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UNCDF hiring Agile Communications Consultant

Brussels, Belgium, 19 February 2020

Digital finance:

UNCDF manages initiatives to develop inclusive digital finance ecosystems which offer a wide range of financial services specially for low income vulnerable communities. Specifically, UNCDF provides a mix of policy, technical and financial support to a range of government and private sector actors in each country, as well as invests in research and other public goods to benefit all market actors. By supporting the development of digital finance ecosystem in these countries, UNCDF aims to increase the financial security of low income and rural households through access to appropriate, affordable and secure means to receive, manage and save money.

Recently, UNCDF has formulated its strategy 'Leaving no one behind in the digital era' based on over a decade of experience in digital finance in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. UNCDF recognizes that reaching the full potential of digital financial inclusion aligns with the vision of promoting digital economies that leave no one behind. The vision of UNCDF is to empower millions of people by 2024 to use services daily that leverage innovation and technology and contribute to the SDGs. UNCDF will apply a market development approach and continuously seek to address underlying market dysfunctions.

Enabling policy and regulation:

UNCDF has been working with national governments to improve access to financial services for over 25 years. In the last decade, we have focused specifically on the role that digital technologies play in accelerating usage of financial services by low-income people. In our role as a technical assistance provider and neutral broker, UNCDF works closely with global and national partners to build capacity and support governments to engage with industry to facilitate solutions to key market constraints at the local and regional level.

Duties and Responsibilities

The UNCDF Policy team is looking to test a more agile approach for communicating with our primary target audience: financial regulatory authorities based in Africa. Under the supervision of the Lead Specialist, Policy and Regulation for Inclusive Digital Ecosystems, and in close collaboration with UNCDF's Knowledge Management and Communications team, UNCDF is looking for a qualified agile communications specialist to:

  • Identify, validate and engage target audiences using available delivery channels and to promote key messages;

  • Develop, iterate and deliver agile communications plans based on a thorough understanding of audience needs, UNCDF's key messages and communications assets, and Policy team capabilities;

  • Manage and contribute to the creation of content produced by the Policy team based in Brussels, Dakar and Kampala;

  • Upload and edit content to UNCDF website;

  • Draft specifications for third parties (e.g. web developers) where needed;

  • Design communication campaigns in advance of relevant events, conferences, workshops, and media opportunities to share UNCDF insights, influence key stakeholders, and position UNCDF as a leader in the inclusive digital economy sector;

  • Help embed best practice in agile communications online.

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