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Programme and Knowledge Management Intern for National Committees

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2019-01-14

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Unit/Project BackgroundUnder the direct supervision and guidance of the Partnerships Specialist, the intern will assist the National Committees (NC) team in programme and knowledge management with the 13 National Committees. A work plan with achievements for the duration of the Internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon. This internship will be for up to six months.

UN Women BackgroundUN 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support to development of the National Committees portfolio and contribute to the overall implementation of the National Committees Strategy.
  • Provide support on the preparation and management of the sharepoint webpage on National Committees.
  • Assist in knowledge extraction, analysis and documentation of results/lessons learned, ensuring that knowledge-sharing and content management is in line with guidelines and performed using corporate tools.
  • Support the management of the extranet and updating of the National Committees webpage on share point.


Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge of and interest in writing and working in communications and knowledge management.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, attention to spelling and ability to follow style guides.
  • Fluency in English. Preference will be given to candidates also fluent in French and/or Spanish.
  • Familiarity with women’s rights issues or international development/relations.
  • This position requires, and will build on, the following competencies: communications, teamwork, planning and organizing, creativity and technological awareness.
  • We seek self-starters and team players, who are able to balance multiple responsibilities and work well within a team

Core Values and Guiding Principles:


  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.


  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff.

Core Competencies:

Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Organizational Awareness:

  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Development and Innovation:

  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

Work in teams:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards other.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:

  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience


  • The intern must have studied International Relations, Political Science, Communications or other similar subject at the university level.
  • The intern must either be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher), enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent) or has 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 French and/or Spanish is preferred.
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