Advocacy, Outreach and Resource Mobilization Intern

Advocacy, Outreach and Resource Mobilization Intern

Background

UN Women 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.

Unit/ Project Background: UN Women Japan Liaison Office (JLO) has been established in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan since April 2015. The Office works on extending policy dialogue, holding lectures and public events, and also building a partnership. In particular, it is expected to outreach to various actors, including the government, parliaments, private enterprises, academics, NGOs, media and other and to keep them informed about UN Women’s work and role with regards to gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Director of the UN Women Japan Liaison Office, the main responsibilities of the Intern will be to assist work of the UN Women Japan Liaison Office including the following;

  • Assist Japan Liaison Office to research, analyse, plan, develop and manage public and private sector partnership building for mobilizing resources for UN Women;
  • Monitor trends and issues which impact gender equality and women’s empowerment and identifying opportunities for UN Women;
  • Conduct outreach activities including formulation of information and tools through SNS, UN Women JLO website and other information platforms;
  • Prepare and coordinate various events of the UN Women Japan Liaison Office;
  • Produce communication materials such as fliers, posters, videos and presentations;
  • Handle inquiries from students, companies and general public;
  • Assist with preparing electronic documentation for placement on the UN Women intranet (SharePoint), the division’s shared drive and Donor Agreements Management system;
  • Assist coordinating with private, public, and academic entities in performing JLO’s advocacy activities;
  • Assist in logistical and operational support and provide other assistance as identified during the internship period.

Learning Objectives: The internship offers students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UN Women’s work. It is designed to complement women’s development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complements other international studies, including law.

Competencies

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:

  • Ability to translate both ways between English and Japanese;
  • Excellent research and analytical skills (including the ability to succinctly summarize research findings in written briefs, reports, etc.);
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Social media and web design experiences, including tools and programs, are desirable;
  • Proficiency in design software such as Adobe Illustrator is desirable;
  • Attention to detail, sound judgement and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • The intern must have studies in gender, human rights, development or another 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.

Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women. 

Application Information: 

  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
  • Selected applicants must provide the following document by email: 1) the internship application; 2) two letters of recommendation; 3) proof of health insurance; 4) school enrollment; 5) passport; and 6) visa (if applicable).

Application closing date: 30th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

 

Assistant Lawyer – United Kingdom

Junior Professional Programme

Assistant Lawyer – United Kingdom

Registry of the European Court of Human Rights

Location: Strasbourg

Reference: e30/2019

Deadline: 23/09/2019

Are you a young law graduate who wants to gain experience in an international Organisation working for human rights, democracy and the rule of law? Do you want to help the European Court of Human Rights to ensure respect for the human rights of 820 million Europeans? Are you interested in dealing with applications alleging violations of the rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights? If so, our Assistant Lawyers’ scheme may be the right thing for you.

Who we are

With over 2000 staff representing all its 47 member States, the Council of Europe is a multicultural organisation. We all strive towards protecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law and our three core values – professionalism, integrity and respect – guide the way we work. The European Court of Human Rights oversees the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the member States. See the Court’s website for information about its activities.

Your role

As an Assistant Lawyer, you will assist more senior members of staff in the preparation of correspondence with applicants and draft decisions in standard form cases. You will:

  • examine and deal with applications in prima facie inadmissible cases and in cases which can be dealt with in a standard manner;
  • draft decisions, minutes, reports, notes and other documents;
  • advise applicants, in correspondence or, if necessary, in interviews, on the conditions of admissibility of applications;
  • attend the Court’s sessions and present applications;
  • assist one or more experienced case-lawyers, where necessary, in the preparation of Chamber cases for examination by the Court.

The Assistant Lawyers’ Scheme opens the doors of the European Court of Human Rights to you, legal professionals at the start of your career, giving you an opportunity to gain experience working within this European institution. You will benefit from regular working contact with experienced case lawyers, senior managers and the judges themselves. While dealing with individual applications originating from your own legal system and assisting senior colleagues in handling more complex applications, you benefit from the Registry’s in-house training programme and deepen your knowledge of the functioning of the European Court of Human Rights and the Convention case-law.

What we are looking for

As a minimum you must:

  • have a higher education degree in law obtained in the United Kingdom of a standard permitting access, either on the basis of qualifications or after passing a competitive examination, to the judicial administration or legal professions in the United Kingdom;
  • after having obtained the relevant higher education degree in law, have at least six months’ professional experience
  • acquired in the legal field (preferably in the judicial service) in the United Kingdom or in international Organisations;
  • have an excellent knowledge of English (mother tongue level) and ability to draft legal texts therein clearly and precisely and a basic knowledge of the other official language of the Council of Europe (French);
  • be a citizen of one of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe;
  • be under 35 years of age at the closing date of the vacancy notice.
Show us that you have the following competencies:
  • Professional and technical expertise:

– thorough knowledge of the British legal system and ability to handle cases arising in other jurisdictions; – knowledge of constitutional and of international law.

