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National Consultant-Financial Product Analyst for a2i
|Location :||Dhaka, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||10-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
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.
The Aspire to Innovate (a2i) Programme builds on the Government of Bangladesh’s efforts to introduce a citizen-centric culture of innovation in civil service to improve service delivery and make services more inclusive, affordable, reliable and easier to access. This project will provide support to establish institutional mechanisms and improve accountability to accelerate SDG achievements in Bangladesh.
This project will have three components:
1. Institutionalizing Public Service Innovation and Improving Accountability
2. Catalyzing Digital Financial Services and Fintech Innovations
3. Incubating Private Sector-enabled Public Service Innovation
Background of the Assignment:
Bangladesh’s financial sector has undergone rapid growth and has embraced technology solutions to improve the financial inclusion of the general population. The Bangladesh government continues to make progress on its financial inclusion goals through the implementation of initiatives designed to reach the financially excluded, particularly the poor. Financially included adults made up 47% of the population in 2018, a 10 percentage-point increase from 2017. Banks drove this increase, partly due to the government’s push to expand agent-banking services in rural areas. However, certain segments remain disproportionately unbanked and financial inclusion for women remains a challenge, Overall, Findex shows that 65 percent of Bangladeshi men have accounts while only 36 percent of women have accounts. Also, formal financial institutions have limited reach in rural areas, which restricts the spread of basic financial services among the rural population more specifically towards the female population.
A2I Programme is playing a catalytic role to develop an inclusive financial ecosystem with the support from Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. One of the core components of the project is to address the gender gap in financial inclusion and design, develop and implement intervention strategy to reduce the gap.
Aspire to Innovate (a2i) is looking for recruiting a National Consultant- Financial Product Analyst who will be responsible for an assessment study to analyze existing products and services offered to female citizens by the financial service providers in Bangladesh and identify key challenges in adoption and provide solid recommendations.
The overall objective of the assignment will be the following:
Duties and Responsibilities
The Scope of the assignment is to conduct a qualitative study to the identification of the current status and assessing the presence of various financial products and services provided by the financial service providers in Bangladesh. The scope of the study would include but not limited to the following:
Deliverables should include the following:
Supervision, Reporting authority and Performance Evaluation:
The National Consultant- Financial Product Analyst will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager_Digital Financial Service, Aspire to Innovate (a2i) Programme. Therefore, the activities of the incumbent will be regularly monitored by the Programme Manager_Digital Financial Service, Aspire to Innovate (a2i) Programme.
Timeframe and deadlines:
The assignment will be for 50 working days within 3 months.
Duty Station and expected places of travel: Dhaka
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Management and Leadership
Knowledge Management and Learning
Language Required: High level of communication and interpersonal skills and experience in working effectively in a multi-cultural and multi stakeholders’ environment and fluency in English is required
Required Skills and Experience
When using this weighted scoring method, 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 pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% point in technical criteria would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Evaluation Criteria
Financial Evaluation (Total 30 marks)
All technical qualified proposals will be scored out 30 based on the formula provided below. The maximum points (30) will be assigned to the lowest financial proposal. All other proposals received points according to the following formula:
p = y (µ/z)
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications: