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Knowledge Services Consultant (Better Than Cash Alliance)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home based|
|Application Deadline :||29-Nov-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||up to 4 months|
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 Better Than Cash Alliance (BTCA) is looking to hire a Curriculum Development consultant. For more information on BTCA, please visit the website: http://www.betterthancash.org/
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key deliverables
1. Training modules (20 Days): Using existing BTCA and partner research, develop in-person, activity-based training modules around key digital finance topics for an audience of senior and mid-level officials within Ministries of Finance and central banks. These modules should convey the benefits of digital payments and impart a methodology for digitizing payment streams, and will be used by trainers working with BTCA members, in collaboration with BTCA Regional Leads, in-country consultants, and other UNCDF personnel.
2. Identification and training of trainers (15 Days): Support Knowledge and Research Manager to identify, procure, and onboard qualified trainers to deliver the learning modules.
The key result expected is the successful development and extension of Knowledge services to Better Than Cash Alliance members, in fulfillment of Knowledge and Research programme targets. The consultant will support in the following key results of the programme:
BTCA Indicators to be in focus of this consultancy:
a) Electronic payments to the mass market can be offered on a profitable and thus sustained basis by financial service providers (FSPs);
Required Skills and Experience
Master degree in education, curriculum & instruction, economics, public/business administration, social sciences, international relations or related fields, econometrics.
Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Professional competency in French or Spanish desirable.
30%: Financial Proposal
The contract shall be awarded to the applicant whose offer have been evaluated and determined as Responsive/compliant/acceptable and having received the highest combined weight (Technical proposal & Interview) 70% + financial 30%= 100%.
Payments will be made as specified in the actual contract upon confirmation of UNCDF on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
UNDP’s Individual Consultant’s General Terms and Conditions are provided here:
Interested candidate should submit the following information as part of the application package:
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when traveling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org
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.