EVAW - Intern (UN Women Project Office in Kosovo
UN Women Background:*
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.
Unit/ Project Background:
UN Women (previously UNIFEM) has been supporting strengthening democratic governance and promoting and protecting women’s human rights in Kosovo and the Western Balkans since 2000. UN Women together with other UN agencies and international partners has been providing technical assistance to partners in Kosovo in conflict resolution and prevention mostly by supporting inter-ethnic dialogue among women’s groups, focusing mainly on elimination of gender based violence as a common platform to bring women from the majority Albanian and the minority Serb communities together.
UN Women maintains a large presence throughout Europe and Central Asia region, covering 14 countries with programme presence in Kosovo (under UN Security Council Resolution 1244), Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine; country offices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Moldova; and remaining countries are covered through a multi-country office in Almaty that covers Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.“Implementing norms, changing minds” is a UN Women regional programme, which aims to support a reduction in discrimination and violence against women and girls in Turkey and six Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia), anchored in the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Istanbul Convention, and also in alignment with European Union accession standards. The programme supports the development of an enabling legislative and policy environment on eliminating violence against women and all forms of discrimination; promotes favorable social norms and attitudes to prevent gender discrimination and violence against women; and pursues empowering women and girls (including those from disadvantaged groups) who have experienced discrimination or violence to advocate for and use available, accessible, and quality services.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under direct supervision of the Technical Project Analyst, the intern supports the implementation of the UN Women Projects with special focus on EVAW project;
The intern will undertake the following tasks:
- Support the office in implementation of project activities related to EVAW, (e.g. preparation of trainings, workshops or advocacy actions; drafting letters and other documents );
- Support UN Women Office in communication with partners especially CSOs , EU and other international organizations;
- Support the UN Women Office in awareness raising on gender equality and violence against women, and in organizing and events/activities related to 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (November 25 – December 10), especially activities related to UN Secretary Generals campaign UNITE to EVAW; and other UN Advocacy days where UN Women has a leading role, such as Anniversary of UNSCR 1325 (October 31), and International Women’s Days (March 8) especially in the field of online communication via social media;
- Support UN Women office in drafting web articles on project activities, concept notes, meeting minutes or any other related document;
- Assist UN Women staff in various research and fundraising tasks related to EVAW;
- Assist UN Women staff in various admin tasks;
- Increase understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system.
- Increase knowledge and understanding of issues related to communication and awareness raising as well as gender and EWAV;
- Build and develop professional relationships with UN Women colleagues and colleagues from other UN agencies.
- Develop project management and evaluation skills.
Core Values and Guiding Principles:*
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
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- Programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
- Knowledge of Results Based Management
- Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings
- Good knowledge of technical area
- Good organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail
- Excellent communication and advocacy skills; ability to mobilize interest and support with a wide range of audiences;
- Deep knowledge of development policy and women’s rights, use of social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), media relations, information culture and practices;
- Operational experience within or in-depth study of the current social, economic, political, security and conflict dynamics of South East Europe and/or Kosovo;
Required Skills and Experience
- The intern must have studies in social science, political studies, development studies, politics, gender/women studies, journalism, communication studies or other similar subject at the university level.
- 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.
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required; knowledge of any local language (Albanian/Serbian) is an asset.
Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.
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- Selected applicants must provide the internship application, two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance and school enrollment, passport, and visa (if applicable)
UN Women Internship Policy:
1) Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:(a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); (c) Have graduated with a university degree (as (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year.2) UN Women internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship; 3) All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution; 4) UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship; 5) The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed; 6) Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UN WOMEN during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship; 7) The intern must provide proof of enrollment in a health insurance plan, proof of school enrollment, a scanned copy of his/her passport, two letters of recommendation, and application
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