United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Country Coordinator (Digital and Financial Inclusion)

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Description

Eligibility criteria Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters Duty Stations.

Description of task Under the supervision of the UNCDF´s Country Lead, the UN Volunteer will be the key person on the ground to structure the UNCDF engagement in the country and will undertake the following tasks:
  • Coordinate the implementation of UNCDF’s programme activities in the country which includes the management of project implementation according to annual work plan, quality assurance and ensuring achievement of outputs.
  • Support the development of a pipeline of innovative projects and initiatives using UNCDF’s Technical Assistance facilities and blended finance instruments (e.g. grants, loans and guarantees);
  • Build and maintain strategic partnerships, capitalize on business opportunities and support in resource mobilization for the strategy in the region;
  • Support relevant ministeries and other entities from the Governments, such as the Ministry of Meteorology, Environment, Information, Disaster Management, Climate Change and Communications, the Ministry of Labour, Commerce & Industries and the Central Banksto improve the countries policy and regulations to to introduce Climate Disaster Risk Financing (CDRF) strategy to better manage economic losses after a disaster;
  • Support in partner relationship management with financial service providers like commercial banks, insurance service providers, fintechs, mobile money operators, remittance service providers etc. through financial and Technical Support from UNCDF;
  • Represent UNCDF in all country level workshops, conferences and other events where UNCDF is invited;
  • Facilitate country visits of regional technical specialists and other colleagues by liasing with partners in organizing meetings;
  • Support timely reporting from partners that have received support as may be required;
  • Contribute to knowledge management and communication by writing blog posts, focus notes etc.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments: Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management or Equivalent Required experience: 36 Months Experience remark: Minimum 3 years of working in commercial banks or other Financial Institutions Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Macroeconomics and public finance, Credit, Banking and insurance, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor Coordination Area of expertise details:
  • Solid experience in Financial Services and/or digital economy sector (e.g. Digital Finance, FinTech, InsurTech, eCommerce, Telco, etc).
  • Experience working in development countries is considered an advantage.
  • Experience working with development partners, such as UN organizations or other multilateral organizations (e.g. WorldBank, IFC, ADB) is considered an advantage.
Driving license: No Competencies values: Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams  
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