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The Social Development Division/ Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section internship is for 2-6 months.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (37.5 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section.
The Social Development Division consists of three sections namely: 1) Sustainable Demographic Transition Section (SDTS); 2) Sustainable Socio-economic Transformation Section (SETS) and 3) Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section (GESIS), covering the thematic areas of inequality and social protection, population dynamics, ageing, migration, gender equality, disability and youth.
GESIS covers the thematic areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment, gender mainstreaming and disability in all areas of ESCAP work. GESIS are a team made up of professional and general service staff with experience in diverse socioeconomic fields. Communication is valued and team members are encouraged to think analytically and also find creative ways to address problems.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
•Carries out basic research on selected aspects of critical areas of concern related to gender equality and women’s empowerment, such as women’s economic participation, women’s leadership and engagement in decision-making, violence against women and girls, as well as on Sustainable Development Goals and disability-inclusive development.
•Contributes to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, sections of reports and studies, and inputs to publications.
•Provides substantive support to the implementation of technical cooperation projects on women’s economic empowerment, gender-responsive planning and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and rights of persons with disabilities.
•Assist in organizing and convening meetings/seminars/workshops and attending to other relevant preparations.
•Perform other duties as might be assigned by the Chief of Section.
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