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Title: Senior Investment Officer

Job ID: 9426

Background
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (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 development finance and investment capital. UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis. It provides seed capital – grants and loans– and technical support to help development finance 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.


The Local Investment Finance Facility (LIFE ) is a UNCDF global programme designed to unlock financial sectors to finance small and medium-sized infrastructure projects that are needed to accelerate local economic development and private sector development.
The Senior Investment Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Global Programme Manager (GPM), based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Duties and Responsibilities
Support the Global Programme Manager with development of programme strategies and methodologies
Provide support in the design and implementation of new and innovative approaches in local development finance and the development of relevant tools and methodologies for project finance, SME finance, Cluster business development services, SME business incubator and appropriate PPP financing and governance structures for local governments.

Organization and facilitation of key programme activities related to developing and financing infrastructure projects

Supervise junior investment officers in technical aspects of project development and financing.
Provide implementation support for the process of identifying, developing, and financing small scale infrastructure projects to be financed through PPP, project finance and SME finance. Projects identified must comply with UNCDF criteria for support to local economic developments;
Interact with local stakeholders during project identification, development and financing (central and local government officials, private sector banks, project sponsors, development partners, etc.). Project sponsors can include local governments and other local institutions;
Provide directly and facilitate provision of support services to project sponsors identified. This includes feasibility studies, business plans, financial analysis, market assessment, financial advisory services and project finance transaction structuring.
Support the establishment of co-financing relationships with local and international financial institutions, nurture relationships and manage activities needed to secure co-financing of programme projects;
Facilitate the required technical studies under guidance of the GPM by engaging the project sponsors, consultants, local authorities and communities as appropriate, including the development of TORs that reflect project finance requirements and support of the procurement processes;
Identify alternative financing sources, including the preparation of and participation in discussions and negotiations with banks, investors and other stakeholders;
Participate in activities to promote LIFE ’s activities resulting in a project pipeline and/or strategic partnerships;
Prepare and facilitate technical missions for projects and pipeline development;
Liaise closely with teams from UNCDF local development finance projects responsible for measurement of transformative impact of investment projects, including in climate change, food security, women’s economic empowerment and local economic development. Exchange data and information to ensure that selected projects meet the criteria for transformational impact on local development in addition to financial criteria.

Organization and facilitation of key programme activities, related to capacity building and knowledge management

Provide support for the programme capacity building and training programme, ensuring programme knowledge generation and dissemination, including support to the development of programme tools and toolkits, case studies, briefs, research documents, and client impact evaluations.
Support and ensure timely delivery of programme training programmes.
Support and ensure the implementation of the programme stakeholder mobilization and communication plan and organise and coordinate outreach activities with a variety of stakeholders.
Provide specialist input and support to the GPM to and ensure application of the processes and tools to facilitate the transfer of knowledge, training, and scaling up of nationally and in other countries building the capacity of local stakeholders in the public and private sectors.

Project Management & Resource Mobilization
Support efforts of UNCDF to mobilize additional resources locally for the programme.
Ensure the delivery of the key results on time and to budget as assigned by the supervisor
Timely planning, budgeting and reporting in accordance with the guidelines of the Implementing Partner, UNCDF and Global LIFE Technical Secretariat.
Exercise financial management of the project, including timely submission of requests for disbursement of funds and other forms
Establish and maintain an effective and efficient project monitoring system providing regular feedback on the project performance and to update regularly risk and issue logs.
Impact Results:
Improved ability and willingness of the relevant stakeholders to use domestic and private finance for LED and to create enabling national and international environments for sustained participation of the domestic financial sector in LED according to local development finance criteria;
Substantive partnerships strengthened with domestic financial providers, development partners in providing project development and credit enhancement support, and Technical Service Providers;
Planning, implementation and reporting on project activities are done in an effective and timely manner, in accordance with guidelines of the Implementing Partner (IP) and of UNCDF;
Administrative functions related to the project, including finance and procurement support, are ensured in accordance with rules and regulations of the IP and UNCDF;
Planned programme outputs and outcomes are fully achieved in a timely manner, consistent with the expectations of private sector actors, and optimal output quality assured, through sound and efficient internal business, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation and reporting processes;
Profile of UNCDF and its development partners as leaders in development finance strengthened;
Substantive partnerships strengthened with leading private sector foundations and development partners.


Competencies
Functional Competencies:
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Client Orientation
Building Partnerships
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches

Core Competencies:
Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
Self-development, initiative-taking
Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
Creating synergies through self-control
Managing conflict
Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
Informed and transparent decision making

Required Skills and Experience
Education:
Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Banking or related areas, plus preferably a Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Accounting (or CPA), Finance or Economics.

Experience:
Preferably a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience;
Expert knowledge of private sector finance. Development finance knowledge is a plus;
Demonstrated experience in funding and providing advisory services to SMEs and local governments. Demonstrated experience of developing investment analysis recommendations for review and approval by investment committees of a fund. Demonstrated experience in development of investment projects through the entire project development life cycle and the financing stages for investments through single purpose investment vehicles;
Demonstrated experience of managing and supporting a portfolio of both local economic development investments and project finance in multiple countries.
Demonstrated experience in preparation of project financial analysis and creation/evaluation of advanced and complex Ms Excel financial models;
Demonstrated experience in project proposals evaluation and assessment of feasibility for private sector funding.
Demonstrated experience in; carrying out independent research on the investment climate, project sponsors, management, and economic, financial, marketing, technical, environmental and legal aspects of the project;
Demonstrates ability to engage across multiple stakeholders, including project sponsors, government partners and financial institutions;
Applies a broad knowledge of best management practices;
Keeps abreast of new developments in development finance and seeks to develop him/herself personally;
Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.
Language:
Fluency in Engilish and Swahili is essential.

Disclaimer
Important applicant information

All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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Title: Investment Officer

Job ID: 9424

Background
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (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 development finance and investment capital. UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis. It provides seed capital, loans and targeted technical support to help development finance 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.

The Local Investment Finance Facility (LIFE) is a UNCDF global programme designed to unlock financial sectors to finance small and medium-sized infrastructure projects that are needed to accelerate local economic development and private sector development.

The Investment Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Global Programme Manager, based in Dar es Salaam.

Duties and Responsibilities
The key result expected is the successful implementation and attainment of the targets of the programme. The Investment Officer will pursue the key results of the programme, working under the supervision of the Global Programme Manager, focusing on the following result areas:

Organization and facilitation of key programme activities related to project development and project financing
Project management
Organization and facilitation of key programme activities related to capacity building and knowledge management
Organization and facilitation of key programme activities related to developing and financing infrastructure projects (60%)

Provide implementation support for the process of identifying, developing, and financing small scale infrastructure projects to be financed through PPP, project finance and SME finance. Projects identified must comply with UNCDF criteria for support to local economic developments;
Interact with local stakeholders during project identification, development and financing (central and local government officials, private sector banks, project sponsors, development partners, etc.). Project sponsors can include local governments and other local institutions;
Provide directly and facilitate provision of support services to project sponsors identified. This includes feasibility studies, business plans, financial analysis, market assessment, financial advisory services and project finance transaction structuring;
Support the establishment of co-financing relationships with local and international financial institutions, nurture relationships and manage activities needed to secure co-financing of investment projects;
Facilitate the required technical studies under guidance of the GPM by engaging the project sponsors, consultants, local authorities and communities as appropriate, including the development of TORs that reflect project finance requirements and support of the procurement processes;
Identify alternative financing sources, including the preparation of and participation in discussions and negotiations with banks, investors and other stakeholders;
Participate in activities to promote programme activities resulting in a project pipeline and/or strategic partnerships;
Prepare and facilitate technical missions for projects and pipeline development;
Liaise closely with teams from UNCDF local development finance projects responsible for measurement of transformative impact of investment projects, including in climate change, food security, women’s economic empowerment and local economic development. Exchange data and information to ensure that selected projects meet the criteria for transformational
Project Management (25%)

Ensure the delivery of the key results on time and to budget as assigned by the Global Programme Manager;
Timely planning, budgeting and reporting in accordance with the guidelines of the Implementing Partner, UNCDF and Global Technical Secretariat;
Exercise financial management of the project, including timely submission of requests for disbursement of funds and other forms;
Establish and maintain an effective and efficient project monitoring system providing regular feedback on the project performance and to update regularly risk and issue logs;
Impact on local development in addition to financial criteria.
3. Organization and facilitation of key programme activities, related to capacity building and knowledge management (15%)

Provide support for the capacity building and training programme, ensuring programme knowledge generation and dissemination, including support to the development of programme tools and toolkits, case studies, briefs, research documents, and client impact evaluations;
Support and ensure timely delivery of programme training programmes;
Support and ensure the implementation of the programme stakeholder mobilization and communication plan and organise and coordinate outreach activities with a variety of stakeholders.
Provide specialist input to and ensure application of the processes and tools to facilitate the transfer of knowledge, training, and scaling up of the programme nationally, building the capacity of local stakeholders in the public and private sectors.


