Intern, Results-Based Management (UNCDF)

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Application Deadline :25-May-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
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Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :3 to 6 months


UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 48 least developed countries (LDCs). 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. This last mile is where available resources for development are scarcest; where market failures are most pronounced; and where benefits from national growth tend to leave people excluded.

UNCDF’s financing models work through two channels: savings-led 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. UNCDF financing models are applied in thematic areas where addressing barriers to finance at the local level can have a transformational effect for poor and excluded people and communities.

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 with a focus on reaching the last mile and addressing exclusion and inequalities of access. At the same time, UNCDF deploys its capital finance mandate in line with SDG 17 on the means of implementation, to unlock public and private finance for the poor at the local level. By identifying those market segments where innovative financing models can have transformational impact in helping to reach the last mile, UNCDF contributes to a number of different SDGs (

Duties and Responsibilities

The key results expected of the intern is to support the results-based management function at UNCDF HQ under the direction of the Results-Based Management specialist. Specifically, the key activities of the intern will involve the following areas:

Support the development and deployment of the new Results-Based Management Platform

  • Contribute to the preparations, development and launch of the new RBM platform (programme monitoring and analysis system) including collection of programme-level data, entry of corporate and selective programme data and piloting and testing of the platform, designing programme-level dashboards and analysis templates;
  • Support the overall deployment of the platform by assisting in organization and management of trainings, meetings and other functions.

Support to development and deployment of innovative results measurement tools at UNCDF

  • Support the development and deployment of real-time monitoring tools and approaches (e.g. SMS and/or IVR surveys) and capturing the lessons learned;
  • Support the development and piloting the development impact due diligence framework for UNCDF’s investment platform (i.e. loans and guarantees) in Least Developed Countries;
  • Support the aggregation and analysis of programme-level results data using visualisation tools such as PowerBI.
  • Support other miscellaneous tasks within the Programme Management Support Unit (PMSU) and overall results measurement community of practice within UNCDF.

Work Arrangements:

  • The intern will work full-time at UNCDF HQ in New York.
  • Work space will be provided, and the intern will have access to a computer.

Internships are not remunerated. UNCDF policies do not provide for interns to be compensated for travel, salaries and living expenses. 


  • Strong writing and speaking abilities in English;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and administrative skills;
  • Knowledge and experience in statistics and/or quantitative research and/or data visualisation (e.g. Power Bi, Tableu) preferred (or a strong willingness and previous skillsets to quickly learn new tools on data analysis and visualisation);
  • Proven ability to manage diverse and complex tasks with tight deadlines;
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team structure in a multicultural environment;
  • Excellent research, analytical, communication, and writing skills;
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently;
  • Respect for diversity;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty;
  • Commitment to UNCDFs vision, mission, and strategic goals. Ability to work under minimum supervision and tight deadlines

Required Skills and Experience


  • Enrolled in or recently graduated from a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in economics, development, public policy, international relations, business, or a related field.  


  • Demonstrated Interest in international development, monitoring and evaluation, and/or data measurement and analysis;
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, communication and administrative skills;
  • Able to take initiative and work independently;
  • Proven ability to manage diverse and complex tasks;
  • Excellent computer capabilities (Word, Excel, Power Point required; Power BI, Tableu or statistical software such as R, SPSS preferred);
  • Notions of Design/Graphics.


  • Strong writing and speaking abilities in English.
  • Knowledge of French is a plus


  • 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 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 application using the UNCDF Internship Application form: Please attach and application and CV

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