UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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.
UN Women serves as the Secretariat for the Women’s Empowerment Principles.
The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of Principles offering guidance to the private sector on how to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.
Established by UN Global Compact and UN Women in 2010, the WEPs are informed by international labour and human rights standards and grounded in the recognition that businesses have a stake in, and a responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment.
WEPs are a primary vehicle for corporate delivery on gender equality dimensions of the 2030 agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By joining the WEPs community, the CEO signals commitment to this agenda at the highest levels of the company and to work collaboratively in multistakeholder networks to foster business practices that empower women. These include equal pay for work of equal value, gender-responsive supply chain practices and zero tolerance against sexual harassment in the workplace. See more here.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Global Head, WEPs, and through a collaborative working relationship with other members of the WEPs team, the intern will assist with the implementation of the WEPs initiative. A work plan with achievements for the duration of the Internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon:
Tasks and responsibilities
CompetenciesCommunication.Teamwork.Planning and Organization.Accountability.Client Orientation.Creativity.Technological Awareness.Commitment to Continuous Learning.
Required Skills and ExperienceUndergraduate degree (Bachelors) in social sciences, economics, law, business, management, global/international affairs, communication and knowledge management, or other related fields.Fluency in English is required and one other official language of the United Nations (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is desired.Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail.Ability to write clearly and concisely.Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds.
1. Increased understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system.
2. Learning different aspects of engaging the private sector on gender equality issues in an international environment.
3. Meeting and networking with UN Women colleagues in other units.
4. Work as a team member in a multicultural setting.