Improved ability and willingness of the relevant stakeholders to use domestic and private finance for LED and to create enabling national and international environments for sustained participation of the domestic financial sector in LED according to local development finance criteria;
Substantive partnerships strengthened with domestic financial providers, development partners in providing project development and credit enhancement support, and Technical Service Providers;
Planning, implementation and reporting on project activities are done in an effective and timely manner, in accordance with guidelines of the Implementing Partner (IP) and of UNCDF;
Administrative functions related to the project, including finance and procurement support, are ensured in accordance with rules and regulations of the IP and UNCDF;
Planned programme outputs and outcomes are fully achieved in a timely manner, consistent with the expectations of private sector actors, and optimal output quality assured, through sound and efficient internal business, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation and reporting processes;
Profile of UNCDF and its development partners as leaders in development finance strengthened;
Substantive partnerships strengthened with leading private sector foundations and development
Competencies
Functional Competencies:
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Client Orientation
Building Partnerships
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches

Core Competencies:
Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
Self-development, initiative-taking
Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
Creating synergies through self-control
Managing conflict
Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
Informed and transparent decision making

Required Skills and Experience
Education
Masters in Finance, Accounting, Investments or Economics is required. A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance and or additional certifications e.g. CPA, CFA, Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management or related areas, plus preferably.

Experience:
Preferably a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience additional years of experence is asset;
Expert knowledge of private sector finance for commercially viable investments. Development finance knowledge is a plus;
Demonstrated experience in funding and providing advisory services to SMEs and Public Private Partnerships (PPP) arrangements. Demonstrated experience of developing investment recommendations for review and approval by investment committees of a fund. Demonstrated experience in development of investment projects through the entire project development life cycle and the financing stages for investments through single purpose investment vehicles;
Demonstrated experience in preparation of project financial analysis and creation/evaluation of advanced and complex Ms Excel financial models;
Demonstrated experience in project proposals evaluation and assessment of feasibility for private sector funding.
Demonstrated experience in; carrying out independent research on the investment climate, project sponsors, management, and economic, financial, marketing, technical, environmental and legal aspects of the project;
Demonstrates ability to engage across multiple stakeholders, including project sponsors, government partners and financial institutions;
Applies a broad knowledge of best management practices;
Keeps abreast of new developments in development finance and seeks to develop him/herself personally;
Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;

Disclaimer
Important applicant information

All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Scam warning


The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.

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Title: Financial Mgmt Specialist

Job ID: 9385

Background
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (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 development finance and investment capital. UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis. It provides seed capital, loans and targeted technical support to help development finance 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.

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Local Development

Inclusive and Equitable Local Development (IELD) is a global programme of UNCDF, UN Women and UNDP, with the aim of supporting local investments that take into consideration the differentiated and specific needs and priorities of poor women and men, with a emphasis on unlocking barriers to women’s economic opportunities and empowerment. UNCDF investment finance can be utilized to promote public and private investments targeted towards the empowerment of women and addressing the various barriers women face at the local level.

In Tanzania, UNCDF is implementing the IELD programme through its Local Investment Finance Facility (LIFE) which is designed to unlock the flow of domestic capital to invest in local development. The LIFE Global secretariat, based in Tanzania, provides technical expertise in project development and financing through a variety of UNCDF pipelines such as women’s economic empowerment, Food Security, Local development and Clean Energy/Climate Resilience etc.

