UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 48 least developed countries (LDCs). 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. This last mile is where available resources for development are scarcest; where market failures are most pronounced; and where benefits from national growth tend to leave people excluded.
UNCDF’s financing models work through two channels: savings-led 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. UNCDF financing models are applied in thematic areas where addressing barriers to finance at the local level can have a transformational effect for poor and excluded people and communities.
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 with a focus on reaching the last mile and addressing exclusion and inequalities of access. At the same time, UNCDF deploys its capital finance mandate in line with SDG 17 on the means of implementation, to unlock public and private finance for the poor at the local level. By identifying those market segments where innovative financing models can have transformational impact in helping to reach the last mile, UNCDF contributes to a number of different SDGs and currently to 28 of 169 targets.
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office of Financial Management Support Unit (OFMS), the Programme Associate ensures effective delivery of programmes in the Asia and the Pacific Region by entering and managing data and supporting programme implementation consistent with UNCDF & UNDP rules and regulations.
The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with the UNCDF & UNDP operations, programme and projects’ staff in the CO and UNCDF HQs as required for resolving complex finance-related issues and exchange of information.
Supports formulation of programme strategies and implementation of UNCDF programmes focusing on achievement of the following results:
Provides effective support on ProgrammeManagement of the country, regional and global programmes focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Provides effective support on Financial Management of the country, regional and global programmes focusing on achievement of the following results:
Supports resource mobilization focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on achievement of the following results:
Technical/ Functional Competencies
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Building Strategic Partnerships
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures.
Research and analysis
Secondary Education, preferably with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance. University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
Fluency in English and Thai.
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Contract Duration: 2 Year with possibility for extension
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