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 Tanzania, as part of the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP), focuses on women’s leadership and participation in decision making at all levels; the elimination of violence against women and girls; ensuring gender equality and accountability in governance and national planning; and women’s economic empowerment.
Through its Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Programme, UN Women Tanzania is addressing gender-based inequalities to increase economic opportunities and access to productive resources for women of all ages and thus contribute to a sustainable development in Tanzania and the realization of women’s economic and social rights. UN Women has an increased focus on sectors where women are most engaged including agriculture, cross border trade and energy. UN Women is leading the UN’s work on Women’s Economic Empowerment through Climate Smart Agriculture in a joint programme, and is working with other UN agencies on a Joint Programme on Inclusive and Equitable Local Development. UN Women is also part of the UN Joint Programme in Kigoma and this position will contribute to the work on women’s economic empowerment the host communities in Kigoma.
Specific entry points include research and data as well as policy and regulatory frameworks, the provision of gender-responsive services for women’s entrepreneurial engagement and capacity building, creation of employment opportunities and access to productive resources (including land) and women’s capacity to claim their rights and influence and input in to policies and programs relating to their economic empowerment.
Reporting to Programme Specialist, Women’s Economic Empowerment, the WEE intern contributes to the programme research, and resource mobilization efforts of the UN Women WEE programmes in the Tanzania Country Office by supporting research and drafting of documents for resource mobilization and reporting. She/he works in close collaboration with the WEE programme team.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Women’s Economic Empowerment
Provide inputs to the design and formulation of programme/project proposals and initiatives;
Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.
2. Provide inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies
Provide inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.
3. Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to Women’s Economic Empowerment;
Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on Women’s Economic Empowerment.
Respect for Diversity
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Respect for Diversity
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
Creative Problem Solving
Leading by Example
Required Skills and Experience
The intern must have studies in International Development, Gender, Economics, 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; Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage
Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.
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)
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
UN Women Internship Policy:
1.) Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
(a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
(c) Have graduated with a university degree (as (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
2.) UN Women internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
3.) All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
4.) UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
5.) The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
6.) Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UN WOMEN during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the
expiration date of internship;
7.) The intern must provide proof of enrollment in a health insurance plan, proof of school enrollment, a scanned copy of his/her passport, two letters of recommendation, and application
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.