The Investment Officer will report directly to the Global Manager (LIFE) based in Dar es Salaam. In addition, this position will have a secondary reporting line to the IELD Project Manager based in NY for activities related to gender and women’s economic empowerment. Extensive travel within Tanzania and in the region is required.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Organization and facilitation of key programme activities related to commercially viable investments, project development, transaction structuring and financing

Support the coordination and project management of related activities within the UN system and other local development finance initiatives in Tanzania.
Support the process of identification of gender sensitive and commercially viable investment, investment appraisal, transaction structuring, development of financial models and debt or equity investment package for financing through PPP, project finance and or SME finance.
Interact with local stakeholders (such as central and local government officials, private sector banks, equity investors, project sponsors, development partners, etc.). during investment identification, project development life cycle and during external financing stages Project sponsors can include local governments and other local institutions;
Provide targeted technical investment support services to project sponsors identified, with special emphasis to the needs of women entrepreneurs and gender sensitive enterprises. This includes review of feasibility studies, collection of relevant data to enhance business plans and confirm project bankability, technical due diligence market assessment, financial advisory services and project finance transaction structuring.
Support the establishment of co-financing relationships with debt providers and equity investors, nurture relationships and manage activities needed to secure co-financing of LIFE supported investments with careful emphasis on unlocking finance to women led enterprises or gender sensitive businesses;
Develop gender responsive investment projects using single purpose investment vehicles (SPV)‘s;
Facilitate the required technical studies under guidance of the Global LIFE Secretariat by engaging the project sponsors, consultants, local authorities and communities as appropriate, including the development of TORs that reflect project finance requirements and support of the procurement processes;
Identify alternative financing sources including credit enhancements, guarantees, debt, and equity, including preparation and participation in negotiations with financier’s review of term sheets, coordination with project sponsors and support of lender and investor due diligence;
Prepare and facilitate technical missions for investment projects validation and pipeline development;
Liaise closely with teams from UNCDF local development finance projects responsible for measurement of transformative impact of investment projects, including in climate change, food security, women’s economic empowerment and local economic development. Exchange data and information to ensure that selected projects meet the criteria for transformational
Any other duties that may be assigned by the LIFE Global Manager, Chief Technical Advisor and or Senior Investment Officer.
2. Investment process execution and portfolio management

Development and maintenance of the project management tool for each investment project and portfolio assigned
Provide weekly reports in the format agreed upon and other adhoc and periodic reporting
Ensure the delivery of the key results is on time and per budget as assigned by the management.
Timely planning, budgeting and reporting in accordance with the guidelines of the Implementing Partner, UNCDF and Global LFI Secretariat.
Establish and maintain an effective and efficient project monitoring system providing regular feedback on the project performance and to update regularly risk and issue logs.
Document and monitor local development impact of the investment in addition to financial viability criteria.
3. Capacity development of key stakeholders of the programme in the areas of commercially viable investments.

Provide support for the LFI capacity development and training programme, ensuring programme knowledge generation and dissemination, including support to the development of LFI tools and toolkits, case studies, briefs, research documents, and client impact evaluations.
Support and ensure timely delivery of LIFE training programs.
Support and ensure the implementation of the LIFE stakeholder mobilization and communication plan and organize and coordinate outreach activities with a variety of stakeholders.
Provide specialist input in the development and application of the investment management processes and tools to facilitate knowledge transfer, training, and development of capacities of local stakeholders in the public and private sectors.
4.Support to the IELD technical team in categorizing gender sensitive pipeline of commercially viable and investable projects.

Support the IELD technical team in delivering targeted capacity building activities to women led businesses and gender sensitive enterprises, taking in to consideration the specific bottlenecks facing women from accessing finance, business development, regulations to name a few
Impact Results:

Improved ability and willingness of the relevant stakeholders to use domestic and private finance for Local Econicomic Development (LED) and to create enabling national and international environments for sustained participation of the domestic financial sector in LED according to local development finance criteria

Substantive partnerships strengthened with domestic financial providers, development partners in providing project development, credit enancement and financing support with special emphasis on unlocking finance to women led busineses and gender sensitive enterprises,

Planning, implementation and reporting on project activities are done in an effective and timely manner, in accordance with guidelines of the Implementing Partner (IP) and of UNCDF;

Administrative functions related to the project, including finance and procurement support, are ensured in accordance with rules and regulations of the IP and UNCDF;

Planned programme outputs and outcomes are fully achieved in a timely manner, consistent with the expectations of private sector actors, and optimal output quality assured, through sound and efficient internal business, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation and reporting processes;

Profile UNCDF/UNDP/UNWomen as leaders in development of gender responsive finance strengthened;

Substantive partnerships strengthened with leading private sector foundations and development partners.

