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.
About the Job:
The consultant will be based in Kampala, Uganda, and will work under the supervision of the Country Technical Specialist in Uganda.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Organizing project Advisory Board Meetings and onboarding new members — one per quarter (four in total).
Coordinating digitization working group meetings and partners — one per quarter (four in total).
Coordinating events to disseminate findings from market systems study (Inception Study) - at least two.
Coordinating support activities with Start-up Uganda and other innovation ecosystem stakeholders.
Perform outreach to other industry associations.
Coordinate logistics and partner outreach for IDES dissemination event.
Plan Monthly private sector engagement forum.
University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences, or other related qualification.
Three years of experience with knowledge management and communication related work.
Experience working with UN organizations or other international development organizations.
Demonstrated ability to establish strong working relationships with various stakeholders’ institutions and administrators; media, civil society and private sector leaders; international donors; and other stakeholders.