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.
UNDP promotes sustainable development to help build resilient nations and to empower people to build better lives. As the UN's development network, UNDP has been assisting China in developing sustainable solutions to its own ongoing development challenges, including multi-dimensional poverty as well as energy & environment for more than four decades. We provide development advisory services and implement projects through innovation and applying our international experience and network in three pillars: supporting China’s transformation to a low-carbon economy for a cleaner, healthier environment for all; facilitating China’s shift to using the SDGs as a standard for its inclusive development, economic decisions and investments; and supporting China’s international cooperation and south-south engagement for SDG attainment.
The SDGs calls for unprecedented investments and cooperation across all of society – including governments, communities, civil society and the private sector, and achieving them requires overcoming a critical financing gap. As the world’s second largest economy, China is increasingly recognized as a provider and financier for innovative solutions for global development challenges, which the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) attempt to address in the coming decade. China has also played an essential role in expanding sustainable finance efforts in China and globally.
Building on China’s achievements since the reform and opening up period, UNDP stands to continue supporting China in realizing inclusive, innovative and green growth, as well as deliver development dividends at the global level.
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Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the SDG Finance Specialist, the intern will undertake the following tasks:
- Support policy research by conducting qualitative/quantitative research including data analysis, literature review, and drafting briefs and concept notes on frontier topics in sustainable finance in China and globally. ;
- Support quality assurance and project management of existing research projects in areas of climate/green/transition finance, gender lens finance, ESG integration in finance sectors, sustainable fiscal policies, etc. Tasks include translation, report drafting and polishing, event management, budget and procurement management, administration, etc.
- Provide administrative and logistical support to the organization of meetings, conferences, workshops, and other events with partners and key stakeholders, including but not limited to the time arrangement and invitation circulation.
- Support project-level and office-wide communication in SDG finance. Tasks include drafting talking points, press release, and social media blogs/tweets, as well as internal coordination across teams.
- Translations of key documents, toolkits, and publications, where relevant;
- Any other emerging tasks as required.
- Sound analytical and research skills;
- Excellent reading and writing skills in English and Chinese;
- Good knowledge about sustainable finance;
- Basic understanding about SDGs and development issues;
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
- Ability to manage diverse and complex tasks, with tight deadlines;
- Value the equal importance of research and administrative tasks;
- Ability to manage coordination and logistic tasks;
- Familiarity with knowledge management and learning;
- Ability to provide high quality policy notes, briefs on thematic topics;
- Sound writing and data management skills;
- Excellent organizational, inter-personal, communication and administrative skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and Experience
Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:
- Enrolled in a Master's or in a PhD programme
- In the final year of a Bachelor’s programme;
- Or within one year after graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD programme,
Language and SkillsGood analytical skills, either quantitative or qualitative, and ability to conduct research and draft research reports.Excellent communication skills, including speaking and writing clearly and effectively;Willing to learn and take instructions from supervisor;Exhibit a high standard of integrity and professionalism;Resilient, flexible, quick response, fast learner, good at multi-tasking;Respect deadlines, results-oriented, can work under high pressure and fast pace;Take pride in working with UNDP, passionate to make a difference;Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint;Advanced command of English and Chinese.
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a) CV and letter of motivation
b) Copy of school transcript
c) Indicate if you will be financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation or scholarship programme, and the financial amount.
*Candidate who didn’t submit required documentation will not be further considered.
INTERNSHIP CONDITIONSInterns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan and medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. Any cost arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern.The stipend will be paid monthly. Interns will have 1.5 days of leave per month.Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed; Cost and arrangement for travel, visas, passports, accommodations and living expenses are the responsibility of the nominating institution, related institution, or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or the intern.Interns must not apply for or be appointed to a position that should be encumbered by a staff member during the period of their internship. Interns are expected to fulfil the terms of their internships. Therefore, the internship must not be foreshortened for the purposes of allowing an intern to apply for a position.Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
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