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Job Opportunity at Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank Limited (TADB), Director of Planning

Job Opportunity at Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank Limited (TADB), Director Of Planning

Director Of Planning

Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank Limited (TADB) is a Government Institution established under the Companies Act, 2002 and licensed under the provisions of the Banking and Financial Institutions Act No 5 of 2006 and the Banking and Financial Institutions (Development Finance) Regulations, 2012. The bank was established for the following purposes, among others:

To catalyze credit delivery to the agricultural sector and thereby accelerate agricultural development and overall economic growth;
To become an apex agricultural financing bank and an important player in the implementation of the Government’s development vision, policies and programmes, including but not limited to the Tanzania Development Vision 2015, Agricultural Sector Development Programme, Kilimo Kwanza Initiative, Second-Generation Financial Sector Reforms as well as in the furtherance of the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty for Mainland Tanzania (MKUKUTA), and Zanzibar Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (MKUZA).
TADB is hereby inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacancies:

Overview
Department: DIRECTORATE OF PLANNING & RESEARCH
Category: Strategy & Research
Type: Full-Time
Posted: 10/03/2019

Requirements
Highest Education: Minimum Education Masters / Postgraduate
Degree title:
Gender: Does not matter
Experience: Minimum Experience 10 Year
Other experience: 5 must be in a senior position in a busy development/commercial bank or banking/finance institution

Description
Nature and scope:
The job holder reports to the Managing Director. He/She is responsible for coordinating the planning of the bank programs and activities, research and advisory services as well as policy-related matters for the bank.

Key Responsibilities

  • To co-ordinate development of the bank’s long term strategy and corporate plans, and to monitor their implementation including conducting periodic plan reviews;
  • To prepare policies and guidelines on the formulation of plans, setting of targets, performance measurement and reporting thereof;
  • To co-ordinate development of performance management standards i.e. indicators and targets in all functional units with respect to set objectives.
  • To co-ordinate preparation of plan performance reports for submission to management and recommend on performance improvement measures.
  • To manage continuous business process improvements and coordinate the preparation of policies, procedures and operational manuals, and to be the custodian of them.
  • To identify and asses resource needs (quality and quantity) and measures to acquire them.
  • To provide advice on the preparation of programs intended to facilitate business processes; and recommend organizational strategies and changes as may be considered necessary.
  • To maintain a corporate knowledge management framework.
  • To prepare plans and budgets for the division.
  • To prepare terms of reference and provide overall co-ordination for work by consultants, e.g. to review and propose a legal and regulatory framework suitable for the bank including the prudential guidelines, as well as any other consultancies related to the bank’s business strategy.
  • To coordinate and carry out research aimed at enriching the bank’s knowledge and information base to facilitate implementation of its vision, mission and objectives.
  • To identify and manage line-of-business changes and build on ongoing partnerships with government leaders, key stakeholders and business partners for effective change management.
  • To co-ordinate the bank’s efforts aimed at establishing and maintaining collaborations and partnerships with other development banks for the purpose of sharing knowledge and business.
  • To conduct and facilitate training programs on corporate planning.
  • To develop and manage the bank’s relationship with various stakeholders, government offices and the public.
  • To monitor and report on implementation of management decisions and directives regarding the bank’s strategy and corporate plan.
  • To carry out any other duties assigned by the Managing Director from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience of which 5 must be in a senior position in a busy development/commercial bank or banking/finance institution.
  • Master’s Degree/Postgraduate qualifications in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or related discipline.
  • Knowledge of Data Analysis software/programmes.
  • Highly developed analytical skills in finance and economics.
  • Capacity to interpret national policies and financial regulations and implement them within the bank’s strategic plans.
  • Ability to analyze financial and economic data and interpret research reports.

Application Deadline: 18 October, 2019

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) CrossCulture Fellowship Programme 2020 (Fully-funded)

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Applications for the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) CrossCulture Fellowship Programme 2020 are now open. The CrossCulture Programme (CCP) enables professionals and committed volunteers to think outside of the cultural box! Each year around 80 fellowship recipients from host organisations in Germany or in one of the over 35 partner countries gain experience in intercultural networks.

Through occupational stays abroad, the programme enables and promotes actors from the cultural, educational, scientific, artistic and medial sectors to work together. The goal of the CrossCulture Programme is to strengthen lasting civil society networks between Germany and countries across the globe. The programme was launched in 2005 and now counts over 750 alumni to its ever-growing network.

During two to three months of practical training in host organisations in Germany or in CCP partner countries, participants deepen their expertise and acquire intercultural skills. In turn, the host organisations benefit from the expertise, regional knowledge and networks of the CCP fellows. The participants then bring their experiences gained abroad into their everyday working life when they return to their home organisation. CCP Fellowships enables professionals and committed volunteers to work in an intercultural environment for two to three months and to gather new skills.

Funding

  • ifa covers the following costs for fellowship recipients from abroad:
  • A monthly allowance of 550 Euros
  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Accommodation
  • A monthly ticket for public transport within the place of residence
  • A refund of applicable visa fees
  • Health insurance

ifa covers the following costs for scholarship recipients from Germany:

  • A monthly allowance of 1,100 Euros
  • A refund of roundtrip airfare
  • A refund of applicable visa fees
  • Health insurance

No provisions will be made for travelling with family members such as spouse or children. ifa assumes no costs or responsibility for other persons beyond the fellowship recipient.

Eligibility

  • Fellowships are principally awarded to people working in one of the following fields:
  • Policy and society
  • Media and culture
  • Human rights and peace
  • Sustainable development
  • The applicant must be between the ages of 23 and 45 at the time of the application.
  • Good written and spoken English skills.
  • At least two years of proven professional experience or volunteer work in a civil society organisation in the country of origin.
  • The applicant is in good health for a longer stay abroad.

Desirable Qualities

  • The applicant has been and is socially engaged for the long-term.
  • The applicant can prove full-time experience in his or her field of work.
  • A collaboration with an organisation in the target country is in progress or planned.
  • The applicant possesses other language skills, particularly, German language skills.

Application
The following application documents are required:

  • Curriculum vitae in English with details about education/training, work experience, volunteering and other skills.
  • Letter of motivation using the Template.
  • Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s home organisation/workplace in the applicant’s country of origin, for example from a supervisor, using the Template.
  • Photo is optional.
  • For more information, see FAQ or visit ifa CrossCulture Fellowship.

University of Oxford – Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme 2020 (fully-funded)

Deadline: January 10, 2020 (Varies by Course)

The University of Oxford Postgraduate Scholarships are open. The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme cultivates the leaders of tomorrow by providing outstanding university graduates and professionals from developing and emerging economies with the opportunity to pursue fully-funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford, combined with a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking.
The scholarship will cover 100% of course fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £15,009). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

About

The Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme was established in 2015 thanks to generous donations from multiple donors to mark the 95th birthday of Lord Weidenfeld. In June 2017, Chairman André Hoffmann pledged an additional donation of £9m to the Trust which, thanks to matched funding of £6m from Oxford University, will double the size of the Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme.

