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UNCDF recruiting Programme Manager for Better Than Cash Alliance Member Services

New York, United States of America, 17 April 2015


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 microfinance 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 provides seed capital – grants and loans – and technical support to help microfinance institutions reach more poor households and small businesses, and local governments finance the capital investments – water systems, feeder roads, schools, irrigation schemes – that will improve poor peoples’ lives.

The Better Than Cash Alliance:

  • advocates for the use of all forms of electronic payments where they provide a preferable payment option to cash;

  • collaborates with program partners to mobilize available technical expertise and resources to identify and implement the most effective approach to make the transition from cash to electronic payments;and

  • conducts research, documents good practices and produces knowledge products to address the barriers to adoption and drive the effective shift from cash to electronic payments globally.

Summary of key functions


  • Provide the direction, implementation and management of Member Services of the Better Than Cash Alliance resulting in an efficiently-implemented, managed, monitored and evaluated services, meeting or exceeding all targets.

Operations and Reporting:

  • Manage the Member Services Sub-Committee, including recording of their decisions on disbursement of funds; ensure complete and transparent reporting to the Member Services Sub-Committee according to Better Than Cash Alliance goals and UNCDF protocols.

Knowledge Management:

  • In collaboration with the Communications Specialist and Knowledge and Research Specialists integrate knowledge sharing into all aspects of Member Services.

Advocacy and Fundraising:

  • Under direction of the Managing Director, contribute to advocacy and fundraising efforts for the Better Than Cash Alliance to build support from funders, policy makers and other stakeholders.

Backstop Managing Director:

  • Backstop the Managing Director of the Better Than Cash Alliance as needed.

Submission Deadline: 29 April 2015

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