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:
Duties and Responsibilities
Description of Responsibilities:
Under the overall guidance from the UN Women Deputy Country Representative and direct supervision of the UN Women Team Lead, Women’s Political Participation Deputy Representative in Liberia, the Technical Advisor will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social protection by undertaking the following tasks:
Core Values and Guiding Principles:
Respect for diversity:
Commitment to Learning
Planning and Organizing
Required Skills and Experience
Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.
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:
Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: