UNDP Markets and Financial Inclusion Analyst Jobs 2024 – Zimbabwe NGO Jobs

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UNDP Markets and Financial Inclusion Analyst Jobs 2024 – Zimbabwe NGO Jobs.

UNDP Zimbabwe looking for “Markets and Financial Inclusion Analyst”.

Applicants with a University Degree may apply on or before April 07, 2024.

The United Nations Development Programme is the global development network of the United Nations. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations and advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves.

The UNDP has published a job vacancy announcement on March 28, 2024 for qualified Zimbabwe’s to fill in the vacant post of Markets and Financial Inclusion Analyst to be based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

UNDP Job Vacancy 2024

Duties and Responsibilities

To achieve the objectives highlighted above, the Markets and Financial Inclusion Analyst is expected to support the following components:

Facilitation and Coordination of Market Linkages (output, input) and financial services to support inclusive business/partnerships models.

  • Develop the portfolio of private sector companies to refine their business models to cope with the changing environment;
  • Coordination across districts to lower transaction costs of doing business with rural communities in GCF programming areas;
  • Formation of market linkages working groups and mentoring and coaching of the market linkages working group members;
  • Providing technical expertise to facilitate / formalize contract farming agreements and legal support services to smallholder producer groups per the Innovation Platform;
  • Negotiations with national-level companies;
  • Support the setting up of Inclusive Business Forums and mentoring of producer groups in the project area. The Inclusive Business Forum should not merely be a discussion forum but should facilitate multi-partite agreements for cooperation in the value chain or territory-based agricultural (multi-value chain) development, which might involve agribusinesses, smallholder associations/unions, financial institutions, extension services and civil society;
  • Facilitate coordination with other similar programs involved in market linkages facilitation.
  • Design a private sector engagement model for the GCF project;
  • Support the diligent setup and implementation of value chain strategies and plans in identified IP centres and other research institutions;
  • Capacity building of smallholder farmers, Farmer Field Schools, Irrigation Schemes in value chain based, market research, market access and linkages where applicable.

Position in Organization:

  • Job Identification: 17162
  • Locations: Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Posting Date: 03/22/2024, 09:32 PM
  • Apply Before: 04/07/2024, 09:29 AM
  • Job Schedule: Full time
  • Agency: UNDP
  • Grade: NPSA-9
  • Vacancy Type: National Personnel Service Agreement
  • Practice Area: Nature, Climate and Energy
  • Bureau: Regional Bureau for Africa
  • Contract Duration: 1 Year
  • Education & Work Experience: Master’s Degree – 2 year(s) experience OR Bachelor’s Degree – 4 year(s) experience
  • Required Languages: English
  • Desired Languages: Ndebele, Shona or other languages spoken in the areas of project operation is an added advantage
  • Vacancy Timeline: 2 Weeks
  • Mobility required/no mobility: no mobility required

Qualification:

  • An advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Agribusiness/Rural Development, Agric-Economics, Agric-Finance, Social Sciences or other related fields, or
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in combination with two years of qualifying work experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years (with master’s degree) or 4 years (with bachelor’s degree) experience in working with rural communities/farmers in market linkages, financial inclusion, business development or relevant related field is required.
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advanced knowledge of web-based management systems such as ERP.

Required Skills

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in working with rural communities/farmers in market linkages, financial inclusion, or business development is required;
  • Experience/Understanding of climate smart agriculture and agricultural technologies including irrigation;
  • Experience/Knowledge of value chain analysis (VCA), partnership and key value chain development is required;
  • Experience in private sector engagement for value chain and financial markets is a requirement;
  • Strong analytical skills and experience in analyzing quantitative/ qualitative data and surveys in the field of Resilience, food and Nutrition Security, Livelihoods, and DRR are required.

Desired Skills

  • Previous experience with the UN or international donor-funded projects is desirable;
  • Working knowledge/experience on Smallholder Farmer Market engagement and Private Sector Engagement;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of market research and facilitation;
  • Demonstrable knowledge/experience and familiarity with GCF and GEF funding modality and prior experience in or with the UN System is an added advantage;
  • Demonstratable experience in leveraging existing relationships with farmers, farmer organizations (cooperatives, unions, etc.), government agencies across various levels, agribusinesses, other buyers, financial institutions, and other market system stakeholders for the purpose of market systems research, analysis, and business strategy and project intervention design;
  • Experience in Marketing in rural development setup and the Agriculture Sector in Zimbabwe is desired;
  • Extensive value-chain driven experience;
  • Experience in implementing Market Access Activities for large UN or international donor-funded projects with a minimum of US$5 million;
  • Should be highly knowledgeable and experienced in market linkages and financial inclusion issues. S/he must have solid understanding of how the private sector functions in respect to the objectives of this assignment;
  • Sound understanding and business implications of the prevailing macro-economic environment in Zimbabwe.

Required Language

  • English (Proficiency Requirement – High in oral and written).
  • Ndebele, Shona or other languages spoken in the areas of project operation is an added advantage.

How to Apply UNDP Markets and Financial Inclusion Analyst Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://estm.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1/job/17162

The Closing Date: April 07, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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