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UNCDF: Internship Opportunity with inclusive Digital Economies (IDE) Energy Global - General Call for 2022 Applications
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||30-Sep-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 - 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.
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 46 least developed countries. With its capital mandate and instruments, 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: inclusive digital economies, connecting 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; local development finance, that capacitates localities through fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance to drive local economic expansion and sustainable development; and investment finance, that provides catalytic financial structuring, de-risking, and capital deployment to drive SDG impact and domestic resource mobilization. By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes to Sustainable Development Goal-SDG 1 on eradicating poverty and SDG 17 on the means of implementation. By identifying those market segments where innovative financing models can have transformational impact in helping to reach the last mile and address exclusion and inequalities of access, UNCDF contributes to a broad diversity of SDGs.
About Digital @UNCDF
The UNCDF strategy ‘Leaving no one behind in the digital era’ is based on over a decade of experience in digital financial inclusion in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. UNCDF leverages digital finance in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve the vision of promoting digital economies that leave no one behind. The goal of UNCDF is to empower millions of people by 2024 to use services daily that leverage innovation and technology and contribute to the SDGs. To achieve this vision UNCDF uses a market development approach and continuously seeks to address underlying market dysfunctions that exclude people living in the last mile.
UNCDF is looking for qualified interns to support its different activities related to the following functional areas in its Regional Hub/Country office located in Thailand, DRC and Burkina Faso:
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.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the UNCDF staff, the key results expected from IDE Energy for Global interns are;
Research and Data Analytics
Partnership and Programme Expansion
UNCDF team members are currently located in most of the countries across Thailand, DRC and Burkina Faso. Selected interns are expected to work closely with an assigned team member of UNCDF, based in one of the specified locations listed above.
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).
Additional assignment-specific qualifications:
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experience
Candidate must be enrolled in a degree programme in Social Sciences, International Relations, Economic Development, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Finance, Journalism, Political Science, Marketing, Business administration or other related fields.
Applicants to the UNCDF internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
Work Experience and Desired Skillset:
In addition to above experience and skillset, applicants apply for Data Analytics must also have:
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