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Intern - Communications and Advocacy (UNCDF)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||28-Feb-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 a possible extension of another 3 months.|
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 48 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 two channels: financial inclusion that expands the opportunities for individuals, households, and small businesses to participate in the local economy, providing them with the tools they need to climb out of poverty and manage their financial lives; and by showing how localized investments — through fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance — can drive public and private funding that underpins local economic expansion and sustainable development. By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes to 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 number of different SDGs.
The Intern will be part of the Partnerships, Policy and Communications Unit in UNCDF Headquarters in New York (USA).
Under guidance and supervision of the Communications Specialist, and working closely with the Knowledge Management and Communications Analyst, the Intern will support the implementation of the UNCDF Communications work-plan for 2017, including various related tasks to (i) Communications and Branding and (ii) Knowledge Management.
The UNCDF Partnerships, Policy and Communications Unit is seeking an intern for 3 months, with a possible extension of another 3 months, starting March 2017.
The reporting officer 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 the Degree requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Knowledge Management Analyst, and in close collaboration with the Social Media Officer and other colleagues in the Partnerships, Policy and Communications, the intern will specifically:
Support the implementation and monitoring of a UNCDF-wide communication and advocacy strategy, which is an integrated part of the Strategic Partnerships and Communications Strategy, to support UNCDF global and country programmes worldwide;
Assist the Knowledge Management and Communications Analyst in the media and outreach activities, including:
Technical: provide technical support to UNCDF country teams in the development and appropriate use of communication and advocacy tools (i.e. newsletter, websites, posters, brochures, pamphlets) to increase visibility of UNCDF;
Assist in the process of creating and posting content for the corporate website: www.uncdf.org:
Write blogs, feature and success stories about results achieved and efforts pursued under UNCDF projects and programmes, based on relevant inputs from project/programme managers, partners and donors.
Core Values/Guiding Principles
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Working in teams:
Results Orientation in Process:
Innovation and marketing of new approaches:
Required Skills and Experience
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/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);
In your application, please (i) state in one paragraph why you would like to be considered for the internship, and (ii) indicate your preferred start and end date, as well as your availability (days/hours) within that period;
Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file.
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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.