UN Women is offering Evaluation & Research internship at the Independent Evaluation Service (IES). The IES of the Independent Evaluation and Audit Services (IEAS) is the custodian of the UN Women’s evaluation function, which is governed by the UN Women Evaluation Policy. It also works together with national governmental and non-governmental partners to strengthen gender-responsive evaluation. Further, it engages with regional Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation and national evaluation systems. UN Women works to strengthen organizations’ and individual evaluation capacities buildings.
What will Evaluation & Research Intern do at UN Women?
The Evaluation & Research intern will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
- Preparatory and research work for ongoing and upcoming evaluations including assistance with:
- relevant data collection and background research as well as the management of the repository of documents;
- analysis of preliminary data and portfolio building;
- identifying key documents and conducting stakeholder analysis;
- review of inception and draft reports for data accuracy;
- Further, the intern will provide assistance in updating and maintaining UN Women Evaluation database and knowledge management system, including the UN Women Evaluation management and tracking systems (GATE) and Gender Equality Evaluation Database.
- Assistance in updating internal and external evaluation knowledge management system and in developing knowledge and/or communications products, such as presentations, briefs and other materials related to evaluation and/or evaluation functions.
- Assistance in gender-responsive evaluation capacity building and the development of GRE evaluation tool initiatives.
- Any other relevant tasks requested by the Independent Evaluation Service (IES)
What do you need for the UN Women Evaluation & Research Internship?
To qualify for an internship with the UN Women Internship program, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
- Be in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
- Be in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or Master’s level or equivalent); or
- Have graduated with a university degree and, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic program.
- Academic knowledge and practical experience of gender mainstreaming processes;
- Candidates must have experience working collaboratively in a team structure in a multicultural environment is desirable;
- Further, the intern must have studied in social science, gender issues, evaluation, political science, political economy, public administration or international development, or other similar subjects.
- Be computer literate in standard software applications
- Demonstrate a keen interest in the UN’s work and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
- Further, applicants will require professional working experience in communication.
- Fluency of English (both written and spoken) is desirable. Additionally, knowledge of French and Spanish is a plus.
How to apply for an Internship at UN Women?
Applicants may apply for the UN Women internship by submitting the online application. Further, the applicants will require a recent CV and cover letter to apply for the internship. Also, the interns may submit a relevant portfolio and documentation.
Interns, however, should note that they may submit only one PDF file via the online application portal. Hence, the applicants must merge all documents into one PDF file before uploading.
Applicants may apply for the Evaluation & Research Internship at UN Women until 13 September 2019. UN Women will not accept any more application after the past the deadline.