This scholarship is part of the Oxford Graduate Scholarships, which were established through a ground-breaking new matched funding initiative to enable the creation of fully-funded scholarships for graduate students of the highest calibre from across the world. The University contributes 40% of the funds for these scholarships, together with 60% from generous donations provided by supporters of the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust, including Fondation Hoffmann. Fondation Hoffmann is a Swiss-based grant making institution supporting the emergence and expansion of concrete projects which address global problems in today’s societies.

The Leadership Programme is a unique part of these scholarships.

Eligibility

  • Open to outstanding university graduates and professionals from developing and emerging economies
  • You must be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford.
  • You should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already Weidenfeld-Hoffmann scholars.
  • You should be able to demonstrate a connection between your subject of study and your longer-term career objectives, explaining how you see your professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in your country of origin or at a wider regional or international level.
  • The above qualities will be assessed during the selection process, including using your graduate application form, your Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Questionnaire and (if relevant) your interview.
  • This scholarship is not open to applications from candidates who hold deferred offers to start in 2020-21.

Eligible courses
Please review the information below to see the complete list of eligible courses.

  • BCL Bachelor of Civil Law
  • MBA Master of Business Administration
  • MJur Magister Juris
  • MPP Master of Public Administration and Policy
  • MSc African Studies
  • MSc Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
  • MSc Comparative Social Policy
  • Msc Computer Science
  • MSc Contemporary Chinese Studies
  • MSt Diplomatic Studies
  • MSc Economics for Development
  • MSc Education (Comparative and International Education)
  • MSc Education (Higher Education)
  • MSc Environmental Change and Management
  • MSc Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation
  • MSc Financial Economics
  • MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy
  • MSc Global Health Science
  • MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine
  • MSt Islamic Studies and History
  • MSt Jewish Studies
  • MSt Korean Studies
  • MSc Latin American Studies
  • MSc Law and Finance
  • MSc Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing
  • MSc Migration Studies
  • MSc Modern Middle Eastern Studies
  • MSc Modern South Asian Studies
  • MSc Nature, Society and Environmental Governance
  • MSc Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
  • MSc Social Science of the Internet
  • MSc Water Science, Policy and Management

Eligible countries

  • You must also be ordinarily resident in one of the eligible countries listed.
  • Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Chile China China Tibet China, Hong Kong SAR China, Macau SAR Colombia Comoros Congo, Dem. Rep. Congo, Rep. Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji French Guiana Gabon Gambia, The Georgia Ghana Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary India Indonesia Iran Iraq Israel Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea (North) Korea (South) Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao PDR Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Macedonia, FYR Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar (Burma) Namibia Nauru Nepal Niger Nigeria Oman Pakistan Palau Palestinian territories Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Qatar Réunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Helena Samoa São Tomé and Príncipe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sri Lanka St Kitts and Nevis St Lucia St Vincent and the Grenadines Sudan Suriname Swaziland Syria Taiwan (Republic of China) Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste (East Timor) Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Vietnam Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

Application

  • In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must select the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme in the University of Oxford Scholarships section of the University’s graduate application form and submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course.
  • See the relevant course page for the deadline applicable to your course.
  • You must also complete a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Statement and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline.
  • If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be required to participate in an interview, which is likely to be held via Skype in April/May 2020.
  • Click here to apply.
  • For more information, visit Oxford Scholarships.

Nafasi za kazi UN/UNHCR, Protection Associate

Protection Associate 

The Protection Associate reports to the Protection Officer. He/she monitors protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards and provides functional protection support to information management and programme staff.

The Protection Associate is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors. He/she contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.

The Protection Associate also ensures that persons of concern are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.

Accountability

The protection of populations of concern is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
Protection activities are guided by the UNHCR country protection strategy.
The participation of persons of concern is facilitated through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches.
Protection incidents are immediately identified and reported.

Responsibility

  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to persons of concern.
  • Provide advice on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Assist in conducting eligibility and status determination for persons of concern.
  • Contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
  • Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Contribute to a country-level education plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Contribute to effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.

Authority

Prioritize persons of concern for interview, counselling and propose protection support for individual cases.
Enforce compliance of local implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures.
Submit individual payments request for persons of concern for approval.

Essential Minimum Qualifications & Professional Experience

Education: Completion of secondary school. Additional certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.
Job experience: Relevant to the function: 6 years.
Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

Desirable Minimum requirements

Good computer skills.
Completed Protection Learning Programme.
Interested applicants should express their interest by completing the attached new Personal History Form and the Supplementary form if needed in full. Please note that submission of the Personal History Form which is not signed may render the application ineligible for consideration. Please quote the Vacancy Notice Number and Position title.

HOW TO APPLY:
The Expression of Interest for the position should be sent only by Email to:

Admin/Finance Officer

UNHCR Field Office Kibondo

Email: tankbva@unhcr.org

Due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Shortlisted Candidates will be required to sit for a written test

Closing date: 09 Oct 2019

Qualified female and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Nafasi za kazi UN/UNHCR, Protection Associate

Protection Associate 

The Protection Associate reports to the Protection Officer. He/she monitors protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards and provides functional protection support to information management and programme staff.

The Protection Associate is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors. He/she contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.

The Protection Associate also ensures that persons of concern are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.

Accountability

The protection of populations of concern is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
Protection activities are guided by the UNHCR country protection strategy.
The participation of persons of concern is facilitated through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches.
Protection incidents are immediately identified and reported.

Responsibility

  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to persons of concern.
  • Provide advice on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Assist in conducting eligibility and status determination for persons of concern.
  • Contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
  • Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Contribute to a country-level education plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Contribute to effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.

Authority

Prioritize persons of concern for interview, counselling and propose protection support for individual cases.
Enforce compliance of local implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures.
Submit individual payments request for persons of concern for approval.

Essential Minimum Qualifications & Professional Experience

Education: Completion of secondary school. Additional certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.
Job experience: Relevant to the function: 6 years.
Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

Desirable Minimum requirements

Good computer skills.
Completed Protection Learning Programme.
Interested applicants should express their interest by completing the attached new Personal History Form and the Supplementary form if needed in full. Please note that submission of the Personal History Form which is not signed may render the application ineligible for consideration. Please quote the Vacancy Notice Number and Position title.

HOW TO APPLY:
The Expression of Interest for the position should be sent only by Email to:

Admin/Finance Officer

UNHCR Field Office Kibondo

Email: tankbva@unhcr.org

Due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Shortlisted Candidates will be required to sit for a written test

Closing date: 09 Oct 2019

Qualified female and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply

GIZ-SAIS Investment Readiness Programme 2019/2020 for African Agritech and Food start-ups

Deadline: October 28, 2019

Have you successfully developed innovative digital solutions for the agricultural and food sector with a positive impact on income generation? Are you still looking for company development support to scale your business and increase your impact? Apply for the GIZ-SAIS Investment Readiness Programme 2019/2020.
The GIZ-SAIS Investment Readiness Programme for African Agritech and Food start-ups provides tailor-made company development measures aimed at improving your investment readiness and gaining access to investment and business opportunities.

Benefits

  • A six-month Investment Readiness Programme fully funded by GIZ-SAIS beginning in December 2019. The programme is built around regular virtual coaching and training sessions with experienced company developers and growth managers.
  • Access to additional service providers to optimise certain segments of your venture (e.g. legal, cash flow, marketing, coding etc.).
  • Three in-person meet-ups complete the programme: a kick-off workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, in December 2019, followed by a mid-term check-in in the third or fourth month and a link-up event with investors and business partners will conclude the programme.
  • Throughout the duration of the programme, the GIZ-SAIS team will facilitate contacts and interactions with potential investors and business partners using the global investor cloud services. Further follow-up growth measures in close dialogue with committed investors and business partners are planned for those start-ups that successfully complete the Investment Readiness Programme.

Eligibility
You can apply if your business:

  • is a start-up registered in Africa, a for-profit business with a team of at least two people,
  • is offering scalable digital solutions with a clear positive impact on income in the agricultural and/or food sector (e.g. through savings, business opportunities, added value, etc.),
  • and is in the post-seed stage (i.e. have launched a minimum viable product, have an existing customer base, have evidence of revenue).

Selection Criteria

  • Projects will be selected on the basis of an application that showcases:
  • A convincing business model,
  • A highly-motivated team that ideally reflects gender equality and diversity,
  • And presents a digital product that is scalable, demonstrably functional, user-oriented, commercially viable and makes use of sustainable technical solutions while also, ideally, promoting gender equality in the agriculture and food sector.

How to Apply

  • Online application: Apply online here and upload a short pitch video (max. 2 minutes) via an unlisted (i.e. hidden to the public) YouTube link. The video should clearly convey your vision, the problem you are addressing and how your product resolves it as well as the user experience. Please provide all requested information in order to ensure your inclusion in the selection process.
  • Virtual pitch: Based on the eligibility and selection criteria presented above, GIZ-SAIS will pre-select convincing start-ups that will be invited to a virtual pitch:
  • The virtual pitch event will be held in November 2019, during calendar week 47 (November 18-22, 2019).
  • Invitations to the pitch event including your time slot will be sent out by November 11, 2019.
  • Kick-off event in Nairobi: The most promising start-ups selected in the wake of the virtual pitch will be invited to Nairobi, Kenya, on December 12-13, 2019 for the GIZ-SAIS Investment Readiness Programme kick-off event. Please make sure that you are available at that time.
  • For more information, visit GIZ-SAIS Investment Readiness Programme.

Apply New Job Vacancies at UNDP Tanzania

Job Title: Digital Strategy Consultant
Advertised on behalf of : UNDCF
Location : Home Based, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 09-Oct-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category : Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 22-Oct-2019
Duration of Initial Contract : 12 months, with the possibility of extension for one (1) more years
Expected Duration of Assignment : 12 months

Background
The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in 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’s financing models work through two channels: financial inclusion that expands the opportunities for individuals, households, and small businesses to participate in the local economy, providing them with the tools they need to climb out of poverty and manage their financial lives; and by showing how localized investments—through fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance—can drive public and private funding that underpins local economic expansion and sustainable development. UNCDF financing models are applied in thematic areas where addressing barriers to finance at the local level can have a transformational effect for poor and excluded people and communities.
By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes to SDG 1 on eradicating poverty and SDG 17 on the means of implementation. By identifying those market segments where innovative financing models can have transformational impact in helping to reach the last mile and address exclusion and inequalities of access, UNCDF contributes to 28 of 169 SDGs targets.

Leaving No One Behind in the Digital Era
The widespread use of digital financial services in Kenya helped lift around 1 million people out of extreme poverty between 2008 and 2014. Since 2008 and the launch of m-Pesa in Kenya, digital finance has revolutionized access to financial services for the unbanked, both individuals and enterprises. The mobile money only sector opened access of 690 million people worldwide to formal financial services1. Often starting with payment as entry points (money transfer, bill payment, government payment), it has now expanded to a range of service like savings, credit, loans, insurance and remittances.
Based on 2017 Findex data and trend analysis from 2011 and 20142, it is clear that digital finance has become the primary route to financial inclusion. Inclusive financial services are transforming the lives of the unbanked by enabling them to better manage irregular resources, smooth income flows, build assets, overcome shocks, protect against risks, access social benefits more cheaply and invest in economic opportunities. Digital technology further expanded access and usage by offering lower cost of provision of services, greater convenience and ubiquity as services can be available around the clock, lower costs for user and greater range of services for the poor/low income people. In that respect inclusive digital financial services are directly contributing to reaching a number of SDGs, as described in the recent compendium developed by the Better Than Cash Alliance, UNCDF, the World Bank, and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate on Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands3.
With 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 to the SDGs lies with the vision of promoting digital economies for the following reasons:

  • The value of digital financial services is not obvious, especially for the poor and vulnerable populations, as it is not closely linked to their ability to respond to their specific constraints and needs around agriculture, education, health, energy and other key aspects of their daily lives.
  • New innovative services should be developed to address these unmet needs. Innovation will come from traditional providers but mainly by a range of new players (entrepreneurs, start-ups in various sectors & platforms like Facebook, WeChat, Grab, etc.)

This is the reason why the promotion of “Inclusive digital economies where everyone can thrive” is an integral part, and the ultimate vision of UNCDF’s new strategy on Digital Finance.

UNCDF in Tanzania
UNCDF vision for Tanzania is to enable “Tanzanian incremental participation in an increasingly interconnected digital world.” UNCDF aims to accomplish this by accelerating the development of services leveraging digital finance and innovation through providing the right balance of technical expertise and financial support to government, private and non-profit sectors as well as academia.
Digital solutions are already demonstrating their transformative impact in mobile money, mobile lending, mobile insurance, agency banking, and international remittances. These services are connecting financial services to ‘real-economy’ services that are transforming the lives of Tanzanians, especially the low-income population.

Digital solutions that solve the daily needs and constraints in other sectors such as health, energy, agriculture and transportation are strengthening the use cases for the adoption and usage of digital financial services.
To understand the state of Tanzania’s digital economy, UNCDF applied the globally tested Inclusive Digital Economy Scorecard to the Tanzanian context. The scorecard rates Tanzania on four key components:

  • Enabling policy and regulation: working with government bodies to develop policies that support and enable the growth of the inclusive digital economy.
  • Open digital payment ecosystem: leveraging experience in digital finance, understanding the importance of digital payments as the basis for sustainable economically impactful digital services.
  • Inclusive innovation: supporting local entrepreneurs and MSMEs to build inclusive services for the local digital economy.

Empowered customers: enabling users to acquire digital and financial skills and leveraging digital services to increase their soft and hard skills.
1 https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/GSMA_State_Industry_Report_2018_ExSum_WEBv1.pdf
2 World Bank’s 2017 Global Findex. Available: https://globalfindex.worldbank.org/
3 “Igniting SDG Progress Through Digital Financial Inclusion” for highlights of the robust evidence linked to 13 of the 17 SDGs. https://btca-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/346/english_attachments/SDG_Compendium_Digital_Financial_Inclusion_September_2018.pdf?1536952408

Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of this consultancy is to engage local stakeholders in the DFS sector including FSPs, mobile network operations, fintechs, policymakers and regulators, in order to research, prioritize, categorize and inform UNCDF’s Tanzanian digital strategy built around advocacy, partnerships and appropriate solutions.

The consultant will conduct the desk review of the national digital transformation strategies, policies, and initiatives and engage with stakeholders to understand achievements, challenges and needs. The consultants will also engage with these stakeholders to understand their digital strategy plans/initiatives and “pain points” and devise possible interventions that UNCDF can support.

The consultant will work with the UNCDF Tanzania Programme Specialist to update the Tanzania digital country strategy that aligns with the global UNCDF “Leaving no one behind in the digital era” strategy and the current state of potential partners in Tanzania.
The consultant will update the strategy by undertaking the following but not limited to:

  • Review both the global UNCDF strategy “Leaving no one behind in the digital era” and the current draft of the Tanzania country strategy to identify areas in the country strategy that need to be developed further to ensure alignment with the objectives and focus areas proposed in the global strategy.
  • Collect data and analyze relevant government and key stakeholder documents (reports, plans, assessment/studies, policies, regulations) on DFS and innovation in Tanzania to draw priorities, achievements, lessons learned, challenges and potential areas in line with the UNCDF’s global strategy.
  • Conduct in-depth consultations with policymakers, regulators, FSPs, other national stakeholders, and local donors on national priorities in Tanzania digital economy initiatives and assess their alignment with the current version of the UNCDF Tanzania digital strategy.
  • Identify potential local partners that UNCDF can work with through providing technical assistance or funding support.
  • Validate the proposed objectives and initiatives in the current country strategy and identify new ones that align with partners’ digital strategies.
  • Organize and facilitate workshops to present the identified strategy objectives, key initiatives to achieve the strategic objectives and potential partners for implementation. This is to ensure stakeholder feedback is incorporated into the strategy and there is a buy-in on the strategic objectives and proposed initiatives.
  • Formulate an updated version of the Tanzania digital strategy that outlines UNCDF’s objectives, initiatives and specific tasks for driving the expansion of an inclusive digital economy in Tanzania within the defined timeframe 2019-2024.

Competencies
Experience:

  • At least 8 years of professional experience in: digital financial services, market system issues, policy and regulatory environment in Tanzania;
  • Experience facilitating FSP and MNO branchless banking and mobile financial services rollouts in Tanzania is mandatory;
  • At least 3 years of experience working with policymakers and regulators on DFS and innovation topics in Tanzanian and other African countries is desirable;
  • Broad knowledge of the main DFS and innovation issues in Tanzania and other similar developing countries to recommend strategic objectives and initiatives that would shift the digital economy landscape in Tanzania;
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills in English with proven track record of analyzing data and preparing analytical reports;
  • Experience in providing technical assistance to FSPs and MNOs and forging partnerships with stakeholders, including international development organizations, governments, civil society, and communities at systemic and institutional levels.


Language Requirements:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Kiswahili is highly desirable

Skills:

  • Understanding and/or background in digital financial services;
  • Strong ability to communicate and function effectively in local/international/multicultural environment;
  • Excellent networking with a demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Project management skills;
  • Excellent PowerPoint and Excel skills;
  • High-level planning, organizational and time management skills, including flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure to meet changing deadlines;
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise effectively at senior levels, including government bodies;
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills of a high order, including the ability to formulate recommendations and advice;
  • Pro-active, constructive attitude, open to feedback.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:
A Master’s degree in economics, public/business administration, social sciences, or related discipline or the equivalent experience

Provision of Monitoring and Progress Control
The consultant will work under direct supervision of the UNCDF Programme Specialist and/or his designate, and in close collaboration with the in-country team.
The consultant will have regular communication with the supervisor via email and skype for coordination and guidance purposes, ensuring consultant’s output quality and targets.
The consultant is responsible for providing his/her own laptop during the course of his/her engagement with UNCDF.

Payment to the consultant will be made based on the actual number of days agreed with UNCDF and upon certification of satisfactory performance, and acceptance of the output by the UNCDF Programme Specialist and/or his designate.

The following supporting documents will serve as conditions for disbursement: (i) submission of an invoice and Certificate of Payment (COP); (ii) review, approval and written acceptance of each deliverable by the UNCDF Programme Specialist and/or his designate; (iii) submission of a time-sheet and expenses with relevant supporting documentation; and (iv) an authorization of payment disbursement from a direct supervisor.

READ FULL DETAILS AND APPLY HERE!

Apply New Job Vacancies at UNDP Tanzania

Job Title: Digital Strategy Consultant
Advertised on behalf of : UNDCF
Location : Home Based, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 09-Oct-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category : Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 22-Oct-2019
Duration of Initial Contract : 12 months, with the possibility of extension for one (1) more years
Expected Duration of Assignment : 12 months

Background
The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in 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’s financing models work through two channels: financial inclusion that expands the opportunities for individuals, households, and small businesses to participate in the local economy, providing them with the tools they need to climb out of poverty and manage their financial lives; and by showing how localized investments—through fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance—can drive public and private funding that underpins local economic expansion and sustainable development. UNCDF financing models are applied in thematic areas where addressing barriers to finance at the local level can have a transformational effect for poor and excluded people and communities.
By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes to SDG 1 on eradicating poverty and SDG 17 on the means of implementation. By identifying those market segments where innovative financing models can have transformational impact in helping to reach the last mile and address exclusion and inequalities of access, UNCDF contributes to 28 of 169 SDGs targets.

