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UN Jobs in Senegal-Consulting Services, Investment Policy Expert

Senegal

Opportunity Deadline

10/04/2023

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Job Description

7 Year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree
Senegal

About Organization

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. It was established in 1965 and is headquartered in New York City, with offices in more than 170 countries and territories worldwide. The UNDP works to eradicate poverty, reduce inequality, and promote sustainable development around the world. The organization focuses on empowering people and communities by providing them with the tools, knowledge, and resources they need to improve their lives and build resilient societies.

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UNDP’s work is organized around several key areas, including sustainable development, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and energy and the environment. Within these areas, UNDP provides technical expertise and support to national governments, civil society organizations, and private sector partners to promote sustainable development and improve people’s lives. UNDP also plays a crucial role in supporting countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a set of 17 global goals aimed at eradicating poverty, protecting the planet, and promoting peace and prosperity for all.

UNDP is led by the Administrator, who is appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General and reports to the UN General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council. The current Administrator is Achim Steiner.

About UN Jobs in Senegal-Consulting Services, Investment Policy Expert

The Investment Advisory Initiative (IAI), a component of the UNCDF Investment Platform, aims to strengthen the policy framework for investments in priority countries in Africa by drawing on experiences learnt from previous investment initiatives.

the creation and execution, in collaboration with other UNDS agencies, of innovative SDG-positive development financing initiatives. ii) the use of money, particularly through UNCDF financing options, in investment deals intended to have demonstrative effects and attract more money. (in a blended fashion when possible) iii) at the request of the national government via the RC or RCO, direct policy support. Contrary to many other actors, UNCDF is able to use its practical knowledge and lessons learned from working as a development finance practitioner to orient policy advice and related activity.

The IAI’s strategy for assisting governments in identifying and removing obstacles to securing long-term funding for the SDGs is underpinned by the policy. The IAI will gather and engage with stakeholders, including private capital and businesses, to understand the challenges they face when integrating SDG support into their business models. In addition to using lessons learned from the demonstration effects of blended finance transactions and the implementation of innovative SDG-positive development finance initiatives, the IAI will work with the government and other relevant stakeholders to design mechanisms to catalyze private investment for the SDGs.

The Investment Policy Expert, who is based in Dakar, Senegal, will promote communication and the implementation of policy creation and activities with all essential project stakeholders: an investment policy diagnostic in the Senegalese agriculture sector.

More Information

By overseeing research to develop and implement policy advocacy strategies towards the most pertinent challenges identified as investment barriers, particularly with regard to access to credit by women and youth in the agriculture sector in Senegal, this position will support, develop, and implement the policy advocacy work. The investment policy expert’s overarching duty is to support lobbying and policy development efforts, specifically through the use of an investment policy diagnostic. Designing an evidence-based strategy and analytical tools, organizing a policy dialogue with a participatory gathering of stakeholders, and other advanced work are contributions that help investment policy advocacy. Additionally, he or she will serve as a country liaison for the RC/RCO, government, non-government organizations, civil society organizations, UN agencies,

Requirements  of UN Jobs in Senegal-Consulting Services, Investment Policy Expert

Education:

  • a master’s degree (or its equivalent) in business, finance, law, public administration or policy, economics, development finance, sustainable development, or a related discipline.

Experience:

  • At least 7 (seven) years of relevant experience, which can range from finance and investment to the design or enforcement of financial or investment regulations, investment policy advocacy, building the capacity for SME investment, planning and executing an advocacy strategy, including conducting policy research, survey design and analysis, and working with relevant stakeholders to shape an advocacy agenda at the local, national, or even community level.

Languages:

  • French is required, and working knowledge of English will be considered an asset.

How to Apply?

  1. Prepare your application: To apply for a job with UNDP, you will need to create an account on the careers website and fill out an online application form. You will need to provide your personal information, education and work experience, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the job and why you are qualified.
  2. Submit your application: Once you have completed the online application form and uploaded any required documents, submit your application. You should receive a confirmation email once your application has been received.
  3. Wait for a response: The UNDP receives a large number of job applications, so it may take some time for them to review your application and get back to you. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly by a UNDP representative.

It is worth noting that competition for jobs with the UNDP is typically very high, and the organization typically requires candidates to have advanced degrees and significant work experience in their field.

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