UN Women Ongoing Recruitment For Graduate Interns [6 Positions]

Posted on :

21 Feb, 2019

Category :

Internships in Nigeria, United Nations Jobs in Nigeria

UN Women – 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

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Women’s Economic Empowerment Intern
Location:
 Abuja, Nigeria
Type of Contract: Internship
Post Level: Intern
Languages Required: English
Duration of Initial Contract: Initial duration of 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment: 6 months

Background

  • 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.
  • UN Women’s office in Nigeria works to advance implementation of the Agency’s normative, operational and coordination mandate, in close partnership with the Government of Nigeria, the United Nations Country Team and civil society organizations. The UN Women Nigeria Country Office prioritizes women’s economic empowerment as one of its core programmatic areas of focus. UN women’s efforts to enhance women’s economic empowerment in the recent past has include support to women entrepreneurs in ICT, facilitating women’s financial inclusion through partnership with Mastercard, and supporting women IDPs in conflict-affected areas in the North-East of Nigeria to re-engage in agricultural activities.
  • UN Women has initiated a dynamic women’s economic empowerment programme, addressed to two key areas of intervention: empowerment of women in the agricultural sector and promoting access by women-owned businesses to affirmative procurement opportunities. Both initiatives are in furtherance of the Government of Nigeria’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan and will be implemented in partnership with other UN agencies, women’s agricultural cooperatives and business networks.
  • Within an aim to support the implementation and expansion of UN Women’s work in this sector the Nigeria Country Office is  seeking to engage an innovative, outstanding and committed intern, working under the supervision of the Programme Manager-Women’s Economic Empowerment. The intern will assist in interventions related to promoting gender-sensitive procurement and women entrepreneurs’ access to public procurement; as well as implementation of the flagship programme on Women’s Economic Empowerment through agribusiness, in collaboration with other UN Partners.

Learning Objective

  • Develop an understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the organization of a multi-stakeholder dialogues and policy discussions on women’s economic empowerment
  • Support  research and data gathering  and assist in the preparation of briefing notes on women’s economic empowerment
  • Provide support for the review of institutions providing trainings on procurement, as well as procurement training packages available to Government procurement officers
  • Assist in the conduct of advocacy dialogue and outreach interventions to expand partnerships for UN Women’s programme interventions on the area of women’s economic empowerment
  • Assist in writing meeting minutes, mission and training reports
  • Facilitate the documentation of human-interest stories and best practices
  • Participate in inter-agency and partnership coordination meetings
  • Monitor the implementation of Women’s Economic Empowerment projects

Competencies
Core Values and Guiding Principles:

Integrity:

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Ethics and Values
  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • Development and Innovation
  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

Work in teams:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing
  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence
  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards other.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing
  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making
  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Functional Competencies:

  • Work and drive progress both in teams and independently;
  • Have an analytical and methodological mindset;
  • Understand the nature of development programme work and what development results are;
  • Knowledge of results-based management;
  • Be a self-starter and work in a structured and organized way;
  • Advanced user in basic computer programmes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher etc)

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • The intern must have completed university studies (minimum of Bachelor’s level or equivalent) or be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme in Economics, Development Finance studies, Gender studies, International Development, Procurement, Public Policy or related study areas
  • Be enrolled in a graduate-school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is a distinct advantage
  • Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women

Eligibility
Applicants to the  internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • 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 (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

United Nations Considerations:

  • The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8).
  • Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position.
  • The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law.
  • Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Remuneration
Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women. 

Interested and qualified candidate should: Click here to apply

Click Here to Download the UNDP Personnel History Form (P11) – MS Word

Application Instruction:

  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest;
  • Selected applicants must provide the internship application, two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance and school enrollment, passport, and visa (if applicable)
  • Interested Candidates should apply online through the website by clicking on the Apply now button. The system will prompt you to upload a CV on the next page. Please note that instead of a CV you’re required to download the UNDP Personnel History Form (P11).