Leaving No One Behind in the Digital Era
The widespread use of digital financial services in Kenya helped lift around 1 million people out of extreme poverty between 2008 and 2014. Since 2008 and the launch of m-Pesa in Kenya, digital finance has revolutionized access to financial services for the unbanked, both individuals and enterprises. The mobile money only sector opened access of 690 million people worldwide to formal financial services1. Often starting with payment as entry points (money transfer, bill payment, government payment), it has now expanded to a range of service like savings, credit, loans, insurance and remittances.
Based on 2017 Findex data and trend analysis from 2011 and 20142, it is clear that digital finance has become the primary route to financial inclusion. Inclusive financial services are transforming the lives of the unbanked by enabling them to better manage irregular resources, smooth income flows, build assets, overcome shocks, protect against risks, access social benefits more cheaply and invest in economic opportunities. Digital technology further expanded access and usage by offering lower cost of provision of services, greater convenience and ubiquity as services can be available around the clock, lower costs for user and greater range of services for the poor/low income people. In that respect inclusive digital financial services are directly contributing to reaching a number of SDGs, as described in the recent compendium developed by the Better Than Cash Alliance, UNCDF, the World Bank, and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate on Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands3.
With 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 to the SDGs lies with the vision of promoting digital economies for the following reasons:

  • The value of digital financial services is not obvious, especially for the poor and vulnerable populations, as it is not closely linked to their ability to respond to their specific constraints and needs around agriculture, education, health, energy and other key aspects of their daily lives.
  • New innovative services should be developed to address these unmet needs. Innovation will come from traditional providers but mainly by a range of new players (entrepreneurs, start-ups in various sectors & platforms like Facebook, WeChat, Grab, etc.)

This is the reason why the promotion of “Inclusive digital economies where everyone can thrive” is an integral part, and the ultimate vision of UNCDF’s new strategy on Digital Finance.

UNCDF in Tanzania
UNCDF vision for Tanzania is to enable “Tanzanian incremental participation in an increasingly interconnected digital world.” UNCDF aims to accomplish this by accelerating the development of services leveraging digital finance and innovation through providing the right balance of technical expertise and financial support to government, private and non-profit sectors as well as academia.
Digital solutions are already demonstrating their transformative impact in mobile money, mobile lending, mobile insurance, agency banking, and international remittances. These services are connecting financial services to ‘real-economy’ services that are transforming the lives of Tanzanians, especially the low-income population.

Digital solutions that solve the daily needs and constraints in other sectors such as health, energy, agriculture and transportation are strengthening the use cases for the adoption and usage of digital financial services.
To understand the state of Tanzania’s digital economy, UNCDF applied the globally tested Inclusive Digital Economy Scorecard to the Tanzanian context. The scorecard rates Tanzania on four key components:

  • Enabling policy and regulation: working with government bodies to develop policies that support and enable the growth of the inclusive digital economy.
  • Open digital payment ecosystem: leveraging experience in digital finance, understanding the importance of digital payments as the basis for sustainable economically impactful digital services.
  • Inclusive innovation: supporting local entrepreneurs and MSMEs to build inclusive services for the local digital economy.

Empowered customers: enabling users to acquire digital and financial skills and leveraging digital services to increase their soft and hard skills.
1 https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/GSMA_State_Industry_Report_2018_ExSum_WEBv1.pdf
2 World Bank’s 2017 Global Findex. Available: https://globalfindex.worldbank.org/
3 “Igniting SDG Progress Through Digital Financial Inclusion” for highlights of the robust evidence linked to 13 of the 17 SDGs. https://btca-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/346/english_attachments/SDG_Compendium_Digital_Financial_Inclusion_September_2018.pdf?1536952408

Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of this consultancy is to engage local stakeholders in the DFS sector including FSPs, mobile network operations, fintechs, policymakers and regulators, in order to research, prioritize, categorize and inform UNCDF’s Tanzanian digital strategy built around advocacy, partnerships and appropriate solutions.

The consultant will conduct the desk review of the national digital transformation strategies, policies, and initiatives and engage with stakeholders to understand achievements, challenges and needs. The consultants will also engage with these stakeholders to understand their digital strategy plans/initiatives and “pain points” and devise possible interventions that UNCDF can support.

The consultant will work with the UNCDF Tanzania Programme Specialist to update the Tanzania digital country strategy that aligns with the global UNCDF “Leaving no one behind in the digital era” strategy and the current state of potential partners in Tanzania.
The consultant will update the strategy by undertaking the following but not limited to:

  • Review both the global UNCDF strategy “Leaving no one behind in the digital era” and the current draft of the Tanzania country strategy to identify areas in the country strategy that need to be developed further to ensure alignment with the objectives and focus areas proposed in the global strategy.
  • Collect data and analyze relevant government and key stakeholder documents (reports, plans, assessment/studies, policies, regulations) on DFS and innovation in Tanzania to draw priorities, achievements, lessons learned, challenges and potential areas in line with the UNCDF’s global strategy.
  • Conduct in-depth consultations with policymakers, regulators, FSPs, other national stakeholders, and local donors on national priorities in Tanzania digital economy initiatives and assess their alignment with the current version of the UNCDF Tanzania digital strategy.
  • Identify potential local partners that UNCDF can work with through providing technical assistance or funding support.
  • Validate the proposed objectives and initiatives in the current country strategy and identify new ones that align with partners’ digital strategies.
  • Organize and facilitate workshops to present the identified strategy objectives, key initiatives to achieve the strategic objectives and potential partners for implementation. This is to ensure stakeholder feedback is incorporated into the strategy and there is a buy-in on the strategic objectives and proposed initiatives.
  • Formulate an updated version of the Tanzania digital strategy that outlines UNCDF’s objectives, initiatives and specific tasks for driving the expansion of an inclusive digital economy in Tanzania within the defined timeframe 2019-2024.

Competencies
Experience:

  • At least 8 years of professional experience in: digital financial services, market system issues, policy and regulatory environment in Tanzania;
  • Experience facilitating FSP and MNO branchless banking and mobile financial services rollouts in Tanzania is mandatory;
  • At least 3 years of experience working with policymakers and regulators on DFS and innovation topics in Tanzanian and other African countries is desirable;
  • Broad knowledge of the main DFS and innovation issues in Tanzania and other similar developing countries to recommend strategic objectives and initiatives that would shift the digital economy landscape in Tanzania;
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills in English with proven track record of analyzing data and preparing analytical reports;
  • Experience in providing technical assistance to FSPs and MNOs and forging partnerships with stakeholders, including international development organizations, governments, civil society, and communities at systemic and institutional levels.


