UN Women Job Vacancy: Women’s Economic Empowerment Intern - Jakarta, Indonesian

UN Women Indonesia
Women Peace and Security Intern

Job Title: Women’s Economic Empowerment Intern
Unit Name: Women, Peace, and SecurityCountry and City: Jakarta, Indonesia
Start and End Date: 1 August 2017 – 31 January 2018 (6 months)
Supervision Name and Title: Romatio Wulandari, National Programme Officer Women, Peace and Security, UN Women Indonesia

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.

UN Women – Women, Peace and Security work on the implementation of the UN Women Prevention on Violent Extremism program, which is geared towards five strategic approaches: economic empowerment and financial inclusion, capacity building, promotion of women’s leadership, generation of evidence and knowledge exchange, and strategic partnership.

Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) components consist of saving-loans and women’s economic entrepreneurship. Saving-loans covers start-up capital, and cooperative financial developing system (legality, initial funding and cooperative’s capacity building). While the women’s economic entrepreneurship covers value chain assessment, training for facilitators (business plan and financial management), training for beneficiaries (business plan and financial management), mentoring (business plan and financial management), re-branding and certification, access to market (media/website and marketing), vocational training, and business equipment.

Under the overall responsibility of UN Women Indonesia Officer-in-Charge and a direct supervision of the National Programme Officer Women, Peace and Security, the intern will be expected to provide support to the program support functions of UN Women.

We are seeking a dynamic and proactive team player, with a strong interest in community development and gender equality issues. The intern is expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Assist in preparation and conducting of any events related to the Women, Peace and Security project activities or other projects at UN Women as required.
  • Provision of technical inputs to the activities on economic empowerment through micro-credit framework undertaken by UN Women’s national partner.
  • Contribute to the reporting of the implementation project activities on economic empowerment as required.
  • Contribute to the development of project proposal on women’s economic empowerment and initiate a partnership with potential donor/s.
Competencies and Critical Success Factors

Core Values

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating the difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take an initiative.
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate the ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behaviour towards others.
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Functional Competencies:


  • Held colleagues and team members accountable for planned goals and competency standards.
  • Practiced giving and receiving constructive feedback.
Client Orientation

  • Proactively informed clients, preventing loss of time and errors.
  • Responded to questions, resolved problems, and helped provide accurate information to clients.
  • Identified, understood, and addressed client needs.
Commitment to Learning

  • Learned about the agency, its processes, structure, challenges, and environment.
  • Contributed to knowledge sharing.

  • Produced communication products (written and oral).
  • Interpreted key messages for and from clients with cultural sensitivity.
Planning and Organizing

  • Developed work plans.
  • Implemented activities in a timely manner, met deadlines.

  • Coordinated work and roles with other team members.
  • Supported goals of the team.
The internship is expected to begin in August 2017 and be available for six months. Participating interns are required to work full time and will work at UN Women office in Jakarta, Indonesia.


  • A candidate with relevant extensive experiences is encouraged to submit an expression of interest.  The following is qualifications and competencies required:
  • The final year of undergraduate (Bachelor) or current enrolment in Master’s Degree or has completed Bachelor’s or Master’s no more than one year from the internship start date in a relevant field international development or social sciences.
  • Relevant working or organizational experience in the field of community development or micro-credit, preferable.
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Show a genuine desire to learn, adapt and shows initiatives.
  • Have a good inter-personal skills and be keen team-player.
UN Women does not remunerate interns in any way. Costs and arrangements for living expenses, travel, accommodation, and medical coverage are the responsibility of the interns. Interns will not be entitled to any compensation for travel arrangements to and from the work location. Interns do not receive salary or emoluments from UN Women.

If interested, please send CV and a short paragraph on your motivation in English via email to dian.heryasih@unwomen.org.

Deadline for submission of applications: 16 June 2017