Project Management Consultant, Dar es Salaam

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Procurement Process : IC – Individual contractor

Office : UNCDF – TANZANIA

Deadline : 29-Jan-21

Posted on : 15-Jan-21

Development Area : CONSULTANTS

Reference Number : 74469

Link to Atlas Project : Non-UNDP Project

Overview : UNCDF has formulated its strategy ‘Leaving no one behind in the digital era’ 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 and financing digital economies that leave no one behind. The vision of UNCDF is to empower millions of people by 2024 to use services daily that leverage innovation and technology and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Inclusion is at the heart of UNCDF’s strategy to promote digital economies that leave no one behind, which can only be achieved if digital economies are developed at the national level and if there is a focus on making them inclusive—without any new form of exclusion. We place particular importance on youth, women, migrants, refugees, and MSMEs, customer segments that are often marginalized and denied digital innovation and technology due to social norms, societal status, and limited revenue and capacity. We place the empowerment of these customer segments at the center of UNCDF initiatives to develop innovative services in various sectors.

Our approach focuses on accelerating the development and financing of inclusive digital economies at the country level with the government, the private sector and academia, with specific attention given to the development and financing of the right services to reduce the digital divide and to empower key customer segments.

To implement the UNCDF strategy, we apply a country-level market development approach. The objective of such an approach is to continuously aim to understand and intervene in select market systems to address underlying market dysfunctions in order to improve efficiencies, effectiveness and sustainability. The approach seeks to (1) leverage the roles and behaviors of current players in the marketplace, support them to do what they do better or to change their behavior; (2) strengthen the systems and relationships among the various market and sector actors; and (3) work with current players to de-risk new business models in order to make digital solutions more inclusive for key segments and reduce the digital divide.

In this regard, UNCDF in Tanzania seeks a project management consultant, who has demonstrable work experience in project management to support the implementation and monitoring of ongoing projects and the development of new initiatives in line with the Inclusive Digital Economies strategy.

The national consultant will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, reporting to the UNCDF Tanzania Country Lead for Inclusive Digital Economies, based in Dar es Salaam, with occasional travel to project sites.

For detailed job description and to apply, click here: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=9631

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