HeForShe Programme Intern

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February 21, 2019
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UN Women is recruiting for contract HeForShe Programme Intern.

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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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: HeForShe Programme Intern

 Abuja, Njigeria
Type of Contract: Internship
Post Level: Intern
Languages Required: English
Duration of Initial Contract: Initial duration of 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment: 6 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.
  • Created by UN Women, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform on which men and boys can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality. HeForShe invites men and boys to build on the work of the women’s movement as equal partners, crafting and implementing a shared vision of gender equality that will benefit all of humanity. For more information, visit http://www.heforshe.org/en
  • In this context, UN Women Nigeria Country Office is looking for a creative and dynamic intern to work directly under the supervision of the Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative (as appropriate), in support of implementing the HeForShe Strategy, including launching of the Campaign at state levels, managing Gender Champions and celebrity relations, as well as  the development of innovative fundraising strategies. Intern must have a "can-do" attitude and be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Stakeholder mapping and preparation of outreach materials;
  • Preparation of briefing notes on strategic partners and potential donors;
  • Support for gender champions and celebrity outreach efforts;
  • Assist with planning of HeForShe events at state and national levels;
  • Manage databases of sponsors and supporters and share relevant correspondence to meet their needs;
  • Increase understanding of HeForShe campaign and its mission;
  • Develop skills to deliver quality products and guidance on their use in an international environment;
  • Build and develop professional relationships with UN Women colleagues in other units, and work as a team member in a multicultural setting;
  • Develop event management skills;
  • Increase outreach skills, data management skills.

Core Values and Guiding Principles:


  • 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:

  • Work and drive progress both in teams and independently;
  • Have an analytical and methodological mindset;
  • Understand the nature of development programme work and what development results are;
  • Knowledge of results-based management;
  • Be a self-starter and work in a structured and organized way;
  • Advanced user in Excel and/or other data handling and statistical programmes.


    Job Requirements

    Min Required Experience:

    Not Specified

    Min Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree/HND

    Desired Courses:

    Not Specified

    Other Requirements:

    Required Skills and Experience

    • The intern(s) must have studies in International Relations, Development Studies, Public Administration, Business Administration, Business Strategy, Management & Operations, Statistics, 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);
    • 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

    Applicants to the  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);
    • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

    United Nations Considerations:

    • The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).
    • Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position.
    • The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law.
    • Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

    Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women. 

    Application Closing Date
    4th March, 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidate should:
    Click here to apply online

    Use link below  to Download UNDP Personnel History Form (P11) - Ms Word

    Application Instruction:

    • 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)
    • Interested Candidates should apply online through the website by clicking on the Apply now button. The system will prompt you to upload a CV on the next page. Please note that instead of a CV you're required to download the UNDP Personnel History Form (P11).

    Application Information/Notice

    • No Fee - The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicant's bank accounts.
    • The UN 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. Only applicants that are shortlisted will be contacted.
    • 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.

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    About Un Women

    • Type: Nonprofit
    • Headquarters: 10 Zambezi Crescent WAEC Complex, 3rd Floor, Left Wing Maitama Abuja

    UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to 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...Know More about Un Women

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