  • Drafting skills
  • Concern for quality
  • Planning and work organisation
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Learning and development
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Adaptability
These would be an asset:
  • Results orientation
  • Communication
  • Decision-making
  • Initiative

What we offer

If successful, you may be offered employment based on a fixed-term contract at grade B3. In Strasbourg, you will receive a basic monthly gross salary of €3 400 which is exempt from national income tax. This salary may be supplemented by other allowances depending on your personal situation and you will be affiliated to a Council of Europe pension scheme. You will also benefit from private medical insurance, 32 working days leave per year and other benefits (including flexible working hours, training and development, possibility of teleworking, etc.). The Junior Professional Programme, carried out in accordance with Article 16 of the Regulations on Appointments (Appendix II to the Staff Regulations), is a specific recruitment scheme suitable for young graduates at the start of their career. Staff recruited under this scheme get a once-only opportunity of employment for a total maximum duration of four years and are not eligible for any subsequent internal competition, promotion, transfer or secondment. Details on conditions of employment (probationary period, salaries, allowances, pension scheme, social insurance, etc.) can be consulted on our recruitment website. Any changes to these conditions during the recruitment process are updated on this site and will apply at the time of the job offer. If your profile matches our needs but you are not recruited straight away, you may be placed on a reserve list, valid for a maximum of four years.

Applications and selection procedure

Deadline for applications is 23 September 2019 (midnight French time). For full job description and to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button.

In your application please specify that you found out about this opportunity on GCFjobs.com Veuillez indiquer dans votre candidature que vous avez consulté cette offre sur le site web GCFjobs.com

Assistant Lawyer – Russian Federation

Junior Professional Programme

Assistant Lawyer – Russian Federation

Registry of the European Court of Human Rights

Location: Strasbourg

Reference: e28/2019

Deadline: 23/09/2019

Are you a young law graduate who wants to gain experience in an international Organisation working for human rights, democracy and the rule of law? Do you want to help the European Court of Human Rights to ensure respect for the human rights of 820 million Europeans? Are you interested in dealing with applications alleging violations of the rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights? If so, our Assistant Lawyers’ scheme may be the right thing for you.

Who we are

With over 2000 staff representing all its 47 member States, the Council of Europe is a multicultural organisation. We all strive towards protecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law and our three core values – professionalism, integrity and respect – guide the way we work. The European Court of Human Rights oversees the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the member States. See the Court’s website for information about its activities.

Your role

As an Assistant Lawyer, you will assist more senior members of staff in the preparation of correspondence with applicants and draft decisions in standard form cases. You will:

examine and deal with applications in prima facie inadmissible cases and in cases which can be dealt with in a standard manner; draft decisions, minutes, reports, notes and other documents; advise applicants, in correspondence or, if necessary, in interviews, on the conditions of admissibility of applications; attend the Court’s sessions and present applications; assist one or more experienced case-lawyers, where necessary, in the preparation of Chamber cases for examination by the Court.

The Assistant Lawyers’ Scheme opens the doors of the European Court of Human Rights to you, legal professionals at the start of your career, giving you an opportunity to gain experience working within this European institution. You will benefit from regular working contact with experienced case lawyers, senior managers and the judges themselves. While dealing with individual applications originating from your own legal system and assisting senior colleagues in handling more complex applications, you benefit from the Registry’s in-house training programme and deepen your knowledge of the functioning of the European Court of Human Rights and the Convention case-law.

What we are looking for

As a minimum you must: have a higher education degree in law obtained in the Russian Federation of a standard permitting access, either on the basis of qualifications or after passing a competitive examination, to the judicial administration or legal professions in the Russian Federation; after having obtained the relevant higher education degree in law, have at least six months’ professional experience acquired in the legal field (preferably in the judicial service) in the Russian Federation or in international Organisations; have a very good knowledge of one of the two official languages of the Council of Europe (English, French) and ability to draft legal texts therein clearly and precisely; excellent knowledge of Russian (mother tongue level); be a citizen of one of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe; be under 35 years of age at the closing date of the vacancy notice.

Show us that you have the following competencies:
  • Professional and technical expertise:

– thorough knowledge of the Russian legal system and ability to handle cases arising in other jurisdictions; – knowledge of constitutional and of international law.

  • Drafting skills
  • Concern for quality
  • Planning and work organisation
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Learning and development
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Adaptability
These would be an asset:
  • Results orientation
  • Communication
  • Decision-making
  • Initiative

What we offer

If successful, you may be offered employment based on a fixed-term contract at grade B3. In Strasbourg, you will receive a basic monthly gross salary of €3 400 which is exempt from national income tax. This salary may be supplemented by other allowances depending on your personal situation and you will be affiliated to a Council of Europe pension scheme. You will also benefit from private medical insurance, 32 working days leave per year and other benefits (including flexible working hours, training and development, possibility of teleworking, etc.).

