UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 47 least developed countries. With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.
UNCDF strategy ‘Leaving no one behind in the digital era’ is based on over a decade of experience in digital finance in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. UNCDF recognizes that reaching the full potential of digital financial inclusion in support of the Sustainable Development Goals aligns with the vision of promoting digital economies that leave no one behind.
About the Job:
UNCDF would like to enter into a non-exclusive Framework Agreement, also known as Long-Term Agreement (LTA), with the Results Measurement consultant who will perform the services described below on a need-basis. In UNCDF, an LTA is a framework agreement by and between UNCDF and a company or individual where the latter may, at any time within the duration of the LTA, be required to render the agreed services at the agreed and fixed unit prices for a minimum period of 12 months, with potential extension for up to two (2) additional years, depending on satisfactory performance.
Under an LTA, UNCDF does not guarantee that any specific quantity of services shall be purchased during the term of this agreement. The LTA does not form a financial obligation or commitment from UNCDF at the time the LTA contract is signed and that such an agreement is non-exclusive.
Where a request for service arises, UNCDF can engage the individual on LTA through a “call-off” of the LTA. Every call-off shall have specific tasks, scope of services and outputs to be delivered within a specific period. For this work, the call-off shall be formalized through the issuance of a Purchase Order, attaching thereto the TOR, and any other document relevant to the call-off. Financial commitments will only be established each time a Purchase Order for the specific services/TOR for Individual Contractor is committed.
The LTA shall have a cumulative ceiling amount that may accrue to the individual contractor during the life of the LTA, but said amount shall remain as an upper limit, and must not and cannot be interpreted nor understood as neither a financial commitment nor guarantee of business volume.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of UNCDF Research and Results Measurement Analyst the Results Measurement Consultant will complete the following activities and deliverables.
Global Results Measurement activities: Based on the program’s Theory of Change (Toc) and market development approach the consultant will design global RM frameworks and relevant learning questions, prepare related curricula, materials, tools and trainings for staff and partners and link the country and global RMFs.
Country Results Measurement activities: Based on UNCDF work plans the consultant with develop country level ToCs. The consultant will also formulate date collection plans, support research and data collection activities, conduct supply side surveys (called Partner surveys) and analyze relevant market level data.
Project level Results Measurement activities: Based on UNCDF agreements with partners the consultant will support selected grantees in developing results chains, identifying Key Performance Indicators and developing data collection plans. He/she will also train partners in data disaggregation by segments (i.e. gender, youth, MSMs, vulnerable groups, etc.), set realistic RM objectives, and support the evaluation of results.
A Master’s degree in technology, economics, public/business administration, social sciences, or related discipline or the equivalent experience is mandatory.
Minimum of two years of work experience is mandatory.
Minimum of one year of work experience in data analysis and reporting is mandatory.
Proficiency in data visualization software is preferable but not mandatory.
Previous experience in analyzing market level data is preferable but not mandatory.
Work experience with developing partners in Asia and/or Africa is preferable but not mandatory.
Previous experience working with digital finance providers data sets (i.e. customer, agents, transactions etc.) is preferable but not mandatory.
Good knowledge of financial inclusion and digital financial services is preferable but not mandatory.
Knowledge of DCED standards and the Market Systems Development approach is preferable but not mandatory.
Experience with UN organizations is preferable but not mandatory.