 

Job Title: HeForShe Programme Intern
Location:
 Abuja, Nigeria
Type of Contract: Internship
Post Level: Intern
Languages Required: English
Duration of Initial Contract: Initial duration of 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment: 6 months

Background

  • 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.
  • Created by UN Women, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform on which men and boys can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality. HeForShe invites men and boys to build on the work of the women’s movement as equal partners, crafting and implementing a shared vision of gender equality that will benefit all of humanity. For more information, visit http://www.heforshe.org/en
  • In this context, UN Women Nigeria Country Office is looking for a creative and dynamic intern to work directly under the supervision of the Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative (as appropriate), in support of implementing the HeForShe Strategy, including launching of the Campaign at state levels, managing Gender Champions and celebrity relations, as well as  the development of innovative fundraising strategies. Intern must have a “can-do” attitude and be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Stakeholder mapping and preparation of outreach materials;
  • Preparation of briefing notes on strategic partners and potential donors;
  • Support for gender champions and celebrity outreach efforts;
  • Assist with planning of HeForShe events at state and national levels;
  • Manage databases of sponsors and supporters and share relevant correspondence to meet their needs;
  • Increase understanding of HeForShe campaign and its mission;
  • Develop skills to deliver quality products and guidance on their use in an international environment;
  • Build and develop professional relationships with UN Women colleagues in other units, and work as a team member in a multicultural setting;
  • Develop event management skills;
  • Increase outreach skills, data management skills.

Competencies
Core Values and Guiding Principles:

Integrity:

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Ethics and Values
  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • Development and Innovation
  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.
  • Work in teams
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing
  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence
  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards other.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing
  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making
  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Functional Competencies:

  • Work and drive progress both in teams and independently;
  • Have an analytical and methodological mindset;
  • Understand the nature of development programme work and what development results are;
  • Knowledge of results-based management;
  • Be a self-starter and work in a structured and organized way;
  • Advanced user in Excel and/or other data handling and statistical programmes.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • The intern(s) must have studies in International Relations, Development Studies, Public Administration, Business Administration, Business Strategy, Management & Operations, Statistics, or other similar subject at the university level;
  • 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.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage

Eligibility
Applicants to the  internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • 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 (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

United Nations Considerations:

  • The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8).
  • Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position.
  • The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law.
  • Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Remuneration
Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.

Interested and qualified candidate should: Click here to apply

Click Here to Download UNDP Personnel History Form (P11) – Ms Word

Application Instruction:

  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest;
  • Selected applicants must provide the internship application, two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance and school enrollment, passport, and visa (if applicable)
  • Interested Candidates should apply online through the website by clicking on the Apply now button. The system will prompt you to upload a CV on the next page. Please note that instead of a CV you’re required to download the UNDP Personnel History Form (P11).

 

Job Title: Spotlight Initiative Intern
Location
: Abuja
Type of Contract: Internship
Post Level: Intern
Duration of Initial Contract: Initial duration of 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment: 6 months

Background

  • 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.
  • UN Women’s office in Nigeria works to advance implementation of the Agency’s normative, operational and coordination mandate, in close partnership with the Government of Nigeria, the United Nations Country Team and civil society organizations. 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 Spotlight Initiative is a global partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU), launched in 2017, as part of the global response to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls in support of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. Nigeria is one of eight African countries selected to implement the Spotlight Initiative, which will focus strongly on preventing early marriage and female genital mutilation. The Spotlight Initiative will be implemented in six target states in Nigeria by five principal agencies (UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA, UNICEF and UNESCO) under the coordination of the Resident Coordinator’s Office.
  • UN Women, as one of the core agencies implementing the Spotlight Initiative in Nigeria, will establish a dynamic and energetic team to support implementation of the Initiative. An intern will be recruited as part of the Spotlight Initiative team, and report to the Technical Coherence Programme Officer, while working with the entire UN Women Spotlight team, to delivering on UN Women’s interventions under the entire Spotlight Initiative

