|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||07-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||2d 9h 1m|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||through 18 May 2018|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||not to exceed 6 months|
|Brief Description of UNDP
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and helping people build a better life. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, UNDP works with countries on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
UNDP’s Global Environmental Finance unit (UNDP-GEF) is based in UNDP’s Bureau of Policy and Programme Support (BPPS). The Energy, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology (EITT) team, within UNDP-GEF, assists developing countries to attract and direct public and private investment into clean energy. Currently EITT advises developing countries on a number of sources of public funds including: the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Green Climate Fund (GCF), carbon finance, and various bilateral, multilateral, and sub-national funds, donors and partners. Increasingly EITT’s work is oriented to utilizing scarce public funds to catalyze greater flows of private capital.
EITT’s project portfolio currently totals over 170 active projects in clean energy, representing over USD 600 million in GEF funding and USD 4.0 billion in related co-financing. In each project, UNDP supports developing country governments to put in place public measures to attract investment in clean energy. The technologies and sectors covered in the portfolio include renewable energy (grid-connected, mini-grid and off-grid; large-scale and small-scale) and energy efficiency (residential, industrial; buildings and appliances).
Description of Internship
The EITT team is looking to recruit a spring semester intern on clean energy.
The intern will work on UNDP’s Derisking Renewable Energy Investment (DREI) framework, an innovative framework to assist policymakers to cost-effectively select public measures, both policy and financial instruments, to promote low-carbon energy. As part of DREI, UNDP has developed a quantitative 4-step methodology, and accompanying open-source Excel financial tools and guidance materials.
The DREI framework was originally developed with an initial methodology focused on utility-scale renewable energy. The framework has now being expanded to include small-scale renewable energy – mini-grids, solar home kits, and on-grid, rooftop solar PV. Accompanying the methodological work, DREI is now being applied in practice to guide policymakers in a series of UNDP projects in developing countries. For more information, please visit www.undp.org/DREI.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Duties and Responsibilities
Duties will comprise, but not be limited to, the following:
The intern will report to the Energy Finance Specialist in EITT. The intern will further interact more broadly with EITT team members in NY, in regional offices, with UNDP country offices and with UNDP partners.
Candidates should be available to work part-time from 13 February to 18 May 2018. Candidates must be able to commit at least, on average, 12 hours per week. The intern will be expected to come in regularly to UNDP’s offices in midtown Manhattan, New York, USA. Given this a school-year internship, UNDP can be flexible on hours from week-to-week.
Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. All costs connected with an intern’s participation in the programme must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution, or government which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel (including to and from the office), visas, accommodation, etc.
Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of their internship with UNDP. UNDP will not reimburse the medical insurance of the intern. Any costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern. Applicants for internships must show proof of valid medical insurance for the duty station in which they will intern. For applicants which are neither nationals or residents of the duty station, the insurance must include adequate coverage in the event of an injury or illness during the internship duration which:
There is no expectation of employment with UNDP following an internship. Interns cannot apply for or be appointed to any position during the period of their internship.
UNDP is not responsible for any claims by any parties where the loss of or damage to their property, death or personal injury was caused by the actions or omission of action by the interns during their internship.
Required Skills and Experience
In case an applicant is successfully selected, s/he will be requested to provide electronic versions of:
Kindly note the above documentation is required within one week after selection.
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.