Competencies
Functional Competencies:
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise;
Client Orientation;
Building Partnerships;
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches;
Core Competencies:

Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
Self-development, initiative-taking;
Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
Creating synergies through self-control;
Managing conflict;
Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others;
Informed and transparent decision making.
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
Master Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or related field is required and A Master’s Degree in Business Administration or additional related certifications is preferable.
Expereince:

A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience;
Expert knowledge of private sector finance for commercially viable investments. Development finance knowledge is a plus;
Experience in appraisal, management and supervision of private sector development projects with a focus on women economic empowerment, local economic development, agribusiness and enterprise development; access to finance; trade facilitation, and investment climate.
In-depth knowledge of private sector development issues as well as actions aimed at creating an enabling investment climate and business environment for private sector competitiveness and growth.
Demonstrated experience in developing and financing commercially viable investments.
Demonstrated experience in preparation of project financial analysis and creation/evaluation of advanced and complex financial models;
Demonstrated experience in project proposals evaluation and assessment of economic and technical feasibility for private sector funding.
Demonstrated experience in; carrying out independent research on the investment climate, project sponsors, management, and economic, financial, marketing, technical, environmental and legal aspects of the project;
Demonstrates ability to engage across multiple stakeholders, including project sponsors, government partners and financial institutions;
Knowledge of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment including women’s access to finance, bottlenecks to women enterprise development can be considered a plus;
Keeps abreast of new developments in development finance and seeks to develop him/herself personally;
Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.
Disclaimer
Important applicant information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Scam warning


The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.

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Title: Financial Mgmt Analyst


Job ID: 9360

Background
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (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 development finance and investment capital. UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis. It provides seed capital, loans and targeted technical support to help development finance 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.

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Local Development

Inclusive and Equitable Local Development (IELD) is a global programme of UNCDF, UN Women and UNDP, with the aim of supporting local investments that take into consideration the differentiated and specific needs and priorities of poor women and men, with a particular emphasis on unlocking barriers to women’s economic opportunities and empowerment. UNCDF investment finance can be utilized to promote public and private investments targeted towards the empowerment of women and addressing the various barriers women face at the local level.

In Tanzania, UNCDF is implementing the IELD programme through its Local Investment Finance Facility (LIFE) which is designed to unlock the flow of domestic capital to invest in local development. The LIFE Global secretariat, based in Tanzania, provides technical expertise in project development and financing through a variety of UNCDF pipelines such as women’s economic empowerment, Food Security, Local development and Clean Energy/Climate Resilience etc.

The Investment Officer will report directly to the Global Manager (LIFE) based in Dar es Salaam. In addition, this position will have a secondary reporting line to the IELD Project Manager based in New York for activities related to gender and women’s economic empowerment. Extensive travel within Tanzania and in the region is required.



Duties and Responsibilities
Organization and facilitation of key programme activities related to commercially viable investments, project development, transaction structuring and financing

Support the process of identification of gender sensitive and commercially viable investment, investment appraisal, transaction structuring, development of financial models and debt or equity investment package for financing through PPP, project finance and or SME finance.
Interact with local stakeholders (such as central and local government officials, private sector banks, equity investors, project sponsors, development partners, etc.). during investment identification, project development life cycle and during external financing stages Project sponsors can include local governments and other local institutions;
Provide targeted technical investment support services to project sponsors identified, with special emphasis to the needs of women entrepreneurs and gender sensitive enterprises. This includes review of feasibility studies, collection of relevant data to enhance business plans and confirm project bankability, technical due diligence market assessment, financial advisory services and project finance transaction structuring.
Support the establishment of co-financing relationships with debt providers and equity investors, nurture relationships and manage activities needed to secure co-financing of LIFE supported investments with careful emphasis on unlocking finance to women led enterprises or gender sensitive businesses;
Develop gender responsive investment projects using single purpose investment vehicles (SPV)‘s;
Facilitate the required technical studies under guidance of the Global LIFE Secretariat by engaging the project sponsors, consultants, local authorities and communities as appropriate, including the development of TORs that reflect project finance requirements and support of the procurement processes;
Identify alternative financing sources including credit enhancements, guarantees, debt, and equity, including preparation and participation in negotiations with financiers review of term sheets, coordination with project sponsors and support of lender and investor due diligence;
Prepare and facilitate technical missions for investment projects validation and pipeline development;
Liaise closely with teams from UNCDF local development finance projects responsible for measurement of transformative impact of investment projects, including in climate change, food security, women’s economic empowerment and local economic development. Exchange data and information to ensure that selected projects meet the criteria for transformational
Any other duties that may be assigned by the LIFE Global Manager, Chief Technical Advisor and or Senior Investment Officer.
Investment process execution and portfolio management

