Vacancy announcement
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TR/2021/016

Traineeship - Women, Peace and Security Training Activities Support

Vacancy type Trainee
Duration of the contract
6 months
Deadline for submission of applications
15 September 2021
Organizational Unit
Peacekeeping Training Programme Unit (PTPU)
PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Peacekeeping Training Programme Unit (PTPU) is part of UNITAR’s Division for Peace. The Unit contributes to the international community’s efforts towards the peaceful resolution of conflicts and the building of lasting peace. Recognising that peace is a prerequisite for the achievement of the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, PTPU supports the development of capacities in the areas of peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and crisis management. Through innovative and results-oriented approaches, the Programme Unit strengthens knowledge and skills of individuals, groups, and institutions.

Recognising the synergies between goals 5 (Gender equality) and 16 (Just, peaceful and inclusive societies) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in support to the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda (UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and subsequent resolutions), PTPU has established a dedicated team focused on the design and implementation of capacity building packages aiming to empower groups of women to meaningfully take part in peace processes, at all levels and in all capacities. Furthermore, the topic of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) is a cross-cutting priority across the programming of the Division for Peace, following a growing commitment to leaving no one behind in its efforts to build sustainable and inclusive peace in conflict and post-conflict environments. The development of the PTPU’s main activities in relation to GEWE is driven by the understanding that peace implies the establishment, in a broad-based and deep-rooted fashion, of the attitudes, institutions and structures which create and sustain peaceful societies in the long run, and which prevent the occurrence of and/or relapse into all forms of violence.

THEMATIC CONTEXT OF THE TRAINEESHIP

UNITAR is currently rolling-out a series of capacity building offers, in partnership with the FemWise-Africa Secretariat and the International Conference on The Great Lakes Regions - Regional Training Facility (RTF). Through both these partnerships, UNITAR will help enhance institutional capacity to deliver trainings and sensitization activities which contribute to the creation of a more equal and inclusive future – where we see a greater representation of women involved in mediation and conflict prevention as well as a more integrated response to sexual and gender-based violence.  Please note that the primary language of instruction for these projects will be French and English.

THE TRAINEESHIP

UNITAR PTPU is now accepting applications from qualified individuals interested in working for a minimum of six months on a full-time basis with UNITAR. Under the supervision of Specialist, Peacekeeping Training Programme Unit, the trainee will provide support on a wide variety of tasks linked to the development and delivery of a wide range of activities.

Individual work plans will be designed in accordance with specific terms of reference, which also highlight learning objectives as the traineeship is intended to allow trainees to develop specific skills and competences.

SPECIFIC WORKING AREAS WILL INCLUDE:
  • Support with the coordination for the development of training materials for the FemWise-Africa and ICGLR-RTF projects;
  • Logistical and administrative support for the implementation of trainings and other events linked to the FemWise-Africa and the ICGLR-RTF projects;
  • Support in the development of social media and online communication outreach materials for the FemWise-Africa and ICGLR-RTF projects;
  • Support with the drafting of various written outputs;
  • Support the team with cross-cutting priorities in the working area “Youth and Women’s Empowerment” of UNITAR’s Division for Peace;
  • Support with any other tasks as requested by the supervisor.
Minimum requirements

Educational background

  • Undergraduate and/or advanced Degree in Peace studies/International relations/Gender studies and/or Teaching/Education from an accredited and recognised academic institution, combined with work experience, is required.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate/postgraduate degree or be a recent graduate with the qualifications listed above.

Skills required

The trainee should have basic knowledge on training and capacity building and should possess good organisational and research skills, working knowledge of MS Office Suite, excellent internet and e-mail skills, and a readiness to learn new IT skills in order to be able to efficiently work in the virtual learning environment. Experience in social media and digital media as a content creator, online community manager, and/or digital marketing will be an advantage. Project management experience will also be an advantage. Other qualities, such as a willingness to learn, dedication, good interpersonal skills and independence at work are welcome.

Languages: Fluency in French and English is essential. Working knowledge of Portuguese or Arabic will be an advantage.

What we offer
  • Hands-on experience with the United Nations.
  • Work in a multicultural context.
  • Inspiring and energetic working environment.
  • Continuous support and guidance.
Special Notice

Trainees are not staff members and shall not represent the Institute in any official capacity.

UNITAR shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).  Priority will be given to the applicants from the under-represented regions at UNITAR.

How to apply

Please submit your application along with a letter of motivation before the deadline date.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.