Women’s Economic Empowerment Internship
UN Women has a vacancy for an internship in Women’s Economic Empowerment in West and Central Africa. The main responsibility of this internship is to assist in programs that are designed to approve the overall empowerment of women in the area. The specific duties of this position are to perform periodic reports to donors, actively prepare and participation in meetings, provide support in flagship programs in WCARO region, as well as assisting in mobilization and advocacy efforts. Applicants are required to be enrolled in a graduate program with a study focus in Economics, Finance, and other related fields. If the applicant has already graduated with a university degree, they must apply for this internship within one year after graduation. An experience in writing proposals and researching, private sector development in African regions, as well as experience in project management would be an asset. All applicants are required to be fluent in written and spoken English and French. This internship does not provide a salary or pay for expenses. The duration of this internship is 6 months. The deadline to apply for this position is MIDNIGHT (New York, USA) April 20, 2016.
UN Women Project Manager
UN Women has a vacancy for a Project Manager in Erbil, Iraq. The main responsibility of the Project Manager is to oversee the planning, management, and implementation of projects and programs with a focus on women’s rights and empowerment. The Project Manager has specific duties such as supervising the project from beginning to end, ensuring quality control, providing technical assistance, monitoring funds, utilizing the budget, identifying and introducing new program ideas, and ensuring that partners deliver according to their agreements. A minimum of a Master’s degree in International Development, Economics, Gender Studies, or any relevant field is required to be considered for this position. The desired candidate will be proficient in basic computer applications like word processors and spreadsheets. Applicants must have at least 5 years’ experience in planning and managing programs, preferably in the humanitarian sector, protection for refugees, and related fields. Proven experience in working in a post-conflict environment, with UN women, and experience of refugee-related issues would be an advantage. Must be fluent in written and spoken English, Kurdish, and Arabic to be accepted. The duration of this position is 1 year. Deadline to apply for this position is MIDNIGHT (New York, USA) May 1, 2016.
Child Protection Specialist
UNICEF has a vacancy for a Child Protection Specialist in Swaziland. The main role of the Child Protection Officer is to provide technical guidance and overall supervision throughout the development, implementation, and evaluation of ECD-related programs. The specific duties of this position are to provide technical and administrative support, to provide support for the development and management of ECD programs, to supervise programs to ensure quality results, implement capacity and knowledge building, and to build strategic partnerships to further the development of programs. A minimum of a University degree in law, international law, human rights, and another social science related fields is required to be considered. The applicant must have at least 5 years’ experience in social development planning and management with a focus on child protection. Experience with a UN agency program with a focus on child protection would be an advantage. Fluency in written and spoken English is required, along with a working knowledge of the local language. This is a fixed staff position with an unspecified duration. Deadline to apply for this position is MIDNIGHT (Syrian Standard Time) April 24, 2016.