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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.
The European Union and the United Nations launched the Spotlight Initiative in September 2017. This global partnership, with €500 million of dedicated funding, is aimed at eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls, as well as harmful practices. It follows a transformative and evidence-based approach, addressing unequal power relations between men and women and focusing on gender equality and women’s empowerment. In line with the principles of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Initiative follows a human rights-based approach and takes into consideration the specific needs of women and girls who experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and uphold the principle of “leaving no one behind”. This work is embedded in the broader normative framework of the sustainable development goals and builds on decades of work, existing initiatives, and accelerated momentum.
The Spotlight Initiative seeks to intensify the focus and accelerate progress on eliminating violence against women and girls, as well as harmful practices, through “dedicated large-scale resources, comprehensive design and focus, and evidence-based programmatic theory of change”.
The Spotlight Initiative aims to support transformative change on the ground to end violence against women and girls globally. The Initiative covers five regions, Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Pacific, and the Caribbean. The Initiative adopts a comprehensive approach to violence, implementing interventions under 6 outcome areas: legislation and policies; strengthening institutions; violence prevention; the provision of available, accessible and acceptable quality services; quality and reliable data collection, and the support of the women’s movement and relevant civil society organizations.
The Information and Data Management
Under the guidance and direction of the Head of the Technical Unit of the Secretariat, the intern will participate in the maintenance and management of the SMART platform, a results management system at the center of the Spotlight Initiative’s programme monitoring, reporting and data visualization to allow effective management of the Spotlight portfolio, capture impact and communicate results, ensure accountability and transparency.
the Intern will contribute to supporting the Systems analyst and monitoring consultant in the following work areas:
- Assisting with the production of the programme data viewing dashboards in the SMART platform;
- Providing support in researching improvements and upgrades for the SMART platform for the 2021 reporting cycle.
- As a member of the M&E team the intern will also be involved in ongoing work of the overall Initiative’s monitoring, evaluation, reporting including technical support to MTAs, evaluations, country programmes and participating monitoring.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Participate in data review and support maintenance of databases/data systems
- Support review of existing reports, dashboards, or other tools
- Research additional tools and features for the SMART system.
- Learning opportunities through participation and support of the M&E team’s technical work such as mid-term assessments, thematic evaluations, country programme support, and participating monitoring.
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- Strong knowledge of standard software applications (Microsoft Office 365, Google workspace, Adobe creative suite);
- Knowledge of gender equality, women’s human rights and EVAWG/HP issues.
Required Skills and Experience
- University studies in one of the following disciplines: computer science, data science, analytics, statistics, information management, public administration, management or a related subject is required.
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, or Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program which is part of a degree programme and undertake the internship as part of the program requirements.
Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.