United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Recruitment – Financial Services Consultant

1 position - Financial Services Consultant - Bhubaneshwar

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Job profile Financial Services Consultant
Location Bhubaneshwar
Last Date to apply 06 Nov 2020

Details

Duties and Responsibilities

a) The Financial Services Consultant will report to the Living Labs Lead and work closely with Mission Shakti counterparts. The consultant will be responsible to manage projects with partner(s) and provide technical assistance for effective implementation of the project. S/he will also be responsible to coordinate with on-ground Partnership team, booster team and behavioral science/human-centered design (HCD) Consultant for effective roll out of pilots. This is a full time role and the consultant is expected to work out of the UNCDF office in Odisha.
b) Timeline, total number of working days, duty station:
1. Timeline: Dec 2020 to Dec 2022
2. Total Number of Working Days for Assignment: up to 440 working days within 24 months
3. Duty station: Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
c) For unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed. UNCDF would cover the cost of stay for the selected person.
d) Please note that UNCDF cannot guarantee residence permits or visas for consultants. Consultants are responsible for securing their work documentation. In the case of national consultants, applicants that are not nationals of the duty station requested will have to prove their residence status.

Address

United Nations Development Programme, MGNREGA Society Building, Unit-8 Gopabandhunagar SIRD Bhubaneswar Odisha

Selection Procedure :

Step I: Screening: Applications will be screened and only applicants meeting the minimum criteria below will progress to the pool for shortlisting
a)Bachelor’s degree in either economics, social or international development, finance, business administration, public policy or related field.
b)Minimum 5 years of professional experience in digital finance, social development, banking, micro-finance, telecom or agriculture sector in India.
c)Fluent in English and Hindi, both written and oral.
Step II: Desk review (50 points): UNCDF will conduct a desk review to produce a shortlist of candidates according to the criteria listed below. Only applicants that obtain 70% of the points at this stage shall be considered for an interview. Shortlisting scoring:
a)Minimum 5 years of professional experience in digital finance, social development, banking, micro-finance, telecom or agriculture sector in India. – 30 points
b)At least 3 years of professional experience in driving digital financial services and customer adoption. – 20 points
c)At least 2 years of experience working on government-supported project and coordinating with government counterparts. – 20 points
d)Experience in writing case study, project descriptions, work plans, budgets, research papers or other learning materials. – 10 points
e)Previous experience working on projects with focus on gender. – 10 points
f)Previous experience working with UNDP or UNCDF or UNDP/UNCDF or other multilateral agency or foundation -funded projects. – 10 points
Step III: Interview (50 points): Applicants who obtain a minimum of 70% at Step II shall be invited to a panel interview. The interview will have a pass/fail score of 70%.
Step IV: Financial Evaluation: Only applicants who obtain a minimum of 70% on the total of Steps II (50 points) + III (50 points) will be considered as technically qualified and will be reviewed further for financial evaluation.

How to Apply :

1. Application Deadline: 06-Nov-20
2. Interested individuals must submit the documents mentioned below as proposals in order to demonstrate their qualifications. (Note: the system does not allow multiple uploads of documents. Applicants must make sure to upload all documents in one PDF file).
3. All applications must contain the following information: 
a. Cover letter with a summary statement of competencies in relation to the Terms of Reference (TOR);
b. Curriculum Vitae and/or Completed P11-Personal History Form with names and current contacts of 3 referees (Available at: http://sas.undp.org/documents/p11_personal_history_form.doc);
c. Signed financial proposal for the full assignment outlining: All-inclusive fee including professional fee and other professional expenses, such as insurance, taxes, etc. (Available at: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_file.cfm?doc_id=29916).
4. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials. 

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