Language Requirements:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Kiswahili is highly desirable

Skills:

  • Understanding and/or background in digital financial services;
  • Strong ability to communicate and function effectively in local/international/multicultural environment;
  • Excellent networking with a demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Project management skills;
  • Excellent PowerPoint and Excel skills;
  • High-level planning, organizational and time management skills, including flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure to meet changing deadlines;
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise effectively at senior levels, including government bodies;
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills of a high order, including the ability to formulate recommendations and advice;
  • Pro-active, constructive attitude, open to feedback.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:
A Master’s degree in economics, public/business administration, social sciences, or related discipline or the equivalent experience

Provision of Monitoring and Progress Control
The consultant will work under direct supervision of the UNCDF Programme Specialist and/or his designate, and in close collaboration with the in-country team.
The consultant will have regular communication with the supervisor via email and skype for coordination and guidance purposes, ensuring consultant’s output quality and targets.
The consultant is responsible for providing his/her own laptop during the course of his/her engagement with UNCDF.

Payment to the consultant will be made based on the actual number of days agreed with UNCDF and upon certification of satisfactory performance, and acceptance of the output by the UNCDF Programme Specialist and/or his designate.

The following supporting documents will serve as conditions for disbursement: (i) submission of an invoice and Certificate of Payment (COP); (ii) review, approval and written acceptance of each deliverable by the UNCDF Programme Specialist and/or his designate; (iii) submission of a time-sheet and expenses with relevant supporting documentation; and (iv) an authorization of payment disbursement from a direct supervisor.

READ FULL DETAILS AND APPLY HERE!

Apply New Job Vacancies at UNDP Tanzania

Job Title: Digital Strategy Consultant
Advertised on behalf of : UNDCF
Location : Home Based, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 09-Oct-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category : Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 22-Oct-2019
Duration of Initial Contract : 12 months, with the possibility of extension for one (1) more years
Expected Duration of Assignment : 12 months

Background
The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in 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’s financing models work through two channels: financial inclusion that expands the opportunities for individuals, households, and small businesses to participate in the local economy, providing them with the tools they need to climb out of poverty and manage their financial lives; and by showing how localized investments—through fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance—can drive public and private funding that underpins local economic expansion and sustainable development. UNCDF financing models are applied in thematic areas where addressing barriers to finance at the local level can have a transformational effect for poor and excluded people and communities.
By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes to SDG 1 on eradicating poverty and SDG 17 on the means of implementation. By identifying those market segments where innovative financing models can have transformational impact in helping to reach the last mile and address exclusion and inequalities of access, UNCDF contributes to 28 of 169 SDGs targets.

Leaving No One Behind in the Digital Era
The widespread use of digital financial services in Kenya helped lift around 1 million people out of extreme poverty between 2008 and 2014. Since 2008 and the launch of m-Pesa in Kenya, digital finance has revolutionized access to financial services for the unbanked, both individuals and enterprises. The mobile money only sector opened access of 690 million people worldwide to formal financial services1. Often starting with payment as entry points (money transfer, bill payment, government payment), it has now expanded to a range of service like savings, credit, loans, insurance and remittances.
Based on 2017 Findex data and trend analysis from 2011 and 20142, it is clear that digital finance has become the primary route to financial inclusion. Inclusive financial services are transforming the lives of the unbanked by enabling them to better manage irregular resources, smooth income flows, build assets, overcome shocks, protect against risks, access social benefits more cheaply and invest in economic opportunities. Digital technology further expanded access and usage by offering lower cost of provision of services, greater convenience and ubiquity as services can be available around the clock, lower costs for user and greater range of services for the poor/low income people. In that respect inclusive digital financial services are directly contributing to reaching a number of SDGs, as described in the recent compendium developed by the Better Than Cash Alliance, UNCDF, the World Bank, and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate on Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands3.
With 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 to the SDGs lies with the vision of promoting digital economies for the following reasons:

  • The value of digital financial services is not obvious, especially for the poor and vulnerable populations, as it is not closely linked to their ability to respond to their specific constraints and needs around agriculture, education, health, energy and other key aspects of their daily lives.
  • New innovative services should be developed to address these unmet needs. Innovation will come from traditional providers but mainly by a range of new players (entrepreneurs, start-ups in various sectors & platforms like Facebook, WeChat, Grab, etc.)

This is the reason why the promotion of “Inclusive digital economies where everyone can thrive” is an integral part, and the ultimate vision of UNCDF’s new strategy on Digital Finance.

UNCDF in Tanzania
UNCDF vision for Tanzania is to enable “Tanzanian incremental participation in an increasingly interconnected digital world.” UNCDF aims to accomplish this by accelerating the development of services leveraging digital finance and innovation through providing the right balance of technical expertise and financial support to government, private and non-profit sectors as well as academia.
Digital solutions are already demonstrating their transformative impact in mobile money, mobile lending, mobile insurance, agency banking, and international remittances. These services are connecting financial services to ‘real-economy’ services that are transforming the lives of Tanzanians, especially the low-income population.

Digital solutions that solve the daily needs and constraints in other sectors such as health, energy, agriculture and transportation are strengthening the use cases for the adoption and usage of digital financial services.
To understand the state of Tanzania’s digital economy, UNCDF applied the globally tested Inclusive Digital Economy Scorecard to the Tanzanian context. The scorecard rates Tanzania on four key components:

  • Enabling policy and regulation: working with government bodies to develop policies that support and enable the growth of the inclusive digital economy.
  • Open digital payment ecosystem: leveraging experience in digital finance, understanding the importance of digital payments as the basis for sustainable economically impactful digital services.
  • Inclusive innovation: supporting local entrepreneurs and MSMEs to build inclusive services for the local digital economy.

Empowered customers: enabling users to acquire digital and financial skills and leveraging digital services to increase their soft and hard skills.
1 https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/GSMA_State_Industry_Report_2018_ExSum_WEBv1.pdf
2 World Bank’s 2017 Global Findex. Available: https://globalfindex.worldbank.org/
3 “Igniting SDG Progress Through Digital Financial Inclusion” for highlights of the robust evidence linked to 13 of the 17 SDGs. https://btca-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/346/english_attachments/SDG_Compendium_Digital_Financial_Inclusion_September_2018.pdf?1536952408

Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of this consultancy is to engage local stakeholders in the DFS sector including FSPs, mobile network operations, fintechs, policymakers and regulators, in order to research, prioritize, categorize and inform UNCDF’s Tanzanian digital strategy built around advocacy, partnerships and appropriate solutions.

The consultant will conduct the desk review of the national digital transformation strategies, policies, and initiatives and engage with stakeholders to understand achievements, challenges and needs. The consultants will also engage with these stakeholders to understand their digital strategy plans/initiatives and “pain points” and devise possible interventions that UNCDF can support.

