Intern, SHIFT SAARC Programme (UNCDF), Bangladesh
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|Application Deadline :||10-Sep-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3-6 months (06 months preferable)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Pls. note that this is an open call for applications, pls. indicate your availability from October 2|
|The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)’s mission is to reduce poverty in the world’s 48 least developed countries (LDCs) by focusing on local development and financial inclusion. UNCDF provides investment capital and technical support to both the public and the private sector. It provides capital financing — in the forms of grants, soft loans and credit enhancement – and the technical expertise to unleash sustainable financing at the local level.
UNCDF’s ‘Shaping Inclusive Financial Transformations’ (SHIFT) program aims to catalyze access to formal financial services to advance women’s economic empowerment and gendered financial inclusion for millions of women in the ASEAN and SAARC markets in the next five years.
The intern will work on the SHIFT SAARC programme that focuses on linking real economy and financial markets to enable low income people, especially women and small and growing businesses to access and use financial services and leverage them to access employment, entrepreneurship and investment opportunities to improve their livelihoods and reduce poverty.
UNCDF is implementing SHIFT SAARC approach firstly in Bangladesh. Bangladesh represents a good country for SHIFT SAARC implementation given it is transitioning from Least Developed Country (LDC) to Middle Income Country (MIC) thus providing multiple opportunities for demonstration of the importance of greater inclusion in making this transition.
SHIFT SAARC in Bangladesh key strategic interventions include:
• Generate data on digital financial services to improve evidence and knowledge around Digital Financial Services (DFS) in Bangladesh (Data and Evidence).
The data collection and research component focuses on undertaking research activities to further inform DFS practice and policy, as well as to bring Bangladesh’s DFS knowledge and experiences to the global arena. The aim is to support the Government of Bangladesh’s (GOB) agenda about improving knowledge and information on DFS by providing evidence base for the private sector (suppliers) and others in supporting their efforts to innovate and find solutions for DFS. SHIFT SAARC in Bangladesh closely works with selected national research/policy organizations to further advance their capacities in research around DFS.
• Strengthen technical knowledge through training and technical assistance, to support knowledge and practice on DFS (Self-assessment based Capacity Enhancement).
The capacity enhancement component builds on UNCDF’s significant experience on strengthening DFS capacities and training activities. The focus is especially on activities that contribute directly to accelerating DFS in Bangladesh. The aim is to support building competences required in the context of guiding DFS acceleration efforts in the country. SHIFT SAARC in Bangladesh closely works with national stakeholders to further advance their capacities in DFS.
• Analyse regulatory and policy framework and formulated recommendations to inform the DFS policy process and review (Policy and Advocacy).
SHIFT SAARC in Bangladesh has initiated a dialogue with the Bangladesh Bank on aspects of policy and regulatory needs necessary to enable greater acceleration of DFS. SHIFT SAARC in Bangladesh has reviewed the current regulatory and policy framework and produced analysis and suggested recommendations to inform the DFS policy and strategy formulation.
• Inform opinion shapers, DFS providers, meso level organizations, small businesses and women associations about DFS through communication campaigns (Innovation and Communication).
The communication campaign will first target wider communities of policy makers and opinion shapers, thereafter it will gradually involve meso level organizations, small business and women associations.
Objectives of the assignment
The Intern will assist the SHIFT SAARC in Bangladesh team in undertaking work supporting the implementation of one of the outputs listed above: 1. data and evidence; 2. capacity enhancement; 3. policy and advocacy; 4 innovation and communication.
It is requested that the applicant state which of these areas are of interest in the applicants cover letter.
Duties and Responsibilities
Policy and Advocacy:
Innovation and Communication:
Required Skills and Experience
Duration of Assignment: