UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for 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. By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes to Sustainable Development Goal # 1 on eradicating poverty and SDG 17 on the means of implementation. Hence, UNCDF invites application for the Financial Inclusion and Communications Internship.
What will Financial Inclusion and Communications Intern do?
As a Financial Inclusion and Communications Intern, you will be working alongside with the country coordinator, specialists, consultants, the national program officers, and associates, to provide a range of responsibilities:
- Support research and assessment reports on issues related to financial inclusion of Myanmar (such as women’s economic empowerment, digital financial services, savings mobilization, SME development, and other relevant issues);
- Write and produce case studies, quarterly reports, success stories, etc.;
- Update and maintain contents of the organizational website and social media pages;
- Participate in workshops, forums, and other events organized by UNCDF Myanmar;
- Support field monitoring/evaluation and impact assessment reports,
- other ad-hoc assignments as necessary.
What do you need for UNCDF Financial Inclusion and Communications Internship?
To qualify for an internship with the UNCDF Internship program, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
- Be in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
- Be in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or Master’s level or equivalent); or
- Have graduated with a university degree and, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic program.
- Moreover, applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation are not eligible.
- Demonstrated interest in economics, policy-related work, gender development, inclusive finance, communications and public relations, Journalism and media or other related fields;
- Demonstrated capacity in carrying out research, case studies and analytical;
- Basic understanding of the modalities of international cooperation, through internship and/or studies
- Be computer literate in standard software applications
- Demonstrate a keen interest in the UN’s work and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
- Further, applicants will require professional working experience in communication.
- Fluency of English (both written and spoken) is desirable. Additionally, knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish is a plus point
How to apply for an Internship at the UNCDF?
Applicants may apply for the UNCDF Financial Inclusion and Communications Internship by submitting the online application. Further, the applicants will require a recent CV and cover letter to apply for the internship. Also, the interns may submit a relevant portfolio and documentation.
Interns, however, should note that they may submit only one PDF file via the online application portal. Hence, the applicants must merge all documents into one PDF file before uploading.
Applicants may apply for the UNCDF Financial Inclusion and Communications Internship until 26 August 2019. UNCDF will not accept any more application after the past the deadline.