UNCDF Internship –Database Analytics and Solutions: Microsoft Flow, Power Apps, Power BI, SharePoint Utilization



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Location : New York (HOME-BASED), UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :30-Sep-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :0d 14h 28m
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Feb-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :Maximum 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.


Background

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.

 

Background

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’s financing models work through three channels: (1) inclusive digital economies, which connects individuals, households, and small businesses with financial eco-systems that catalyze participation in the local economy, and provide tools to climb out of poverty and manage financial lives; (2) local development finance, which capacitates localities through fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance to drive local economic expansion and sustainable development; and (3) investment finance, which provides catalytic financial structuring, de-risking, and capital deployment to drive SDG impact and domestic resource mobilization.

The Local Transformative Finance Practice employs its flagship Dual Key: Investing with Impact methodology to its revenue generating pipelines. This highly recognized and successful approach ensures that selected investments meet both the financial and thematic impact requirements, according to measurable indicators, impact assessment filters and criteria, while ensuring the financial sustainability and transformative impact of the investments on the local economy. The LTF Dual Key Data Base provides oversight on the investments, process flows, serves as a documentation library, provides overall accountability and process facilitation on the pipeline development stages, tracks progress on financial and impact related KPIs, and support the decision-making processes. The Dual Key Data Base is directly linked to the UNCDF Global data base, and automatically feeds into the corporate reporting.

The Intern will be part of the Dual Key Team, Local Transformative Finance Practice, in UNCDF Headquarters in New York (USA). (https://www.uncdf.org/dual-key )

Under the guidance and supervision of the Dual Key Investment Manager, and in close coordination with the Dual Key Communications Lead, the Intern will support the optimization of the process flows, database functionalities, analytics, and reporting flows within the database, the Dual Key site, the Global Database and other corporate flows.  


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support in the optimization of the design, development and updating of the Dual Key database in Microsoft SharePoint, Functionalities and interlinkages through Power Apps and External analytics through Power BI.
  • Support in the design, development and updating of the reporting dashboards, reports, data extracts and other business intelligence solutions such us Power BI, Power Apps and Flows linkages.
  • Support to maintain and improve the Dual Key Data flow reports and interlinkages with global and other “Parent” platforms.
  • Ensures system integrity through regular checks and diagnostics, and through the creation of specific processes and queries on regular basis.
  • Train practice colleagues (including through manuals, guidance materials, etc.) especially on SharePoint, flows and Power BI etc.

Further, 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 (if required) and completion of required university reports for the purpose of meeting any necessary Degree requirements.


Competencies

Core competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN's values and ethical standards.
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN.
  • Displays cultural, gender religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
  • Demonstrates a consistent commitment to pro-actively helping fellow members of the LDFP Unit and UNCDF more broadly in their day-to-day activities to the reasonable extent possible.

Functional competencies:

  • Demonstratable Skills and experience in Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Power-BI
  • Demonstrated advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages is required.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English
  • Excellent computer capabilities
  • Proven ability to manage diverse and complex tasks, with tight deadlines
  • Able to take initiative and work independently, with minimum supervision
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with ability to work under pressure within an international setting
  • Interest in the UN System and general knowledge of development issues is a plus.


Required Skills and Experience

Applications should include the Form application and a Resume. Applicants are welcome to submit any additional work samples or portfolios in one file, preferably PDF.

Education: 

Candidate must be enrolled in a degree programme in Business Administration, Information Technology, Data Management, Computer Science, Data Analytics and Visualization or related field.

Candidate must either be:

  • Enrolled in graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent or higher);
  • Enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;

Additional assignment-specific qualifications: 

Good understanding of international relations and development.

Experience: 

  • Knowledge of business intelligence and analytics 
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft SharePoint, Power Apps, Flows, Power Bi
  • Demonstrated experience in spreadsheets and or database management
  • Knowledge of web design, usability, information architecture. 
  • Knowledge of search engine optimization techniques and web analytics tools.  
  • Competency in content management.  
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS, and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise is an asset is an advantage.
  • Experience in communications and social media outreach.
  • Self-starter; organized; able to multitask and balance multiple responsibilities.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required. 
  • Knowledge of other UN languages will be considered a plus.

 

General Internships Terms & Conditions:

  • UNCDF Internship programme is governed by the UNDP Internship Policy Framework & Rules.
  • The maximum internship duration is 6 months.
  • Interns are partially financially remunerated by UNCDF. The costs associated with the assignment will be partially supported by UNCDF and the rest to 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/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.
  • Under the new revised UNDP Internship Policy, UNCDF will provide a modest monthly internship stipend to its interns, in accordance with the provisions of the UNDP Internship Policy. All expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern or her/his sponsoring entity/institution. Stipends are available only for full-time/on-site internships at this time.
  • Selected Interns must be able to share proof of education enrolment and/ or graduation, medical/health and life/accident insurance, valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out and be able to provide insurance documentary proof at the time of their selection.
  • It is expected that due to CoVID-19 restrictions in place, the most- immediate internship assignments will be home-based till the situation in respective duty station improves.
  • The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNCDF but to complement an Intern’s studies and learning growth.
  • There is no expectation of employment at the end of these internships.

 

Application process:

 

Please group all your documents into one single PDF document as the system only allows to upload a maximum of one document.

  • In your application, please state in one paragraph why you would like to be considered for the internship and your primary motivation to apply for this role;
  • Please note that you will need to answer the mandatory questions, which is a part of the internship application process, in addition to your cover letter.
  • Applications should include the application form and latest resume. Applicants are welcome to submit any additional work samples or portfolios in one single file, preferably PDF.
  • 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).

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

This is a general call for internships throughout 2022.  We accept applications from interested and qualified applicants, on an ongoing basis for this Local Transformative Finance (LTF) Internship at our New York Headquarters (Home-based). 

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.


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