Program Intern for Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Programme
Conditions of the Internship:
- As of 1 January 2020, Interns may be given a stipend according to the UNDP Internship Policies, if is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation or scholarship programme;
- Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of the internship. UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
- Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;
- Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
- The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship;
- The intern will be evaluated at the end of the contract and due recognition of work will be issued in writing.
- In your application, please (i) state in one paragraph why you would like to be considered for the internship,
- Submit your CV/Resume.
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UNDP Armenia, in partnership with the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure, continuous to initiate and implement projects on women empowerment, gender equality and youth leadership in Armenia. There are four ongoing projects within the UNDP Armenia Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Programme (the Programme).
“Women in Politics” project funded by UK Good Governance Fund aims at advancement of youth leadership and women political empowerment. The project works in the following directions: (i) exploring policy gaps for women political participation from grassroots to national level; (ii) advancing leadership potential and skills of women in communities of Armenia vis-a-vis community development processes and ongoing reforms; (iii) advancing the role and capacities of political parties for advancing women in politics; (iv) policy dialogue on gender equality and participatory democracy in the context of local development and ongoing reforms from local to subnational and national levels; (v) advancing discourse on issues of gender equality and women participation at all levels through advocacy and public campaigns; (vi) empower youth in the communities as enablers of local democracy and women support groups through empathy-building leadership models.
“Women and Youth in Innovative Local Development” project (WYILD Project), funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, dwells on women political empowerment in enlarged communities, youth local leadership and citizen-driven public services. WYILD Project has a goal to improve the accountability, effectiveness and inclusiveness of local self-government in Armenia in regionally and socially balanced manner. The Project is implemented in partnership with RA Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure and is the continuation of earlier “Women in Local Democracy 2” project. It supports 52 enlarged municipalities with coherent and interrelated programmatic intervention, which contributes to the further democratization and development of communities. WYILD Project will: (i) pilot three innovative municipal services which will be co-designed and monitored by citizens, including vulnerable/marginalized groups; (ii) further advance youth leadership; and (iii) continue to empower women at the local level through building on and upscaling the results achieved during the past years.
SDC and ADA funded “Women’s Economic Empowerment in South Caucasus” project, implemented by UN Women in partnership with UNDP Armenia aims to ensure that women, particularly the poor and socially excluded, particularly those from Shirak and Gegharkunik regions are economically empowered and participate in relevant decision-making. The project aims to contribute to the following three outcomes: (i) women, particularly the poor and socially excluded, use skills, economic opportunities and relevant information to be self-employed and/or to join the formal labour sector in Armenia (grass-roots level); (ii) government and public institutions develop and deliver gender-responsive programmes, public services, strategies and plans for women’s economic empowerment in Armenia (institutional level).
“Gender Equality in Public Administration of Armenia” project focuses on: revamping the procedures and practices in selected public bodies to promote women’s role in higher levels of public administration; enhancing the training, staff development and coaching functions with focus on promoting young women cadre, based on the Gender Policy Strategic Action Plan for 2017-2021; developing the how-to guides for all levels of public administration, etc.
Currently UNDP Armenia seeks a qualified Intern to support the programme team. The Intern will work under direct supervision of the Programme Manager and in close cooperation with the UNDP Projects’ team, Democratic Governance Portfolio, and the counterpart institutions/organizations.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Work with the Project Database and Content Management Systems
Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Programme has its specific Database and Content Management System (DBCMS) designed to ensure comprehensive projects-related data collection. As of today, the DBCMS includes information of more than 5000 project beneficiaries. The Intern will be responsible for regular inputs and maintenance of the Database and Content Management System, as well as other project spreadsheets by collecting, compiling, and exchanging data with the national and international partners.
S/he will also regularly check the RA Central Electoral Commission’s website on upcoming local elections and technically report on status on women running and elected. Based on the reports the Intern will maintain the database of elected women accordingly.
2. Work with Social Media
Social media is one of the primary public awareness channels of the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Programme project. The Intern will be responsible for the regular contribution and maintenance of the project social media platforms and networks, report on analytics, as well as insight dynamics in line with the Program Communication Strategy and emerging communication priorities.
3. Support in subject-matter research
The intern will be also responsible for data search and compilation in support to the planned researches within the projects.
Based on the research the intern might be requested to prepare short outlines/narratives.
4. Provide administrative and logistical support
The Intern will provide support to the projects team in
- Administrative, financial and logistical work.
- Note taking
- Arrangement for the organization of meetings/events/workshops,
- Tracking the receipt of the financial documentation including invoices
- Ensuring ongoing communication, enquiries with the beneficiaries through frequent phone calls and e-mail
- Translation and interpretation services from/to English and Armenian during meetings, as required.
- Other tasks may be assigned as required.
- Knowledge of gender-related aspects and trends in Armenia will be a strong asset;
- Strong skills in running/managing social media will be a strong asset;
- Demonstrated analytical skills;
- Demonstrated initiative, tact and high sense of responsibility and discretion;
- Strong teamwork skills;
- Ability to work under the pressure;
- Excellent communication skills, written and oral including ability to proofread Armenian and English texts;
- Excellent networking skills;
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the followingrequirements:
- Be enrolled in high school/postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
- Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
- Have recently graduated with a high school/university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
- Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.
Applicants must have experience in:
- Events organization;
- Spreadsheet development and database maintenance;
- Social media platform maintenance and/or analytics
- Proficiency in written and spoken English and Armenian, Russian is an asset.
- Strong computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office (MS Word, Excel, etc.); ability to design and maintain spreadsheets, as well as in handle web-based management systems.