- UNDP around the world
Many of UNDP's relationships with countries and territories on the ground exceed 60 years. Find details on our successes and ongoing work.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Dem. Republic of)
- Congo (Republic of)
- Costa Rica
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic People's Republic of Korea
- Denmark (Rep. Office)
- Dominican Republic
- E.U (Rep. Office)
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Fiji (Multi-country Office)
- Finland (Rep. Office)
- Geneva (Rep. Office)
- Iraq (Republic of)
- Kosovo (as per UNSCR 1244)
- Lao PDR
- Mauritius & Seychelles
- Norway (Rep. Office)
- Papua New Guinea
- Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People
- Russian Federation
- Samoa (Multi-country Office)
- São Tomé and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- Sweden (Rep. Office)
- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- Tokyo (Rep. Office)
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- About Us
- News Centre
Consultant: UNCDF Partnerships Unit
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||03-Jun-13|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 49 least developed countries (LDCs). It creates new opportunities for poor people and their businesses by increasing access to microfinance and investment capital. UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis. It provides seed capital – grants and loans – and technical support to help microfinance institutions reach more poor households and small businesses, and local governments finance the capital investments – water systems, feeder roads, schools, irrigation schemes – that will improve poor peoples’ lives. UNCDF programmes help to empower women, and are designed to catalyze larger capital flows from the private sector, national governments and development partners, for maximum impact toward the Millennium Development Goals.UNCDF offers a unique combination of investment capital, capacity building and technical advisory services to promote microfinance and local development in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs):
The substantive increase in volume of UNCDF interventions during the past 5 years has been primarily driven by a strong increase in earmarked resources from an increasingly diverse pool of donors. Although this diversity in donors is a sign of a healthy development in terms of demand and support for UNCDF's interventions, the level of contributions to core resources remains insufficient to sustain operations in 40 LDCs and hence is a serious concern for the agency.
Core resources represent the bedrock of UNCDF's multilateral capital development mandate, as they provide UNCDF with the greatest programmatic flexibility. Core resources also enhance UNCDF's ability to plan and to attract non-core contributions. The achievement of UNCDF resource mobilization target of USD25 million per year in contributions to UNCDF core resources, as envisaged in the UNCDF 2008-2011 Investment Plan supporting 40 LDCs by 2011, still remains a challenge. A new UNCDF funding model must ensure that UNCDF has access to the necessary levels of core resources and that these are as predictable as possible.
To achieve these objectives in the current difficult funding environment, UNCDF has initiated a broad stakeholder discussion on a range of future funding options for UNCDF. As such, the organization seeks the capacity to engage donors in a dialogue on options to secure UNCDF’s minimum requirement for core/unearmarked contributions, including options for soft earmarking.
In order to strengthen the capacity of the Partnerships and Communications Unit (PCU) to build and maintain strategic partnerships, including the engagement with donor development partners within the framework of the Stakeholder Consultations process, a consultant will be contracted for up to one year reporting to the head of the PU. The consultant will also be assigned other functions related to partnerships, resource mobilization, communications and executive board relations as listed below.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the Assignment
The objective is to support PCU in building and maintaining strategic partnerships, including the engagement with development partners, including – but not limited to - within the framework of the on-going UNCDF Stakeholder Consultation process and in efforts related to partnerships, resource mobilization, communications and executive board relations.
Scope of Work
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Chief of Partnerships and Communications Unit, the Consultant will be responsible for supporting the UNCDF’s partnership-building and resource mobilization in implementing the UNCDF Partnerships and Communications Strategy, and related strategies and processes, focusing on the following areas:
UNCDF’s investment mandate;
In addition to donor relations tasks assigned by the Chief of PCU, the consultant will submit upon request:
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of Applicants
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as (a) responsive/ compliant/ acceptable, and (b) having received the highest score out of a predetermined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation. Only the highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Criteria Weight - 70%
Financial Criteria Weight - 30%
Criteria for Technical Evaluation:
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. All the required documents should be compiled into one file which must be uploaded with your application online.
The application should contain:
Completed P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of references
(blank form can be downloaded from: http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/corporate/Careers/P11_Personal_history_form.doc
Financial Proposal – applicant need to specify a daily rate for the tasks specified in this announcement.
|Click here for important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders).|
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.