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  • Gender Parity Intern at United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

  • Posted on: 5 September, 2019 Deadline: 16 September, 2019
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  • UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. UNOPS mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development. UNOPS is a service provider, a technical advisor and an implementer of projects to supports our partners. Our experts work on a range of projects, from managing the construction of roads in South Sudan and providing renewable energy solutions in internally displaced persons camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, to helping the Government of Honduras procure vital medicines and medical supplies. UNOPS delivery in 2017 totalled $1.8 billion dollars. This reflects a consistent demand for our services.

    Gender Parity Intern


    Functional Responsibilities

    The intern will be expected to energetically engage in the support of gender parity working group tasks and to selectively drive particular work items on his/her own.
    Their responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Ensure the gender parity action plan for KEMC is up to date.
    • Liaison with members of the gender parity group on the action plan.
    • Ensure that the work plan of the gender parity group is followed and members are consulted for due actions.
    • Draft interview minutes, plan and organize the gender parity group meetings.
    • Assist the gender parity focal person in terms of implementation of the action plan.
    • Assist in the outreach activities related to various recruitments.
    • Liaising with the universities, institutes and other organizations regarding various activities related to gender parity.
    • Assist the group members in the identification and documentation of best practices and lessons learnt, including coordination and organization-wide implementation of knowledge sharing and documentation methodologies.
    • Any other assigned by the working group members.


    Enrollment in a University Degree Programme in Social Sciences (related to gender studies) Administration or a related field is required. Applicants who have graduated from such studies within the recent three years will also be considered eligible for the position.


    Any prior work experience is not required. A portfolio of relevant work would be an asset.


    Excellent written and spoken English is required

    Additional Considerations

    • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
    • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
    • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
    • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
    • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
    • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
    • The position is based in a family duty station.

    It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
    Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) career website on jobs.unops.org to apply

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