03 July 2020

Finance Sector Hub Financing Internship Opportunity 2020

The Finance Sector Hub team in Pretoria is looking for a competent intern who will support the South-South Cooperation and SDG Financing team leader. The intern will directly contribute to the ongoing initiative to establish Integrated National Financing Frameworks, focusing on the initial mapping of the financing flows that can support the realisation of the SDGs at country level, including compiling data and analysis from different sources to cover the public, private, domestic and international financial related figures, policies and information about the institutions that govern them. 

The intern will provide relevant statistical analysis and support in the development of COVID19 adapted responses, particularly connected with the ongoing fiscal and financial packages and the building back better approach with a more robust approach to financing the SDGs, Particular importance will be given to the ability to formulate responses connected with digital financing mechanisms, as well scenarios and foresight building to assess the potential trajectories of development finance flows and implications for national priorities and the SDG. 

The intern will advocate for the SDGs Financing agenda, represents UNDP in meetings, and takes minutes as requested by his/her supervisor.

Provides support to the SDG financing advisor in the INFF agenda, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Compilation, analysis and interpretation of financing flows related data, providing thorough research of the public and private financing issues of the client countries that the Hub is covering;
  • Provide statistical analysis on financing related issues in the client country and the development of relevant graphs and visuals;
  • A.O.B as assigned.
  • Provides support to the FSH Africa programme development and implementation
  • Collect and analyze information for programme development connected with the COVID19 and SDG financing related responses
  • Provide assistance to programme implementation and monitoring where requested;

Advocacy and promotion of SDGs Financing Agenda and the FSH service offer focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Advocate and support the SDG Financing agenda through research, preparing presentations and by participating in relevant forums, conferences and trainings. 
  • Support to monitoring progress and formulation of SDG Financing.
  • Support management of events and consultation meetings related to SDG Financing.
Corporate Competencies:
  • Interest and familiarity with development issues including Financing for Development related agenda and South-South Cooperation
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to provide quality policy notes and briefs on financing issues
  • Good research and data management skills
  • Statistical and analytic skills
Education:
  • First University Degree in Economics.
Experience:
  • No work experience necessary but must be eager and proactiv;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems and statistical analysis of data such as SPSS, Eviews, STRATA.
  • Understanding and familiarity with the SDGs, HDR and other economic policies related to social development, would be advantageous.
Computer Skills:
  • Good.
Language:
  • Proficiency in English and working knowledge of at least one local language.
Intern requirements:
  • UNDP interns receive payment of a monthly stipend based on the rate established by the duty station
  • UNDP interns accrue leave at a rate of 1.5 days per month;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;
  • Interns must provide proof of enrolment in a health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • Interns are expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for education programmes;
  • Applicants should indicate which months they are available part- and/or full time and when they complete their studies (if still enrolled);
  • Interns need to make own arrangements for travel, VISA, accommodation, etc
Application Deadline : 10-Jul-2020

Location : Pretoria


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 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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