Programme Support Internship

United Nations Development Programme

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

UN Women Bangladesh’s Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) programme is aligned with the national priorities reflected in Bangladesh’s 8FYP (2020-2025), UNSDCF (2022-2026), and UN Women’s Global Strategic Plan (2022-2025). The WEE programme implements interventions to ensure that women have income security, access to decent work, and are economically empowered. The programme targets the most vulnerable groups of women – which include women migrant workers, women entrepreneurs, female-headed households, women living in disaster-vulnerable areas, women with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and gender-diverse groups – to enhance their voices and leadership for economic empowerment. The programmatic areas of UN Women Bangladesh are closely interrelated and, as such, there are linkages between the other programmes and the WEE programme.  As women become economically empowered, they develop skills and gain resources that allow them to stand up against violence, participate in decision-making spaces, and be more resilient to shocks.

Against this background, UN Women Bangladesh is seeking to recruit a Programme Support Intern to provide the required support to the Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Programme in line with UN Women's rules and regulations. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the team in developing proposals, reports, and programme-related documents, ensuring accuracy and compliance with the organization's guidelines and donor requirements;
  • Develop policy briefs, letters, reports, and briefing papers on WEE.;
  • Provide technical inputs to various tasks such as workshops, research, guidelines, strategies, analyses, and publications;
  • Maintain liaison with relevant government ministries, private sector, business associations, local government and other stakeholders for WEE;
  • Provide inputs to the development of training or capacity-building materials on WEE;
  • Prepare briefing notes and speaking points, stories, reports, feature articles, etc;
  • Support for the development and dissemination of knowledge products and communications products;
  • Support the team in monitoring and evaluating programme implementation, including data collection, analysis, and reporting;
  • Support the WEE unit in the conceptualization, organization and coordination of key advocacy / awareness-raising events and trainings/capacity development workshops in close cooperation with the programme staff;
  • Work closely with the communications analyst to enhance the visibility of BCO’s efforts on WEE through social media and digital platforms;
  • Perform other duties as may be directed by the supervisor and other team members as and when required.

Learning Objectives of the assignment:

  • Learning and improving skills such as writing, verbal communication, research, teamwork, and leadership;
  • Sharpen deeper understanding on Gender equality and Women’s Empowerment issues;
  • Increase knowledge on the government policies/strategies on women’s economic empowerment in the context of Bangladesh;
  • Develop interpersonal skills to engage with diverse stakeholders at national, regional and global level;
  • Develop in-depth understanding on international policies on gender equality and women’s empowerment. 

Required Skills and Experience:


  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: Public Administration;Economics; International Relations; Social Sciences or other relevant subjects is required.

Meet one of the following: 

  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
  • Be enrolled in a mandatory national service programme of which the internship may form a part;
  • Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within two-years of graduation.


  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required; 
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.