Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action Internship
Duration of the internship:
3 to 6 months
Application Deadline :
13 February 2017
Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action Internship – (3 Positions)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Cairo, EGYPT|
|Application Deadline :||13-Feb-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||2d 19h 45m|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :
||Arabic English French|
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 to 6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Maximum six months|
|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.
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.
The UN Women Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) located in Cairo, supports programmes broadening the scope of women’s citizenship, leadership and political participation, especially in countries affected by crisis and undergoing transition. This is essential to meeting women and girls needs in crisis, and ensuring that transitions are both fully inclusive and democratic, and respond to the needs and priorities of women and girls. Additionally, and as part of broader momentum for reform across the Arab States, and towards institutionalizing gender in governance, ROAS assists efforts to make national plans and budgets fully supportive of gender equality commitments. Economic empowerment is another critical concern, therefore, ROAS engages with regional partners and civil society to advance policies and programmes that bolster women’s opportunities in this arena. Ending violence against women is another critical component of UN Women ROAS by supporting the adoption of national policy frameworks, reforming laws discriminating against women, establishing comprehensive prevention and protection services, and raising awareness of strategies to combat violence.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Description of Responsibilities & Learning Objectives:
Under the guidance and supervision of the Advisor, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action, the intern will provide the support to the following key tasks in the areas of peace, security and humanitarian action. ?A work plan with achievements for the duration of the Internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon commencement of the internship.
Tasks and Responsibilities: –
|Core Values and Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Required Skills and Experience
UN Women Internship Policy:
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.