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National Consultant on Development Finance Assistant (DFA) (Nationality of Lao only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Vientiane, LAO PDR|
|Application Deadline :||10-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 March 2021 - 28 Feb 2022|
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 UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 46 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’s financing models work through three channels: (1) inclusive digital economies, which connects 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; (2) local development finance, which capacitates localities through fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance to drive local economic expansion and sustainable development; and (3) investment finance, which 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 SDG 1 on eradicating poverty with a focus on reaching the last mile and addressing exclusion and inequalities of access. At the same time, UNCDF deploys its capital finance mandate in line with SDG 17 on the means of implementation, to unlock public and private finance for the poor at the local level. By identifying those market segments where innovative financing models can have transformational impact in helping to reach the last mile, UNCDF contributes to a number of different SDGs and currently to 28 of 169 targets.
In Laos, UNCDF is implementing three programmes these being:
A UN Joint Programme (UNJP) with UNDP Lao PDR on governance and public administration reform programme to strengthen the capacity and service delivery of local administration. The Lao government counterparts for this Joint Programme being; (i) Ministry of Home Affairs, (ii) Ministry of Finance and (iii) Ministry of Planning and Investment and other concerned local administrations.
A UNJP on Social Protection. This is being implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Ministry of Finance, World Bank and IMF. UNCDF is providing technical assistance (TA) and policy advisory to the government concerning the financing of social protection including the development of a comprehensive Chart of Accounts (CoA) for SP public sector revenue and expenditure streams and facilitating the government to establish a new SP fund, applying the Thailand model as a reference and UNJP on SDG Financing with MPI, MoF and MoFA, MoH.
A UNJP to support the introduction of the UN Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) - see https://developmentfinance.un.org/2019-integrated-national-financing-frameworks-sustainable-development. UNCDF are supporting the tagging of the CoA to enable improved monitoring and transparency of the national budget. This works will be conducted in partnership with UNESCAP and UNDESA and directly provide technical support to the national CoA committee, Ministry of Finance and work in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
UNCDF Lao PDR is recruiting a national DFA to help contribute to its work programme and provide technical and operational support to UNCDF office including the support to incoming missions and international consultants. In this context the DFA will be directly working on the above-mentioned projects at technical and organisation level, creating effective partnerships with the project counter-part UN Agencies and government ministries.
Domestic travels to the project sites may be required but subject to the funding availability and approval by the primary supervisor. S/he will work closely with the programme and operations teams and other colleagues in the UN House and also collaborate with colleagues in the regional office if required. S/he is also expected to develop and maintain a network and good relationships with colleagues across UN/development partner agencies, government institutions, the private sector, and civil society.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist, the national DFA will be primarily responsible for the following work streams:
Required Skills and Experience
Requirements for submission of application:
All interested and qualified candidates should apply on-line through the UNDP website at https://www.la.undp.org/content/lao_pdr/en/home/jobs.html
Please make sure to submit all the requested documents/information otherwise your application will be considered incomplete.
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
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