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Senior Independent Advisor - IPSA13 - Office-based
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Application Deadline :||11-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||IPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||IPSA-13|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year (Part-time 70%)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year (Part-time 70%)|
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.
Instructions to Applicants:
Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.
The following documents shall be required from the applicants:
Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 46 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 Local Transformative Finance Practice (LTFP) is a center of excellence and innovative fund for local government finance and local economic development finance in the world’s 46 LDCs. To promote and support transformative investments through local governments and domestic banks in LDCs, LTFP designs, pilots and tests out financing mechanisms and business models in both public and private sectors that support locally designed public investments and revenue-generating capital investment projects.
The Smart Green ASEAN Cities Programme (SGACP) is a program to support the implementation and achievement of environmentally sustainable cities in ASEAN, a policy priority for ASEAN Member States (AMS) . The program is being implemented by UNCDF and funded by the European Union. SAGCP provides technical and financial support the ASEAN Member States on a city, national, and regional level, to address structural and financial challenges of urban environmental governance and climate adaptation, focusing on smart solutions enabled by digitalization, big data analytics and the application of disruptive technologies to drive adaptive investment solutions. Technical assistance and advsiory will also facilitate evidence informed policy making providining greater access to public and private funds. SGACP will foster trans-national knowledge sharing leading to potential collaborations between ASEAN and Euroepan through sharing of European experiences.
The position is in the context of the Malaga agenda for a financial ecosystem that works for cities and local governments and to the agreement between UNCDF and UN Habitat on the Cities Investment Facility. UNCDF is the partner to UN Habitat and to United Cities and Local Governments on transformative local government finance and local infrastructure finance. The incumbent reports foremost to the Regional Technical Advisor and Director of Local Transformative Finance Practice and through the SGACP liaises with other LTF staff including the Advisory Staff of LTF, and country offices ensuring that the RTA is kept informed and is invited to all meetings as agreed.
This position is mainly office-based (80%) with flexibility for alternative work arrangements as agreed with the RTA.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The incumbent will provide substantive measurable advisory and, where requested by the SGACP directors (New York and Bangkok) technical inputs that include but are not limited to; (i) High level strategic engagement with government and city officials, (ii) negotiation and advocacy with development finance institutions and other appropriate partners about sustainable infrastructure finance in ASEAN in the context of the Malaga coalition policy agenda, (iii) policy guidance notes, (iv) project briefings and visibility materials, (v) inputs to project progress reports, (vi) editorial to project technical studies and reports and (vii) advisory to project stakeholders related to implementation and policy directives related to SMART urban development. Additionally, the advisor will function and act as locum for the SGACP Team Leader, in the immediate term accepting full responsibility and accountability in alignment to the associated TL duties and responsibilities under the project document and EU-UN agency agreements.
Summary of key functions:
1. Locum for Team Leader Position
2. Develop and provide an underlying implementation and exit strategy for SGACP·
3. Provision of high-level technical and implementation advisory to SGACP implementing team
4. Facilitation and advocacy support to knowledge sharing and knowledge management
5. Networking and partnership building
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum Qualifications of the Successful IPSA