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Programme Specialist Consultant
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Sep-14|
|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 :||3 months (with possibility of extension)|
In September 2009, the UN Secretary-General designated H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands as his Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). As UNSGSA and Honorary Patron of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), Queen Máxima raises awareness and advocates specific policies, investments and actions with governments, regulators, private companies, international institutions and diverse additional stakeholders, all with view of how inclusive financial systems can help to reduce poverty, equalize opportunity and accelerate progress toward numerous development goals. She does so through country visits, speeches, meetings, convening of stakeholders and other outreach. This requires careful, comprehensive and rigorous analysis of local conditions, policies, available services and public priorities, as well as the needs of households, enterprises and communities.
The UNSGSA’s work is done in partnership and with wide consultation among the many stakeholders working to advance financial inclusion—and those affected by it. She collaborates closely with an advisory Reference Group of leading international organizations in financial inclusion to share expertise and suggest strategic opportunities that she can advance through advocacy and partnerships. Reference Group members include: Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Better Than Cash Alliance, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), International Finance Corporation (IFC), UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and The World Bank.
Members of the Reference Group and many other in-country and global partners play an important role in converting advocacy into action. The UNSGSA also consults widely with UN country teams, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), financial standard setting bodies (SSBs), private financial institutions, companies, donors, and civil society organizations.
A small staff works closely with Queen Máxima and her secretariat in The Hague to coordinate and advance her UN and G20 activities. The office of the UNSGSA is housed at UNDP in New York and receives generous financial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Program Specialist will report to the Director of the office.
For more information on the activities and priorities of the UNSGSA, please visit: www.UNSGSA.org
The consultancy assignment will take place in New York for an initial period of three (3) months with anticipated start date of 15 September.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions
Key Expected Results:
Impact of Results
If effective, the consultant will contribute to the successful implementation of an ambitious global advocacy agenda for financial inclusion by the UNSGSA and to an Office that provides timely, insightful and technically accurate support to the UNSGSA.
Required Skills and Experience
Application Submission Process:
Application Evaluation Process
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the Cumulative Analysis methodology [weighted scoring method], where the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight [70%]:
Financial Criteria weight [30%].
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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.