Evaluation and Research Intern
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.
Duties and Responsibilities
The intern will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
- Preparatory and research works for ongoing and upcoming evaluations:
- Assist with relevant data collection and background research as well as the management of the repository of documents;
- Assist with analysis of preliminary data and portfolio building;
- Assist with identifying key documents and conducting stakeholder analysis;
- Assist with review of inception and draft reports for data accuracy;
- Assistance in updating and maintaining UN Women Evaluation database and knowledge management system, including the UN Women Evaluation management and tracking systems (GATE) and Gender
- Equality Evaluation Database.
- Assistance in updating internal and external evaluation knowledge management system and in developing knowledge and/or communications products, such as presentations, briefs and other materials related to evaluation and/or evaluation functions.
- Assistance in gender-responsive evaluation capacity building and the development of GRE evaluation tool initiatives.
- Any other relevant tasks requested by the Independent Evaluation Service (IES)
- Learning about evaluation and implementation of gender equality programs in an international environment;
- Increased understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system;
- Enhanced capacity for monitoring and evaluation of gender equality interventions and institutions;
- Meeting and networking with UN Women colleagues in other units and the broad UN community;
- Work as a team member in a multicultural setting.
Required Skills and Experience
- The intern must have studies in social science, gender issues, evaluation, political science, political economy, public administration or international development, 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); or have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
- Strong writing and editing skills, attention to conceptual accuracy and use of proper terminology;
- Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage.
Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.
Application Closing Date: 13th September 2019 (Midnight New Your, USA)