National Digital Innovation Consultant



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Yangon, MYANMAR
Application Deadline :15-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :180 days
Expected Duration of Assignment :180 days

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.


Background

UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s least developed countries. It creates new opportunities for poor people and their communities by increasing access to microfinance 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 provides seed capital and technical support to help financial institutions reach more poor households and small businesses, and local governments to finance the capital investments – water systems, feeder roads, schools, irrigation schemes – that will improve poor peoples’ lives.

Recently, UNCDF has formulated its strategy ‘Leaving no one behind in the digital era’ based on over a decade of experience in digital finance in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. UNCDF recognizes that reaching the full potential of digital financial inclusion in support of the Sustainable Development Goals aligns with the vision of promoting digital economies that leave no one behind. The vision of UNCDF is to empower millions of people by 2024 to use services daily that leverage innovation and technology and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. For further detail on UNCDF strategy, refer to; https://www.uncdf.org/article/4931/global-strategy-leaving-no-one-behind-in-the-digital-era

As part of UNCDF’s digital strategy, UNCDF would like to hire a DFS Innovation Consultant to support on the implementation of a cross-industry MFI Integration Platform. For the next months, UNCDF will move the MFI Integration Platform pilot from “testing” to a “production go-live” sandbox with a focus on the payments that matter most for vulnerable populations. The project will be extended to digitize social transfer programs, with a focus on the existing Maternal Child Cash Transfer (MCCTs) project which is being implemented by development partners and government.


Duties and Responsibilities

For detailed information, please see Terms of Reference at https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=74258


Competencies

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Required Skills and Experience

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Interested individual Consultant MUST submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  1. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP; (Please see Template attached at Annex)
  2. Personal CV or P11, indicating the past experience relevant to the assignment, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references; (Please see Template attached at Annex- 4)
  3. Cover Letter/Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a methodology, if applicable, on how he/she will approach and complete the assignment;
  4. Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.

 

Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document. or proposal should be submitted to bids.mm@undp.org

For Financial Proposal template, P11 template and other detailed information, please visit at https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=74258

 



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