Intergovernmental Support Intern


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:

The Intergovernmental Support Division is UN Women’s interface with intergovernmental bodies, including the Executive Board of UN Women, the Commission on the Status of Women, the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly. Its functions are to:

  • Support the smooth functioning of intergovernmental bodies, including through: overseeing reporting processes within UN Women and providing guidance to, and sharing institutional knowledge with, Member States on intergovernmental procedures and working methods;
  • Gather information and identify and explore opportunities to support UN Women to further its agenda and anticipate challenges in its intergovernmental work;
  • Drive the process of integration of normative frameworks into UN Women policies, programmes, and coordination for wider-UN action.

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Programme Analyst, Ms. Estefania Guallar Arino, the Intern will assist the Intergovernmental Support Division with the preparation of a report of the Secretary-General, among other related tasks to support the Division. A work plan with achievements for the duration of the Internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compile data sets, carry out analysis, and create graphs on the integration of gender perspectives in the work of intergovernmental bodies (United Nations General Assembly, Economic and Social Council, and its functional commissions) for a report of the Secretary-General to the General Assembly;
  • Support the Division with informal and formal meetings when appropriate;
  • Take notes and draft minutes of intergovernmental meetings;
  • Carry out other assignments as required.


Application deadline: 23-Apr-15

Read more and apply here.

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