Back Multiple Interns to be deployed within the Regional Office and PP Senegal

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.


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.

Under the supervision of the Hiring manager of thematic area (Women peace and Security, Women political participation, EVAW, Programme Senegal, Governance, Data, Coordination) the intern will performe a variety of standard administrative and programme processes ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The intern will learn client, quality and results-oriented approach.

The Intern works in close collaboration with the programme and projects staff, the Operations and the Coordination team to ensure consistent service delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in the development and coordination of Unit materials for raising awareness and strengthening advocacy in any of the above thematic areas;
  • Support programme with research and analysis related to specific thematic areas;
  • Assist in collecting data on a regular basis to measure achievement against the performance indicators
  • Draft communications pieces related to the specified portfolio;
  • Draft stories and news items for UN Women’s social media, collecting photos and videos where necessary;
  • Support development and implementation of various activities and tasks under the framework of the thematic area
  • Provide programme and administrative support

    Learning objectives for the internship.

  • Increased understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system
Learning different aspects of operations including programme activities being implemented under gender-based governance, ending violence against women, and women economic empowerment, peace and security, coordination, data analysisIncreased knowledge of issues related to any area of interestWorking as a team member in a multicultural setting


Core Values:

Respect for DiversityIntegrityProfessionalism

Core Competencies:

Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender IssuesAccountabilityCreative Problem SolvingEffective CommunicationInclusive CollaborationStakeholder EngagementLeading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge in computer systems Ability to administer and execute administrative processes and transactionsAbility to write, edit and present information in clear and presentable formatsAbility to manage data, documents, correspondence and reports information and workflow

Required Skills and Experience


University studies in one of the following disciplines: Gender and development, Social Sciences, Communication, Statistics, Governance, international development, public administration, public policy, or other relevant subjects is required, based on the needs.Meet one of the following: 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; orBe 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, and English is an assetWorking 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, UN Women can ONLY contact successful candidates.The 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.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided?on the basis of?qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.?

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.? UN Women?has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.? All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)?

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