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Training and Networking Coordinator, Insurance and Risk Finance Facility
|Application Deadline :||30-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||IPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||IPSA-11|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||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.
UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.
Within the GPN, the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. BPPS’s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. BPPS works closely with UNDP’s Crisis Bureau (CB) to support emergency and crisis response. BPPS ensures that issues of risk are fully integrated into UNDP’s development programmes. BPPS assists UNDP and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results-based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working. BPPS supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data driven including in its programme support efforts.
Sustainable Finance Hub
Within the context of SDG Financing, UNDP has launched a Sustainable Finance Hub which is conceptualized as a finance and innovation platform that draws on a critical mass of UNDP expertise, initiatives, and partnerships to support the mobilization and leveraging of resources for the SDGs, supports COs with technical advice and tools and products, lead the implementation of the new UNDP private sector strategy and other global flagships initiatives, which fully supports the implementation of the Strategic Plan and supports governments to align public and private sector investments and activities with the 2030 Agenda. The Hub operates as an integral part of the Global Policy Network as well as the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA), and works with colleagues from GPN, BERA and across all Bureaux, as well as, with external stakeholders and partners. The Hub serves as a connector, broker and global coordinator among internal and external actors; curates and manages UNDP’s catalogue of service offers on SDG financing to governments, investors and companies, via the COs, to significantly enhance the scale and impact of UNDP’s work.
UNDP’s Work on Insurance and Risk Financing.
The collaboration between the insurance industry and the development sector has grown significantly over the last five years. Key initiatives, such as the Insurance Development Forum, InsuResilience Global Partnership and the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance, have evolved into significant policy and standard setting partnerships, bringing together countries, the development sector, and the private and mutual/cooperative sectors of industry. Increasingly, these partnerships are moving beyond policy to programming, with a strong focus on not only delivering insurance and risk financing solutions to countries and communities, but also on long-term transformational change of insurance markets.
UNDP’s growing work in this space has led to the creation of the Insurance and Risk Finance Facility, a flagship initiative on insurance and risk finance within the newly created Finance Sector Hub. This work covers a range of critical areas where insurance and risk transfer solutions and collaboration with the industry can add significantly to achieving and delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.) Covering inclusive insurance, sovereign risk financing, insurance investments, natural capital, health, SME development and more, UNDP’s work will look to not only develop and deliver insurance solutions together with countries and communities, it will also look to work with partners to transform insurance markets, working on legislation, regulation and institutional capacity.
Duties and Responsibilities
The role of the Training and Networking Coordinator is a critical function in UNDP’s growing Insurance and Risk Finance Facility (IRFF) team, with the overall function of coordinating the IRFF’s training programmes by working with experts and partners, with a robust expertise on capacity development methodologies and tools (including online ones) and knowledge in the climate and disaster risk financing space, to develop targeted in-person and virtual trainings for a diverse network of stakeholders including UNDP Country Offices, Regional Bureaus, insurers, government officials, regulators and supervisors, and other actors.
The Training and Networking Coordinator will lead the development of the training work for the IRFF’s five workstreams, Sovereign Risk Financing, Inclusive Insurance, Insurance and Investment, Integration of Insurance into Development, and Insuring Natural Capital, as well as for the African Adaptation Initiative, which the IRFF will be responsible for overseeing. The Training and Networking Coordinator will coordinate with the IRFF’s technical leads to develop and oversee the roll-out of these training packages in all IRFF programme countries. Beyond the country training packages, the Training and Networking Coordinator, will be responsible for developing an e-learning course on insurance and risk financing for all of UNDP’s country offices, including the appropriate technical training platform for delivery. The Training and Networking Coordinator will also be responsible for coordinating the preparation and development of all supporting materials, guides, tools, syllabus materials, etc. as required.
The Training and Networking Coordinator is expected to support the IRFF Regional Specialists and Workstream Leads to oversee and deliver (with partners) capacity development initiatives on all five IRFF workstreams as well as specialized dedicated training such as the African Adaptation Initiative.
The Training and Networking Coordinator will be responsible for leading the coordination and development of all IRFF training work and networking, in collaboration with the technical leads across the Facility. This will include the following:
The Training and Networking Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of the Deputy Team Leader, IRFF and in close collaboration with all relevant technical and regional leads. The IRFF will have the overall responsibility of the related activities involved in the consultation and implementation process, including contracting, procurement and recruitment of the training/implementing partners.
Required Skills and Experience
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.
Cost of other travel, as deemed necessary by UNDP while performing the outlined functions, shall be at UNDP’s expense and in accordance with the applicable UNDP travel policy.
The following documents shall be required from the applicants:
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience leading and developing trainings, such as reports, presentations, training materials or other materials may be additionally requested at the discretion of a hiring manager.