Organization: UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
Website and contact information:
304 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
Tel: +1 212-906-6400
Fax: +1 212-906-6705
Online contact form
Location of headquarters:
New York, NY
Mandate and/or mission statement:
UNIFEM is the women's fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women's empowerment and gender equality. Placing the advancement of women's human rights at the centre of all of its efforts, UNIFEM focuses its activities on four strategic areas: (1) reducing feminized poverty, (2) ending violence against women, (3) reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS among women and girls, and (4) achieving gender equality in democratic governance in times of peace as well as war.
Relevant programs and projects:
4 strategic areas of focus: (1) reducing feminized poverty, (2) ending violence against women, (3) reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS among women and girls, and (4) achieving gender equality in democratic governance in times of peace as well as war.
Current head/director (and nationality):
Number of Member States and/or Observer States:
192 Member States in the UN
$57,813,000 (2005 total income)
Number and location of missions or field offices:
15 regional offices and 2 country programme offices
Number of employees:
Use same as UNDP
Where does this organization advertise when there are job openings?
What is the job application process?
1. Online application process through UNDP Jobs, including uploading a CV
2. Online application process through Junior Professional Officer Programme
Does this organization take volunteers?
What are the expectations, minimum requirements and application procedures for volunteers in this organization?
Visit National Committees pages for more information.
Does this organization take interns?
What are the expectations, minimum requirements and application procedures for interns in this organization?
Requirements- Applicants for the Internship Programme must be enrolled in a graduate level degree programme. Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments will be eligible. The students must be masters students not undergraduates. The only exception for undergraduates is if they are enrolled in a masters’ programme.
Internship application procedure- Intern applicants for internship in UNIFEM/New York must send their resume, along with the Application Form to the Chief, HR/Administration, Internship Programme, UNIFEM, 304 East 45th Street, Room FF-1535, New York, NY 10017, or send it by fax to (212) 906-6705. The cover letter should state exact dates of availability and the main focus/interests. Applicants for internships in our Regional Offices should be sent directly to those offices. Listing of UNIFEM’s country offices can be located on the website:
There is no deadline for application submission [except in the case of a specific internship listing]; however, applications should be received at least three months prior to the anticipated internship. Timing for internships is flexible and can be at any time in the year. The internship can be for a maximum of a year or a minimum of 6 weeks. [Typically,] There is no vacancy listing for the internship programme. Applications are reviewed by UNIFEM as the need arises. The intern will be contacted directly by the office, if shortlisted. If an intern expresses interest in a country office, he/she must indicate that they are aware that UNDP/UNIFEM does not offer any form of remuneration and that they have or are in the process of identifying a source of funding.
What are the basic requirements for prospective applicants?
Varies based on specific vacancy.