Internship (Project Assistant)

Sluitingsdatum
01-09-2019

Beschrijving van de vacature

Organization

NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance is a member platform for Dutch investors in the

worldwide inclusive finance sector. Together with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign

Affairs and our members, we are committed to expanding access to affordable

financial services worldwide. We believe in a clear link between financial inclusion

and development. Access to financial services offers people the possibility to improve

their living standards, which in turn reduces inequality. Inclusive finance can result in

poverty alleviation, job creation, food security, gender equality, and equitable growth.
It is our mission to increase the effectiveness of our members’ inclusive finance

investments and activities. Therefore, we promote effective partnerships to combine

efforts, and complement expertise and objectives. In addition, we support our

members’ in contributing to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals

(SDGs) by 2030.

Background

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious intern to support the programme

manager with the Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food (G4IFF) workstream. This

workstream focuses on the use of geospatial information to increase access to

financial services for smallholder farmers worldwide. To promote the use of geodata,

NpM organized the G4IFF Innovator’s Challenge for tech and FinTech companies in

2018. Participants were to develop geodata-based applications for FIs to facilitate the

financing of smallholder farmers in emerging economies.

We are looking for someone with an interest in microfinance/ inclusive finance

sector, excellent communication and organization skills. The internship will start in

September 2019 for the duration of 5 to 6 months.

 

What you will do:

  • Coordinate and support the evaluation of the three winning pilots, who won the Innovator’s Challenge in 2018;
  • Assist in organizing workshops and seminars for investors;
  • Support the relationship management and communication with NpM members, AgTech and FinTech companies, and other partners;
  • Draft messaging and update social media channels with relevant news;
  • Assist in preparing presentations, layout and design of reports;
  • Assist in various organizational and practical tasks for NpM.

 

What we ask from you:

  • Interest in inclusive finance, SME Finance, rural/agri-business and/or a related topic;
  • Enjoy working in dynamic, multi-cultural environments;
  • A hands-on, pro-active mentality and ability to work independently;
  • Fluent in English (both verbal and written), understanding of Dutch is a plus;
  • Excellent writing skills for communication purposes;
  • IT skills (Office Package) and comfortable using social media (Twitter, LinkedIn);
  • Enrolled at an educational institution, this is a must, and living in the Netherlands.

 

We offer:

  • Be part of a dynamic working environment;
  • Meet/work with a variety of actors active in inclusive finance;
  • Learn how to effectively communicate with various partners;
  • Gain skills in project management with multiple stakeholders;
  • Gain experience in organizing knowledge-based events;
  • Gain insight in the Dutch inclusive finance sector that is represented by NpM;
  • A monthly internship compensation of EUR 252,10 based on a 40-hour contract;
  • Travel allowance.

Send your CV and a short letter of motivation to the NpM office at

info@remove-this.inclusivefinanceplatform.nl. Applications will be taken into consideration

until the position is filled. We expect the intern to start in September 2019.

 

For more information on the vacancy, you can send an email to the above email

address. More general information about NpM and the Dutch inclusive finance

sector can also be found on our website: http://www.inclusivefinanceplatform.nl/home