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Development Finance Specialist

Published on 25.12.2020

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Position : Development Finance Specialist

Development Finance Specialist.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:

In this role, the Development Finance Specialist will undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Build partnerships with the private sector and key development actors for resource mobilisation and SDG financing;
  • Manage the SDG financing related projects including monitoring, reporting and evaluation interventions;
  • Promote knowledge management and sharing focusing on partnerships with the private sector. 
  • Functions: Build partnerships with the private sector and key development actors for resource mobilisation and SDG financing.
  • Provide technical and programmatic support to strategically position the SDG financing agenda related projects and initiatives, including the ongoing INFF, the SDG Impact Investment Fund, the SDG Investor Mapping initiative and other future SDG financing related interventions being supported by UNDP, into the private sector’s view.
  • Strategically and technically engage with the private sector to build consensus on financing and achievement of the SDGs.
  • Actively engage in strategic dialogue with national partners, private sector and other development partners for resource mobilization and development financing.
  • Foster and enhance collaboration with relevant Government sector ministries, offices and agencies and facilitate the public-private sectors cooperation towards the financing and realisation of the SDGs.
  • Develop the Country Office’s overall strategy and action plan for forging strategic partnerships with the private sector and other development partners.

       2.  Functions: Manage the SDG financing related projects including monitoring, reporting and evaluation interventions.

  • Manage the SDG financing related projects, including the ongoing INFF component of the SDG Fund Joint Programme, the SDG Impact Investment Fund, and other future SDG financing related interventions being supported by UNDP.
  • Coordinate the development of short and long-term strategic plans of the projects, including but not limited to, timely quarterly work plans, whilst taking into account emerging issues.
  • Promote the broad participation of the private sector and other development partners such as bilateral and multilateral partners in the implementation of the SDG financing related projects
  • Identify, reduce and monitor the risks to the efficient and effective implementation of the projects.  
  • Coordinate between the SDG financing related projects, to ensure all the projects do engage with the private sector consistently and systematically. 
  • Supervise consultancy work, review and assess products/services provided by consultants and experts, notify/advise the head of the UNDP Country Office on quality, and recommend appropriate actions required for improvement of results.
  • Facilitate the effective management of the projects budgets and ensure timely and accurate reporting.
  • Lead the preparation of periodic financing portfolio reports and submissions to contributors and other relevant stakeholders, with a special view to capturing lessons learned and best practices for improving the performance of the fund portfolio.
  • Identify opportunities to initiate new SDG financing related projects.
  • Lead and perform oversight and quality assurance for monitoring, reporting, missions, audits, evaluations of all SDGs financing related projects in collaboration with the relevant national and other key stakeholders.

    3.    Functions: Promote knowledge management and sharing focusing on partnerships with the private sector.

  • Conduct knowledge management, and ensure knowledge sharing between projects.
  • Coordinate and perform knowledge extraction, analysis, documentation, codification of results/lessons learned on private sector partnerships and public-private sector partnership and other development partners.
  • Prepare briefing notes, talking points and speeches on relevant thematic areas.Produce knowledge products such policy briefs, papers, articles and others to give more visibility to all project related interventions.
Required profile for job ad : Development Finance Specialist
  • A minimum master’s degree, in fields related to financial, sustainable development, economics, and/or business management

Experience:

  • Five (5) years of extensive working experience in development work, project/programme coordination and management, policy analysis and development, is required;
  • Proven experience on developing systems, procedures, guidelines, manuals and templates for reporting and verification practices;
  • Proven experience and knowledge in development effectiveness and cooperation, gender equality and its related issues is an asset;
  • Previous exposure and experience with UNDP work on integrated development, impact investment and private sector engagements will serve as an advantage;
  • Experience in working with government institutions;
  • Experience in the usage of computer and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required. The ability to communicate in any other local language is an asset.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

  • Management and Leadership 
  • Good managerial and leading skills;   
  • Demonstrates strong coordination and organizational skills; 
  • Ability to work as part of a team, sharing information and coordinating efforts within the team; 
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive and constructive attitude;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.

Communication 

  • Good communications skills both in writing and oral including networking and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven ability to persuade and influence others to cooperate.

Client Orientation

  • Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients;  
  • Proven ability to build strong relations with partners, clients for positive feedback;
  • Ability to undertake and apply gender analysis to ensure gender equitable solutions.

Partnership

  • Build, coordinate and advise on strategic and programmatic partnership;
  • Facilitate the engagement of major stakeholders or groups in environment and sustainable development decision making, their access to and sharing of information for effective compliance.

Professionalism

  • Demonstrate professional competence and mastery of the subject matter;
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively and demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed;
  • Willing to undertake other assignments as provided by the programme head.
Job criteria for job ad : Development Finance Specialist
Job category :
Accounting, controlling, finance
Services
Industries :
Associative activities
Employment type :
Fixed-term contract
Region :
Erongo - Hardap - Karas - Kavango - Kunene - Ohangwena - Omaheke - Omusati - Oshana - Oshikoto - Otjozondjupa - Windhoek - Khomas - Zambezi
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
Educational level :
Master
Spoken language :
englishfluent
Number of Position(s) : 1

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