International Intern- Gender and Humanitarian
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
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 United Nations General Assembly created UN Women - the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in July 2010, as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates of parts of the UN system working on all aspects of gender equality and empowerment of women (GE/EW). 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. UN Women supports the achievement of UN System-wide goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women (GE/EW).
UN Women’s vision is a world where societies are free of gender-based discrimination, where women and men have equal opportunities, where the comprehensive development of women and girls is ensured so that they can continue to be active agents of change, where gender equality and women’s empowerment are achieved and where women’s rights are upheld in all efforts to further development, human rights, peace and security.
UN-Women’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021 outlines the Entity’s strategic direction, objectives and approaches to support efforts to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030. The Strategic Plan considers lessons learned from the previous Strategic Plan. It builds on recommendations from the 20-year review and appraisal of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, highlights UN-Women’s contribution to the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development, and spells out how UN-Women intends to leverage its comparative and collaborative advantages to accelerate the achievement of results for women and girls.
The Strategic Plan prioritizes five outcomes and a set of thematic outputs.
· UN-Women supports the strengthening and implementation of a comprehensive and dynamic set of global norms, policies and standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
· It supports the full and effective implementation of these global norms and standards at the country and regional levels by contributing to four interdependent and interconnected outcomes
o Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems
o Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy
o All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence
Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action.
UN Women Ethiopia plays a dual role as the Country Office for Ethiopia (ECO) and as the Liaison Office to the Africa Union Commission (AUC) and Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The office envisions to become a Center of Excellence for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) with capacity and clout to influence national and regional political, social and economic agendas. The ECO uses a Rights Based Approach to promote women as rights holders, while supporting the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) and other institutions to be accountable duty bearers.
The ECO prioritizes four main areas:
1. Supporting women to lead and participate in decision-making at all levels;
2. Empowering women, especially the poorest and most excluded economically;
3. Ensuring that women and girls can live a life free from violence and;
4. Ensuring that governance and national planning fully reflect gender equality commitments and priorities.
Anticipating the increased focus of the UN system on Peace and Security and Humanitarian efforts, UN Women ECO in 2018 furthermore started intensifying its engagement with the humanitarian community present in Ethiopia to ensure that the humanitarian relief delivered in the country is sensitive and responsive to the needs of women and girls in humanitarian situations. In addition, UN Women received funds to implement the LEAP (Leadership Programme) in Gambella in host communities and refugees camps.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision and overall guidance of the Deputy Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
· Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in gender and humanitarian action;
· Support the implementation and management of the humanitarian programme;
· Assist with capacity development to project/programme partners;
· Support the monitoring and reporting of the humanitarian programme;
· Provide inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
· Assist the inter-agency coordination on humanitarian programme to achieve coherence and alignment;
· Support advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
· Increase understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system, particularly the role UN Women plays in the larger UN landscape.
· Increase knowledge and understanding of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) in humanitarian settings.
· Build and develop professional relationships with UN Women colleagues in other units.
· Develop personal communication skills with diverse audiences.
· Hone personal research skills and awareness of legislation and programs to help promote GEWE in humanitarian.
· Work as a team member in a multicultural setting.
· Develop project management and evaluation skills
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- 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: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
- Familiarity with communications, media, marketing or public relations concepts;
- Good knowledge and skills in managing social media;
- Ability to learn quickly;
- Exceptional attention to detail;
- Proven ability to manage multiple tasks with varying complexity;
- Ability to adapt in a constantly-changing and fast-paced environment;
- Excellent written, verbal, & interpersonal communication skills as well as exemplary customer service skills;
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and a strong team working capacity;
- A self-starter; able to anticipate issues and propose solutions;
- Strong interest in working in the UN system, particularly on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women in humanitarian;
General IT competence and command of main office software programmes. Experience managing websites preferred
Required Skills and Experience
· The intern must have studies in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, 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; Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage
Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.
· UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
· Selected applicants must provide the internship application, two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance and school enrollment, passport, and visa (if 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
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 a one-year period of graduation.
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