Internship within Humanitarian Response and EVAW area (UN Women Moldova)

Internship within Humanitarian Response and EVAW area (UN Women Moldova)


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 work of UN Women in Moldova is guided by its new Country Strategic Note 2023-2027, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Moldova (2023-2027), UN Women Global Strategic Plan, National Programs and Strategies and aims to contribute to the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Strategic Note focuses on four main areas: 1) Ending Violence against Women; 2) Women’s Leadership and Governance; 3) Women’s Economic empowerment and 4) Humanitarian and Peace development nexus and UN Coordination on Gender equality.

The announced internship position comes as a measure to enable people belonging to groups vulnerable to discrimination to get the necessary skills to further defend and promote their own rights, and to contribute to UN Women work, specifically under the area of Humanitarian Response, Ending Violence against Women. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UN Women Project Coordinator, the intern is supposed to assist on a part-time basis in daily implementation of the tasks, presented below.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide logistical support in organizing events, including by preparing and distributing event invitations and receiving event confirmations, etc;
  • Catalogue, gather and systematize various information within the area, including by using Excel and other relevant tools;
  • Provide assistance with communication with partners (developing invitations and keep tracking confirmations);
  • Support communication actions under the area (prepare posts for social media etc), including design of knowledge products;
  • Provide assistance with translations of texts (Ro-Ru/Ru-Ro). English is an asset;
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisors.

Learning objectives for the internship in this area:

  • Learn about UN Women’ mandate globally and at country level, more specifically in the Humanitarian response and EVAW field
  • Learn about main stakeholders active in the area
  • Learn more on gender equality, humanitarian response and EVAW field


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

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

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Functional Competencies:

  • Some knowledge and/or strong interest in gender equality and women's rights issues;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with peers, colleagues;
  • Experience of using computers and Microsoft Office 365 software;
  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Demonstrate willing to learn and share knowledge.
  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

Required Skills and Experience


  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: law, human rights, sociology, gender studies, public relations, development studies and/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.


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.

Who can apply for the internship? 

This internship position seeks to target persons belonging to marginalized groups, who are underrepresented at the national labor market and particularly: women and men with diverse gender identities, persons with disabilities, people living with HIV, LGBTQI people, ethno-linguistic, cultural and religious minorities, refugees, migrants, other marginalized groups. 

Application Information:

  • All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, UN Women can ONLY contact successful candidates.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID and a copy of a valid visa (as applicable).  

Interested candidates are invited to submit their online applications by 03 July 2024 to UN WOMEN Jobs - 116507- Internship within Humanitarian Response and EVAW a ( .


In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.  

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.  

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.  All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)