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Programme Specialist, Country Lead and Global Learning - IPSA 12
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||15-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||IPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||IPSA-12|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
|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.
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:
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.
UNCDF hosts the Secretariat of the Better Than Cash Alliance.
The Better Than Cash Alliance is a partnership of 80 governments, companies, and international organizations that accelerates the transition from cash to digital payments to reduce poverty, drive inclusive growth and accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Billions of dollars in cash payments and transfers are made daily in emerging and developing economies, including payment of salaries, social welfare, and relief, payments to suppliers, remittances, etc. The problems with these cash payments include a lack of transparency, accountability, and security, as well as inefficiency. Furthermore, the individuals who receive the cash payments are often part of the 1.7 billion excluded from the formal financial sector. This means they are excluded from access to a range of appropriate and affordable financial services to help them save safely, take advantage of economic opportunities, and reduce their vulnerability to risk.
Shifting these payments from cash to digital has the potential to improve the lives of low-income people, particularly women - who are twice as likely to be excluded from the financial system, while giving governments, the development community, and the private sector a more transparent, time and cost-efficient, and often safer means of disbursing payments. Digitizing payments can also contribute to women’s economic participation by providing them with more control over family finances, increasing personal security, and improving economic opportunities.
The Alliance is one of the Implementing Partners for G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion and works in collaboration with its member countries to promote responsible digital payments, particularly for women, through its various interventions in GPFI.
The Alliance Secretariat works with its 80 members to navigate their digitization journeys, by:
The Better Than Cash Alliance Secretariat Core Values:
The Scope of this IPSA Contract-Holder is to lead India initiatives along with regular support to the Better Than Cash Alliance’s Global initiatives on learnings and advisory services. In direct daily communication with the Deputy Managing Director and Head of the Asia Pacific region and fellow Alliance colleagues, this IPSA Contract-Holder will add value to the Alliance’s India work and global initiatives on Advisory Services, Research, and Learning as required. The IPSA Contract-Holder will lead the Alliance’s engagement with the Government of India supporting its G20 Presidency and other initiatives to provide Advisory Services on Digital Payments, support and management of Alliance Member engagement, relations, and initiative development and fulfillment, as well as leadership in the implementation of the approved Alliance’s learning strategy, and quality assurance for research products and Communications, as required.
Under the supervision of the Deputy Managing Director and Head of the Asia Pacific Region, the IPSA Contract-Holder will be driving the execution of quality advisory services, learning, and research under the Alliance thematic and in-country work.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The key responsibilities of the Programme Specialist - Lead Programme and Global Learnings on Digital Payments Advisory Services are as the following:
In collaboration with the Digital Payments Innovation Hub team, assist in driving the execution of high-quality research and the implementation of the approved learning strategy through:
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies
Required Skills and Experience