the priority theme for 2022 will be achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programme.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Policy Analyst ��������� Gender, Migration and Economic Empowerment, the intern shall perform the following assignments, which may vary in acc the priorities of the Section:
Support the development of policy briefs, guidance notes, and research papers, including on the issues of gender, migration, climate change and care; Conduct bibliographical searches and literature reviews on relevant issues pertaining to the sustainable development portfolio; Support in the preparations leading to the CSW, including in the organization of ministerial roundtables, interactive dialogues, expert panels and side events; Support the Economic Empowerment Section���������s engagement in normative processes, including CSW and the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF); Provide general support to the Economic Empowerment Section, as needed.
Increased understanding of intergovernmental processes and negotiations related to the Commission of the Status of Women; Increased understanding of UN Women���������s mandate and internal processes; Increased knowledge about the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda; Experience of being a team member in aal setting.
Respect for Diversity Integrity Professionalism
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues Accountability Creative Problem Solving Effective Communication Inclusive Collaboration Stakeholder Engagement Leading by Example
Strong knowledge of gender equality, women’s rights, sustainable development (including climate change, environment and/or disaster risk reduction); Ability to think logically and work with great attention to detail; Skilled in researching/conducting literature reviews; Ability to write well, clearly and concisely; Ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds; Strong knowledge of virtual meeting software (Zoom, Teams, etc.); and Excellent skills in using Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Required Skills and Experience
University studies in one of the following disciplines: gender/women’s studies, human rights, economics, international development or other relevant subject is required. Meet one of the following: Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation; or Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional 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 are required; Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
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