Advocacy, Outreach and Resource Mobilization Intern
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 Japan Liaison Office (JLO) has been established in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan since April 2015. The Office works on extending policy dialogue, holding lectures and public events, and also building partnership. In particular, it is expected to outreach to various actors, including the government, parliaments, private enterprises, academics, NGOs, media and other and to keep them informed about UN Women’s work and role with regards to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist of the UN Women Japan Liaison Office, the main responsibilities of the Intern will be to assist work of the UN Women Japan Liaison Office including the following;
- Assist Japan Liaison Office to analyze, plan, develop and support public and private sector partnership building for mobilizing resources for UN Women;
- Monitor trends and issues which impact gender equality and women’s empowerment and identifying opportunities for UN Women;
- Conduct outreach activities including formulation of information and tools through SNS, UN Women JLO website and other information platform;
- Prepare and coordinate various events of the UN Women Japan Liaison Office;
- Collaboratively produce communication materials such as fliers, posters, videos and presentations;
- Handle inquiries from students, companies and general publics;
- Assist with preparing electronic documentation for placement on the UN Women intranet (SharePoint), the division’s shared drive and Donor Agreements Management system;
- Assist coordinating with private, public, and academic entities in performing JLO’s advocacy activities;
- Assist in logistical and operational support and provide other assistance as identified.
The internship offers students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UN Women’s work. It is designed to complement women’s development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complements other international studies, including law.
- 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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- Ability to translate both ways between English and Japanese;
- High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Power Point);
- Social media and web design experiences, including tools and programs, are desirable;
- Proficiency in design software such as Adobe Illustrator is desirable;
- Attention to detail, sound judgement and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
- Ability to work in a team;
- Ability to work effectively under pressure.
Required Skills and Experience
- University studies in one of the following disciplines: gender, human rights, development or other relevant subjects is required;
- 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, or
- Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program which is part of a degree programme and undertake the internship as part of the program requirements.
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English and Japanese are required;
- Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.
- All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application. https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558
- Due to the high volume of applications received, we can ONLY contact successful candidates.
- Successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID and a copy of a valid visa (as applicable).
Note: 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.