Junior Programme Analyst



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :05-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :IPSA (Regular)
Post Level :IPSA-9
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Sep-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :12 Months

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

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The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

Travel:  

a) UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their return to their home upon completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements.

b) Include any official travel expected to be associated with performing the functions.

Office/Unit/Project Description 

UNCDF makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries. 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.

 The UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015. The 2030 Agenda recognizes migration as a core-development consideration, marking the first time that migration is explicitly integrated into the global development agenda. It also recognizes a major relevance of international migration as a multidimensional reality of and for the development of countries of origin, as well as transit and destination, which requires coherent and comprehensive responses.? 

Migration is also considered key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The adoption of the SDGs and explicit references to migration in 76 of its 17 goals, mainstreamed migration into global development policy. Migration can reduce poverty (SDG 1), improve health and education outcomes (SDGs 3 and 4), gender equality outcomes (SDG 5), foster growth and innovation (SDGs 8 and 9) and reduce inequality (SDG 10).? 

Remittances, on the other hand, can also contribute to reaching the SDGs in a variety of ways:? 

  • Household level: by recognizing the positive socioeconomic impact of remittances on families and communities? 
  • Community level:?Benefits associated at sub-national or municipal levels including reduced rural poverty, lower income inequality, increased micro small and medium enterprises (MSME) activity, and strengthen resilience to adverse effects of climate change or disaster risks? 
  • Government level:?Benefits for public sector institutions including greater transparency, better communication with citizens, and increased private sector development and entrepreneurship as a result of access to capital and domestic credit? 
  • Macro level:?At macro-economic level, remittances can foster much needed foreign currency exchange, stabilize BOP, reduce dependency on government aid, and re-allocate capital resources into more productive investments and other financial services – moving money from international to domestic, consumption to investment, and from urban to rural.? 

UNCDF aims to improve the functioning of the remittance market in order to improve the financial health of migrant families while strengthen economic development efforts of the origin and host countries. In doing so, UNCDF engages with public and private sector stakeholders to strengthen the capacity of the regulators to monitor and analyze the remittance transaction data towards evidence-based policy making, enable a conducive policy and regulatory environment, and deliver financial and technical assistance to a wide range of financial institutions (e.g. banks, cooperatives, microfinance institutions, money transfer operators, and mobile networks operators) to improve the digital remittance ecosystem and design migrant-centric financial products and services (e.g. savings, credit, insurance, payment services, remittances, pension, and investment).? 

Institutional Arrangement

The Junior Programme Analyst reports to the Programme Management Specialist of the Migration and Remittances  portfolio. 

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Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

a)Liaise with other internal and external stakeholders to assess any operational needs and support them, particlulry with Project management and completion of agreed tasks;

b)Assist the team in conducting research to ensure timely and effective implementation of the research pipeline;

c)Work closely with Programme Management Specialist on management and coordination of all Translation/copy/edit and worting activities provided via LTAs;

d)Support the Team in outreach and scheduling planned events and conferences and act as primary point of contact, for event-planning purposes.

e)Work across the Team to ensure regular review and updates are applied across the systems: ASANA, AirTable, PowerBI reporting;

f)Support the Communications Lead and the Knowledge Management Lead in writing, development, design, production and dissemination of diverse publications – by helping draft evidence-based articles, memos, blogs, presentations, social media posts, talking points, speeches and others as required;


Competencies

Innovation

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Communication & Relationship Management

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement


Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic Education

A Master degree, or equivalent Advanced Degree in public administration, development, finance, economics, technology and data science, business administration or similar studies.’s degree in economics, finance, public/business administration, social sciences, international relations or related fields

Min. years of relevant Work experience

  • 2 years of professional experience in research, digital payments, financial services, financial inclusion, or fintech is mandatory;
  • Working knowledge of current developments in including innovative payment methods (e.g., mobile financial services, pre-paid cards, fintech, blockchain, etc.) is mandatory; 
  • 1 year of experience organizing events is mandatory;
  • Experience working with UN Agencies is mandatory;
  • Working knowledge of international donor organizations is desired. 
  • Previous Project management experience acrosss the Teams is highly desirable.

Desired additional skills and competencies

  • Demonstrated interest in topics related to digital finance, capital markets, fiscal and monetary policy a plus;
  • Strong ability to complete the analysis, craft the message and materials, then deliver well thought-out summary and presentation;
  • Strong analytical, synthesis and writing skills;
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, communication, knowledge management and administrative skills;
  • Able to take initiative and work independently.

Required Language(s) (at working level)

  • Excellent command of English.
  • Working knowledge of other UN languages is desirable but not necessary



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