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. Its programmes are designed to catalyze larger investment flows from the private sector, development partners and national governments, for significant impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): UNCDF’s primary contributions are to SDG 1, with a focus on reaching the last mile and addressing exclusion and inequalities of access, and SDG 17, with a focus on unlocking public and private finance for the poor at the local level.
Duties and Responsibilities
Working under the direct supervision of the MSU Operations Specialist, under overall guidance of the Procurement Associate, the consultant will provide administrative services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work for the MSU.
The consultant may be expected to provide services to other UNCDF units. This engagement will be on a recurrent part-time/on-call basis, averaging 3 days per week with some flexibility around busy periods and urgent needs. A willingness to monitor emails and calls when not in the office is key. The precise working arrangement will be negotiated. The initial contract period will be for 12 months, renewable based on satisfactory performance.
Provides effective administrative, office management and logistical support
Procurement and Contracting
Provision of Monitoring and Progress Controls and Payment Terms
A schedule of days worked, and outputs produced will be monitored by the Procurement Associate.
There will be regular discussions between the Consultant and the Operations Specialist.
Payments will be made against key deliverables and authorized by a member of the MSU team.
Required Skills and Experience
Fluency in oral and written English.
Interested individuals must submit the documents mentioned below as proposals in order to demonstrate their qualifications (Note: the system does not allow multiple uploads of documents. Applicants must make sure to upload all documents in one PDF file).
All applications must contain the following information:
Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.
Step I: Screening: Applications will be screened and only applicants meeting the minimum criteria will progress to the pool for shortlisting.
Step II: Technical Evaluation:
Shortlisting: UNCDF will produce a shortlist of candidates and technically evaluate candidates as per experience requirements in the Terms of Reference.
Step III: Financial Evaluation: Only candidates with scores above 70% of the technical evaluation will be considered.
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal: lowest priced proposal/price of the proposal being evaluated x 30%.
The contact shall be awarded to the applicant whose offer have been evaluated and determined as:
|Country:||-- United States|
|City, State:||New York|
|Closing date:||January 17, 2020|