Evaluation and Research Intern for Asia and the Pacific
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 Independent Evaluation Service (IES) of the Independent Evaluation and Audit Services (IEAS) is the custodian of UN Women’s evaluation function, which is governed by the UN Women Evaluation Policy.
As part of its ongoing work at the regional and global levels, IES is seeking the support of a qualified intern. This position is to support evaluative work led by the Regional Evaluation Specialist (RES) for Asia and the Pacific based in Bangkok, Thailand.
UN Women carries out IES led independent corporate and decentralized evaluations including Country Portfolio Evaluations (CPEs) and regional evaluations of strategic thematic issues and programmes. All evaluations are quality-assured through the Global Evaluation Reports Assessment and Analysis System (GERAAS) and results are presented at the annual session of the Executive Board through the Annual Report on Evaluation. All evaluations are publicly available on the Global Accountability and Tracking of Evaluation (GATE) system along with their management responses. The IES also develops guidelines and methodologies to mainstream gender equality and human rights perspectives in evaluation.
UN Women is the leading entity on gender-responsive evaluation and contributes to coherence on gender equality evaluation in the UN system by providing a repository of gender-related evaluations and ensuring the inclusion of a gender equality perspective in the work of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) and by coordinating the reporting on the Evaluation Indicator of the UN System-Wide Action Plan (UN-SWAP).
Duties and Responsibilities
The intern will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
- Preparatory and research works for ongoing and upcoming evaluations:
- Assist with relevant data collection and background research as well as the management of the repository of documents;
- Assist with analysis of preliminary data and portfolio building;
- Assist with identifying key documents and conducting stakeholder analysis;
- Assist with review of inception and draft reports for data accuracy;
- Assistance in updating and maintaining UN Women Evaluation database and knowledge management system, including the UN Women Evaluation management and tracking systems (GATE).
- Assistance in updating internal and external evaluation knowledge management system and in developing knowledge and/or communications products, such as presentations, briefs and other materials related to evaluation and/or evaluation functions.
- Assistance in gender-responsive evaluation capacity building and the development of GRE evaluation tool initiatives.
- Any other relevant tasks requested by the Independent Evaluation Service (IES)
- Learning about evaluation and implementation of gender equality programs in an international environment;
- Increased understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system;
- Enhanced capacity for monitoring and evaluation of gender equality interventions and institutions;
- Meeting and networking with UN Women colleagues in other units and the broad UN community;
- Work as a team member in a multicultural setting.
- 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: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf
- Research skills;
- Attention to detail;
- Capacity to manage and synthesize big amounts of information;
- Creativity and technological awareness.
- Ability to work in groups for data collection and project development;
- Trained, involved on/in M&E and RBM activities.
Required Skills and Experience
- University studies in one of the following disciplines: social science, gender issues, evaluation, political science, political economy, public administration or international development or other relevant subjects is required.
- Meet one of the following:
- 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 are required;
- Strong writing and editing skills, attention to conceptual accuracy and use of proper terminology;
- 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.
- Due to the high volume of applications received, UN Women can ONLY contact successful candidates.
- The 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).
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.
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