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UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is 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 2022-2027 which details how UNDP works towards gender equality in each of the goals and key results set out in the UNDP Strategic Plan.
In UNDP Jordan Country Office, gender equality is strategically positioned within the Central Team supporting all programmatic areas of the Country Office as a crosscutting function to provide policy advice and technical support. The Central 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.
In 2019, the Country Office qualified for the Gender Equality Seal. The Seal is a corporate certification process that recognizes good performance of UNDP Country Offices and Regional Hubs in delivering transformational gender equality results. The Seal generates incentives for solid work on gender equality and empowers managers and Country Office teams to enhance work relating to gender equality goals.
The selected candidate will support gender mainstreaming. The intern will report to the Gender Equality Focal Point and may support other key functions in the Central Team.
Setting and Reporting:
The UNDP Jordan Country Office is looking for a Gender Equality Intern to support its work and will be under the overall supervision of the UNDP’s Gender Equality Focal Point and WEE Project Manager.
Description of Responsibilities:
Under supervision, the intern will perform the following duties:Assist in the implementation of the Gender Equality Seal for the UNDP office including assisting with tracking progress, collecting data, and systematization of good practices; Assist in the development process of the UNDP Country Office Gender Equality Strategy 2023 - 2024; Support in the timely implementation of the Country Office Action Plan on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse; Assist in the preparation of minutes of meetings, agendas, briefing notes for the Gender Focal Team on support the following up on action items with concerned UNDP personnel; Assist in developing and preparing gender related communication materials, including during the 16 days of activism on GBV; Assist organizing events and provide logistical support; Assist in documenting best practices and organize knowledge management; Assist in qualitative and quantitative research, development of surveys, and programmatic gender analyses;
Other activities Support the organization of internal and external meetings and events involving UNDP staff and external gender equality practitioners (e.g., conferences, launch events for publications, internal presentations); Support admin work such as, but not limited to, managing field visits logistics, preparing Terms of Reference, following up on recruitments, following up on consultants’ payments, and managing documentation and archiving; Support the Gender Equality in results reporting through collecting, cleaning, validating and analyzing data from Programme Pillars’ records;
Support the Gender Equality Focal Team with any other tasks as needed.
Core Competencies: Accountability Creative Problem Solving Effective Communication Inclusive Collaboration
Strong communications skills, especially in various forms of online communications.
Applicants to the internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements under Public Administration or other relevant subjects is required.
Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:
(a) Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
(c) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
(d) Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.
Language requirements:Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English and Arabic are required; Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
Duration of Internship Programme and Working HoursInternship assignments vary in length according to the academic requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of UNDP. Assignments normally last a minimum of six weeks and a maximum of six months. An internship may last up to nine months if the intern can demonstrate that it will award them an educational credit for a course. Internship assignments completed as part of national service obligations or a postgraduate professional traineeship program may last up to 12 months. This Internship is available on full-time basis, five days a week from Sunday to Thursday.
StipendWhere an intern is engaged in-person and is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, Government, foundation or scholarship programme, a stipend intended to help cover basic daily expenses related to an in-person internship, such as meals and transportation at the duty station, must be paid by the receiving office. Where an intern is engaged remotely and is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, Government, foundation or scholarship programme, a remote stipend intended to help cover expenses related to the internship, such as internet connections or other means to remain in contact with the receiving office, must be paid by the receiving office. The amount of the stipend for in-person and remote internships will be set for each duty station. The monthly stipend rates of both remote and in-person internships will be published annually by the Bureau for Management Services’ Office of Human Resources (BMS/OHR). The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis and will be pro-rated for part-time internship arrangements. Where an intern is financially supported by an institution, Government or third party, UNDP will, subject to the rules of such institution, Government or third party, pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support provided and the applicable UNDP stipend. No other payments of any kind, or advance on the stipend due, will be made to an intern by the receiving office in connection with an internship agreement, except for any reimbursements made to an intern under paragraph 33 of the present policy. Interns will accrue combined sick and annual leave at the rate of 1 ½ days per month, which will be prorated to the nearest half day for part-time internships. Any accrued leave days not used by the end of the internship will be forfeited. Any unjustified absences during the internship period exceeding a total of nine days or as prorated for part-time internships, will be deducted from the monthly stipend. Disclaimer
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