Gender Team Intern
new york city (remote)
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is the UN’s Global Development Network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in over 170 countries, employing participatory approaches to developing local solutions to national and global development challenges.
Addressing gender equality and women’s empowerment is a key aspect of UNDPs approach to achieving its core vision. Gender equality and women’s empowerment are seen as goals in their own right and are also central to the achievement of UNDPs development mandate. UNDP is guided in its work by its Gender Equality Strategy 2014-2017 which details how UNDP works towards gender equality in each of the goals and key results set out in the UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017.
The Gender Team of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) is the institutional anchor of UNDP’s work on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Gender Team provides policy advice and technical support to all of UNDP’s Bureaus and leadership on how to mainstream gender across all areas of their work. The Gender Team works to implement gender equality as a core objective of UNDP through a two-pronged approach (i) mainstreaming gender in all core practices; and, (ii) dedicated interventions that empower women and promote gender equality.
As part of the Gender Team’s mandate toward GEWE, we are deepening engagement with the private sector, philanthropists and foundations to encourage resource mobilization that supports the Gender Team’s portfolio of global projects.
To support in these essential resource mobilization efforts, The Gender Team seeks to hire one intern. The selected candidate will support resource mobilization development and deployment, and other research and reporting projects related to gender mainstreaming as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Senior Policy Advisor for Gender Mainstreaming, the intern will perform the following duties:
- Knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights in the context of development;
- Knowledge of donor prospecting strategies, relationship building and grants proposals
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Strong organizational and research skills;
- Excellent interpersonal skills;
- Strong PowerPoint and design skills is an asset;
- Knowledge of the UN system is an asset;
- Knowledge of evaluation processes is an asset;
- Basic knowledge of donor database building is an asset.
Required Skills and Experience
The internship policy provides guidance on the UNDP internship programme and provides information on the administration of UNDP interns.
The purpose of the Internship programme is to provide students and recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds exposure to development issues and a first-hand experience with the day-to-day working environment of UNDP.
Please note: Non-masters level candidates will not be considered.
A Certification must be obtained from school to regarding status of enrollment or graduation
In case an applicant is successfully selected, s/he will be requested to provide electronic versions of:
Kindly note the above documentation is required within one week after selection.
Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. The costs associated must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation, visa, etc.
UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. As interns are not covered under any insurance, including MAIP, and they should not travel to hazardous locations in the course of their internship with UNDP. Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical and life/accident insurance for the duty station for which they will work. It must include adequate coverage in the event of an injury or illness during the internship which requires transportation to the Home Country or Country of Residence for further treatment; or results in death and requires preparation and return of the remains to the Home Country, or Country of Residence.
The purpose of the Internship Programme in UNDP is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement the intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship. Should an offer of employment be envisaged, a 3-month break, from the end of the internship, must be respected. Interns cannot apply for posts or consultancies during the period of internship.
UNDP is not responsible for any claims by any parties where the loss of or damage to their property, death or personal injury was caused by the actions or omission of action by the interns during their internship.