Intern for Africa Finance Sector Hub
Location : Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA
Application Deadline : 06-Apr-21
(Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category : Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
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 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 6 months
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.
The UNDP Strategic Plan (2018-2021) recognizes the complex, changing development landscape, the evolving needs of its partners and the need for pragmatic responses. It describes how UNDP will respond and support countries to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related agreements. In this regard, UNDP should be agile, flexible, adaptive and responsive to the complex development challenges and uncertainties. This requires working in partnership with governments, civil societies and the private sector. The Strategic Plan describes how UNDP can better adapt to a range of country contexts through a series of signature solutions that define UNDP's core work, its platforms and layout business models that underpin its efforts.
One of the critical challenges that governments face to achieve SDGs is funding. In response to this challenge, UNDP launched the SDG Finance Sector Hub (FSH) to provide an integrated and comprehensive tailor-made service offer to governments on SDG financing, covering both public and private, including the key seven pillars of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA). Consequently, the Africa focused FSH structure was established in Pretoria, South Africa to support the implementation of UNDP Strategic Offer in Africa.
The UNDP Strategic Offer in Africa tries to respond to the ambition captured in the corporate UNDP's Strategic Plan and is organized around six impact areas. These are: - Natural Resource Governance; Youth Employment and Empowerment; Structural Economic Transformation; Sustainable Energy; Climate Change; and Peace and Security. To facilitate the realization of the desired impact, UNDP provides the necessary capacities, resources and tools through its country offices, regional service center and regional thematic hubs.
The Africa FSH as a pool of finance and private sector experts in Africa covers activities implemented at regional and country level aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Africa Union Agenda 2063. The hub builds on and consolidates some of the initiatives being implemented since 2010 by the RSCA Private Sector Unit. These include the establishment of the African Inclusive Market Excellence Centre (AIMEC), inclusive business ecosystem building initiatives, impact investment, regional value chain development, agribusiness supplier development programme (ASDP). The FSH team collaborates closely with the broader UNDP family, the Global Policy Network, Regional Hubs in Africa and other units to establish linkages between these cross-cutting principles and programme achievements towards the broader SDGs Implementation. The Africa FSH is looking for an Intern to provide administrative and technical support to the private sector development and engagement team of the Hub.
Duties and Responsibilities
Knowledge Management and Communication
Research and Data Management
Technical / Functional Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
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