UN Women Job Vacancy: Gender Justice Internship, Jakarta - Indonesian

Internship Title: Gender Justice Internship
Unit Name: UN Women Indonesia Office
Division Name: Women, Peace and Security
Country and City of Internship Post: Jakarta-Indonesia
Supervisor Name: Doreen Buettner
Supervisor Email: [email protected]
Supervisor Extension: 62-21-39830330 Ext 107
Expected Start Date: 15 February
Expected End Date: 31 May  2019


UN Women Background: 
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 international community has recognised that women’s participation is vital to achieving and sustaining peace. In 2000, the UN Security Council passed the historic resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. It calls for women to participate in peacebuilding, be better protected from human rights violations, and have access to justice and services to eliminate discrimination.

UN Women’s programmes on women, peace and security are guided by a series of commitments to women’s rights. These include resolution 1325, and seven supporting UN Security Council resolutions - 182018881889196021062122 and 2242. Other key reference points are the Beijing Platform for Action and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), specifically CEDAW General Recommendation no. 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations.

The UN Women country office in Indonesia utilizes a comprehensive approach linking efforts to sustain peace and to create peaceful communities to a larger Gender Justice concept which is based on women’s empowerment, protection and participation in the justice and security sectors.

Under the overall responsibility of UN Women’s WPS Programme Specialist, the intern will be expected to provide support to the programme support functions of UN Women. We are seeking a dynamic and proactive team player, with a strong interest in the Rule of Law and Gender Justice issues.

Description of Responsibilities
Within this framework, UN Women is offering the opportunity for an internship for 5 months in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

The selected intern will be expected to ;
  • Supports the UN Women Indonesia team with research and analysis in the field of Women, Peace and Security and Gender Justice. 
    • Conduct weekly press reviews and develop briefs on the WPS and Gender Justice  situation in Indonesia,
    • Conduct a desk review based on available indicators to establish de-jure women’s rights in Indonesia;
    • Accompany UN Women staff to meetings with relevant government partners to identify their procedures and practices regarding services for GBV survivors;
    • Support the preparation and implementation of focus group discussions with Civil Society partners to map services, projects and initiatives related to the Gender Justice programme;
    • Draft a report based on the desk review, meetings and discussions to feed into the inception report on Gender Justice in Indonesia.
  • Assist the WPS Specialist, Indonesia with any other relevant duties as may be assigned.
The Gender Justice internship provides the opportunity to gain skills on project development with a specific focus on women’s rights. In addition, the Intern will gain skills and knowledge on the integration of women’s rights into the thematic areas of Rule of Law and the Prevention of Violent Extremism. 


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 organisation and the diversity of its staff;
Core Competencies:

Ethics and Values:
  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
Organisational Awareness:
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
Development and Innovation:
  • Take charge of self-development and take the initiative.
  • Demonstrate the 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 behaviour towards others.
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:
  • Accountability
    • Hold colleagues and team members accountable for planned goals and competency standards.
    • Practice giving and receiving constructive feedback.
  • Client Orientation
    • Proactively inform clients, preventing loss of time and errors.
    • Respond to questions, resolve problems, and help provide accurate information to clients.
    • Identify, understand, and address client needs.
  • Commitment to Learning
    • Learn about the agency, its processes, structure, challenges, and environment.
    • Contribute to knowledge sharing.
  • Planning and Organizing
    • Develop work plans.
    • Implement activities in a timely manner, met deadlines.
  • Maintains effective client relationships
    • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
    • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
    • Establishes builds and sustain effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients
    • Responds to client needs promptly

  • The intern must have studies in Law, International Relations, Gender Studies or another 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
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)
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

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);
    • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) or (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
  • 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;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for or are appointed to positions in the professional and above category in UN WOMEN during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of the internship;
  • 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