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This internship is located within Sub-Programme 6 - "Advancement of Women" of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA - https://www.unescwa.org/). The intern will be working under the direct supervision of the Director of the Sub-Programme.
The duration of an ESCWA internship is normally two months on a full-time basis - this may be exceptionally extended for a maximum period of six months. The internship certificate is awarded on the recommendation of the supervisor.
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from injury, illness or death that may occur during an internship. Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage to cover the full period of the internship at the duty station and provide a medical certificate of good health prior to the commencement of the internship. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship. Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
For the 2020 work plan, the UN-ESCWA Sub-Programme on the "Advancement of Women" is seeking to have an in-house full time intern to provide support to the sub-programme's team in the implementation and carrying out of its various activities and programmes.
The Intern is expected to assist in the following areas:
1 - Assist in monitoring developments relating to socio-economic development and women’s advancement in the region.
2 - Carry out background research on subjects related to gender and women issues and social sciences, and on other areas of work.
3 - Compile and organize information and reference materials on identified areas of research related to the work program from various sources for reports, studies, briefings, meetings/conferences, etc.
4 - Carry out periodic search on new resources of relevance to the work of the sub-programme and share these periodically with colleagues.
5 - Assist in updating, developing and producing the sub-programme’s information and resource tools.
6 - Drafts inputs to presentations and research papers.
7 - Provides administrative and logistic support to the organization of meetings.
8 - Prepare minutes of meetings.
9 - Perform other duties as requested.
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