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Digital Agriculture Specialists
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Accra, GHANA|
|Application Deadline :||16-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||IPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||IPSA-10|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year with possibility of extension|
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.
Instructions to Applicants:
Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.
The following documents shall be required from the applicants:
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 46 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. UNCDF’s financing models work through three channels: inclusive digital economies, connecting individuals, households, and small businesses with financial eco-systems that catalyse participation in the local economy, and provide tools to climb out of poverty and manage financial lives; local development finance, that capacitates localities through fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance to drive local economic expansion and sustainable development; and investment finance, that provides catalytic financial structuring, de-risking, and capital deployment to drive SDG impact and domestic resource mobilization.
By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes to Sustainable Development Goal-SDG 1 on eradicating poverty and SDG 17 on the means of implementation. By identifying those market segments where innovative financing models can have transformational impact in helping to reach the last mile and address exclusion and inequalities of access, UNCDF contributes to a broad diversity of SDGs. UNCDF strategy
‘Leaving no one behind in the digital era’ is based on over a decade of experience in digital finance in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. UNCDF recognizes that reaching the full potential of digital financial inclusion in support of the Sustainable Development Goals aligns with the vision of promoting digital economies that leave no one behind.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Under the supervision of either UNCDF Digital Country Lead / Regional Digital Hub Manager, these Two Digital Agriculture Specialists will complete the following activities and deliverables. One Specialist will be based in Bangladesh and shall undertake the following activities and deliverables for the duration of 12 months:
Output 1: Conduct pre-investment work including
Output 2: Design of digital agriculture interventions in areas including digitization of value chains; replication of AgrInvest Initiative; building capacity of farmer organizations on digital transformation; and digitization of land tenure systems. These digital agriculture interventions will be identified during the scoping work carried out on a bi-annual basis between FAO/IC and UNCDF.
Output 3: Implementation of specific technical assistance related to digital agriculture interventions and possible delivery of specific funding (grants, loans and guarantees) by UNCDF.
Output 4: Stock taking and knowledge management.
Summary of deliverables
All outputs shall be subject to review and written acceptance by the Technical Specialists who shall also authorize the disbursement of payment to the individual.
UN Core Values and Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum Qualifications of the Successful IPSA