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Intern, CleanStart Programme (UNCDF)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kampala, UGANDA|
|Application Deadline :||15-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 to 6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||No. of Intern: 1-2 Interns|
UNCDF makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 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.
UNCDF CleanStart Programme
UNCDF’s CleanStart Programme supports low-income consumers to transition to cleaner and more efficient energy through inclusive finance. CleanStart is a global programme helping to lift at least 2.5 million people out of energy poverty by 2020. To achieve this vision, the programme provides risk capital and technical assistance to competitively selected financial service providers and energy enterprises.
At the heart of the CleanStart approach is brokering risk-sharing partnerships between downstream as well as upstream value chain actors, and de-risking some investment opportunities. Of particular value to CleanStart is developing partnership and financing models that can be replicated and scaled-up by other public and private actors working towards a common vision of expanding energy access for the poor.
CleanStart is active in Nepal, Uganda, Ethiopia, Myanmar, and several other East and West African countries through a partnership with a rural microfinance institution called PAMIGA. The CleanStart global programme team is based in UNCDF’s Asia-Pacific Regional Office in Thailand, as well as Nepal and Uganda.
Duties and Responsibilities
OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The internship will contribute to improving knowledge sharing and market awareness efforts of the CleanStart program. This will include functions related to research; communications and partnerships; and advocacy/market awareness to increase visibility of CleanStart results and insights amongst the clean energy and energy financing sectors.
CleanStart is looking for interns who are willing to explore the field of financial inclusion to reduce energy poverty through both knowledge sharing and knowledge production.
SCOPE OF WORK
Interns will be taken on a rolling basis. Applicants can apply for a specific work stream as highlighted below, or the CleanStart programme will match the intern with a specific work stream:
Knowledge Production (Research and Analytics)-
Market development (Business development support and Advocacy)-
Knowledge Sharing (Communications and Partnerships)-
DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT, DUTY STATION AND EXPECTED PLACES OF TRAVEL
The duty station of this internship is the Kampala, Uganda office for UNCDF CleanStart. Travel on mission is not required as part of the internship.
PROVISION OF MONITORING AND PROGRESS CONTROLS
The internship will work under the direct supervision of the CleanStart National Coordinator for Uganda. Deliverables shall be submitted to the CleanStart National Coordinator for Uganda, unless otherwise indicated (i.e. report to Data Specialist if on Knowledge Production work stream). The intern is obligated to work within the agreed upon deadlines in consultation with the CleanStart team.
Required Skills and Experience
Please submit your Resume/CV and an application using the UNCDF Internship Application form: http://uncdf.org/download/file/127/2509/internshipdoc
All applications must contain the following information:
Step I: Desk Review
Step II: Interview
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.