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Internship Opportunity with the Partnerships, Policy and Communications Unit (UNCDF) – under the Partnerships Team
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, USA (Home-based)|
|Application Deadline :||30-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||6d 0h 15m|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 with possibility of extension|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3-6 months|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 46 least developed countries (LDCs).
UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.
UNCDF pursues innovative financing solutions through: (1) financial inclusion, which expands the opportunities for individuals, households, and small and medium-sized enterprises to participate in the local economy, while also providing differentiated products for women and men so they can climb out of poverty and manage their financial lives; (2) local development finance, which shows how fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance can drive public and private funding that underpins local economic expansion, women’s economic empowerment, climate adaptation, and sustainable development; and (3) a least developed countries investment platform that deploys a tailored set of financial instruments to a growing pipeline of impactful projects in the “missing middle.’’
UNCDF is seeking an intern to be part of the Partnerships, Policy and Communications Unit (PPC) in its Headquarters located in New York, United States. Working under the guidance and supervision of the Head of PPC, and working closely with PPC staff, the intern will support the ongoing workplan and goals of the unit, including but not limited to expanding partnerships; preparing policy briefs for high level meetings; supporting the launch of major initiatives on blended finance and enterprises in Africa; and building and maintaining a base of knowledge about Member States.
The internship manager is committed to providing the intern with the training, guidance and support necessary to complete the below duties and responsibilities effectively and within the internship period. This will include, but not be limited to, scheduled meetings (weekly) to assess output progress, systems training (where required) and completion of required university reports for the purpose of meeting any necessary Degree requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Head of Partnerships, Policy and Communications PPC Unit, and in close collaboration with the Sustainable Finance and Partnerships Specialist in the PPC Unit, the intern will assist in any of the following tasks:
Summary of key functions:
1. Strategic advocacy and partnership development:
2. Support to mobilization of core and non-core resources:
3. Effective Internal and External Donor Relations:
4. Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing:
Core Values/Guiding Principles
Required Skills and Experience
Candidate must be enrolled in a degree programme in Business Administration, Economic Development, Economics, Finance, or another related field.
Applicants to the UNCDF internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
Desirable Skillset & Experience:
Additional assignment-specific qualifications:
General Internships Terms & Conditions:
Please note that the UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents (CV/ Resume, Cover Letter etc. into a single file before uploading).
Note: When applying, please submit your CV in PDF format along with a copy of a self created individual presentation and a research paper or another write-up to assess writing skills along with a financial model (optional).
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a general call for internships throughout 2021. We accept applications from interested and qualified applicants, on an ongoing basis for this Partnerships Internship at our New York Headquarters.
Interested Candidates can apply at any time indicating the timeframe of their availability in the internship form. However, only those candidates selected for interviews/further assessment by hiring managers will be contacted on ongoing basis.