UNCDF General Internship Call 2021 – 2022 – Financial Health Internships – Global – UNDP – null

Duties and Responsibilities The Internship opportunities are available across the following five (5) areas listed below:Area 1: Financial health researchCurate financial health data and insightsCurate the financial health data and insights by reading the latest financial health publications from recognized sources such as CFPB, FHN, HBR, Aspen institute, World Bank,Update the Global Financial Health Dashboard with the latest insightsDraft deep-dive thematic research on financial health with specific reference to the banked customers, women, youth, ageing, and low-and-middle income segmentsSupport in implementing the financial health measurement research in Malaysia and other countriesDraft financial health survey questionnaires, support in data collection and analysis, and produce relevant insightsCreate and test financial health statistical models to identify its determinantsKnowledge Management and LearningSupport in content development for easy-to-use knowledge products including blogs, website materials, concept notes, technical papers on financial healthCreate presentations for the financial health workshop and webinarsSynthesize and summarize research outcomes and lessons learned into formats tailored to specific audience such as government, regulator, banks or consumersConduct deep-dive explanatory data analysis and create interesting visualizationsLeverage the survey and transactional data to diagnose the baseline and trends in financial healthCreate data visualizations and dashboards using tools like PowerBI and TableauArea 2: Measurement and Index DevelopmentSupport in preparing note of engagement with the institutions intending to embed financial health measurement in there strategyWork to identify data sets that the institution gathers at transaction levelAssist with workshops to socialize the concept on financial health and layout the process for taking forward the exerciseAssist with data prioritization exercise related to outcome indicators that can be tracked on objective and subjective basisSupport with deploying surveys including setting data collection tools and assist with running analysis of different data sets originating from surveys or supply side dataAssist with developing dashboards that could provide information on financial health outcomes of the customers within a institution (ie Bank, Insurance, Fintech, etc)Area 3: Global Financial Health Research and Insights Support in Data curation, maintain, acquire and mine the demand and supply side datasets related to the existing projects on gig economy workers, women or elderlyMaintain and update the evidence map or datasets as required (for the focus segments)Support the development of research and data dashboardsSupport in the experimentation of new survey methods for impact measurement including mobile phone surveys (e.g. on finance and poverty, empowerment, etc) Deep dive into quarterly reports to draft case studies. Support in maintaining and updating the qualitative database for case study analyses of the progress of innovation partners in implementing their digital finance and Fintech innovationsConduct desk and literature review on digital and Fintech solutions and keep abreast of latest insights in market trends and impact researchSupport in qualitative and quantitative study on customer journey mapping.Support in data collection and survey designConduct data cleaning, data curation and visualization to inform the product design.Support in content development for easy-to-use knowledge products including blogs, website materials, infographic, presentations etc. Review and edit, working papers, research and communications materialsSynthesize and summarize research outcomes and lessons learned into formats tailored to government, digital finance service providers, private sector and donors.Area 4: Programme, Community and Advocacy Conduct research on key topics related to Financial Health outcomes and determinants and resources in selected countries across Asia, Africa.Help manage follow-up with the influencers of FH agenda, innovators, othersContribute to the conceptualization and development of the community and advocacy planHelp develop case studies, and key supporting documents to be featured in the community engagements like workshops, webinars, etc.General support to the Advocacy team or related to programme supportArea 5: Financial health of the gig workers Curate data and insights on financial health of gig workersCurate data and insights on financial health of gig workers by reading the latest financial health publications from recognized sources on gig worker spaceUpdate the Global Financial Health Dashboard with the latest insightsDraft deep-dive thematic research on financial health of gig workersWork with the leading gig workers companies such as Grab, foodpanda, others to undertake financial health research for gig workersSupport in implementing the financial health measurement research for gig workers in Malaysia and other countriesDraft financial health survey questionnaires, support in data collection and analysis, and produce relevant insightsCreate and test financial health statistical models to identify its determinants in context of gig workersKnowledge Management and LearningSupport in content