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Senior Portfolio Manager – UNCDF


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Job Description

Less then a year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree


The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 46 least developed countries (LDCs). 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.

UNDP / UNCDF 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.


  • Create and communicate a compelling vision and purpose
  • Align people and resources with organizational vision, strategy, objectives
  • Understand and proactively builds the team/organization culture


  • Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Kigali
  • Grade: Level not specified – Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2023-05-10


  •      Resources mobilization
  •      Innovative Financial model
  •      Programme management
  •      Coordination with the Investment Platform


  • Master’s degree in finance, economics, international relations or development, environment and climate finance, or closely related field in management or policy is required.


  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of impact financing, financial assessment, and transaction structuring, including at least 7 years working with LDCs related investments.
  • Proven track record on relationship management and resource mobilization experience from bilateral and multilateral donors, and philanthropies.
  • Experience on establishing and managing strategic partnerships at the global or regional level with UN organizations, governments, secretariats of multilateral agreements, other international organizations and/or NGOs in the field of Climate and Environment is highly desirable.
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills with diverse actors to reach consensus and foster productive working relationships, including coordination and technical advisory experience.
  • Experience in UN Trust funds and/or other large scale multi-stake partnership set-up, management and operations is required.
  • Experience on strategic planning development and implementation is required.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in operational budget management, and planning and prioritizing work activities to meet organizational goals and efficiently achieve quality results is required.
  • At least seven (7) years of experience managing and supervising a diverse team.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills (written, verbal, interpersonal and intercultural), and proven experience representing institutions at international events and engaging with media.
  • Experience working within the context of blended finance approaches for forest conservation is highly desirable.
  • Experience from previous UN assignments and/or multilateral and bi-lateral aid organizations is highly desirable.

Language Requirement:

  • Fluency in English is required and working knowledge of French is an asset.


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