Poste publié le 28/08/2014
Type de contrat Autre contrat
Durée du contrat 1 an ou plus
Niveau d'étude Bac + 5 et Plus
Niveau d'expérience Au moins 6 ans
Fonction / Service: Poverty Reduction
Date limite candidature 08/09/2014
Poste n° 366
Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline : 08-Sep-14
Additional Category: Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-3
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)01-Oct-2014
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year
UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s least developed countries. It creates new opportunities for poor people and their communities by increasing access to microfinance and investment capital. UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia and the Pacific, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis. It provides seed capital – grants and loans – and technical support to help microfinance institutions reach more poor households and small businesses, and local governments finance the capital investments – water systems, feeder roads, schools, irrigation schemes – that will improve poor peoples’ lives.
UNCDF works to enlarge peoples’ choices: it believes that poor people and communities should take decisions about their own development. Its programmes help to empower women – over 50% of the clients of UNCDF-supported microfinance institutions are women – and its expertise in microfinance and local development is shaping new responses to food insecurity, climate change and other challenges. UNCDF works in challenging environments – remote rural areas, countries emerging from conflict – and paves the way for others to follow. Its programmes are designed to catalyze larger investment flows from the private sector, development partners and national governments, for significant impact on the Millennium Development Goals, especially Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger, Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women, and Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability.
Established by the General Assembly in 1966 and with headquarters in New York, UNCDF is an autonomous UN organization affiliated with UNDP. UNCDF launched Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P) in 2012 with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) to promote branchless and mobile financial services in several focus countries in Africa and Asia.
In early 2014, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation added its support to expand MM4P’s activities into Uganda. It is also working with new funds received by UNCDF for Nepal. MM4P is negotiating a partnership with another funding partner to roll out MM4P activities in three additional countries in sub-Saharan Africa for a period of five years, including Francophone and Anglophone Africa. MM4P requires an Operations Assistant to establish and consolidate its presence in Uganda and support MM4P activities in Malawi and Zambia.
Under the supervision of UNCDF´s Inclusive Finance Specialist the Operations Assistant will provide effective administrative, office management and logistical support, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Provide operational support to the MM4P project office in Uganda:
Provide operational support to the implementation of the MM4P´s “ecosystem support strategy” in Uganda, Malawi and Zambia:
Provide operational support to other UNCDF Inclusive finance programmes (Youth Start, Micro Lead and Clean Start, and BTCA) upon request of the IFS:
Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity:
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Data gathering and implementation of management systems:
Maintains effective client relationships:
Required Skills and Experience
UNDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualified women are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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.
Secteur d'activité: Aide et assistance au développement
Type de poste: Temps plein
Horaires de travail: Horaire normal
Langue de travail: Anglais
Deuxième langue de travail: Français
Délai de candidature: 08/09/2014
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