development for easy-to-use knowledge products including blogs, website materials, concept notes, technical papers on financial healthCreate presentations for the financial health workshop and webinarsSynthesize and summarize research outcomes and lessons learned into formats tailored to specific audience such as government, regulator, banks or consumers Competencies Core Competencies:Commitment to UNCDFs vision, mission, and strategic goalsHighest standards of integrity, discretion and loyaltyExcellent organizational, inter-personal, communication and administrative skillsAble to work effectively in a team and in an international environmentFunctional Competencies:Demonstrable skills in research, analytical thinking, and communicationExcellent writing and editing skills in EnglishProven ability to manage diverse and complex tasks, with tight deadlinesAble to take initiative and work independently, with minimum supervisionStrong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with ability to work under pressure within an international settingInterest in the UN system and general knowledge of development issues is a plusAbility to perform a variety of administrative tasks. Required Skills and Experience Required Skills and ExperienceEducation:Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;Work Experience and Desired Skillset:Demonstrated experience (part or full-time, paid or volunteer) in economics, policy related work, finance, inclusive finance or related fieldsDemonstrated research and analytical capacityExcellent computer capabilitiesExperienced in STATA, R-Studio, Tableau, Nvivo, Power-BI, Python, GIS Mapping software’s, or other similar data analytic tools (For those applying on research and data related engagement)Language:Strong writing and speaking abilities in English.Work arrangements:The Intern will work full-time home based and should be based out of either India or Singapore.Interns are expected to use their own computer/laptop as they may not have full-time access to office computer/laptopInternship conditions:UNCDF Internship Programme is governed by the UNDP Internship Policy Framework and Rules.The maximum possible internship duration is 6 months.Interns are partially financially remunerated by UNCDF. The costs associated with the assignment will be partially supported by UNCDF and the rest to be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel, accommodation, etc. Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out (i.e. India).Under the new revised UNDP Internship Policy, UNCDF will provide a modest monthly internship stipend to its interns, in accordance with the provisions of the UNDP Internship Policy. All expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the Intern or her/his sponsoring entity/institution.Selected interns must be able to share proof of education enrolment and/ or graduation, medical/health and life/accident insurance, valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out and be able to provide insurance documentary proof at the time of their selection.It is expected that due to CoVID-19 restrictions in place, the most- immediate internship assignments will be home-based till the situation in respective duty station improves.The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNCDF but to complement an Intern’s studies and learning growth.There is no expectation of employment at the end of these internships.Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNCDF in any official capacity.Evaluation:Shortlisted candidates shall be invited for an interview, candidates who were not shortlisted will not be notified. Candidates will be evaluated mainly from 4 aspects:Working and/or research experience in relevant areaKnowledge on financial inclusion, development finance and SDGsData analytic skills (For category 1 and 2)Communication skillsApplication:Please group all your documents into one single PDF document as the system only allows to upload a maximum of one document.In your application, please state in one paragraph why you would like to be considered for the internship and your primary motivation to apply for this role;Please note that you will need to answer the mandatory questions on timeframe and availability (under Additional Questions section), which is a part of the internship application process, in addition to your cover letter.Please submit your Resume/CV and an application using the UNCDF Internship Application form: Applications should include the application form and latest resume. Applicants are welcome to submit any additional work samples or portfolios in one single file, preferably PDF.Please note that the UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents (CV/ Resume, Cover Letter etc. into a single file before uploading).Interested candidates can apply at any time indicating the timeframe of their availability in the internship form. However, only those candidates selected for interviews / further assessment by hiring managers will be contacted. Additional Questions:Select periodof availability for internship:15 Nov 2021 – 14 May 202215 May 2022 – 14 October 2022Identify specific areas of internship to which you would like to be associated:Area 1Area 2Area 3Area 4Area 5Period of internship for which you are available3 months6 months

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