Office/Unit/Project Description :
UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s least developed countries (LDCs). It creates new opportunities for poor people and their communities by increasing access to inclusive finance and investment capital. UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia and the Pacific, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis. It can provide seed capital both grants and loans as well as technical support that will improve poor peoples’ lives.
The UNCDF digital agenda for migration and remittances falls within the organization’s broader global strategy, set forth in 2019, of “Leaving No One Behind in the Digital Era.” This vision is to empower millions of people by 2024 to use services daily that leverage innovation and technology and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Through a market development approach, UNCDF continuously seeks to address underlying market dysfunctions. The Programme contributes to, and benefits from, this overarching corporate mandate. The Programme is administered by UNCDF with funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, or SDC, and Sida, the Swedish International Development Agency.
UNCDF’s Migration and Remittances for Development Programme, or the Programme, aims at contributing to sustainable development by making remittances more accessible and affordable, while helping build resilience for migrants and their families. For both sending and receiving countries, the Programme seeks to increase the share of migrant remittances flowing through formal channels, thereby giving policymakers at both ends greater visibility into the true picture of inbound and outbound financial flows. For remittances service providers, the Programme seeks to build the capacity to understand the financial needs and preferences of migrants and their families, and to design and deliver responsive products accordingly. For migrants themselves, the Programme aims not only to lower the costs and increase the safety and convenience of sending money, but also to link remittances to a broader suite of financial services—including insurance, savings, pensions, investments, and credit—that can help them reach their goals. The Programme recognizes digitization as the key to achieving these objectives.
The Senior Team Development Specialist will work with one single team, the Migration and Remittance portfolio at UNCDF to build measurably more productive, successful and more coherent teams.
The direct supervisor of the Senior Team Development Specialist will be the Lead Specialist, Migration and Remittance portfolio at UNCDF.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
Assess teams’ needs and collect information via surveys
Based on the outcome of the surveys, deliver team learning presentation packs for teams and prepare for bilateral sessions for personal development and growth
Provide team building strategy for the team
Make recommendations on development opportunities for teams’ cohesion
Deliver individual and small group sessions to support broader team success
LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable
objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact
LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks,
develop new ideas to solve complex problems
LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to
expand horizons, diversify experiences
Adapt with Agility:
LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion
change, manage multiple competing demands
Act with Determination:
LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers
and take action to achieve greater results
Engage and Partner:
LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex
landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration
Enable Diversity and Inclusion:
LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse
workforce and champion inclusivity
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies
Learning and Development
Knowledge of the leadership development theories, concepts and methodologies; ability to apply them in the design and implementation of the leadership development strategies and programmes; ability to advise leaders on their development needs and
Duty of Care
Psychosocial support to personnel
Ability and certified qualification to provide psychological counselling services to teams and
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum Qualifications of the Successful IPSA
Min. Education requirements
Master’s degree in psychology, social sciences or a relevant field
Min. years of relevant work experience
10 years of dedicated experience as coach or advisor in team development, change management facilitation through organizational reviews and targeted implementation
Proven experience in assessment and surveys for individuals, organizations and teams
Knowledgeable about coaching methodologies for team and personal development
Prior experience working with or in a UN Agencies is preferred.
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section
Excellent people management skills
Professional Integrity and confidentiality: ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.
Proficiency in English