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Position : Intern: Livelihood

Job Description

The Position:
The Intern will assist the various duties associated to the event, implementation, monitoring and reporting of Livelihoods interventions in Tigray area.
You will report to the MPHSS Analyst.
How you can make a distinction:

UNFPA, the leading UN agency dedicated to ensuring desired pregnancies, safe childbirth, and fulfilling the potential of every young person, is guided by its strategic plan (2022-2025). This plan reaffirms the importance of UNFPA’s current strategic direction and focuses on three transformative outcomes: ending preventable maternal deaths, fulfilling unmet need for family planning, and eliminating gender-based violence and harmful practices. These outcomes reflect our commitment to accelerating progress towards the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030.

Amidst the challenges faced by basic human rights worldwide, UNFPA seeks principled and ethical staff members who uphold international norms and standards, defending them with courage and unwavering conviction. We are looking for candidates who can bring about transformation, inspire others, and deliver sustainable and impactful results. We value transparency and expect our staff to demonstrate exceptional resource management and a dedication to achieving excellence in program outcomes.

Furthermore, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic’s adverse effects on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, our strategic plan calls upon UN member states, organizations, and individuals to “build forward better.” We aim to address these challenges, recover lost ground, and achieve our goals. Under the total leadership of the top of the sub workplace and technical assist from MPHSS Specialist, the intern will be supervised and can report to MHPSS Analyst. The Intern will assist the assorted duties associated to the event, implementation, monitoring and reporting of Livelihoods interventions in Tigray area.

You could be responsible for:

  • Contribute to the identification and expansion of community-based livelihood interventions and strategies that are friendly to women and youth, fostering resilience, a culture of peace, and empowerment of women.
  • Assist in conducting desk reviews of existing market analysis reports to identify and recommend appropriate and marketable business ideas that are women-friendly to implementing partners (IPs).
  • Assist in the implementation of livelihoods and skills-building activities, including beneficiary identification, generation of business ideas, and distribution of start-up tools.
  • Provide support in capacity building and training on basic business skills (decision-making, planning, and management), marketing skills, record keeping, negotiation skills, and group formation.
  • Support income-generating activities (IGAs), including group formation and leadership skills training, to enhance participation and accountability of identified women and youth.
  • Participate in monitoring and follow-up of supported women and girls, tracking their progress and providing technical assistance as needed.
  • Create and maintain a database of supported groups, types of businesses, and skills provided by IPs in each location.
  • Assist in organizing regular meetings with IPs to discuss the progress of livelihood support provided to the beneficiaries.
  • Document success stories, lessons learned, and provide recommendations for the improvement of livelihood interventions for women and girls.
  • Contribute to reports, fact sheets, and PowerPoint presentations on livelihoods and income generation support for women and girls.
  • Provide support to strengthen feedback and complaints mechanisms to identify any risks and concerns related to the provision of livelihood support to women and girls, and suggest mitigation measures.
  • Assist with any other tasks as requested by management.

Job Qualifications

Educational requirements

  • Enrolled in a first university degree program (e.g., bachelor’s degree or equivalent) and have completed at least one full academic year.
  • Enrolled in a postgraduate degree program (e.g., master’s program or higher).
  • Recently graduated with a university degree as defined above, and if selected, must commence the internship within one year of graduation.
  • Enrolled in a postgraduate professional trainee program that includes an internship component.
Other eligibility requirements
  • Show a genuine interest in the field of development.
  • Possess strong written and spoken proficiency in both English and your native language.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt to new environments and establish and maintain positive working relationships with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
A work-plan with agreed-upon achievements will guide the internship, with periodic progress conferences to enhance the intern’s expertise and capacity in areas related to UNFPA’s mandate.
Knowledge and Experience: 
  • Some experience working with growth companies, including volunteer work.
  • Fluency in English, with additional language proficiency as a bonus.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.
  • Initiative, sound judgment, and the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds.
Fluency in English language is required.

Required Competencies 

– Exemplifying integrity
– Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
– Embracing cultural diversity
– Embracing change

Core Competencies:
– Achieving outcomes
– Being accountable
– Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen
– Thinking analytically and strategically
– Working in teams and managing relationships

Financial Aspects:

Interns participating in the UNFPA internship program do not receive a salary or any other form of remuneration. The costs associated with the internship, including living expenses, accommodation, travel, and other necessities, are the responsibility of the nominating institution or the interns themselves. However, interns may receive a stipend to assist with basic daily expenses if they are not financially supported by any institution or program.

It is a requirement for applicants to have medical insurance coverage for the duration of the internship. Proof of insurance will need to be submitted before the internship begins. UNFPA does not provide medical insurance for interns.

UNFPA Work Environment:

UNFPA fosters a work environment that upholds the values of gender equality, diversity, integrity, and a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to achieving gender parity within our organization and strongly encourage women to apply. We also highly encourage individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community, minority ethnic groups, indigenous populations, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups to apply.

UNFPA promotes equal opportunities in terms of appointment, training, compensation, and selection for all individuals, regardless of their personal characteristics and dimensions of diversity. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is on the coronary heart of UNFPA’s workforce – click on here to be taught extra.

UNFPA doesn’t cost any software, processing, coaching, interviewing, testing or different payment in reference to the applying or recruitment course of and doesn’t concern itself with info on candidates’ financial institution accounts.
Location: Tigray Region
deadline: March 5, 2024

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