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Intern – Gender Equality, Health and HIV/AIDS

APPLICATION DEADLINE : 29-Mar-24 (Midnight New York, USA)


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.

As part of the Governance and Participation Section in the Policy, Programme and Inter-Governmental Division, the Gender Equality, Health and HIV/AIDS Team works on the following key priorities in HIV: (a) promoting gender responsive national HIV frameworks and strategies; (b) strengthening the accountability of public institutions to deliver on gender equality commitments on HIV/AIDS; (c) securing a greater voice for organizations and networks of women living with HIV in decision-making and to hold governments accountable; (d) advocating for greater accountability standards and transparency in the implementation of gender equality commitments and  in meeting the needs of women and girls, including in financing, and monitoring and evaluation within the HIV response; and in health:  (e) supporting integration of gender equality in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health; (f) ending gender-based discrimination related to women’s  health and (g) removing structural constraints and barriers that compound the inequalities women face in seeking and accessing health; and (h) supporting women to participate in health-related decision-making and promote demand-generation through informing women of their rights to access reproductive and maternal health care and services.

Under the direct supervision of the Policy Specialist, Gender Equality and HIV, the intern will support the UN Women Gender Equality, Health and HIV/AIDS Team research, collection of relevant data and resources, knowledge generation, production and dissemination, preparation for the strategic events and convenings, and programme ideas development on the intersections of gender equality and women’s empowerment, health and HIV/AIDS

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Undertake research, gather and systematize relevant data and information, provide analysis and writing for the thematic priorities of the Unit;
  2. Support in up-dating the key messaging on Gender Equality, Health and HIV/AIDS to inform briefing notes, talking points for use during various events and meetings, facts and figures;
  3. Provide support in preparation to the 25th International AIDS Conference, developing analytical pieces, key messages, data points for a journal article and events;
  4. Assist in collecting relevant data and resources on the intersections of climate change, gender equality and HIV/AIDS; as well as leadership and participation of and young women in  health and HIV responses
  5. Support development, production and dissemination of the knowledge products developed by the Unit to increase the visibility of UN Women’s work and showcase lessons learnt and good practices, including through social media communications;
  6. Help with the implementation of the global programme on investing in the leadership of adolescent girls and young women in the context of HIV/AIDS, distilling lessons learnt and supporting resource mobilization efforts;
  7. Support content development for the re-designed UN Women corporate web-site and its pages dedicated to HIV/AIDS;
  8. Assist in curating resources for the UN Women Gender Equality and HIV/AIDS Web Portal ( including through reviewing and uploading recent resources, news, stories related to gender equality and HIV/AIDS, through library searches, internet searches, etc.; determining new feature stories for thehome page; prepare short summaries for the materials to be posted at the web-portal;
  9. Support team in organizing planned events and webinars, including, but not limited, to the events organized around the UN general Assembly high level review on HIV, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, World AIDS Day, etc.

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Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

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Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical and research skills;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills;
  • Ability to work well under pressure, and to meet deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team;
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work: gender equality, health and HIV/AIDS;
  • Excellent knowledge of office software packages.

Required Skills and Experience


  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: Public Health, Social Studies, Gender Studies, Political Science, International Relations or other relevant subjects is required.
  • Meet one of the following:
  1. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  3. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a two-year period of graduation; or
  4. 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.


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