Intern, Local Development Finance Job – United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Job Title:  Intern, Local Development Finance – UNCDF Regional Office for East and Central Africa (Home-Based)

Organisation: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs). With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. This last mile is where available resources for development are scarcest; where market failures are most pronounced; and where benefits from national growth tend to leave people excluded.


UNCDF is co-leading the Resilience Local Food Supply Chain Alliance (RLFSCA) with WFP as a post UNFSS summit coalition to support member states to transform their food systems.

Job Summary:  The intern will support the Local Transformative Finance Practice (innovative financing and own source revenue of municipalities and local governments) to implement post United Nations Food System Summit (UNFSS) country pathways. Particularly member states and organization that are committed to engage with the RLFSCA.  The support will lead contribute to address food security and agricultural value chains challenges. The support aims at boosting MSMEs in the agricultural value chain in cities and rural. The achievement of these objectives will be possible through capacity building programs, the development of innovative financial mechanisms, and the identification, structuring and financing of projects with high tax and revenues for municipalities and local governments.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: More specifically, the intern will support UNCDF teams in the implementation and development of their programs by:

  • Support the analysis of business model of Small-Medium Agro-Enterprises in Sub-Saharan countries;
  • Support the creation of a database containing qualitative and quantitative results of case studies on Agri-SMEs;
  • Contribute to UNCDF activities in the Resilient Local Food Supply Alliance including at the country and Coordination level;
  • Contribute to the production of the publication/communication tools “Contribution of agri-food SMEs in the transformation of food system in member states.”;
  • Providing analytical support to municipalities and local government on the MSMEs tax administration;
  • Support development of concept papers, project proposals, country reports, meeting reports etc
  • Contribute to UNCDF’s resource mobilization efforts.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Intern, Local Development Finance – UNCDF Regional Office for East and Central Africa (Home-Based) job must be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in food system management, economics, agro-economics or similar studies;
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
  • Language: Excellent knowledge of French and English (written and oral).


  • Demonstrated interest in rural/local development issues in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Demonstrated experiences in agriculture, food system finance, local government own source revenue, food security value chains etc…;
  • Excellent writing, analytical and research skills;
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written);
  • Ability to take initiatives and work independently and in teams;
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point).

How to Apply:

All candidates should provide a 1-page motivation letter and 1 updated CV (in English or French) at the link below. The system only allows one attachment, so please combine both documents into one file.

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Deadline: 15th March 2023

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