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Junior Professional Officer (JPO) - Programme and Communications Officer - Local Governance and Microfinance (Kuwaiti Nationals only)
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||19-Oct-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-2|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One year|
Title of Supervisor: Regional Technical Advisor for Local Development Finance and Regional Technical Advisor for Inclusive Finance
Content and methodology of supervision: As part of the UNDP JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following supervision modalities:
Content and Methodology of Supervision: The Programme and Communications Office for Local Development Finance and Inclusive Finance reports to the Regional Technical Advisor for Local Development Finance and to the Regional Technical Advisor for Inclusive Finance. Within the framework of the annual results Competency Assessment (RCA), setting of annual key results, mid-term reviews and final evaluations of results achieved will be done together with the supervisor. Performance discussions will take place once or twice a year.
Duties and Responsibilities
UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 49 least developed countries. It creates new opportunities for poor people and their businesses by increasing access to microfinance and investment capital. Its mandate is to promote sustainable, inclusive growth in the world’s 49 least developed countries. UNCDF focuses on the least developed among the developing countries, UNCDF’s work is in Sub-Saharan Africa, 30% in Asia and the Pacific. 50% is in post-crisis countries. All UNCDF work is done via national systems (Paris Principles).
UNCDF programmes aim at reducing poverty by promoting Financial Services for the Poor and Public Finance for Local Development.
UNCDF has three regional offices in Dakar (Senegal), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Bangkok (Thailand). The Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is based in Bangkok and covers Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Solomon Islands and Timor Leste.
The Programme & Communications Officer for Local Development Finance and Inclusive Finance will be responsible for supporting the Regional Technical Advisor for Local Development Finance and the Regional Technical Advisor for Inclusive Finance in UNCDF Asia-Pacific Regional Office to effectively manage the Local Development Finance and Inclusive Finance portfolios in Asia as well as regional and global programmes based out of Asia.
The post holder will be responsible for:
Training and Learning:
As part of the UNDP JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following training and learning opportunities:
In addition, the JPO will benefit from the following specific training and learning modalities/opportunities in the receiving office:
Required Skills and Experience
Required Education and Work Experience:
Other desirable education and work experience:
Duration of assignment:
UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 49 least developed countries.
Both of UNCDF´s Practice Areas – Local Development and Finance – have gained increasing attention in recent years for a variety of reasons, such as the realization of the need for building capacity at sub-national government levels for the efficient delivery of social services and local infrastructure; or the necessity to build inclusive financial sectors that provide financial services to poor people and micro- and small enterprises. In these areas, UNCDF offers a unique mix of cutting edge technical expertise and investment capital, while fostering coherence and harmonization through the participation in Sector Wide Approaches in both Practice Areas. UNCDF works exclusively in the Least Developed Countries and enjoys, based on its documented successful programmes that deliver concrete and sustainable developmental results, a strong support by the LDCs.
Bangkok is a family Duty Station.
Living conditions at the Duty Station:
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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.