United Nations Association in Canada – International Internships 2013-2014

Reporting Organization:United Nations Association in Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 301,430
Timeframe: March 5, 2013 - March 31, 2014
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

United Nations Association in Canada

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Colombia - $ 66,917.46 (22.20%)

Nepal - $ 66,917.46 (22.20%)

Bangladesh - $ 50,338.81 (16.70%)

Peru - $ 50,338.81 (16.70%)

Zimbabwe - $ 33,157.30 (11.00%)

Ethiopia - $ 16,880.08 (5.60%)

Tanzania, United Republic of - $ 16,880.08 (5.60%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (37.51 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (36.11 %)

Education (8.34 %)

Environment & Climate Change (5.54 %)

Protection (5.54 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (4.19 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

HIV (2.77 %)

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This project is part of CIDA’s International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), funded by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES). The IYIP contributes to the YES by providing a large spectrum of Canadian graduates with valuable international development work experience abroad.

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Target Population

Gender and age:
Descriptors: Youth
Total Direct Population: 18
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18 Youth internships
18 Improved youth employability
18 Supported host communities
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (i) increased awareness among female and male Canadian youth of the equal possibility of working internationally; (ii) enhanced equal employability of female and male International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) interns in Canada and in the field of international development; (iii) improved capacity of female and male IYIP interns to contribute to international development in a gender-sensitive way.

Achieved Results

The United Nations Association in Canada (S065696) coordinated 18 internships (12 F and 6 M) in six (6) countries (Peru, Columbia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Tanzania). Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2014): Increased the interns’ employability in which 17 of 19 Junior Professional Consultants (JPCs), have obtained gainful employment in their field as a direct result of participating in the UNPP IYIP Programme. Ten JPCs (53%) have secured paid extensions with their UN host agency; seven were offered a unique access and exposure to an international UN country office, and a competitive advantage within the broader labour market. The project also strengthened the professional hard and soft skills of the JPCs, such as their capacity for solution-seeking, knowledge-sharing, working in multicultural environments, tackling critical global issues and activities within a challenging set of defined and/or shifting responsibilities, and, communicating successfully on significant development issues. JPCs assisted host organizations to improve their planning, monitoring and evaluation of existing and new development projects. They also applied their new skills, energy and capacity to projects, programmes and strategies designed to achieve international development goals and objectives. They also contributed to the delivery of improved services and supported the unique and priority needs expressed by the host communities; and they were able to transfer relevant knowledge and skills to local country staff.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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