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UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 46 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.
The UNCDF strategy of ‘Leaving no one behind in the digital era’ is based on over a decade of experience in digital finance in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. The goal of UNCDF is to empower millions of people by 2024 to use services daily that leverage innovation and technology and contribute to the SDGs. To achieve this vision UNCDF uses a market development approach and continuously seeks to address underlying market dysfunctions that exclude people living in the last mile.
The team working under the Inclusive Digital Economies (IDE) practice area at UNCDF is composed of technical experts in digital finance and services as well as communication and knowledge managers. The latter support the technical experts in building a community of practice in the inclusive digital economy space. The communication and knowledge managers support the technical team in documenting, packaging and disseminating learnings generated by projects carried out with partners from the public and private sector (government representatives, MNOs, Fintechs, Banks etc).
One example of the IDE programmes is the one recently initiated in partnership with European Union and the Organization of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS). This initiative of €14.5 million aims at unlocking the potential of digital finance to benefit more than 600,000 women, youth and entrepreneurs across African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. As part of that programme UNCDF is supporting key policy reforms for digital transformation and the creation inclusive financial services tailored to the needs of women and youth in the three regions.
The IDE team in Malawi is looking for a Communication Analyst who will be responsible for implementing IDE Malawi’s communication strategy.
Scope of work
The communications Analyst will focus on four major work areas related to communication and advocacy::
1. Strategy and planning:
2. Brand communication and awareness campaigns:
3. Content production and management:
4. Contribute to capturing learnings:
5. Monitor the performance of these assets:
The Communication Analyst, will join the IDE team in Malawi, based in Lilongwe, and will contribute to the effective delivery of the activities by the practice, reporting to the IDE Country Lead while working in close collaboration with the Regional Communications Lead, and as part of the regional IDE communications team.
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies
Core People Management
Experience, Knowledge, and Skills
A minimum 2 years (Master’s degree) or 4 years (Bachelor’s degree) of dedicated experience with progressive responsibilities in knowledge management, communication or relevant field;
Experience working with international organizations, developing country governments, donor agencies and/or NGOs and other civil society groups involved in various sectors of international development;
Proven skills in management of events and coordination of contributions from different stakeholders;
Proven skills in writing engaging knowledge pieces and communications materials;
Experience with a UN organization/agency is preferable;
Experience with EU Communications & Visibility requirements is desirable;
Knowledge of digital financial inclusion in LDCs relevant to the donor community or the development field;
Proven skills in the development and implementation of knowledge and communications plan;
Proven skills in the production of knowledge products in a variety of formats such as publications and videos;
Excellent computer skills and ability to use software and other relevant applications.
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