The Junior Professional Programme, carried out in accordance with Article 16 of the Regulations on Appointments (Appendix II to the Staff Regulations), is a specific recruitment scheme suitable for young graduates at the start of their career. Staff recruited under this scheme get a once-only opportunity of employment for a total maximum duration of four years and are not eligible for any subsequent internal competition, promotion, transfer or secondment. Details on conditions of employment (probationary period, salaries, allowances, pension scheme, social insurance, etc.) can be consulted on our recruitment website. Any changes to these conditions during the recruitment process are updated on this site and will apply at the time of the job offer. If your profile matches our needs but you are not recruited straight away, you may be placed on a reserve list, valid for a maximum of four years.

Applications and selection procedure

Deadline for applications is 23 September 2019 (midnight French time).

For full job description and to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button

In your application please specify that you found out about this opportunity on GCFjobs.comVeuillez indiquer dans votre candidature que vous avez consulté cette offre sur le site web GCFjobs.com

Assistant Lawyer – Spain

Junior Professional Programme

Assistant Lawyer – Spain

Registry of the European Court of Human Rights

Location: Strasbourg

Reference: e29/2019

Deadline: 23/09/2019

Are you a young law graduate who wants to gain experience in an international Organisation working for human rights, democracy and the rule of law? Do you want to help the European Court of Human Rights to ensure respect for the human rights of 820 million Europeans? Are you interested in dealing with applications alleging violations of the rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights? If so, our Assistant Lawyers’ scheme may be the right thing for you.

Who we are

With over 2000 staff representing all its 47 member States, the Council of Europe is a multicultural organisation. We all strive towards protecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law and our three core values – professionalism, integrity and respect – guide the way we work. The European Court of Human Rights oversees the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the member States. See the Court’s website for information about its activities.

Your role

As an Assistant Lawyer, you will assist more senior members of staff in the preparation of correspondence with applicants and draft decisions in standard form cases. You will:

  • examine and deal with applications in prima facie inadmissible cases and in cases which can be dealt with in a standard manner;
  • draft decisions, minutes, reports, notes and other documents;
  • advise applicants, in correspondence or, if necessary, in interviews, on the conditions of admissibility of applications;
  • attend the Court’s sessions and present applications;
  • assist one or more experienced case-lawyers, where necessary, in the preparation of Chamber cases for examination by the Court.

The Assistant Lawyers’ Scheme opens the doors of the European Court of Human Rights to you, legal professionals at the start of your career, giving you an opportunity to gain experience working within this European institution. You will benefit from regular working contact with experienced case lawyers, senior managers and the judges themselves. While dealing with individual applications originating from your own legal system and assisting senior colleagues in handling more complex applications, you benefit from the Registry’s in-house training programme and deepen your knowledge of the functioning of the European Court of Human Rights and the Convention case-law.

What we are looking for

As a minimum you must:
  • have a higher education degree in law obtained in Spain of a standard permitting access, either on the basis of qualifications or after passing a competitive examination, to the judicial administration or legal professions in Spain;
  • after having obtained the relevant higher education degree in law, have at least six months’ professional experience acquired in the legal field (preferably in the judicial service) in Spain or in international Organisations;
  • have a very good knowledge of one of the two official languages of the Council of Europe (English, French) and the ability to draft legal texts therein clearly and precisely; excellent knowledge of Spanish (mother tongue level);
  • be a citizen of one of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe;
  • be under 35 years of age at the closing date of the vacancy notice.
Show us that you have the following competencies:
  • Professional and technical expertise:

– thorough knowledge of the Spanish legal system and ability to handle cases arising in other jurisdictions;

– knowledge of constitutional and of international law.

  • Drafting skills
  • Concern for quality
  • Planning and work organisation
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Learning and development
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Adaptability

These would be an asset:

  • Results orientation
  • Communication
  • Decision-making
  • Initiative
What we offer

If successful, you may be offered employment based on a fixed-term contract at grade B3. In Strasbourg, you will receive a basic monthly gross salary of €3 400 which is exempt from national income tax. This salary may be supplemented by other allowances depending on your personal situation and you will be affiliated to a Council of Europe pension scheme. You will also benefit from private medical insurance, 32 working days leave per year and other benefits (including flexible working hours, training and development, possibility of teleworking, etc.).

The Junior Professional Programme, carried out in accordance with Article 16 of the Regulations on Appointments (Appendix II to the Staff Regulations), is a specific recruitment scheme suitable for young graduates at the start of their career. Staff recruited under this scheme get a once-only opportunity of employment for a total maximum duration of four years and are not eligible for any subsequent internal competition, promotion, transfer or secondment. Details on conditions of employment (probationary period, salaries, allowances, pension scheme, social insurance, etc.) can be consulted on our recruitment website. Any changes to these conditions during the recruitment process are updated on this site and will apply at the time of the job offer. If your profile matches our needs but you are not recruited straight away, you may be placed on a reserve list, valid for a maximum of four years.

Applications and selection procedure

Deadline for applications is 23 September 2019 (midnight French time).

For more information on how to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button.

In your application please specify that you found out about this opportunity on GCFjobs.comVeuillez indiquer dans votre candidature que vous avez consulté cette offre sur le site web GCFjobs.com