Internship Opportunity Entry Level

UN Women
Salary: Negotiable
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  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher)
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Job Category : Internship
Job Description
Location : Kathmandu, NEPAL
Application Deadline : 16-Dec-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required : English  
Starting Date :(Expected)
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months, full-time/ 40 hours per week


UN Women is the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with government, civil society and other relevant actors.

In Nepal, UN Women is currently implementing its 2014-17 Strategic Note and Annual Work plan which incorporates several thematic areas, including economic empowerment, governance and leadership, ending violence against women and girls, and peace and security. Across all its work, UN Women applies its normative and coordination mandates, and works through strategic partnerships. UN Women is also engaged in the gender responsive disaster risk reduction.

A new portfolio of strategic partnership and resource mobilization has been created in UN Women Nepal Country Office (NCO) in 2016 to develop, implement, monitor the partnership focusing on civil society, private sector, media, men and boys and donor/partners. UN Women will also engage partners by leveraging HeForShe, Planet 50-50, and Impact 10x10x10 campaigns. The purpose of this internship is to provide support to the Strategic Partnership and Resource Mobilization related activities of the NCO. The intern will receive overall supervision from Strategic Partnership Specialist.  



Duties and Responsibilities

UN Women Nepal is looking for an intern to support strategic partnership and resource mobilization activities in a variety of fields. Under the supervision of the Strategic Partnership Specialist, the intern should take part in the following assignments:

  • Assist the Strategic Partnership and Resource Mobilization unit with day to day work;
  • Coordinate meetings with partners, draft meeting minutes, notes and reports as appropriate;
  • Update strategic partnership matrix quarterly;
  • Undertake general administrative tasks such as supporting for making PowerPoint presentations, filing, documentation, scanning etc;
  • Support in the roll out of social media strategy by generating content, posting pictures and monitoring the trends;
  • Proof-reading and editing of documents;
  • Aid the Communication and Strategic Partnership Officer and Coordination Officer in their tasks as appropriate.

Learning Objectives:

  • The intern will be provided with adequate learning opportunities and exposure to a wide range of the partners i.e. Civil Society Advisory Group, Private Sector, Media, Women’s Group and Men and Boys, development partners;
  • The intern will be introduced to the larger range of partnership work and the various campaign documents, corporate policy documents prepared by the NCO, headquarters and the regional offices;
  • The Intern will also be provided with networking and broader learning opportunities various programs and learning seminars.



  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.


  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Organizational Awareness:

  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Development and Innovation:

  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

Work in teams:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards other.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:

  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge of gender equality and strategic partnership;
  • Demonstrate research and analytical capacity;
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, communication and administrative skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of another UN working language is an advantage.
  • Proven ability to manage diverse and complex tasks, with tight deadlines;
  • Able to take initiative and work independently, with minimum supervision;
  • Able to work effectively in a team and in an international environment;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty;
  • Commitment to UN WOMEN’s vision, mission, and strategic goals.

Required Skills and Experience


  • The intern must have studies in international development studies, gender/women’s studies, economics, political science, related social sciences, or related discipline at the university level.
  • Enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme or a recent graduate (commencement of internship within one-year period after graduation).


  • Excellent command of written and oral English.

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 internship application, two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance and school enrollment, passport, and visa (if applicable).

Please submit the following documents:

UN Women Internship Programme Application Form, available here

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 2 writing samples (ideally on women’s issues)
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Once the candidate has been selected, the following additional documents need to be submitted:

  • Letter of enrollment from school/ college
  • Scanned visa document/scanned passport document if no visa is required
  • Scanned medical insurance document

UN Women Internship Policy:

  • Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
  • 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 (as above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year.
  • UN Women internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • 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.


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.


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.