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SDG Fund Manager
|Location :||Putrajaya, MALAYSIA|
|Application Deadline :||04-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||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 Secretary General sees the global establishment of the Joint SDG Fund as a vital piece of the UN Development System reforms. The Secretary General referred, in a December 2017 report, to the Joint SDG Fund as “the muscle” to enable Resident Coordinators and a new generation of United Nations Country Teams to help countries to deliver the SDGs, towards more integrated, transformative policy changes, and to catalyse innovative financial investments. The UN Country Team in Malaysia is one of the countries privileged to have received funding from the Joint SDG Fund to implement an Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) and other SDG-related initiatives (SDG Roadmap: monitoring and evaluation (M&E) Framework; and the TogetherforSDGs Hub). Part of this framework also includes reinforcing the SDG financing architecture and ecosystem, whereby the Joint SDG Fund will support the development of financing strategies for SDG achievement.
Within Malaysia, under the National Budget 2020; the UN in Malaysia was also awarded funding to accelerate the SDGs through selected joint programmes among UN agencies. Under this banner, the Joint Government-UN SDG Fund is set to establish a core SDG resource in Malaysia, providing a basis and an impetus for further (private sector) contributions. In addition to this, the Ministry of Finance has also proposed the establishment of a MySDG Trust Fund to be jointly managed with the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator.
The UN in Malaysia, via the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator (RCO), is, therefore, seeking to hire a Fund Manager to manage all SDG fund operations and assist with the fund- supported projects. Specifically, administering the funds and their calls for proposals, appraisal, allocation and all administrative/secretariat processes involved; and providing monitoring support to ensure the effective and efficient operationalisation and implementation of projects. In addition, the postholder will provide support to the RCO in relation to private sector partnerships, required due to diligence processes and the development of the broader SDG Financing ecosystem.
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Head RCO and working closely with the UN Senior Economist and Partnerships and Development Finance Officer, the Fund Manager is to be responsible for the management of the SDG funds thus far secured as well as any new SDG resourcing initiatives in 2021. The Fund Manager should ensure effective operational management and transparent utilisation of financial resources (to the highest fiduciary standards); and act as secretariat to ensure proper governance, reporting, documentation (including the development of TORs, preparation of agendas, invitations, minutes, filing system and other administrative work involved). The Fund Manager should also promote a collaborative, client-oriented approach consistent with UN ) rules and regulations, specifically adhering to UN financial stewardship requirements.
The Fund Manager will also work in close collaboration with the respective project managers for each SDG Fund project and administrative agents in ensuring successful performance and compliance with programme management and finance requirements, and with those of relevant government entities as may be needed.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
1. Ensure effective establishment and administration of funds, budgets and monitoring of expenditure focusing on the achievements of the following results:
2. Ensure effective project finance, asset, procurement and risk management, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
3.Support partnerships and resource mobilisation activities
4. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing, guidance to all stakeholders on financial matters focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Deliverables & Reporting Arrangements
Deliverables conform to the four key functions of the Consultant as described in Section III above, albeit with different payment milestones as follows:
The Fund Manager will report to the Head of the RCO and the Partnerships & Development Finance Officer within the UNRCO on progress and performance, and they will determine that the deliverables above are met and release payment.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested individual applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
General terms & conditions to be downloaded:
Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA): A legal instrument between UNDP and a Company/institution, according to which, the latter makes available the services of an individual delivering time-bound and quantifiable outputs that are directly linked to payments
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. Only short-listed candidates may be contacted, and successful candidates will be notified.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
* Technical Criteria weight; 70%
* Financial Criteria weight; 30%
Only candidates meeting the pre-determined minimum points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.