UNCDF INTERNSHIP – Communication and knowledge management for digital finance programmes



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Brussels, BELGIUM
Application Deadline :15-Jan-19 (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)
04-Mar-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :Extendable up to 6 months

Background

UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 48 least developed countries. It creates new opportunities for poor people and their communities by increasing access to microfinance and investment capital. UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis.   

http://www.uncdf.org/

Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P):

UNCDF manages a number of initiatives related to digital financial services (DFS). MM4P is one of these initiative that addresses the opportunities and challenges of implementing branchless banking and mobile money in LDCs in Africa and Asia. By supporting the development of DFS in these countries, MM4P works to increase the financial security of low income and rural households through access to appropriate, affordable and secure means to receive, manage and save money. To this end, MM4P supports the development of inclusive digital financial sectors such that a wide range of DFS are provided responsibly, and at reasonable cost, by sustainable institutions in a well-regulated environment. MM4P takes a market development approach to digital finance but also invests heavily in research.

UNCDF is currently developing and managing projects digital finance in the following countries : Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, China, Gambia, Guinee, Nepal, Niger, Malawi, Malaysia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia. In each of these countries UNCDF implements projects that aim to push the needle on financial inclusion through digital financial services and contribute to the SDGs.


Duties and Responsibilities

The key result expected is support to the Communication and Knowledge Management of Digital Finance activities at UNCDF, as directed by the Senior Knowledge Management Associate. Specifically, the key activities of the intern will involve the following: 

  • Edit or write blog articles, news and press releases before publication;
  • Publish content on the website of the programme;
  • Maintain presence in social networks, by drafting social media posts for Twitter and linkedIn and publishing videos on Youtube;
  • Follow the development and publication process of reports, programme learnings and infographics and communication tools for the programme;
  • Support the maintenance of the contact database and picture database;
  • Support the coordination and the organization of meeting and events in Belgium and in Africa and Asia;
  • Draft event minutes or reports on workshops;
  • Other tasks as requested by the Senior Knowledge Management Associate.

Work Arrangements:

  • The intern will work full-time in the Brussels UNCDF office. 
  • 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.


Competencies

  • Strong writing and speaking abilities in English and French;
  • Knowledge of social media;
  • Strong organizational and research skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team structure and in a multicultural environment;
  • Excellent research, analytical, communication, and writing skills;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty;
  • Commitment to UNCDF’s vision, mission, and strategic goals. Ability to work under minimum supervision and tight deadlines.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  •  Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
  • (a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or

equivalent, or higher);

  • (b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);

(c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

  • Programme enrolled in is public relations / relations / marketing / communication / journalism or related field.

Experience:

  • Demonstrated interest in financial inclusion and questions related to development in general;
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, communication and administrative skills;
  • Able to take initiative and work independently;
  • Proven experience and interest in social media;
  • Proven ability to manage diverse and complex tasks;
  • Excellent computer capabilities (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Notions of Design/Graphics.

Language:

  • Fluent in English;
  • French preferred but not a requirement.

Other:

  • Interns are not staff members;
  • All costs connected with an intern's participation in the programme must be borne by the students or the nominating institutions as appropriate.

 

Evaluation:

Shortlisted candidates shall be invited for a test and the top 3 candidates will be invited for an interview.

 

Application:

Please upload one document in word format including the following:

  • Signed UNCDF Internship Application form (available at uncdf.org/download/file/127/2509/internshipdoc
  • Your CV.
  • Motivation letter.

 

Please group all your documents into one single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

 

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.

 

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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.

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.


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