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Junior Expert in financial inclusion and project management
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Dakar, SENEGAL|
|Application Deadline :||02-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||220 days over a period of one year|
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 United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries. 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.
UNCDF’s financing models work through three channels: inclusive digital economies, connecting individuals, households, and small businesses with financial eco-systems that catalyze participation in the local economy, and provide tools to climb out of poverty and manage financial lives; local development finance, that capacitates localities through fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance to drive local economic expansion and sustainable development; and investment finance, that provides catalytic financial structuring, de-risking, and capital deployment to drive SDG impact and domestic resource mobilization. By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes to Sustainable Development Goal-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 broad diversity of SDGs.
Since 2010, UNCDF actively contributes to the development of an inclusive financial ecosystem for youth. To date (Dec. 2019), UNCDF has provided technical and financial support to 17 financial service providers (MNOs, FSPs, Fintech and others) reaching almost 1 million youth clients with integrated financial services in 12 Sub-Saharan countries and ,mobilized 23M USD in savings and unlocked 76M USD in domestic capital for loans for youth.
UNCDF is currently deepening its youth finance programmatic agenda in 5 West-African countries: Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea, Niger and Ghana with in-country programmes aimed at increasing youth financial inclusion, mainly funded by the European Union. For more details on each programme, please visit https://www.uncdf.org/youthstart/homepage. While the country teams are responsible for the specific technical assistance to implementing partners, the Regional Office (RO) based in Dakar plays a strategic guidance role, and makes sure country teams have the necessary support to complete tasks, project objectives are met, lessons learned are shared and cross-country initiatives are effectively managed.
UNCDF is looking for a Junior Expert in Financial inclusion and Project Management to support the Youth Finance Team at the Regional Office (RO) to make sure the Phase 2 is adequately implemented. Under the supervision of the Youth Finance and Empowerment Lead based in Dakar, the Junior Expert will be in charge of:
The Junior Expert will be based in Dakar, Senegal and will work in collaboration with the youth finance team as well as the Regional Team and the UNCDF support services team.
Duties and Responsibilities
Activities and deliverables expected by the Junior Expert are as follow:
TIMELINE, DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT, DUTY STATION AND EXPECTED PLACES OF TRAVEL
Duration : 220 working days from June 2020 to May 2021.
Duty station : Dakar, Senegal.
Expected places of travel: Guinea, The Gambia, Niger, Ghana.
QUALITY, MONITORING AND PROGRESS CONTROLS
Schedule of payments:
Final payment shall require a signed performance evaluation of the consultant.
Required Skills and Experience
Fluency in English and French (written and spoken) is mandatory.
PROPOSAL & APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
All applications must contain the following information:
Note: The system allows to upload only 1 document, so make sure you pdf all the above mentioned documents into 1 document for your submission
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
Step 1 - Preliminary Screening based on eligibility criteria;
Step 2 - Technical Evaluation (Weight - 70%):
Note: Only candidates having a minimum technical score of 70% out of 100 will be asked a financial proposal and will continue to step 3.
Step 3 - Financial Evaluation (Weight – 30%). The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal: lowest priced proposal/price of the proposal being evaluated x 30%.
Award Criteria: 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 scores) 70% + financial 30%= 100%.
UNDP’s Individual Consultant’s General Terms and Conditions are provided here: