Programme Finance Analyst, Nairobi, Kenya

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: Kenya

City: Nairobi, Kenya

Office: UNDP Kenya

Job ID: 23384

Practice Area - Job Family: Capacity Development - PROGRAMME FINANCE

Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 27/05/2019

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Education & Work Experience: G-Bachelor’s Level Degree - 4 year(s) experience, I-Master’s Level Degree - 2 year(s) experience

Languages: English

Grade: NOB

Vacancy Type: FTA Local

Posting Type: External

Bureau: Arab States

Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Re-Advertisement Programme Finance Analyst, UNCDF

Background

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 UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery in Somalia (UN JPLG) is a five-year joint programme comprising of ILO, UNCDF, UNDP, UN-HABITAT and UNICEF. Local Investments for Transformation (LIFT) in Somalia project is aligned with JPLG in programming, objectives and focus areas, specifically supporting UNCDF interventions that complement JPLG.

The Programme’s overall goal is "creating an enabling environment for improved service delivery and greater stability, through improved legal, policy and system frameworks - building the knowledge of those working in and with local governments." JPLG commenced in April 2008 and has now entered its third phase (2018-2023). It expanded geographically with average annual work-plans and budgets of USD 25 - 32M / year. JPLG works with the Federal Government of Somalia, the Governments of Puntland, Somaliland, South West, Jubbaland, HirShabelle, Galmudug, local governments, communities and non-state actors.