• Voluntarily

UNCDF is seeking an intern to be part of the GFCR. Working under the direct oversight of the Deputy Head of the GFCR and the day-to-day guidance of GFCR staff, the selected interns will support the ongoing work plan and goals of the unit, according to the four different tracks.

The GFCR UN Global Team (UNGT) is an independent structure under the Global Fund for Coral Reefs Executive Board and manages the day-to-day activities and operations of the Grant Fund. While hosted within UNCDF, the Global Team collaborates closely with relevant focal points of the Participating UN Organizations (UNDP, UNEP, UNCDF) and the Investment Fund asset management team.

The UNGT has management, technical, and operational expertise, and one of its primary roles is to develop the Fund investment plans and manage approval of Grant Fund program proposals in accordance with financial decisions made by the GFCR Executive Board and in collaboration with the Investment Fund partners. The Global Team guarantees that successful innovative blended finance solutions are developed in accordance with agreed-upon objectives and criteria specified in the Terms of Reference.

The internship managers committed to providing the interns with the training, guidance, and support necessary to complete the below duties and responsibilities effectively and within the internship period. This will include, but not be limited to, scheduled meetings to assess output progress, systems training (where required), and completion of required university reports for the purpose of meeting any necessary Degree requirements.

This internship is specifically intended to support the work of the UNGT with tasks focused on operations and coordination support. The intern role will work with the guidance of the GFCR Operations & Coordination Analyst in performing the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on operational best practices based on the procedures of other UN multi-partner trust funds (see https://mptf.undp.org/);
  • Draft Operational Guidance Notes detailing the Fund’s policies and procedures;
  • Create process maps and prescriptive templates to concretize and illustrate the processes outlined in the Operational Guidance Notes;
  • Support in coordinating and preparing the GFCR Annual Report;
  • Support the development of a centralized Fund management platform through Smartsheet or other project management tool/s;
  • Support with the logistical preparation and planning of GFCR Executive Board and Advisory Board meetings;
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations, supporting documents, and meeting minutes leading up to and following all Board meetings;
  • Support with facilitating due diligence processes;
  • Support in preparing Terms of Reference and other materials to facilitate procurement;
  • Other assigned tasks.






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  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree program (such as a master’s program, or higher) in public or business administration, international affairs, public policy, communication, or other related fields;
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (such as a 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;
  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other UN languages will be considered a plus.
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

  • Applicants should apply via online application.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit additional pages or links that the hiring unit may reference in evaluating skills that are relevant to the Internship.

Application Deadline: January 1, 2024

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