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the day to day planning and management of programmes and activities
  • Support the development and implementation of a communications and advocacy strategy for the Spotlight Initiative
  • Contribute to the development of an innovative social media strategy for the Spotlight Initiative
  • Support the development of news stories and briefs for the website and newsletters, and the production of advocacy and communication materials (eg. films, videos)
  • Take photographs and videos for both traditional and web-based media.
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of a resource library, the development of knowledge tools and products to inform the programmatic roll-out of the Spotlight Initiative.
  • Support the Spotlight team to prepare and organize workshops, trainings and meetings with partners and key stakeholders
  • Assist in the documentation and reporting on programme activities, writing meeting minutes, mission and training reports
  • Support research to inform preparation of talking points, concept note and other documentations
  • Perform other duties as may be required

Learning Objective:

  • Develop an understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • The intern must have completed university studies (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) or be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme in Economics, Development Finance studies, Gender studies, International Development, Procurement, Public Policy or related study areas
  • Enrolled in a graduate-school programme is an asset(second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is a distinct advantage

Eligibility
Applicants to the internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • 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 as defined in above and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Competencies
Core Values and Guiding Principles:

  • Integrity:
    • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism:
    • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
    • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
    • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Ethics and Values:
    • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
  • Organizational Awareness:
    • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • Development and Innovation:
    • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.
  • Work in teams:
    • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing:
    • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
    • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards other.
  • Conflict Management:
    • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
    • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
    • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Functional Competencies:

  • Work and drive progress both in teams and independently;
  • Have an analytical and methodological mindset;
  • Understand the nature of development programme work and what development results are;
  • Knowledge of results-based management;
  • Be a self-starter and work in a structured and organized way;
  • Advanced user in Excel and/or other data handling and statistical programmes.

United Nations Considerations

  • The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8).
  • Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position.
  • The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law.
  • Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Remuneration
Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Click Here to Download the UNDP Personnel History Form (P11) – doc

Application Instruction:

  • Interested Candidates should apply online through the above link by clicking on the Apply now button
  • The system will prompt you to upload a CV on the next page. Please note that instead of a CV you’re required to upload the filled downloaded UNDP Personnel History Form (P11).

 

Job Title: Communications Intern
Location
: Abuja
Type of Contract: Internship
Post Level: Intern
Languages Required: English
Duration of Initial Contract: Initial duration of 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment: 6 months

Background

  • 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.
  • Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women has a mandate to lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. This includes providing strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
  • In Nigeria, the UN Women Country Office supports the  Nigerian Government to implement its development vision, aligned to United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework (UNSDPF) as well as UN Women’s Strategic Plan.
  • UN Women Nigeria seeks to engage a young, dynamic graduate to serve as an intern within its Communications team. The internship will initially be issued for a period of three months and, subject to good performance, may be extended for a further three months. The purpose of the internship is to give students the opportunity to have a first-hand experience for them to build their capacity as part of their studies and to also contribute to the work of UN Women.
  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Communications Associate, the Communications intern will have the opportunity to learn how to provide communications support that ensures high quality, accuracy and consistency of work. S/He will also have an opportunity to work in close collaboration with the Country Office staff to learn, exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.

Learning Objective:

  • Develop an understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Communications Associate, the intern will, the following tasks:
  • Provide support to collect information, write and disseminate content (UN Women social media, newsletters, etc)
  • Assist in the production of communication materials that showcase the added value and thought leadership of UN Women Nigeria
  • Assist the communications team: in the organization of key outreach events like International Women’s Day, and other project events and opportunities
  • Support in dissemination of information and publications;
  • Participate in meetings and perform other communications/advocacy support tasks as required.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • The intern should be pursuing academic studies in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, Development Studies or other similar subject at post graduate level.
  • Be enrolled in a post 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.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English is required.

Experience:

  • No work experience is required
  • Some knowledge and experience in events coverage, organizing events and/or training, media relations and/or advocacy campaigns, using traditional and social media will be an asset
  • Some experience in graphic design (Adobe suite) and creating communication materials will be an added advantage
  • Strong computer skills, Word, Excel, Power Point.

