National Intern

  • Added Date: Monday, 10 August 2020
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 21 August 2020



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.


DRC UN Women country office oversees the Secretariat of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF).  This fund, established at the global level in 2016, has the overall objective of achieving peaceful and gender-equal societies. Achieving this goal requires that women are empowered to participate in, contribute to and benefit from conflict prevention, crisis response, peacebuilding and recovery. The Fund aims to achieve these results through the mobilization of civil society organizations, especially women’s associations, for an effective gender mainstreaming in humanitarian and peacebuilding actions.

During 2019, 2 calls for proposals have been launched targeting civil society organizations led by women and contributing to the following specific objectives:

•             Women and girls affected by crises participate in and benefit from humanitarian response

•             The human rights, safety and security of women and girls are improved

•             The socio-economic recovery of women is promoted in post-conflict situations

Today, the WPHF has 6 active projects in 6 Provinces of the DRC (South Kivu, North Kivu, Ituri, Tanganyika, Maniema and Equateur). 11 new projects have recently been approved, expanding the areas of intervention to the Provinces of Kasai, Central Kasai, Eastern Kasai, Mai Ndombe and Kinshasa.

With the objective to strengthening the partnership with civil society organizations led by women WPHF recipients and to ensure effective monitoring of project activities, UN Women is recruiting a national intern.

Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Responsibilities

The Intern will support the Technical Secretariat team in monitoring activities and routine administrative procedures in the effective implementation of the program.

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Analyst, the intern will be responsible for:

Supporting programmatic and administrative monitoring of partner CSOs:

•             Reception and archive of CSO’s administrative documents

•             Verification of deadlines for the submission of CSO narrative and financial reports (sending reminders and guidance, receiving and archiving documentation)

•             Reception, download and archive of financial report supporting documents

•             Support in the analysis of invoices and verification of FACE forms

•             Follow-up of the signatures of administrative procedures related to project implementation (contracts, disbursements)

•             Reception and archiving of communication materials shared by CSOs (videos, photos)


Supporting logistics and administration of the WPHF program implementation:

•             Secretarial support;

•             Support for the preparation of missions by the program team and partners ;

•             Support in the formatting of reports, work plans, FACE forms and other documents; drafting minutes of meetings; compilation of quantitative and qualitative data for monitoring project results frameworks; support in the preparation of presentations and project information kits; research of reference materials; etc.

•             Support for the organization of steering committee meetings, correspondence and minutes.

•             Participation in any other task assigned by the supervisor

Learning objectives:

  • Project cycle management

  • Partnership development with CSO

  • Programming in the field of women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian action

Project cycle management

Partnership development with CSO

Programming in the field of women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian action



Core Values:

•             Respect for Diversity

•             Integrity

•             Professionalism

Core Competencies:

•             Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues

•             Accountability

•             Creative Problem Solving

•             Effective Communication

•             Inclusive Collaboration

•             Stakeholder Engagement

 Leading by Example

Functional Competencies:

•             Very good knowledge of computer tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Required Skills and Experience


•             University studies in one of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, International Relations, Development Program Management, or other similar field or other relevant subjects is required.

•             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 French are required;

•             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.


Application Information:

•             All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application.

•             Due to the high volume of applications received, we can ONLY contact successful candidates.

•             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.

This vacancy is archived.

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