Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFFs) were first introduced by UN Member States in the 2015 Addis Ababa Action Agenda as a country-led approach to strengthen public and private financing for sustainable development. Today, more than 80 countries are using the INFF approach to integrate financing and national planning, bringing the right people together to make decisions and coordinate action to strengthen SDG financing. Together, these stakeholders assess what investment is needed, considering the full range of financing sources - from public and private sources of domestic and international finance. They develop a financing strategy and reforms to increase investment, boost impact, manage risk, overcome short-termism and align finance with the development that is equitable, inclusive and sustainable. 

Countries using the INFF approach will develop and operate their financing strategies to achieve their national development priority and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To meet the growing demand for support to deliver the reforms articulated in the country-owned financing strategies, UNDP, UN DESA, the OECD, the European Union, and the Governments of Italy and Sweden jointly established the INFF Facility in April 2022.  

The Facility creates spaces where countries can share, connect and learn from one another and facilitates collaboration, exchange and access to innovative tools, knowledge and guidance. Maintaining and growing the INFF Knowledge Platform is a critical aspect of this work. The platform is a digital space for capturing lessons and knowledge from country experiences, documenting country progress and sharing helpful materials.  

Furthermore, the Facility created the Programme Document, including the theory of changes, results framework and key performance indicators (KPIs), in order to measure and track the INFF impact and lessons learned. The project data, progress and performance are reviewed and maintained regularly and documented in the annual report.    

This Knowledge Management and Communications Intern role will focus on:

(a) Supporting knowledge product management;

(b) Supporting knowledge sharing and training events;

(c) Supporting the communication activities around knowledge products and activities;

(d) Supporting the results framework/KPIs tracking and reporting.

To help meet this demand, the Sustainable Finance Hub is looking for a Knowledge Management and Communications Intern to work closely with the INFF Knowledge Management Analyst.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.     Supporting knowledge product management;

  • Supporting the development of accessible content for digital or print mediums (news stories, videos, blogs, case studies, resource pages, event pages, country progress overviews, etc) tailored to audience information needs, using engaging and clear language, showcasing the role of partnerships in INFF development and grounded in country experiences and government leadership. Working with team members to develop a pipeline of knowledge products (e.g., case studies, news stories, videos, blogs, briefs) in collaboration with key stakeholders at the regional and country levels.
  • Helping UNDP Regional Bureaus and Country Offices better capture and share INFF-related knowledge.

2. Supporting knowledge sharing and training events;

  • Supporting the delivery of training and knowledge sharing events including INFF Exchanges, global and regional INFF conferences, partner and expert training, country training and SDG Financing Academy events.  
  • Supporting the production and management of training and knowledge sharing events: planning, preparation, promotion, production, post-event follow-up and monitoring of results; and facilitating coordination of implementing partners.  
  • Creating event material kits (including slide decks, promotional materials, follow up materials) for recurring training events.
  • Developing and maintaining a monitoring framework for training events.   

3. Supporting the communication activities around knowledge products and activities;

  • Working with the team members to manage communications planning to promote the above knowledge products and activities across social media (@INFFPlatform, LinkedIn), email (regular and ad-hoc newsletters) and events.
  • Assisting the creation of communications products such as social media posts, videos, blog posts, flyers etc.   

4. Supporting the results framework/KPIs tracking and reporting.

  • Supporting the tracking and reporting on performance against the results framework and KPIs regularly and when the project ends.  
  • Supporting the collection of knowledge and insights from activities at the country level.




  • Self-starter, proven ability to work independently and in an entrepreneurial setting.
  • Strong motivation and ability to work and deliver under pressure and short deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal skills, innovative, creative and ability to coordinate well with UNDP partner agencies.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365 applications, especially power point.
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in and outside UNDP.
  • Respectful of the mandates and roles of different partners, particularly government supported institutions and can build and sustain productive and mutually beneficial partnerships.   


  • Demonstrates and promotes the highest standard of integrity, impartiality, fairness and incorruptibility in all matters affecting his/her work and status.
  • Shows interpersonal skills and works collaboratively in small and large multi-cultural teams with colleagues inside UN/UNDP as well as its partners and other stakeholders to pursue common goals.
  • Delivers verbal/written information in a timely, clear, organized and easily understood manner.
  • Remains calm, composed and patient, regardless of his/her own state of mind in the face of conflict.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications

A university degree related to communications, public relations, media, knowledge management, project management, or sustainable finance is required.

Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent); or
  • 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.

Skills & Experiences

  • Demonstrated interest in SDG financing, financing for development, SDG-aligned investing, or sustainable development required.
  • Knowledge in project management, knowledge management and communications, including tools and principles, required.
  • Concise writing skills required.
  • Strong computer application (Microsoft Office Suite) user skills required.
  • Completion of the INFF e-learning course preferred.
  • Knowledge of using Content Management Systems (CMS) preferred.
  • Knowledge of using Adobe Creative Suite software (Illustrator, Premiere Pro, AfterEffect, InDesign) preferred.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.
  • Working knowledge of additional languages from countries using the INFF approach preferred.