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Programme Specialist

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 26 November 2019
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019
  • Organization: UN Office External Relations & Advocacy
  • Country: United States
  • City: New York City
  • Contract Type: FTA International
  • Post Level: P4
    • Make policies and public goods work for technology-enabled financial inclusion – Examples:- Foster conducive digital finance regulations globally and in key countries, leveraging GPFI and partners. – Bridge fintech world with (SSBs) and regulators to mitigate new risks for customers and financial system.
    • Ensure diverse financial services are used and have a positive impact on peoples’ lives and financial wellbeing – examples: – Push for measurement of usage and impact as part of national FI strategies. – Motivate industry to publish more evidence and promote financial inclusion solutions that advance the achievement of SDGs especially in the light climate change, future of work, and growing inequalities. 
    • Encourage policies and practices for underserved segments, with technology as a cross-cutting theme to – Ensure that the private and public sectors serve hard-to-reach segments, namely: MSMEs: Develop innovative products with the CEOP; Women: Public sector: promote robust data for policymaking; identify legal barriers and infrastructure needs for women’s economic empowerment; foster policy implementation (W20). Private sector: Raise awareness around unintentional gender bias in serving female customers, Smallholder households and agriculture: Promote innovative solutions 
    • Oversee the establishment and lead the work on the women’s economic empowerment, which could include fundraising, managing consultants (if and when need be) and working with a technical reference group on the strategy.
    • Manage and sustain good working relationship with the W20 focal point, the troika and especially the Presidency.
    • Once the strategy setting is completed, then develop a workplan for global and /or country-level implementation.
    • Provide ongoing support to the UNSGSA on topic of women economic empowerment.
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director.
    • Prepare or assist office in preparing UNSGSA country visits as well as a follow-up to country visit. Each country visit consists of work around developing key messages and key policy documents for the UNSGSA together with reference group partners.
    • Keep communication with selected partners (e.g. World Bank Group, Gates Foundation, UN agencies) working in focus countries.
    • Accompany and support the UNSGSA in country visits if needed.
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director.
    • Prepare briefing notes, speeches/statements, talking points, and background papers for the UNSGSA’s meetings with government leaders, multilateral organizations, and participation in high profile events. 
    • Manage key areas of the UNSGSA agenda based on needs (e.g. GPFI work, ongoing work on agriculture, link between SDGs and financial inclusion).
    • Prepare bilateral briefings for the UNSGSA as well as summaries of key documents in areas of responsibilities.  
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director.

     

    • Ability to make new and useful ideas work.
    • Ability to persuade others to follow.
    • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.
    • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.
    • Ability to get things done
    • Technical knowledge of the breadth of financial inclusion.
    • Ability to proactively share UNSGSA knowledge and activities at UN and other venues.
    • Ability to engage with other agencies, delegations and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships.
    • Ability to prepare quality briefs and or speeches.
    • Ability to identify and prioritize risks, and organize actions around mitigating them.
    • Knowledge of the Intergovernmental bodies and respective mandates and operations.
    • Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge.
    • Advanced university degree (Master’s) in International Development, Finance, Economics, or Business.
    • Minimum 7 years of experience in financial inclusion/ digital finance. 
    • Demonstrated experience of working on women’s economic empowerment initiatives.
    • Technical knowledge and deep understanding of the breadth of digital financial inclusion.
    • Hands-on field experience in financial inclusion is particularly useful.
    • Strong experience in drafting policy memos.
    • Capacity to prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines 
    • Thrive as part of a small and fast-moving team.
    • Outstanding written communication skills, with an ability to sum up key points concisely.
    • Sense of humor and grace under pressure, team player and excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Equal enthusiasm and efficiency for any task. Ability to travel and, as needed, work after hours and over weekends.
    • Excellent command of, and drafting skills in, English essential. Spanish desirable. Knowledge of another UN language an advantage.

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    Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

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