Eligibility
Applicants to the internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • 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 as defined above and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Competencies
Core Values and Guiding Principles:

  • Integrity:
    • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism:
    • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
    • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
    • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Ethics and Values:
    • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
  • Organizational Awareness:
    • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • Development and Innovation:
    • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.
  • Work in teams:
    • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing:
    • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Conflict Management:
    • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Technical/Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Strong analytical aptitude, communication and presentation skills
  • Good organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail and proven ability to work independently and effectively

United Nations Considerations

  • The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8).
  • Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position.
  • The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law.
  • Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Click Here to Download UNDP Personnel History Form (P11) – doc

Application Instruction:

  • Interested Candidates should apply online through the above link by clicking on the Apply now button
  • The system will prompt you to upload a CV on the next page. Please note that instead of a CV you’re required to upload the filled downloaded the UNDP Personnel History Form (P11).

 

Job Title: Women’s Peace and Security/Humanitarian Intern
Location:
 Abuja
Type of Contract: Internship
Post Level: Intern
Languages Required: English
Duration of Initial Contract: Initial duration of 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment: 6 months

Background

  • 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.
  • Nigeria’s central role in ECOWAS, its large population and strong economy is a strategic player in West Africa and in sub-Saharan Africa more generally. However, Nigeria faces several security challenges including low-intensity conflicts over resource wealth, crimes and kidnappings and in recent years, the onset of the conflict in the North-East of Nigeria between Non-State Armed Groups (NSAGs) and the Government. This conflict began in 2009, and has claimed over twenty thousand lives, displaced over two million people and destroyed thousands of properties. Women have been the first victims of the displacement and human rights abuses triggered by the conflict.
  • In addition to the North-East conflict, Nigeria is confronted with pockets of conflict and insecurity in other regions of the country, which threaten to undermine peace in the country and which require a stronger engagement of women to support mediation and conflict prevention efforts. These include the long-standing conflicts over oil resource and wealth distribution in the Niger Delta; separatist agitation by segments of the Igbo population in the country’s South-East; and conflicts between pastoralists and farmers, which stretch from the North-East, North-West, South West and South East of the country, and which is estimated to have resulted in more deaths than the North-East conflict.
  • Moreover, women’s role in the different conflicts has been overlooked and their capacity under-utilized, leaving untapped an incredible tool for transformative change and sustainable peace, as women are often seen only as victims of conflicts that need to be protected rather than agents of change for peace.

UN Women’s Work
UN Women has just completed implementation of a four-year programme, “Promoting Women’s Engagement in Peace and Security in Northern Nigeria (2014-2018)”. The Programme supported the Nigerian Government at Federal level and three Northern States (Adamawa, Plateau and Gombe), to strengthen women’s leadership, advance gender equality and improve protection for women and children in conflict settings. The Programme facilitated the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325).

UN Women works in the North-East, and has a field office in Maiduguri, Borno State (the epicenter of the Northeast conflict). It supports efforts on a gender inclusive and responsive humanitarian response, through mainstreaming gender in strategic frameworks and programmes and training humanitarian actors on Gender in humanitarian action (GiHA). UN Women also provides skills training and livelihoods support to conflict affected women and girls to boost their economic empowerment status.  The office further strengthens women’s participation in humanitarian response, recovery and peacebuilding efforts and has implemented projects in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe and Yobe States.

Within the context of UN Women’s support to women’s peace and security and humanitarian response, the office is looking for an innovative, outstanding and committed intern, working under the supervision of the Programme Managers on Women’s Peace and Security (WPS) and Humanitarian Action (HA). The intern will support the roll-out of WPS and Humanitarian projects currently supported by UN Women, with a focus on ensuring women’s engagement and participation in peacebuilding, economic empowerment/recovery and minimizing gender inequalities.

