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Consulting Services, Investment Policy Expert (Expert en politique d’investissement)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Dakar, SENEGAL|
|Application Deadline :||10-Apr-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 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.
Important Note: Please click these links for the French version of the TOR and annexes.
ToR_Investment Policy Expert_SN_FR_20230317.pdf https://www.uncdf.org/download/save?id=18733
Annex to TOR-English Version.pdf https://www.uncdf.org/download/save?id=18732
About United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF):
The UN Capital Development Fund (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 two channels: financial inclusion that expands the opportunities for individuals, households, and small businesses to participate in the local economy, providing them with the tools they need to climb out of poverty and manage their financial lives; and by showing how localized investments—through fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance—can drive public and private funding that underpins local economic expansion and sustainable development.
By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes to 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 number of different SDGs.
About the UNCDF Investment Platform:
The Investment Platform serves as UNCDF’s center of excellence on development finance by creating the conditions for investment viability in the “missing middle” or in riskier market segments. The aim of the Investment Platform is to be part of a system that (a) demonstrates to domestic and international investors that emerging markets can and do generate returns, provide opportunities for successful investment, and merit the attention of a wider range of investors and that (b) uses those demonstration effects to support policy and regulatory improvements and scale up by other actors of what works.
About the Project:
The Investment Advisory Initiative (IAI) is part of the UNCDF Investment Platform that seeks to inform and improve the policy regime for investments in priority countries across Africa from lessons learned through
) the development and implementation of innovative SDG-positive development finance initiatives in conjunction with other agencies of the UNDS ii) the deployment of capital, including through UNCDF financing solutions, into investment transactions meant to provide demonstration effects and unlock additional capital (in a blended fashion when possible) iii) direct policy support to government at country level, at its request through the RC or RCO. Unlike many other actors, UNCDF is able to anchor policy advice and related work with the real experience and lessons learnt gained as development finance practitioner able to deploy capital and develop financing mechanisms.
Policy underpins the approach of the IAI to help governments identify and respond to barriers to attract long-term finance for the SDGs. In addition to using lessons learned from demonstration effects of blended finance transactions and the implementation of innovative SDG-positive development finance initiatives, the IAI will convene and engage with stakeholders including private capital and businesses to understand the challenges they face to integrate SDG support into their business models, and work with government and other relevant stakeholders to design mechanisms to catalyze private investment for the SDGs.
Based in Dakar, Senegal the Investment Policy Expert will facilitate the dialogue and implementation of policy development and activities between all the relevant stakeholders of the project: an investment policy diagnostic in the agriculture sector in Senegal.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
This position will support, develop and implement the policy advocacy work by leading research to develop and implement policy advocacy strategies towards the most relevant challenges identified as barriers to investments particularly as regards access to credit by women and youth in the agriculture sector in Senegal. The overall responsibility of the Investment Policy Expert is to contribute to policy development and advocacy activities specifically through the implementation of an investment policy diagnostic. Contributions include the design of an evidenced-based approach and analytical tools, organization of policy dialogue including an interactive convening of stakeholders, and other advance work to further investment policy advocacy. He/She will also act as a liaison officer at the country level for RC/RCO, UN agencies, government, non-government organizations, civil society organizations, private sector partners, financial institutions and other relevant stakeholders.
Summary of key functions:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Duration of the Work
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The assignment is deliverables based with a lump-sum fixed cost payment modality which should be all-inclusive. The consultant may submit invoices for payment upon completion of deliverables in the Deliverables/Outputs table in Section D based on the schedule below. Invoices are subject to the clearance and approval of the direct supervisor.
Required Skills and Experience
Required minimum academic education: Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Business, Finance, Law, Public Policy/Administration, Economics, Development Finance, Sustainable Development, and/or other relevant fields.
Required minimum years of relevant experience: At least 7 (seven) years of relevant experience that can include a combination of finance and investment, financial or investment regulation design or enforcement, investment policy advocacy, capacity building for SME investment, planning and implementing an advocacy strategy including conducting policy research, survey design and analysis, working in collaboration with relevant stakeholders to shape an advocacy agenda at the community, national and/or local level
Subject Matter Expertise and Technical Abilities:
Desired additional skills
Language: French is required, working knowledge of English will be considered an asset.
Offers will be evaluated based on a combined scoring method with the technical (qualifications and methodology) will be weighted 70% and the price offer will be weighted 30%.
The key criteria for rating the submission are as follows:
Recommended Presentation of Offer
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