Senior Team Development Specialist

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Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :06-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :11d 16h 8m
Type of Contract :IPSA (Regular)
Post Level :IPSA-12
Languages Required :

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 following documents shall be required from the applicants:

a) Personal CV, 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.

Office/Unit/Project Description :

UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s least developed countries (LDCs). It creates new opportunities for poor people and their communities by increasing access to inclusive finance and investment capital. UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia and the Pacific, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis. It can provide seed capital both grants and loans as well as technical support that will improve poor peoples’ lives.

The UNCDF digital agenda for migration and remittances falls within the organization’s broader global strategy, set forth in 2019, of “Leaving No One Behind in the Digital Era.” This vision is to empower millions of people by 2024 to use services daily that leverage innovation and technology and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Through a market development approach, UNCDF continuously seeks to address underlying market dysfunctions. The Programme contributes to, and benefits from, this overarching corporate mandate. The Programme is administered by UNCDF with funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, or SDC, and Sida, the Swedish International Development Agency.

UNCDF’s Migration and Remittances for Development Programme, or the Programme, aims at contributing to sustainable development by making remittances more accessible and affordable, while helping build resilience for migrants and their families. For both sending and receiving countries, the Programme seeks to increase the share of migrant remittances flowing through formal channels, thereby giving policymakers at both ends greater visibility into the true picture of inbound and outbound financial flows. For remittances service providers, the Programme seeks to build the capacity to understand the financial needs and preferences of migrants and their families, and to design and deliver responsive products accordingly. For migrants themselves, the Programme aims not only to lower the costs and increase the safety and convenience of sending money, but also to link remittances to a broader suite of financial services—including insurance, savings, pensions, investments, and credit—that can help them reach their goals. The Programme recognizes digitization as the key to achieving these objectives.

The Senior Team Development Specialist will work with one single team, the Migration and Remittance portfolio at UNCDF to build measurably more productive, successful and more coherent teams.

Institutional Arrangement:

The direct supervisor of the Senior Team Development Specialist will be the Lead Specialist, Migration and Remittance portfolio at UNCDF.


Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work:

  • Assess teams’ needs and collect information via surveys
  • Based on the outcome of the surveys, deliver team learning presentation packs for teams and prepare for bilateral sessions for personal development and growth
  • Provide team building strategy for the team
  • Make recommendations on development opportunities for teams’ cohesion
  • Deliver individual and small group sessions to support broader team success






Achieve Results:

LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable

objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks,

develop new ideas to solve complex problems

Learn Continuously:

LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to

expand horizons, diversify experiences

Adapt with Agility:

LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion

change, manage multiple competing demands

Act with Determination:

LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers

and take action to achieve greater results


Engage and Partner:

LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex

landscape,            champion                               inter-agency collaboration

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse

workforce and champion inclusivity


Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Thematic Area



Learning and Development

Leadership Development

Knowledge of the leadership development                                      theories, concepts and methodologies; ability to apply them in the design and implementation of the leadership development strategies and programmes; ability to advise leaders on their development needs and

related strategies

Duty of Care

Psychosocial                             support                        to personnel

Ability and certified qualification to provide psychological counselling services to teams and

individual personnel



Required Skills and Experience

  1. Minimum Qualifications of the Successful IPSA

Min. Education requirements

Master’s degree in psychology, social sciences or a relevant field

Min. years of relevant work experience

10 years of dedicated experience as coach or advisor in team development, change management facilitation through organizational reviews and targeted implementation

Proven experience in assessment and surveys for individuals, organizations and teams

Required skills

Knowledgeable about coaching methodologies for team and personal development

Prior experience working with or in a UN Agencies is preferred.

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

Excellent people management skills

Professional Integrity and confidentiality: ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.

Required Language(s)

Proficiency in English

Professional Certificates



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