Pipeline Process and Impact Assurance Analyst, Dual Key


Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :07-Dec-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :IPSA (Regular)
Post Level :IPSA-9
Languages Required :
English  
Expected Duration of Assignment :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.

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.

Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as  reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.

 

Office/Unit/Project Description

The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 46 least developed countries (LDCs). 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.

UNCDF’s financing models work through three channels: (1) inclusive digital economies, which connects individuals, households, and small businesses with financial eco-systems that catalyze participation in the local economy, and provide tools to climb out of poverty and manage financial lives; (2) local development finance, which drives structural transformation of localities through policy and regulatory reform, fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and project finance to unlock capital flows to the local level, combined local economic expansion and sustainable development; and (3) investment finance, which provides catalytic financial structuring, de-risking, and capital deployment to drive SDG impact and domestic resource mobilization.

To promote and support transformative investments through local governments, domestic banks in LDCs, as well as the mobilization of international capital to LDCs, LTF designs, pilots and tests out financing mechanisms and business models in both public and private sectors that support locally designed public investments and revenue generating capital investment projects. The investment financing toolboxes of UNCDF’s LTF include Fiscal Decentralization, Local Development Funds for public capital investment programming, Structured Project Finance, Municipal Finance, SME Finance, and Public-Private Partnerships. To ensure the selected LTF investments meet both financial and thematic impact requirements, according to measurable indicators, the Dual Key methodology and approach to investing with impact, supported by the Dual Key Investment Committee, provides the oversight on the investments, and support the decision-making process on the financial and development impact credibility and sustainability.

 

Institutional Arrangement

Under the overall supervision of the director of the Local Development Finance Practice and Chair of the Dual Key Investment committee, the Pipeline Process and Impact Assurance Analyst will be part of the Dual Key team and will be directly managed by the LTF Dual Key Investment Manager. See full team setup on the Dual Key Site (https://www.uncdf.org/dual-key/our-dual-key-team ).


Duties and Responsibilities

3.      Scope of Work

Under the overall supervision of the Director of Local Development Finance Practice and day to day management of the LTF Dual Key Pipeline Investment Manager, the candidate will support the Dual Key Manager in the monitoring and management of various tracks of pipeline development with third party funds and investment partners, progress tracking and associated impact applications, in-line with approved investment processes specific to each track and agreed development KPIs. The successcul candidate will also support the tracking of revenue streams (e. g. fees) in line with signed agreements and investment execution processes.

Deliverables:

Support the management and process assurance to different pipeline tracks:

  • Support the tracking, management and process assurance for the dual key pipeline of investments in line with specified investment tracks agreed with investors, third party funds and partners.
  • Support the assurance on the application of the appropriate development KPIs on each investment track as agreed with partners and approved by the LTF Investment Committee.

Support the technical review of investments and M&E frameworks:

  • Support the review of investment proposals prior to submission to the LD Dual Key Investment Committee (LDIC).
  • Support the LD Dual Key Investment Manager in preparing investment impact recommendations on project proposals at the pre-investment stage.              

Support the updating and quality assurance of the Dual Key Impact Management System

  • Direct data inputs into the dual key impact management system, including raw data entry and quality checks, in close collaboration with the Dual Key regional and country-based impact officers, and in line with the approved KPIs agreed with investors, third-party funds and partners.
  • Support the ongoing improvements in impact measurement system, tools, updates to existing impact measurements instruments, and enhance the quality and quantity of the LD Dual Key Investments submissions.

Support the Yearly Budget Forecast and Implementation Management Plans

  • Work and coordinate closely with the Pipeline Track Mangers and the transaction teams, on the budget forecasts, costing plans, and fees reimbursement schedules.
  • Support the Dual Key Investment Manager in the tracking of revenue streams from third party funds and investors.
  • Support the Dual Key Investment Manager in further improving the online tools for the monitoring and management of investments.

Support to Knowledge Management and reporting

  • Support the analysis of data on the private sector, public private partnerships, and municipal investment finance to make evidence-based decisions to better contribute to outcome level change and the overall impact of the LD Dual Key investing with impact approach. 
  • Support reporting of impact data and linkages to the corporate Internal Results and Resources Framework (IRRM) as well as other UNCDF corporate reports.
  • Frequent knowledge sharing updates to the LD Dual Key webpage with live reporting on investments impact, progress, lessons learned and south-south learning experiences.


Competencies

Professionalism:  Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


Required Skills and Experience

Minimum Academic Education:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, International Development, Public Administration, Statistics or related field.

Minimum years of relevant Work experience:

  • 2 (two) years of minimum experience in development finance, or impact/monitoring of development projects/investments, or Impact Investing, or combination of.

Required skills and competencies:

  • Minimum of 1 (one) year of proven experience in investments impact assessment, investments impact measurement or investments impact reporting;
  • Good  Knowledge of SDG responsive KPIs, M&E frameworks, and quality assurance;
  • Knowledge of investment processes;
  • Proven experience in knowledge management, data mapping, impact and trends analysis, policy interpretation and investments recommendations;
  • Advanced computer skills especially in data base management.

Desired additional skills and competencies:

  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of professionals towards common goals;
  • Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside (Programmes/Projects) or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support.;
  • Ability to effectively communicate intensions and requirements to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction;
  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade, and transform.

Required Language(s) (at working level):

  • Proficiency in English;
  • Competency in another official UN language(s) is desirable.



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