Strategy and Innovation Intern
New York City
The United Nations Development Programme works in nearly 170 countries to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. With annual budget of US$5 billion, it is the largest development services provider in the UN system. UNDP works with a wide range of partners, including governments, multilateral institutions such as the international financial institutions, the European Commission, civil society, the private sector, foundations, academia and media.
The intern will be working in the Strategy and Innovation Unit (SIU) located within the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy. The Unit constitutes the ‘nerve centre’ responsible for providing forward-looking strategic analysis and supporting the organization in cultivating, building and nurturing partnerships and innovative resource mobilization opportunities to support the Sustainable Development Goals.
2017 is a critical year for UNDP and the international community for implementation the 2030 Agenda. This massive undertaking requires new ways of working, partnering, financing and reporting. SIU will lead the organization’s effort to mobilize resources from partnering with the private sector using existing and innovative financing mechanisms. The intern will work in a team under the supervision of the Director of the Unit.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide analytical and strategic support to develop and prototype resource-based and innovative partnerships with the private sector
Research, map, compile and organize potential partnership opportunities with the private sector to develop market-based solutions to development in key industries
Reach out, arrange and support engagements with target private sector actors (companies and foundations) to mobilize financial and in-kind resources for development projects
Support the preparation of a pipeline of bankable project ideas and leverage innovative technologies and solutions for development
Produce concise briefs and updates for senior managers, working across teams at HQ and Representation Offices on newsletters, monthly reports, presentations, etc.
Provide ad hoc support on relevant assignments as required
Understanding of international economic and financial issues, trends and processes
Strong research skills, writing, editing, verbal presentation
Strong analytical, coordination and organizational skills
Ability to work and interact with individuals in a multicultural environment, independently and deliver with tight deadlines
Self-motivated with ability to multitask multiple assignments and pay attention to details
Required Skills and Experience
UNDP may accept interns provided the following conditions are met:
Once the candidate has been selected, the following additional documents need to be submitted:
In addition, selected candidate will need to:
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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.
- Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
- Location: New York City
- Grade: Internship
- Management, Administration and Finance
- Closing Date: 2017-09-01