Development and maintenance of the project management tool for each investment project and portfolio assigned
Provide weekly reports in the format agreed upon and other adhoc and periodic reporting
Ensure the delivery of the key results is on time and according to budget as assigned by the management.
Timely planning, budgeting and reporting in accordance with the guidelines of the Implementing Partner, UNCDF and Global LFI Secretariat.
Establish and maintain an effective and efficient project monitoring system providing regular feedback on the project performance and to update regularly risk and issue logs.
Document and monitor local development impact of the investment in addition to financial viability criteria.
Capacity development of key stakeholders of the programme in the areas of commercially viable investments.

Provide support for the LFI capacity development and training programme, ensuring programme knowledge generation and dissemination, including support to the development of LFI tools and toolkits, case studies, briefs, research documents, and client impact evaluations.
Support and ensure timely delivery of LIFE training programs.
Support and ensure the implementation of the LIFE stakeholder mobilization and communication plan and organize and coordinate outreach activities with a variety of stakeholders.
Provide specialist input in the development and application of the investment management processes and tools to facilitate knowledge transfer, training, and development of capacities of local stakeholders in the public and private sectors.
Support to the IELD technical team in categorizing gender sensitive pipeline of commercially viable and investable projects.

Support the IELD technical team in delivering targeted capacity building actvities to women led businesses and gender sensitive entrprises, taking in to considertion the specific bottlenecks facing women from accessing finance, business develpment, regulations to name a few.


Competencies
Functional Competencies:
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise;
Client Orientation;
Building Partnerships;
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches;
Core Competencies:

Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
Self-development, initiative-taking;
Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
Creating synergies through self-control;
Managing conflict;
Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others;
Informed and transparent decision making.
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
Degree in Finance, Economics, Investments, Accounting, or related field is required;
Additional certifications e.g. CFA, CPA, Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management or related areas are preferable;
Expereince:

A Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related certifications fields is also preferable;
A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience;
Expert knowledge of private sector finance for commercially viable investments. Development finance knowledge is a plus;
Experience in appraisal, management and supervision of private sector development projects with a focus on women economic empowerment, local economic development, agribusiness and enterprise development; access to finance; trade facilitation, and investment climate;
In-depth knowledge of private sector development issues as well as actions aimed at creating an enabling investment climate and business environment for private sector competitiveness and growth;
Demonstrated experience in developing and financing commercially viable investments.
Language

Fluency in English, swahili is an added advantage.

Disclaimer
Important applicant information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Scam warning


The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.

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Title: UN Area Coordinator

Job ID: 9428

Background
The UN system in Tanzania is entering into area-based joint programming, in order to focus upon the challenges of specific geographical areas, in this case regions, where the degree of vulnerability and disadvantage distinguishes those areas from the rest of the country

Given the comparatively small and decreasing financial base of the UN in Tanzania, it is of growing importance to focus the limited resources geographically and jointly, in order to reach the maximum potential for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations with higher impact, and in keeping with the vision of leaving no one behind.

The region of Kigoma is the poorest region in Tanzania per the latest national household survey from 2012, and also the only region which has experienced an increase in its relative poverty levels between 2001 and 2012. It also faces additional challenges being the largest receiver of refugees coming to Tanzania, both from Burundi and DRC. The numbers of refugees entering daily have also tripled the last 6 months.

