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New Job Opportunity United Nations at UNDP Tanzania – Digital Finance Specialist

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Digital Finance Specialist – IPSA11
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Job Identification 5556
Locations Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Job Schedule Full time
Agency UNCDF
Grade IB
Vacancy Type International Personnel Service Agreement
Practice Area Inclusive Growth
Bureau Regional Bureau for Africa
Contract Duration 1 Year with Possibility for extension
Education & Work Experience Master’s Degree – 7 year(s) experience
Other Criteria Bachelors Degree with 9 years of experience
Required Languages English
Desired Languages Kiswahili
Vacancy Timeline 2 Weeks

Job Description
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender,
nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous
groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of
harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All
selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and
background checks.

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. 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 a number of
different SDGs.

The UNCDF strategy ‘Leaving no one behind in the
digital era’ is based on over a decade of experience in digital
financial inclusion in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. UNCDF’s vision is
to empower millions of people by 2024 to use services daily that
leverage innovation and technology and contribute to the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs). To achieve this vision, UNCDF uses a market
development approach and continuously seeks to address underlying market

The Digital Finance Specialist will support
UNCDF’s delivery of direct technical assistance on digital financial
services (DFS) for Financial Service Providers including Fintechs, MFIs,
SACCOs, and their respective apex organizations. S/he will need to be
well versed in the financial inclusion, and/or digital innovation space
and emerging trends in financial technologies.



Duties and Responsibilities
Deliver direct technical assistance to financial service providers
(mainly MFIs and SACCOs), system integrators, fintechs and technology
service providers with a focus on digitalization, real-time &
opensource payment platforms and deepening rural financial inclusion.
S/he will provide technical leadership and direction on the management
and implementation of all activities. S/he will manage relationships
with key stakeholders involved in the related areas of technical focus,
including the government, financial service providers, the UN system,
UNCDF’s funders, fintechs, and technology service providers etc. (40%).

  • Support
    the smaller MFIs and SACCOs on conducting diagnostics on digitization
    status and offering advisory services through MFI and SACCO
    organizations towards affordable digitization models including using
    shared infrastructural solutions;
  • Work with local system
    integrators on real-time, open-source payment systems to build capacity
    for onward support to MFIs and SACCOs on the same;
  • Organize and
    facilitate trainings for FSPs (mainly MFIs & SACCOs) on business
    model design and identification of use cases for digitalization;
  • Explore
    and support rural focused innovative financing models including
    building on the FSP agents’ model and on mobile channels;
  • Manage
    all performance-based financing agreements with relevant partners
    competitively identified through public procurement processes. This will
    include support in drafting and reviewing Terms of Reference &
    Request for Applications, and monitoring performance against set target
  • Formulate concept notes and proposals for purposes of project expansion and scale up.

2. Manage knowledge management and results measurement.
will be responsible for ensuring critical information is captured from
technical assistance activities to improve effectiveness of delivery in
order to share learnings with UNCDF and global partners (15%).

  • Organize
    and facilitate periodic learning exchanges including creation of and
    support to communities of practice, learning workshops and knowledge
    sharing in relevant forums;
  • Manage and report on interventions
    and partnerships with financial service providers on issues related to
    digital (agriculture and rural) finance, FSP digitalization, and
  • Develop and manage communications materials and activities in the above areas;
  • Support UNCDF’s communications team to ensure knowledge and information is shared with global network of partners

3. Deliver direct technical assistance to FSP apex organizations in
Tanzania. In partnership with the FSP apex organizations, s/he will
implement and mobilize FSPs on the issues of digitization; organize
relevant fora such as training workshops and learning events including
cross-learning events within the East Africa region. (15%)

  • Manage UNCDF Tanzania’s technical assistance efforts related to the apex organizations;
  • Manage
    all performance-based financing agreements with relevant apex
    organizations. This will include support in drafting and reviewing Terms
    of Reference (ToR) & Request for Applications, and monitoring
    performance against set milestones;
  • Support the development of ToRs and the agenda, laying-out the structure of learning events (both national and regional);
  • Draft
    reports, position papers, briefs and written analyses on the
    digitalization process including use of shared infrastructure solutions
    and engagement with FSPs, fintechs, technology service providers and
    other relevant private sector stakeholders.

4. Deliver
direct technical assistance on access to digital finance & digital
agriculture platforms for smallholder farmers, and rural populations in
general. S/he will lead implementation, and management efforts around
all digital (agriculture/rural) finance-related activities as well as
manage relationships with key stakeholders. (30%)

  • Support identification and deployment of digital agriculture platforms and agriculture focused fintech companies;
  • Support
    creation of informal savings mechanisms such as savings groups and
    offer linkages to digitization and formal financial services;
  • Manage
    all performance-based financing agreements with relevant partners
    (FSPs, fintechs, digital agriculture platforms, ag-tech companies)
    competitively identified;
  • Draft reports, position papers, briefs
    and written analyses based on learnings & best practices around
    digital agriculture platforms including the deployment of embedded
    services and targeted savings and credit products/services;
  • Formulate concept notes and proposals for purposes of project expansion and scale up;
  • Lead UNCDF Tanzania’s digital finance and digital agriculture technical assistance efforts.

Institutional Arrangement
The digital financial Specialist will work under the supervision of the Country Lead for Inclusive Digital Economies, Tanzania

Core Competencies

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity

Cross Functional & Technical Competencies

  • 2030 Agenda Partnerships: SDG Finance: Innovative Finance
  • 2030 Agenda Partnerships: SDG Finance: Financial Inclusion
  • Partnerships
    Management: Relationship management: Ability to engage with a wide
    range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen
    working relations, trust and mutual understanding
  • Partnership management: Resource mobilization: Ability to identify funding sources, match funding needs
  • (programmes/projects/initiatives) with funding opportunities, and establish a plan to meet funding requirements
  • Digital
    & Innovation: Digital transformation design: Practical and
    strategic skills in digital transformation for governments and
  • Digital & Innovation: Alternative finance:
    Ability to identify potential alternative forms of finance and mobilize
    them for the purpose of addressing development challenges. Ability to
    review the skills, capacities, procedures and protocols that are needed
    to enable new financial mechanisms. Ability to assess the risks,
    limitations and implications of using new financial mechanisms.

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Required Skills and Experience

  • A master’s degree in economics, public/business administration, social
    sciences, international development or related discipline OR a
    Bachelor’s degree with two additional years of experience degree in
    economics, public/business administration, social sciences,
    international development or related discipline.
  • Experience:
  • A minimum of 7 years (Masters) or 9 years (Bachelor) of progressively
    responsible experience in financial services (particularly in digital
    finance with a bias towards agriculture/rural finance, MFI/SACCO
    support) in the public, private and/or international development
  • Experience building key stakeholder relationships
    with governments, private sector and civil society and encouraging
    constructive dialogue and collaboration;
  • Experience in providing thought leadership in the delivery of innovative rural financing models;
  • Experience working in emerging markets and real-time open source payment systems in Tanzania and/or East Africa;
  • Experience in preparing presentations, case studies, research papers and other learning materials;
  • Working knowledge of concepts to digital financial services and financial inclusion is preferred;
  • Experience working in developing countries is preferred.

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Language Written and spoken proficiency in English is required and Knowledge of Kiswahili is desirable.

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at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and
educational requirements.

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