Duties and Responsibilities
Learning Objective:

  • Develop an understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the conduct of gender assessments and analysis
  • Assist in the organization of consultative meetings, trainings, campaigns and peer-learning visits
  • Assist in writing meeting minutes, mission and training reports
  • Support the development of Conflict Analysis, Mediation & Negotiation Training Tools
  • Facilitate the documentation of human-interest stories and best practices
  • Provide input to briefs, policy updates and strategic documents on WPS and HA
  • Contribute to the exchange of information and knowledge products internally and externally
  • Participate in inter-agency coordination committees and working groups
  • Monitor the implementation of WPS and HA projects

Competencies
Core Values and Guiding Principles:

Integrity:

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies
Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Organizational Awareness:

  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Development and Innovation:

  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

Work in teams:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards other.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:

  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Functional Competencies:

  • Work and drive progress both in teams and independently;
  • Have an analytical and methodological mindset;
  • Understand the nature of development programme work and what development results are;
  • Knowledge of results-based management;
  • Be a self-starter and work in a structured and organized way;
  • Advanced user in basic computer programmes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher etc)

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • The intern must have completed university studies (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) or be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme in International Relations, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, or similar study areas
  • Be enrolled in a graduate-school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Eligibility

  • Applicants to the  internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
  • 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 (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is a distinct advantage

United Nations Considerations:

  • The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8).
  • Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position.
  • The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law.
  • Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Remuneration
Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Click Here to Download UNDP Personnel History Form (P11) – MS Word

Application Information

  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest;
  • Selected applicants must provide the internship application, two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance and school enrollment, passport, and visa (if applicable)
  • Interested Candidates should apply online through the website by clicking on the ABOVE link. The system will prompt you to upload a CV on the next page. Please NOTE that instead of a CV you’re required to download the “UNDP Personnel History Form (P11)” from the following link above:

 

Job Title: Operations Intern
Location:
 Abuja
Type of Contract: Internship
Post Level: Intern
Languages Required: English
Expected Duration of Assignment: 6 months

Background

  • UN Women Background description below is required. If you would like to provide more information on your unit or project, please include that under Unit/ Project Background below.
  • 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 Operations Manager Under the guidance and supervision of the UN Women Operation manager for Nigeria, the intern will provide a variety of administrative support functions in the Office of the UN Women country office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports operational processes
  • Support Procurement processes
  • Supports HR processes
  • General administrative support

Supports operational processes:

  • Provides support of administrative and finance activities in line with UN Women rules, regulations, policies and strategies

Supports Procurement processes:

  • Contributes to organizing procurement activities and processes including preparation of RFQs, ITBs or RFPs in compliance with UN Women rules and regulations

Supports HR processes:

  • Support in the provision of HR services in the area of recruitment including vacancy announcement, organizing interview panels, etc
  • Provide support in personnel administration for international and national staff as appropriate
  • Provide support in maintaining lists and generating reports as required

General administrative support:

  • Assist with support services for conferences, workshops, retreats, travel arrangements, hotel arrangements, etc
  • Assist with logistical arrangements as required
  • Contributes to the smooth and efficient functioning of the UN Women Country office;

Competencies
Core Values and Guiding Principles:

Integrity:

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity

Core Competencies
Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity. Organizational Awareness:
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment. Development and Innovation:
  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative. Work in teams:
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards other.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge. Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • The intern must have studies in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Social science or other similar subject at the university level.
  • 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.

Eligibility
Applicants to the  internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • 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 (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required  Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage

United Nations Considerations:

  • The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8).
  • Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position.
  • The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law.
  • Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Remuneration
Interns are not financially remunerated  Information:

Interested and qualified candidate should:Click here to apply

Application Information

  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
  • Selected applicants must provide the internship application, two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance and school enrollment, passport, and visa (if applicable)

Application Deadline 4th March 2019

Note

  • No Fee – The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicant’s bank accounts.
  • The UN 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. Only applicants that are shortlisted will be contacted.
  • 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.