Position: Internship (Communication)
Assignment: 32-36 hours per week, for 6 months
Starting Date: September, 2017
Organisation NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance, is the leading national platform in inclusive finance sector worldwide. Established in 2003, the platform brings together Dutch development organisations, social investors and commercial banks active in the inclusive finance sector. Together with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NpM’s 13 members share a commitment to expanding access to finance in underserved regions and to anticipate the changing need in the sector to grow towards a responsible industry. The members of NpM are active in over 90 countries and have committed EUR 2.8 billion to the inclusive finance sector. NpM’s activities are directed to the contribution of the financial sector in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.
One of the major tasks is to communicate and create awareness in and of the sector. We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious intern to support our team in various new and on-going projects, for a period of 6 months. We are looking for someone at bachelor/master level with an interest in microfinance/inclusive finance sector and excellent communication and organization skills. The internship will start preferably in September 2017 and will be valid for a period of 6 months.
What you will do:
Assist in organizing knowledge and training sessions for investors; taking care of practical arrangements;
Assist in communication activities; keeping our website up-to-date; working with our social media tools etc. ;
Assist in writing newsflashes & newsletters and send them out;
Assist in keeping databases up to date;
Assist in preparing presentations, layout and design of reports and other communication means; and
Taking minutes during meetings and coordinating with service providers.
We ask from you that:
You are interested in inclusive finance, SME Finance, rural/agri-business and/or a related topic;
You like to operate in a dynamic, multi-cultural environment;
You have excellent communication skills in Dutch and English (both verbal and written);
You are pro-active and flexible;
You have a hands-on mentality and you can work independently;
You have good computer knowledge (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Social Media, Newsletter Software (e.g. MailChimp), Design Software (e.g. PhotoShop, InDesign);
You have excellent writing skills, for communication purposes;
You are technology & internet savvy and have experience in website maintenance; and
You are enrolled at an educational institution.
We offer you the opportunity to:
Be part of a dynamic working environment;
Meet/work with a variety of investors active in inclusive finance;
Gain experience in organizing knowledge based events ; and
Gain insight in an interesting sector that is represented by NpM
We offer an internship compensation of EUR 226 p/month plus travel allowance.
Send your CV and a short letter of motivation to the NpM office at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than Friday 8th September, 2017.
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