The consultant will work with the UNCDF Tanzania Programme Specialist to update the Tanzania digital country strategy that aligns with the global UNCDF “Leaving no one behind in the digital era” strategy and the current state of potential partners in Tanzania.
The consultant will update the strategy by undertaking the following but not limited to:

  • Review both the global UNCDF strategy “Leaving no one behind in the digital era” and the current draft of the Tanzania country strategy to identify areas in the country strategy that need to be developed further to ensure alignment with the objectives and focus areas proposed in the global strategy.
  • Collect data and analyze relevant government and key stakeholder documents (reports, plans, assessment/studies, policies, regulations) on DFS and innovation in Tanzania to draw priorities, achievements, lessons learned, challenges and potential areas in line with the UNCDF’s global strategy.
  • Conduct in-depth consultations with policymakers, regulators, FSPs, other national stakeholders, and local donors on national priorities in Tanzania digital economy initiatives and assess their alignment with the current version of the UNCDF Tanzania digital strategy.
  • Identify potential local partners that UNCDF can work with through providing technical assistance or funding support.
  • Validate the proposed objectives and initiatives in the current country strategy and identify new ones that align with partners’ digital strategies.
  • Organize and facilitate workshops to present the identified strategy objectives, key initiatives to achieve the strategic objectives and potential partners for implementation. This is to ensure stakeholder feedback is incorporated into the strategy and there is a buy-in on the strategic objectives and proposed initiatives.
  • Formulate an updated version of the Tanzania digital strategy that outlines UNCDF’s objectives, initiatives and specific tasks for driving the expansion of an inclusive digital economy in Tanzania within the defined timeframe 2019-2024.

Competencies
Experience:

  • At least 8 years of professional experience in: digital financial services, market system issues, policy and regulatory environment in Tanzania;
  • Experience facilitating FSP and MNO branchless banking and mobile financial services rollouts in Tanzania is mandatory;
  • At least 3 years of experience working with policymakers and regulators on DFS and innovation topics in Tanzanian and other African countries is desirable;
  • Broad knowledge of the main DFS and innovation issues in Tanzania and other similar developing countries to recommend strategic objectives and initiatives that would shift the digital economy landscape in Tanzania;
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills in English with proven track record of analyzing data and preparing analytical reports;
  • Experience in providing technical assistance to FSPs and MNOs and forging partnerships with stakeholders, including international development organizations, governments, civil society, and communities at systemic and institutional levels.


Language Requirements:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Kiswahili is highly desirable

Skills:

  • Understanding and/or background in digital financial services;
  • Strong ability to communicate and function effectively in local/international/multicultural environment;
  • Excellent networking with a demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Project management skills;
  • Excellent PowerPoint and Excel skills;
  • High-level planning, organizational and time management skills, including flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure to meet changing deadlines;
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise effectively at senior levels, including government bodies;
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills of a high order, including the ability to formulate recommendations and advice;
  • Pro-active, constructive attitude, open to feedback.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:
A Master’s degree in economics, public/business administration, social sciences, or related discipline or the equivalent experience

Provision of Monitoring and Progress Control
The consultant will work under direct supervision of the UNCDF Programme Specialist and/or his designate, and in close collaboration with the in-country team.
The consultant will have regular communication with the supervisor via email and skype for coordination and guidance purposes, ensuring consultant’s output quality and targets.
The consultant is responsible for providing his/her own laptop during the course of his/her engagement with UNCDF.

Payment to the consultant will be made based on the actual number of days agreed with UNCDF and upon certification of satisfactory performance, and acceptance of the output by the UNCDF Programme Specialist and/or his designate.

The following supporting documents will serve as conditions for disbursement: (i) submission of an invoice and Certificate of Payment (COP); (ii) review, approval and written acceptance of each deliverable by the UNCDF Programme Specialist and/or his designate; (iii) submission of a time-sheet and expenses with relevant supporting documentation; and (iv) an authorization of payment disbursement from a direct supervisor.

READ FULL DETAILS AND APPLY HERE!

Job Opportunity at UNCDF, Digital Strategy Consultant

The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in 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’s financing models work through two channels: financial inclusion that expands the opportunities for individuals, households, and small businesses to participate in the local economy, providing them with the tools they need to climb out of poverty and manage their financial lives; and by showing how localized investments—through fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance—can drive public and private funding that underpins local economic expansion and sustainable development. UNCDF financing models are applied in thematic areas where addressing barriers to finance at the local level can have a transformational effect for poor and excluded people and communities.

By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes to SDG 1 on eradicating poverty and SDG 17 on the means of implementation. By identifying those market segments where innovative financing models can have transformational impact in helping to reach the last mile and address exclusion and inequalities of access, UNCDF contributes to 28 of 169 SDGs targets.

Leaving No One Behind in the Digital Era

The widespread use of digital financial services in Kenya helped lift around 1 million people out of extreme poverty between 2008 and 2014. Since 2008 and the launch of m-Pesa in Kenya, digital finance has revolutionized access to financial services for the unbanked, both individuals and enterprises. The mobile money only sector opened access of 690 million people worldwide to formal financial services1. Often starting with payment as entry points (money transfer, bill payment, government payment), it has now expanded to a range of service like savings, credit, loans, insurance and remittances.

Based on 2017 Findex data and trend analysis from 2011 and 20142, it is clear that digital finance has become the primary route to financial inclusion. Inclusive financial services are transforming the lives of the unbanked by enabling them to better manage irregular resources, smooth income flows, build assets, overcome shocks, protect against risks, access social benefits more cheaply and invest in economic opportunities. Digital technology further expanded access and usage by offering lower cost of provision of services, greater convenience and ubiquity as services can be available around the clock, lower costs for user and greater range of services for the poor/low income people. In that respect inclusive digital financial services are directly contributing to reaching a number of SDGs, as described in the recent compendium developed by the Better Than Cash Alliance, UNCDF, the World Bank, and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate on Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands3.

With 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 to the SDGs lies with the vision of promoting digital economies for the following reasons:

The value of digital financial services is not obvious, especially for the poor and vulnerable populations, as it is not closely linked to their ability to respond to their specific constraints and needs around agriculture, education, health, energy and other key aspects of their daily lives.
New innovative services should be developed to address these unmet needs. Innovation will come from traditional providers but mainly by a range of new players (entrepreneurs, start-ups in various sectors & platforms like Facebook, WeChat, Grab, etc.)
This is the reason why the promotion of “Inclusive digital economies where everyone can thrive” is an integral part, and the ultimate vision of UNCDF’s new strategy on Digital Finance.

UNCDF in Tanzania

UNCDF vision for Tanzania is to enable “Tanzanian incremental participation in an increasingly interconnected digital world.” UNCDF aims to accomplish this by accelerating the development of services leveraging digital finance and innovation through providing the right balance of technical expertise and financial support to government, private and non-profit sectors as well as academia.

Digital solutions are already demonstrating their transformative impact in mobile money, mobile lending, mobile insurance, agency banking, and international remittances. These services are connecting financial services to ‘real-economy’ services that are transforming the lives of Tanzanians, especially the low-income population.

