UN Women is the UN organization 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 implement these standards. It stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas: increasing women’s leadership and participation; ending violence against women; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes; enhancing women’s economic empowerment; and making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting.
UN Women is dedicated to advancing gender equality and women’s human rights. UN Women East and Southern African Regional Office focuses on five key thematic areas comprising of; Women’s Political Participation & Leadership, Peace & Security, Humanitarian Action, Ending Violence Against Women & Girls and Women’s Economic Empowerment.
UN Women ESARO staff, consultants and interns are expected to contribute to a professional working environment in which the strengthening of national capacities and human potential is prioritized. Respect for diversity and human dignity is required, as is the active pursuit of a collaborative and inclusive approach to both internal and external stakeholders, including colleagues and partners.
Duties And Responsibilities
The Governance, Women Peace & Security and Humanitarian Action unit within UN Women East and Southern Africa Regional office seeks to engage an Intern. Under the overall supervision of the Governance, WPS and Humanitarian Action Advisor and direct guidance of the programme staff of the three units, the intern will work to support the units’ daily responsibilities in relation to programming, finance, general logistics, administration, coordination and follow up with partners.
Specific Tasks Include
Required Skills And Experience
In line with UN Women internship rules and regulations the intern should possess the following qualifications:
Interested and qualified persons are encouraged to visit the UN Women internship site on http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/internship-programme for more information on the internship programme.
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.
Interested and qualified? Go to UN Women career website on jobs.undp.org to apply