Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - Partnership Intern - Every Woman Every Child Team/EOSG, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: Executive Office of the Secretary-General
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 19 July 2017 - 30 September 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Administration-EOSG-82898-J-New York (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

The internship is for a minimum period of two months, with the possibility for extension. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

•The United Nations internship programme does not provide remuneration.
•All internship related expenses – travel, insurance, living etc. – are responsibility of the intern, sponsoring Government or institution.
•The UN accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents, illness or death 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.
•Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UN during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the end of the internship.
•The intern must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan.
•Interns are not staff members and may not represent UN in any official capacity.
•Interns must be currently enrolled in a relevant field of study, including: International Development, International Relations, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Public Health or related areas.

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. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Every Woman Every Child movement aims to intensify national and international commitment and action by governments, the United Nations, multilaterals, the private sector and civil society to ensure that women, children and adolescents are at the heart of development. As a platform to operationalize the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, the Every Woman Every Child movement mobilizes coordinated efforts across sectors to deliver on the promises of a sustainable future for all.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The intern will support the Partnerships Officer to ensure alignment across the EWEC platform, maintain strategic partnerships to advance EWEC objectives and produce/maintain an effective commitment platform. Tasks include:

•Provide general support to the EWEC commitment process, working with the Technical Consultant to ensure a streamlined and efficient process for internal tracking of commitments;
•Build and maintain an up-to-date contact list of all commitment makers;
•Support outreach to former commitment makers to encourage new/updated commitments to the EWEC Global Strategy;
•Support commitment-related communications efforts, liaising with communications colleagues as needed.

Partner Alignment
•Support efforts to ensure strategic alignment across key EWEC partners to ensure streamlined and cohesive activities.

Strategic Partnerships
•Support collaborative work with relevant partners to advance EWEC priorities and strengthen cross-sectoral linkages;
•Follow special initiatives, reporting key updates to leadership, to help ensure appropriate linkages;
•Conduct desk research on potential strategic partners, including from non-traditional sectors;
•Conduct a mapping of critical gaps and opportunities for investment and partnership across the EWEC movement, supporting efforts to facilitate strategic collaboration for impact, particularly at country-level;
•Development of background materials for meetings with potential partners, including powerpoint presentations, concept notes, 1-pagers, etc.;
•Support development of partnership engagement strategies.

•As needed, follow relevant global health processes and discussions, including SDG review mechanisms, to help ensure appropriate linkages with EWEC priorities.
•Support technical and logistical preparations for EWEC-hosted events and meetings, including, but not limited to: lead-up and day-of logistical support, management of invitation distribution, outreach and RSVP tracking, coordination and preparation of speakers and special attendees/participants.
•Support development of briefing notes, background documents, etc. for senior leadership.
•Attending and reporting on events and meetings relevant to women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.
•Keeping updated on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.


Professional competencies

•Experience working in a partnership capacity, preferably in the global health, development or non-profit space.
•Basic computer literacy; proficiency in Microsoft Office.
•Ability to rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources in a concise and effective manner.
•Experience planning events, campaigns and meetings.
•Experience conducting desk research and developing briefing notes and background papers on complex subject matter.
•Ability to think creatively and collaboratively to identify effective and strategic partnerships for cohesive action and impact.
•Experience and comfort conducting outreach via phone and email.

Personal Competencies

•An interest in global health, gender issues and international development.
•Remains calm and efficient in stressful situations.
•Strong ability to work both independently and in teams.
•Self-starter; organized; able to multitask and balance multiple responsibilities.
•Efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
•Diplomatic tact and outgoing personality; ability to identify and leverage synergies for collaboration.
•Interest in strategic partnerships for development.


• Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
(b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or
(c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and or (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;

• Be computer literate in standard software applications, in particular Microsoft Word and Excel;

• Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;

• Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in this internship, however do please list all experiences on your application.


Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


Candidates may be contacted directly by the Hiring Manager.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, 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 or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

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