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Policy and Women’s Economic Empowerment Intern, Financial Inclusion
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||15-Dec-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months, beginning as soon as available, not later than early January 2018|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||total of 6 months, contingent upon successful completion of initial 3 months|
UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s least developed countries (LDCs). It creates new opportunities for poor people and their communities by increasing access to inclusive finance and investment capital. UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia and the Pacific, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis. It provides seed capital both grants and loans as well as technical support that will improve poor peoples’ lives, paving the way for others to follow. Its programmes are designed to catalyze larger investment flows from the private sector, development partners and national governments, for significant impact on the SDGs. Established by the General Assembly in 1966 and with headquarters in New York, UNCDF is an autonomous UN organization affiliated with UNDP.
The Financial Inclusion Practice Area (FIPA) works to promote financial Inclusion, which is achieved when all individuals and businesses have access to and can effectively use a broad range of financial services that are provided responsibly, and at reasonable cost, by sustainable institutions in a well-regulated environment. Increased levels of financial inclusion – through the extension of savings, credit, insurance, and payment services – contributes significantly to sustainable economic growth. UNCDF is supporting 31 LDCs (20 in sub-Saharan Africa and 11 in Asia), and serving 8 million active clients—65% of whom are women—through the Financial Service Providers (FSPs) in which it invests.
Duties and Responsibilities
The key result expected is support to the policy agenda of the Financial Inclusion Practice Area as directed by the Policy Advisor through research, analysis, and writing and other support as needed. There will be a specific focus on advancing programme development related to access, usage and agency of women and girls to financial services so as to contribute to their economic empowerment and participation.
Specifically, the key activities of the intern will involve one or more of the following key areas, as requested by the Policy Advisor:
I. Financial Inclusion and Economic Empowerment of Women and Girls (primary focus):
II. Responsible Finance:
III. Financial Inclusion/DFS and Humanitarian Response:
IV. Financial Inclusion and the Sustainable Development Goals:
It is desired that the intern will work full-time during usual business hours. If that is not possible due to coursework or other outstanding commitments, part-time work may be agreed with supervisor. The intern will work in the UNCDF office as possible or telecommute as agreed with her/his supervisor. In the office, work space and an email address will be provided. The intern will be responsible for using her/his own computer.
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). Have both medical and life insurance.
The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNCDF but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.
Please submit your Resume/CV and an application using the UNCDF Internship Application form: http://www.uncdf.org/sites/default/files/internship.doc.
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.