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Digital Payments Consultant Business-to-People (B2P) wages
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Amman, JORDAN|
|Application Deadline :||08-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
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.
About the Better Than Cash Alliance
Hosted by UNCDF, the Better Than Cash Alliance’s mission is to catalyze a global movement from cash to digital payments to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Specific benefits include efficiency, transparency, women’s economic participation and financial inclusion, helping build economies that are digital and inclusive.
The Alliance has 75 members, including national governments from Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, companies and international organizations which have committed to digitizing payments.
The Secretariat works with the Alliance members on their journey to digitize payments by:
Billions of dollars in cash payments and transfers are made daily in emerging and developing economies, including payment of salaries, social welfare and relief, payments to suppliers, remittances. The problems with these cash payments include a lack of transparency, accountability and security, as well as inefficiency. Individuals who receive cash payments are often part of the 1.7 billion excluded from the formal financial sector, the majority of whom are women. This means they are excluded from access to a range of appropriate and affordable financial services to help them save safely take advantage of economic opportunities and reduce their vulnerability to risk.
Shifting these payments from cash to digital has the potential to improve the lives of low-income people, particularly women, while giving governments, the development community and the private sector a more transparent, time and cost efficient, and often-safer means of disbursing payments.
The Better Than Cash Alliance Team’s Core Values are the following:
From a private sector perspective, payments completed in the value chain of businesses represent some of the most significant payment flows of national economies. As highlighted in the Alliance’s report on “The Future of Supply Chains: Why Companies are Digitizing Payments,”companies in different business sectors have benefited from the transition to digital payments in their supply chains and have thus played an important role in building an inclusive digital payments ecosystem. As part of catalyzing the global movement from cash to digital with the private sector, the Better Than Cash Alliance is committed to supporting digitization of companies’ payment flows in different business sectors across the corporate payment grid: Business-to-Business (B2B), Business-to-People (B2P), and People-to-Business (P2B).
BTCA is looking to hire a Digital Payments consultant based in Jordan, with expertise in Business-to-People (B2P) payments such as digital wages For more information on BTCA, please visit the website: http://www.betterthancash.org/
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and direction of the Middle East & West Africa Lead, in collaboration with the Head of Private Sector Digital Payment Innovation, this assignment will ensure the technical and coordination support to the implementation of the overall strategy for the Better Than Cash Alliance in Jordan, with a special focus on business payments in companies supply chains, such as Business to People (B2P) or digital wage payment. Key responsibilities are as follows:
Provide high quality technical assistance and coordination support for overall execution of Alliance advisory services in Jordan to Government of Jordan, Garment Brand / International Buyers, , as well as international organisations, which are members of the Alliance, in accordance with agreed yearly country strategy and member priorities
Provide technical support for the delivery of the Alliance services to members.
Support for in-country government and corporate advisory in Jordan with a special focus on business payments in companies supply chains, such as Business to People (B2P) wages payments:
Provide regular up-to-date analysis of digital payments in the Ready Made Garments sector’s ecosystem development in Jordan through desktop research, stakeholder discussions, and providing these inputs into Alliance work on the overall country strategy.
Advocacy, Communications and events:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Any delay in the completion of the outputs, if not attributed to the performance of the consultant, shall be addressed through a no-cost time extension.
The consultant will work under the supervision of the Better Than Cash Alliance’s Middle East & West Africa Lead, working closely with other key colleagues across the globe, with supervision support from the Private Sector Digital Innovations Lead on corporate initiatives.
Duration of the Work
This is an assignment that will have an initial duration of twelve (12) months. Any extension of another one (1) year is possible depending on performance, continued need for the services and availability of funds. The performance control/monitoring mechanism will be applied from the start date.
Required Skills and Experience
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Payments will be made based on the percentage of contract price corresponding to the deliverables stated in Section D above, and upon confirmation of UNCDF that the individual has delivered on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Recommended Presentation of Offer
The following documents are requested:
The system will not allow you to submit your financial proposal separately from the other documents, therefore, all proposers are requested to submit their financial offers upon the request of UNCDF. Upon the completion of technical assessment, UNCDF will reach the successful candidates requesting them to submit their financial offers
Incomplete applications may not be considered
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Consultants will be evaluated based on UNDP’s cumulative analysis method. The evaluation criteria will be as follow:
Step I: Review of a profile “through Desk Review” : 30%
The Better Than Cash Alliance will conduct a review of a profile (technical evaluation) that matches applicants experience and expertise to the key tasks outlined in the consultancy. These are detailed under each of the following Key work areas noted above:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points in the review of profile will be considered for Step II.
Step II: Technical Interviews (40%)
Technical interviews will explore the same key work areas, in greater depth, with the same weighting.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% on the technical evaluation will be considered as technically qualified and will be reviewed further for Step III “the financial evaluation”.
Step III: Financial Evaluation: (30%)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
Lowest priced proposal/price of the proposal being evaluated x 30.
The award of the contract shall be made to the consultant whose offer has evaluated and determined as: