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Communications and Knowledge Management Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Lusaka, ZAMBIA|
|Application Deadline :||26-Feb-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months (264 working days)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||24 months based on performance, need and budget|
UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs). With its capital mandate and instruments, 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. This last mile is where available resources for development are scarcest; where market failures are most pronounced; and where benefits from national growth tend to leave people excluded.
UNCDF developed the MM4P programme to ensure that the opportunities and benefits of digital finance would reach low-income people in difficult markets. UNCDF provides a mix of technical, financial and policy support to policymakers, regulators, providers, distributors and users of digital finance in order to expand access to and usage of services that contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
UNCDF has helped to accelerate the use of digital financial services in Zambia and intends to continue to try to close the financial exclusion gap. MM4P requires a Communications & Knowledge Management consultant to further establish and consolidate its presence in Zambia and ensure that there is a strong learning and communications component to this endeavor. It will be critical to be learning from the 6-8 other UNCDF MM4P countries on their best practices and lessons learned, as well as sharing out to the larger community what Zambia is learning. This person will also be complementing the work of Mercy Corp’s Agrifin Accelerate, RUFEP & the Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ), which are some of the many MM4P’s partners on the ground in Zambia.
The Communications & Knowledge Management consultant will be expected to interact effectively with senior levels of partner organizations, collaboratively support the Technical Specialist and DFS Experts, support project development with partners and provide knowledge management and project management support. The successful candidate for this position must be highly motivated, entrepreneurial and results-oriented.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Technical Specialist for Digital Finance and Knowledge Management Senior Associate, the Communications and Knowledge Management Consultant will provide support to UNCDF’s communications and sharing strategy in Zambia.
Assist in developing activities that raise stakeholders’ knowledge and capacity on Digital Finance
Result: MM4P has held results-oriented events in Zambia that receive consistent positive feedback from participants during which action items are pursued. MM4P is considered an expert and reference programme in Zambia.
Contribute to production and dissemination of knowledge in various formats:
Result: MM4P has an active research programme with a variety of knowledge products that are completed on time and disseminated broadly; these products position MM4P as a thought leader and practitioner in digital financial services. MM4P Zambia is viewed as a reliable, organized, and transparent source of information and takes the lead on sharing information with stakeholders.
Assist in the development of innovative ideas, plans and projects and support the implementation of the programme.
Result: The programme has a portfolio of projects that reflect the global strategy of the programme. The portfolio of projects supports the global learning agenda of the programme in Zambia and in the other countries. The knowledge gathered through each activity and project is well captured, documented and packaged for dissemination.
Below are the expected deliverables schedules by month.
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Required Skills and Experience
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.