There is therefore the intention of the UN Country Management Team (UNCMT) to support not only the refugee population through the humanitarian response but also to increase the long-term development support to the host communities in the closest districts, to bridge the gap between humanitarian and development, and between refugees and the host communities. This will be done through a comprehensive and durable support to the region of Kigoma, looking at the priorities and needs of the region, and matching it with the comparative advantages of the UNCMT.
A holistic durable approach is applied to include both refugees and migrants in the region as well as the surrounding host communities. As such it links up to and supports both the Solutions Alliance initiative and the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework for Tanzania.
The UN Joint Programme (JP) for Kigoma takes its base in the UNDAP II, the UN Development Assistance Plan for Tanzania, but also the Sustainable Development Goals and the Great Lakes Regional Framework strategy, as well as the Tanzania Government’s 5-year plan and the regional priorities for Kigoma.

The UN Area Coordinator will therefore represent the UN Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Management Team (UNCMT) for the development interventions in Kigoma region and uphold broader coordination responsibilities, as well as leading and facilitating the UN Joint Programme for Kigoma. The Area Coordinator will also represent and have a second reporting line to the Chair of the Thematic Results Group (TRG) on Resilience to where the Kigoma Joint Programme has its base within the UN structure.

The JP consists of the 6 themes of deforestation, youth and women’s economic empowerment, violence against women and children, education with a focus on girls and adolescent girls, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and agriculture with a focus on developing local markets.

The UN Area Coordinator (UNAC) for the Kigoma region will have a small supporting team. The supporting team will consist of a national UN Coordination Specialist (NOC) who will report to the UNAC, as well as two national UN Volunteers. Eventually the team might also benefit from a driver and a car, or hire these services from the hosting UN agency in Kibondo. The UN Area Coordinator will also work in close partnership with the humanitarian coordination response for the refugees in the region, led by UNHCR and the cluster leads, as is indicated in the organigram below.

Duties and Responsibilities
The activities of the UN Area Coordinator are informed by the Kigoma Joint Programme strategy and results framework. Specific tasks and responsibilities of the Area Coordinator include:
Internal coordination:
Provide technical guidance and support the lead agencies in the Kigoma JP in their coordination of respective theme and provide the overall coordination to the JP including synergies between themes.
Report to the Chair of the TRG Resilience and make use of the TRG for Resilience platform to discuss overall issues and implementation of the Kigoma JP with all participating UN agencies
Liaise with the RCO, the RC and the UNCMT on internal UN coordination
To define the strategic direction and be the lead for the elaboration of the integrated work-plans and other common planning documents for development interventions in the region
To lead and guide the team in achieving the set objectives;
Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on donor strategies and national development strategies, provision of advice to UN RC on ensuring synchronicity, alignment and complementarity between these strategies and UN activities
Host visits from HQ and regional levels on behalf of the UN system in Tanzania
M&E and reporting:
Ensure the participating agencies and the lead theme agencies are reporting on their progress in line with all requirements and in the UNDAP II results framework, as well as provide quality assurance and advice.
To supervise and oversee, coordinate, monitor and regularly report on the implementation of the integrated work-plans and other common activities;
Summarize the reporting for the Kigoma JP and present to donors and partners, including the regional and district levels.
Ensure the Kigoma JP reporting is included in all necessary and relevant UN reports.
Facilitation of knowledge building and communication:
Provide Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to area-based programming and interventions and share these nationally and internationally through networks and presentations.
Monitor practices, and JP-specific news and developments in order to ensure guidance to the participating UN agencies that reflects the best and most current available information.
Impact of Results
The deliverables of this post are tied to overall functions as described above; resulting in:
A more efficient and coherent UN partnership with the Government of Tanzania at the regional and district levels to address national and regional priorities for development;
Improved subnational leadership, coordination and delivery capacities;
Economies of scale for the Kigoma Joint Programme and development interventions implemented;
Strategic orientation, communication, monitoring and evaluation of the Kigoma Joint Programme

Competencies
Corporate Competencies:
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN.
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
Functional Competencies:
Knowledge and Learning Management
Coordination Effectiveness
Results-based Program Development and Reporting
Creating visibility and advancing advocacy
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
Master’s Degree or equivalent in Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences or a related field

Experience:
Minimum 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
Knowledge about UN coordination, the RC system and UN Delivering as One is a clear advantage.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
Knowledge of and development experience from Tanzania and in particular Kigoma and/or vulnerable high risk areas in the Great Lakes region is a merit.

Language Requirements:
Fluency in English language.
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