Consultant

at UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted March 20, 2019
Category Training and Consultancy
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Individual Consultancy for Investment and Financial Management Specialist to Support Implementation of Local Economic Acceleration Program (LEAP)

Location : Kampala, with frequent travels to Mbale and Gulu Municipalities, UGANDA
Application Deadline : 01-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)

Background

The UN Capital Development Fund (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, in support of households, localities and small enterprises that are underserved, where development needs are greatest and where resources are scarcest.

Duties and Responsibilities

UNCDF is, therefore, seeking for services of an experienced consultant to undertake the delivery of LEAP program:

Objectives of the Consultancy:

Support UNCDF and partner Implement the Local Economic Acceleration Program (LEAP) in Uganda.

Key Activities and Tasks:

Implementation of the Local Economic Acceleration Partnerships (LEAPs) in Gulu and Mbale
The Key tasks here include:

Scoping mission to Gulu and Mbale;
Organise LEAP launch events for Gulu and Mbale and other National stakeholders;
Development of a Financial Review method including a diagnostic tool and a financial model to analyse the city’s financial resources, expenditure trends, operating results, and liquidity position;
Organise field missions and undertake participatory financial review for the secondary while transferring skills to stakeholders;
Drafting of the report on the city financial capacity to invest into public services that includes gender analysis and data;
Organize a Validation and Action Planning Workshop for stakeholders in Mbale and in Gulu.
Supporting a National high-level policy dialogue on alternative financing for local governments and investments in local governments:

Organise and lead the national level LEAP scoping mission to ensure LEAP endorsement and the format for the National high-policy dialogue. This mission should among others focus on Ministry of Local Government; Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Urban Authorities Association of Uganda, the Kampala Capital City Authority; the Capital Markets Authority, the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE). It should also engage private sector partners, civil society organizations, development partners such as ?the World Bank, DFID, USAID, AFD, Enable etc as well as relevant UN agencies (UN-Habitat, UNDP, etc).

Skills

Demonstrates commitment to the UN’s mission, vision and values;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability; and
Ability to maintain effective rapport with different kinds of people.
Demonstrated adequate technical experience and know-how to undertake the necessary trainings, coordination and policy development;
Ability to lead capacity building and planning teams coordinate and work in multifaceted and cross-cutting environments;
Profound understanding of Sub national investment, project financing and the capital markets in Africa.

Experience Requirements

5+ years of professional experience in local economic development and related development field;
Experience working with UNCDF/UN agencies in local development, local investment, municipal finance, policy or program support. Previous experience working with UN agencies as a consultant, volunteer, or intern is highly desirable;
Extensive experience in development of municipal financial models, managing authoring, coordinating, editing and publishing print publications;
Knowledge of the UNCDF approach to Local Development Finance and Municipal Finance;
Knowledge of a gender field related to equitable economic growth such as Gender Economics;
Experience in project management at the sub-national and national level is preferred.

Education Requirements

Master’s degree in Finance, Investment, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Local Development, or a related Development field
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