International Consultancy for the provision of Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training

Country: Ethiopia Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council Closing date: 9 Nov 2020 NATIONAL INVITATION TO TENDERNRC Ethiopia funded by Multiple Donors is seeking to engage International Consultancy service providers to deliver International Consultancy for the provision of Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training **ITB reference:PTN/2020/028**TENDER DOCUMENTSThe Invitation to Bid (ITB) documents will provide all relevant information in detail, requirements, quantities, delivery location, date, time, and place for the submission of the Tender, and can be obtained either:From the NRC website: https://www.nrc.no/procurement/Or bidders can pick-up in person the ITB documents from Logistics Department from Monday to Friday 08:30 to 15:00 at the following locations:· Addis Ababa Country Office – 5th Floor, Adika Building, Woreda 03, Bole Sub-city, Addis AbabaDuties and responsibilities:In order to achieve the objectives, the consultant(s) will:· Study relevant documents· Develop the concept of t…

Development Finance Specialist

UNDP, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Duties and Responsibilities

                Main Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead in-depth technical reviews of the state of the development finance and financial inclusion in Ethiopia.
  • Provide expert-level advice on evidence-based policies, institutional, legal and regulatory reforms needed to drive systemic change and transformation to expand the sources, scale and effectiveness of development financing and boost financial inclusion.
  • Lead work on financial innovation, especially new instruments, business models and delivery systems (as Head a.i. of the Innovative Finance Lab).
  • Build networks and partnerships with domestic and external, private and public, organisations/entities/institutions to foster technical, financial and programmatic collaboration.
  • Manage and monitor the UNDP Country Office finance portfolio, working closely with the Policy Unit.

Key Functions/Results:

 

  1. Lead analytical work and provide high-quality advisory services:
  • Co-designs, organizes and participates in the execution of analytical work that builds a strong knowledge base on development finance issues in Ethiopia, working closely with the in-house Policy Unit and with national and international partners, drawing on global good practice;
  • Provides high-quality, expert level and evidence-based advice to government and other partners on institutional, policy, legal and regulatory issues and options for expanding the scope, scale and effectiveness of development financing and financial inclusion in Ethiopia (e.g. impact, green bonds, blended finance, microinsurance, microfinance);
  • Participates in technical work related to the rollout of new and innovative financing instruments (e.g. legislation, regulatory rules, taxes and subsidies);
  • Functions as the Head a.i. of the UNDP Innovative Finance Lab, playing a central technical role in its design, launch and on-going operations, including testing/prototyping of new instruments, business models, delivery systems, working closely with the UNDP Accelerator Lab.;
  • Synthesises good practices and lessons learnt that are directly relevant to policy development and programme design and implementation.
  1. Ensure effective formulation and implementation of programmes and projects to expand development finance and financial inclusion addressing the ecosystem, focusing on quality control of the full cycle of programming from formulation, implementation, M&E and reviews, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Designs and formulates programmes and projects for development finance and financial inclusion ecosystem reform and development that address the areas of work outlined in the Country Programme Document (CPD);
  • Manages, supports and coordinates timely, transparent and effective implementation of programmes and projects collaborating closely with implementing partners and responsible parties at federal and regional levels;
  • Provides technical advice to Government in assuming leadership and strategic oversight of the planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of programmes and projects;
  • Ensures programmatic collaboration and performance monitoring of ecosystem reform and development portfolio across the Country Programme, working closely with other programme staff (e.g. Policy Unit, Accelerator Lab, innovation ecosystem, ICT start-ups);
  • Provides technical support and expert advice for monitoring and reviews of the UNSDCF and the Country Programme in the area of development finance and financial inclusion.
  1. Develop and sustain strategic partnerships including successful resource mobilization, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Develops and maintains strong collaborative relationships with the Government at federal and regional levels, development partners (WB, EU, EIB, AfDB, DFID, others) and sister UN agencies/entities (including UNCDF);
  • Embeds UNDP within and, where needed, builds national, regional and international practitioner networks dedicated to development finance and financial inclusion;
  • Develops and sustains deep and wide-ranging policy and programmatic partnerships with the private sector at national and regional levels, especially financial institutions;
  • Initiates, formulates and effectively follows-through on an innovative fundraising/resource mobilization strategy that elicits financial support from a wide range of private, non-profit and public sector partners, both domestic and external, to sustain and expand UNDP programmes and projects;
  • Provides donor intelligence in the areas of development finance and financial inclusion;
  • Acts as the lead technical representative of UNDP in professional and decision-making for a dealing with development finance and financial inclusion.

                Competencies

                Core Competencies:

 

Innovation:

Ability to make new and useful ideas work.

  • Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them;

Leadership:

Ability to persuade others to follow.

  • Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers;

People Management:

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.

  • Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others;

Communication:

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.

  • Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others;

Delivery:

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement.

  • Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions.

Technical/Functional Competencies:

 

Advocacy/Advancing Policy-Oriented Agenda:

  • Preparing information for advocacy;
  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate.

Results-Based Programme Development and Management:

  • Contributes into results through primary research and analysis;
  • Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices;
  • Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration;
  • Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation;
  • Analyses country situation to identify opportunities for project development;
  • Participates in the formulation of project proposals and ensures substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly.

Building Strategic Partnerships:

  • Maintaining a network of contacts;
  • Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues;
  • Analyses & selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners & stakeholders.

Innovation and Marketing New Approaches:

  • Enhancing processes or products;
  • Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things;
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches.

Resource Mobilization:

  • Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategies;
  • Analyses information/databases on potential and actual donors;
  • Develops a database of project profiles. Identifies opportunities for project proposals for presentation to donors.

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Basic research and analysis;
  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things;
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches and collect and compile data on the thematic/sector areas.

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:

  • Fundamental knowledge of own discipline;
  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position;
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study & other means of learning;
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments.

Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals:

  • Preparing information for global advocacy;
  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences;
  • Identifies and takes advantage of opportunities for advocating for UNDP’s mandate.

Client Orientation:

  • Establishing effective client relationships;
  • 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;
  • Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly.

                Required Skills and Experience

                Education:

  • Master's level university degree or higher in development finance or related fields (e.g. economics with a strong specialization in finance issues).

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in regulatory institutions (e.g. central banks) and/or financial institutions (e.g. commercial banks, investment banks, pension funds) and/or development finance institutions (DFIs);
  • Hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development finance projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to raise funds from diverse sources;
  • Proficiency with standard office software;
  • Proven ability to work independently or under pressure and handle multiple activities;
  • Stamina, enthusiasm and a positive attitude.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency – at a high level - in English, both written and verbal.


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