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UNDP has been supporting governments in Asia and the Pacific region to increasingly integrate climate change concerns into national, sectoral and local level programming as well as in budget and finance policies though the DFID (now FCDO) -supported Climate Proofing Growth and Development (CPGD) programme (2013-2019) and the Government of Sweden supported Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance to Enhance Gender Equality (GCCF) programmes (2024 – 2027) (previous phases: 2017-22; 2012-16). Moving forward, to respond the increasing countries’ need to accelerate climate finance reform process, the Climate Finance Network (CFN) has been established to serve as a peer-to-peer network and as a knowledge management and technical support facility to support governments and other actors in the ecosystem to identify and scale up climate finance innovations and in their efforts to mobilize and use both public and private climate-responsive resources more effectively.
In Bangladesh, the GCCF and Equanomics programmes have provided key support to mainstream climate change into the broader development agenda moving to a ‘whole of government approach’ suited to the cross-cutting impact of climate change. Efforts have resulted in the Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review process which emphasized strengthening responsiveness of public financial management systems.
Reporting to Climate Change Specialist, UNDP, the Programme Officer - Climate Finance Governance and Gender will be responsible for implementation of the third phase of the regional GCCF and Equanomics programmes in Bangladesh. S/he is expected to coordinate between programmes on climate finance governance and provide technical support to programmes in ensuring that gender equality and human rights is incorporated for the effective delivery of climate change investments. She will also liaise with the regional team for the Governance of Climate Change Finance programme.Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance and direct supervision of Programme Specialist – climate change the Interns will assist in delivering the following tasks:
Assist in Project activities and Report writing.Assist in conducting research on the emerging climate, environment, innovative climate finance instruments, climate governance and pressing development issues. Assist the team in conducting literature reviews, data collection, data visualization, technical writing, and synthesizing research into reports as required. Drafting think pieces, concept notes, briefing notes and proceedings. Support the development of a service offer by conducting stock-taking exercises to map best practices by development organizations for strengthening synergies and integrations within and beyond UNDP. Contribute to knowledge management by preparing briefing notes, meeting documentation, talking points, proposals, and presentations to help advance the ongoing and upcoming initiatives. Assist climate portfolio team in documenting results and process. Plan and design webinars, online workshops and knowledge sharing sessions on a regular basis and that project results are showcased. Support the results and learning agenda at the country and regional level. Engage with government and prepare monthly climate brief for policy makers and UN.
Key Deliverables:Reports covering the delivery of the responsibilities listed above. Competencies
Functional Competencies:Strong sense of collaborative work, excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Keen attention to detail. Excellent analytical and research skills. Interest in contemporary development issues in Bangladesh with some background in researching the region.
Teamwork:Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise. Is willing to learn from others, places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
Planning & Organizing:Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resource for completing work.
Creativity:Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas. Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things. Not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
Qualification Requirements:Enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme in Economics, Statistics, Business Administration, International Relations, Development Studies, women and gender, Environment, Ecological anthropology etc.; Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible. (Letter of enrollment from school will be requested from the selected applicants). Outstanding academic credentials in the undergraduate level. Fluent over communicating in both English and Bangla. Good planning skills demonstrated through good time management, capacity to plan, and deliver tasks on time. Willingness to participate in all aspects of UNDP programme activities. Strong computer skills, particularly of MS Word, and e-mail applications.
The application should contain:Brief Cover Letter (in English) stating interest in and qualifications for the post. Current and complete CV in English. Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
Candidates who are selected for must submit the following documents:Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme. Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out. Selected intern must have medical and life insurance.
UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.
Working arrangements:Interns may be given a stipend according to UNDP Internship Policy, if it is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government foundation or scholarship programme. A stipend intended to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, such as meals and transportation at the duty station. The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly. Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of the internship. UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship. Interns must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan. Interns are expected to work full time, but flexibility is allowed for education programmes. The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed. Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship. Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity. The purpose of the internship is not to lead to further employment with UNDP, but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship. The intern will be evaluated at the end of the contract. Disclaimer
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