Job + Internship Opportunities
|Location :||Geneva, SWITZERLAND|
|Application Deadline :||25-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
|Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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.
UN Women’s Humanitarian Action and Crisis Response Office (HACRO) promotes gender equality and women’s empowerment across the humanitarian – development nexus as a matter of rights, effectiveness, accountability and sustainability. The Office aims to accelerate transformative change through placing women’s leadership and their central role in community resilience at the core of prevention, preparedness and response efforts. As a policy, thematic and programme support office for crisis countries and fragile states, HACRO supports field offices prepare, prevent and respond to disasters and crisis in a gender-responsive manner. The Office has two units in New York City, USA and Geneva, Switzerland. HACRO delivers services to UN Women country and regional offices through integrated, multifunctional policy and programme teams specialized in prevention, preparedness, response and resilience building, and by providing stand-by capacity.
The HACRO Geneva Office mainly provides services through three service lines/flagship initiatives:
1. Women’s Leadership, Empowerment, Access and Protection (LEAP) in Crisis Response
2. DRR and Resilience:
a. Global Programme on Women’s Disaster Resilience
b. Addressing the Gender Inequality of Risk (GIR) and Promoting Community Resilience to Natural Hazards in a Changing Climate
3. Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning (SCE) Programme bringing together public and private sector partners
The intern will join the UN Women HACRO division in Geneva to support and contribute to the above services lines. Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Chief of HACRO Geneva, the intern will be directly report to one or multiple HACRO service line leads.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Description of Responsibilities
·Increased understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system;
·Learning the work in gender and humanitarian action in an international environment;
·Meeting and networking with UN Women colleagues in other units;
·Working as a team member in a multicultural setting;
·Gaining knowledge relating to online education and learning methodologies, platforms and systems
|Core Values and Competencies
Core Values and Guiding Principles
Required Skills and Experience
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.
UN Women Internship Policy
1.) Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
(a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
(c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) or (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
2.) UN Women internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
3.) All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
4.) UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
5.) The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
6.) Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to positions in the professional and above category in UN WOMEN during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
7.) The intern must provide proof of enrollment in a health insurance plan, proof of school enrollment, a scanned copy of his/her passport, two letters of recommendation, and application