Digital solutions that solve the daily needs and constraints in other sectors such as health, energy, agriculture and transportation are strengthening the use cases for the adoption and usage of digital financial services.

To understand the state of Tanzania’s digital economy, UNCDF applied the globally tested Inclusive Digital Economy Scorecard to the Tanzanian context. The scorecard rates Tanzania on four key components:

Enabling policy and regulation: working with government bodies to develop policies that support and enable the growth of the inclusive digital economy.
Open digital payment ecosystem: leveraging experience in digital finance, understanding the importance of digital payments as the basis for sustainable economically impactful digital services.
Inclusive innovation: supporting local entrepreneurs and MSMEs to build inclusive services for the local digital economy.
Empowered customers: enabling users to acquire digital and financial skills and leveraging digital services to increase their soft and hard skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

The objective of this consultancy is to engage local stakeholders in the DFS sector including FSPs, mobile network operations, fintechs, policymakers and regulators, in order to research, prioritize, categorize and inform UNCDF’s Tanzanian digital strategy built around advocacy, partnerships and appropriate solutions.

The consultant will conduct the desk review of the national digital transformation strategies, policies, and initiatives and engage with stakeholders to understand achievements, challenges and needs. The consultants will also engage with these stakeholders to understand their digital strategy plans/initiatives and “pain points” and devise possible interventions that UNCDF can support.

The consultant will work with the UNCDF Tanzania Programme Specialist to update the Tanzania digital country strategy that aligns with the global UNCDF “Leaving no one behind in the digital era” strategy and the current state of potential partners in Tanzania.

The consultant will update the strategy by undertaking the following but not limited to:

Review both the global UNCDF strategy “Leaving no one behind in the digital era” and the current draft of the Tanzania country strategy to identify areas in the country strategy that need to be developed further to ensure alignment with the objectives and focus areas proposed in the global strategy.
Collect data and analyze relevant government and key stakeholder documents (reports, plans, assessment/studies, policies, regulations) on DFS and innovation in Tanzania to draw priorities, achievements, lessons learned, challenges and potential areas in line with the UNCDF’s global strategy.
Conduct in-depth consultations with policymakers, regulators, FSPs, other national stakeholders, and local donors on national priorities in Tanzania digital economy initiatives and assess their alignment with the current version of the UNCDF Tanzania digital strategy.
Identify potential local partners that UNCDF can work with through providing technical assistance or funding support.
Validate the proposed objectives and initiatives in the current country strategy and identify new ones that align with partners’ digital strategies.
Organize and facilitate workshops to present the identified strategy objectives, key initiatives to achieve the strategic objectives and potential partners for implementation. This is to ensure stakeholder feedback is incorporated into the strategy and there is a buy-in on the strategic objectives and proposed initiatives.
Formulate an updated version of the Tanzania digital strategy that outlines UNCDF’s objectives, initiatives and specific tasks for driving the expansion of an inclusive digital economy in Tanzania within the defined timeframe 2019-2024.

Experience:

At least 8 years of professional experience in: digital financial services, market system issues, policy and regulatory environment in Tanzania;
Experience facilitating FSP and MNO branchless banking and mobile financial services rollouts in Tanzania is mandatory;
At least 3 years of experience working with policymakers and regulators on DFS and innovation topics in Tanzanian and other African countries is desirable;
Broad knowledge of the main DFS and innovation issues in Tanzania and other similar developing countries to recommend strategic objectives and initiatives that would shift the digital economy landscape in Tanzania;
Excellent writing and reporting skills in English with proven track record of analyzing data and preparing analytical reports;
Experience in providing technical assistance to FSPs and MNOs and forging partnerships with stakeholders, including international development organizations, governments, civil society, and communities at systemic and institutional levels.

Language Requirements:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Kiswahili is highly desirable

Skills:

Understanding and/or background in digital financial services;
Strong ability to communicate and function effectively in local/international/multicultural environment;
Excellent networking with a demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships;
Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
Project management skills;
Excellent PowerPoint and Excel skills;
High-level planning, organizational and time management skills, including flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure to meet changing deadlines;
Well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise effectively at senior levels, including government bodies;
Analytical and problem-solving skills of a high order, including the ability to formulate recommendations and advice;
Pro-active, constructive attitude, open to feedback.

Required Skills and Experience

A Master’s degree in economics, public/business administration, social sciences, or related discipline or the equivalent experience
Provision of Monitoring and Progress Control

The consultant will work under direct supervision of the UNCDF Programme Specialist and/or his designate, and in close collaboration with the in-country team.

The consultant will have regular communication with the supervisor via email and skype for coordination and guidance purposes, ensuring consultant’s output quality and targets.

The consultant is responsible for providing his/her own laptop during the course of his/her engagement with UNCDF.

Payment to the consultant will be made based on the actual number of days agreed with UNCDF and upon certification of satisfactory performance, and acceptance of the output by the UNCDF Programme Specialist and/or his designate.

The following supporting documents will serve as conditions for disbursement: (i) submission of an invoice and Certificate of Payment (COP); (ii) review, approval and written acceptance of each deliverable by the UNCDF Programme Specialist and/or his designate; (iii) submission of a time-sheet and expenses with relevant supporting documentation; and (iv) an authorization of payment disbursement from a direct supervisor.

Application Process

Interested individuals or companies must submit the following as proposals in order to demonstrate their qualifications: (NOTE: the system does not allow multiple uploads of document. Applicants must make sure to upload all documents in one PDF file).

All applications must contain the following information:

Cover letter with a summary statement of competencies in relation to the TOR
Earliest availability and proposed schedule and approach for consultancy
Curriculum Vitae
Completed CV or P11 Personal History Form with names and current contacts of 3 referees (available from https://ift.tt/1QZl2HD )
Financial proposal for the full assignment outlining: Total professional fee (including professional fees. Other professional expenses (such as insurance, taxes, etc. Please use the form available at: https://ift.tt/2eNUlct )
Failure to submit all the above-mentioned documents may result in the rejection of the application. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Applications will be rated on both technical and financial submissions. The following selection method will be used: Highest rated proposal using the combined scoring method, which assigns the weight distribution between the technical and financial proposals. The overall combined score will be 100 points, where weight distribution shall be 70% technical (40% desk review + 30% interview) and 30% financial.

Step I: Screening

Applications will be screened and only applicants meeting the following minimum criteria will progress to the pool for shortlisting:

A Master’s degree in economics, public/business administration, social sciences, or related discipline or the equivalent experience
At least 8 years of experience in progressively more responsible positions in the financial services and/or telecommunications field
At least 3 years of experience working with policymakers and regulators on DFS and innovation topics in Tanzanian and other African countries is desirable

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