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Communication Intern (UNCDF)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||03-Jun-13|
|Additional Category||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Posibility of extension for another 3 months|
UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 48 least developed countries. It creates new opportunities for poor people and their communities by increasing access to microfinance and investment capital. UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis. It provides seed capital – grants and loans – and technical support to help microfinance institutions reach more poor households and small businesses, and local governments finance the capital investments – water systems, feeder roads, schools, irrigation schemes – that will improve poor peoples’ lives. UNCDF programmes help to empower women, and are designed to catalyze larger capital flows from the private sector, national governments and development partners, for maximum impact toward the Millennium Development Goals.
The Better Than Cash Alliance is an alliance of governments, private sector and development organizations committed to accelerating the shift from cash to electronic payments.
The Better Than Cash Alliance:
The Better Than Cash Alliance is founded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Citi, Ford Foundation, Omidyar Network, USAID, and Visa Inc. and launched in September 2012. The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) serves as secretariat for the BTCA.
The Better Than Cash Alliance is looking to recruit an intern to support the implementation of the advocacy strategy primarily through media and communications. For more information please visit the website: http://betterthancash.org/
Duties and Responsibilities
The key result expected is to support Better Than Cash Alliance’s Advocacy and Communication strategy, as directed by the Managing Director, through research, analysis, and writing and other support as needed. Specifically, the key activities of the intern will likely include but not limited the following:
Develop a media contact database tailored for Better Than Cash Alliance needs
Support the weekly production of Better Than Cash Alliance blog
Support the promotion of the Better Than Cash Alliance activities
Support the Better Than Cash Alliance advocacy strategy
Monitoring communication activities
The intern will work full-time, and may work in the UNCDF office or telecommute as agreed with supervisor. In the office, work space will be provided, and the intern will have access to a desktop computer whenever possible. While telecommuting, the intern will be responsible for using her own computer. The intern will not be provided with a corporate email.
Required Skills and Experience
Enrolled in a master’s programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during the internship (if a candidate is graduating before the internship period begins, they are no longer eligible); or
Pursuing their university/college studies, having completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree, if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages;
Not have graduated prior to the beginning of the internship.
Interns are not financially remunerated by UNCDF. The costs associated with the latter must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation, etc.
Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out (i.e. New York, USA).
Have medical and life insurance.
The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNCDF but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.