Intern - Gender Equality Unit

International Rescue Committee - Yaoundé, Centre

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09/03/2020

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Intern - Gender Equality Unit
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La description

Background/IRC Summary:



The International Rescue Committee (IRC) works with people forced to flee from war, conflict, and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. We improve outcomes in the areas of health, safety, economic wellbeing, education, and power. Given the disparity faced by women and girls, we specifically seek to narrow inequalities in the outcomes we seek and to ensure that they are achieved equally to men and boys.



Women and girls face systematic violence and discrimination that hinder them from being safe, healthy, educated, economically well, and from holding and exercising power. The IRC has made a commitment to support gender equality across its programs and operations. As part of this commitment, the IRC is developing a new Gender Equality Team that will lead all aspects of this integration of gender equality principles into IRC programming worldwide as well as its internal operations.



Job Overview/Summary:



The Gender Equality (GE) Intern will serve as a key source of support to the Regional Gender Equality Advisor. In this role, he or she will be responsible for writing and editing communications material, supporting the technical advisement of gender champions. She or he sill, coordinate knowledge management and, best-practices generation, tracking and measuring successes for gender equality at the IRC. The GE Intern will work directly with the West Africa Regional gender equality Advisor, who will work to building on the GE Intern’s individual strengths when identifying work responsibilities. The intern will benefit from the IRC Cameroun HR and Admin coordinator support to facilitate his/her integration as well as coordinating her /his support to IRC Cameroun team.

Learning Objectives:Learn how to put gender equality concepts into practice by supporting the development of program and communication materials.Learn methodologies for the integration of gender equality in organizational operations and IRC programs.Learn how a large international humanitarian organization operates and runs organizational change.Major Responsibilities:Support the Writing, editing, and updates of internal communications about gender equality at the IRC.Support Updating and adaptation of training and orientation material to the West African countries context.Maintain tracking system of GE champions and [email protected] groups activity across the region and contribute to their visibility region.Maintain tracking system and document on initiatives for GAP implementation across IRC country offices.Provide support in the daily activities of the GE Team.Support IRC Cameroun Daily GE activities such as training and mentoring to Gender Equality Champions; support to programmatic staff on conducting gender analysis.Key Working Relationships:Position Reports to: Regional gender advisor, Gender Equality UnitDuration of internship: 03 months renewable

Qualification

Education: Current or graduate student studying: social science, development studies, or communication, preferably with concentration or keen interest in gender or women’s studies.Work Experience: 1-2 years of experience in the humanitarian, resettlement, or development sectors with an understanding of gender equality integration development organization or programming.

IRC is an equal opportunity employer, If you’re skilled and hardworking, we’d like to add your energy to ours!



The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.



Requisition ID: req7776



Job Title: Intern - Gender Equality Unit



Sector: Gender



Employment Category: Intern



Employment Type: Full-Time



Open to Expatriates: No



Location: Yaounde, Cameroon



Job Description



Background/IRC Summary:



The International Rescue Committee (IRC) works with people forced to flee from war, conflict, and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. We improve outcomes in the areas of health, safety, economic wellbeing, education, and power. Given the disparity faced by women and girls, we specifically seek to narrow inequalities in the outcomes we seek and to ensure that they are achieved equally to men and boys.



Women and girls face systematic violence and discrimination that hinder them from being safe, healthy, educated, economically well, and from holding and exercising power. The IRC has made a commitment to support gender equality across its programs and operations. As part of this commitment, the IRC is developing a new Gender Equality Team that will lead all aspects of this integration of gender equality principles into IRC programming worldwide as well as its internal operations.



Job Overview/Summary:



The Gender Equality (GE) Intern will serve as a key source of support to the Regional Gender Equality Advisor. In this role, he or she will be responsible for writing and editing communications material, supporting the technical advisement of gender champions. She or he sill, coordinate knowledge management and, best-practices generation, tracking and measuring successes for gender equality at the IRC. The GE Intern will work directly with the West Africa Regional gender equality Advisor, who will work to building on the GE Intern’s individual strengths when identifying work responsibilities. The intern will benefit from the IRC Cameroun HR and Admin coordinator support to facilitate his/her integration as well as coordinating her /his support to IRC Cameroun team.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to put gender equality concepts into practice by supporting the development of program and communication materials.
  • Learn methodologies for the integration of gender equality in organizational operations and IRC programs.
  • Learn how a large international humanitarian organization operates and runs organizational change.

Major Responsibilities:


  • Support the Writing, editing, and updates of internal communications about gender equality at the IRC.
  • Support Updating and adaptation of training and orientation material to the West African countries context.
  • Maintain tracking system of GE champions and [email protected] groups activity across the region and contribute to their visibility region.
  • Maintain tracking system and document on initiatives for GAP implementation across IRC country offices.
  • Provide support in the daily activities of the GE Team.
  • Support IRC Cameroun Daily GE activities such as training and mentoring to Gender Equality Champions; support to programmatic staff on conducting gender analysis.

Key Working Relationships:


  • Position Reports to: Regional gender advisor, Gender Equality Unit
  • Duration of internship: 03 months renewable

Qualification


  • Education: Current or graduate student studying: social science, development studies, or communication, preferably with concentration or keen interest in gender or women’s studies.

  • Work Experience: 1-2 years of experience in the humanitarian, resettlement, or development sectors with an understanding of gender equality integration development organization or programming.


IRC is an equal opportunity employer, If you’re skilled and hardworking, we’d like to add your energy to ours!



The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.



Qualifications

Skills and Competencies:

  • Able to transfer technical knowledge and skills, and transform attitudes to improve gender equality
  • Keen interest and understanding of humanitarian contexts
  • Expertise in the conception of communication materials and editing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop positive relationships with local and remote team members
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with local and remote team members
  • Ability to work independently and with multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent use of good knowledge of Internet and Microsoft tools (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher...).

Language Skills:


  • Proficiency in English and French required

Exigences

Éducation minimum
École secondaire
Expérience requise
2 Années
Nationalité
Pas défini
Les langues
Pas défini
Compétences
Pas défini
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