Multilateral Development Banks Reform Analyst – IPSA-8 – Home-based

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    3 weeks ago
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    Partnership and Resource Mobilization
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Office/Unit/Project Description

UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UNDP’s policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.

Within the GPN, the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. BPPS’s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices, advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government, and civil society dialogues, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. In addition, BPPS works closely with UNDP’s Crisis Bureau (CB) to support emergency and crisis response. While ensuring that issues of risk are fully integrated into UNDP’s development programmes, BPPS also assists UNDP and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results-based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working. Lastly, BPPS supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data driven including in its programme support efforts.

In order to streamline its financial and investment engagement, UNDP launched the Sustainable Finance Hub (SFH), a finance and innovation platform, that draws on a critical mass of UNDP expertise, initiatives, and partnerships to support the mobilization and leveraging of resources for the SDGs and lead the implementation of the new UNDP private sector strategy and other initiatives. The Hub is an integral part of both the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) and the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA), as well as part of the GPN. The Hub serves as a connector, broker and global coordinator among internal and external actors; curates and manages UNDP’s catalogue of service offers on SDG financing to governments, investors and companies, via the COs, to significantly enhance the scale and impact of UNDP’s work.

Through the SFH UNDP has been increasing its engagement in global financial and economic policy making through the work carried out in different forums (I.e., G7, G20, UN’s FfD process, etc.) as well as other regulatory and market-based networks. Furthermore, UNDP assists G20 Presidencies in the implementation of their G20 priorities.

Please visit the SDG Sustainable Finance Hub website for more information.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Multilateral Development Banks Reform Analyst will be responsible for supporting the Government of Brazil, which will be holding the presidency of G20 in 2024. He/She will offer strategic planning, outreach, and subject-matter expertise for a range of topics and projects associated with the adoption and execution of a G20 Roadmap aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of the Multilateral Development Bank system. This role’s primary focus will be within the International Financial Architecture Working Group (IFAWG) of the G20 finance track.

  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Provide timely technical and administrative support, as required and determined jointly with supervisor, on the development, uptake, and implementation of a G20 Roadmap for building a bigger, better, and more effective Multilateral Development Bank system.
  • Support planning and execution of a MDB operational review process and a unit for Capital Adequacy Framework (CAF) review assessment.
  • Support communication work on the achievement of the IFAWG under Brazil G20 Presidency.
  • Outreach and Relationships Management
  • Coordinate outreach to G20 constituencies within Brazil G20 Presidency to advance and implement the work of the IFAWG in international financial and other relevant policy making fora.
  • Cultivate and manage ‘client relationships’ with all IFAWG members as well as other group members to advance Brazil G20 policy work.
  • Support Brazil G20 Presidency in the preparation and running of G20 meetings.
  • Organize event to debate the methodologies of credit rating agencies for supranational, focusing on assessment of callable capital and guarantees.
  • Support the outreach and engagement with IFAWG partners to inform them on the G20 MDB Reform and assist them, as relevant, in the uptake of the agenda.
  • Subject-Matter Expertise on Relevant Topics and Projects
  • Support the preparation of a document with recommendations on how to make the MDB system more impactful, efficient, and capitalized, and other technical documents, reports, and briefs.
  • Develop a template for MDBs to report on the implementation of the CAF review recommendations.
  • Assess and analyze MDBs trajectory towards the full implementation of the CAF review.
  • Assist in the preparation of three reports on MDBs operational review, MDBs impact assessment methodologies, and the methodologies used by CRAs to assess supernational.

4.      Institutional Arrangement

The Multilateral Development Banks Reform Analyst will work under the direct supervision of Brazil G20 Multilateral Development Banks Reform General-Coordinator, and in close collaboration with other team members at Secretariat for International Affairs of the Ministry of Finance of Brazil and UNDP Sustainable Finance Hub.

Achieve Results: LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process
Act with Determination: LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies
Thematic Area Name Definition
Business Direction & Strategy Negotiation and Influence Ability to reach and understanding, persuade others, resolve points of difference, gain advantage in the outcome of dialogue, negotiates mutually acceptable solutions through compromise and creates win-win situations
Business Development Knowledge Generation Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need
Business Management Monitoring Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme   performance and results
Partnership management Relationship management Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding
Programme and Policy Multilateral Development Banks Knowledge about the practices and policies, data and analysis, recapitalization, impact assessment methodologies, system coordination, Capital Adequacy Framework, credit rating, callable capital, guarantee, and financial innovations.
Programme and Policy Strategic Policy Engagement Strategic policy advice in the context of the IFAWG.
Required Skills and Experience
Min. Academic Education
  • Master’s degree in economics, Development Economics, International Development, International Relations, Development Finance, or other closely related area.
Min. years of relevant Work experience 
  • A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience related to multilateral development banks.
Required skills and competencies
  • Experience related to multilateral development banks, for example employed by one, by a supporting organization, or relevant think tank, is required.
  • Sound knowledge of multilateral development banks is required.
  • Track record of producing high-quality and deep knowledge pieces, analytical reports, articles, or policy briefs is required.
Desired additional skills and competencies
  • Experience with creation, development and management of partnerships or outreach for major initiatives/institutions involving multi-stakeholder engagement, inter or intra-governmental negotiations is desirable.
  • Experience in supporting partnerships involving multilateral banks, for example the Inter-American Development Bank, or a Brazilian development bank, for example the BNDES, is desired.
  • Experience in working with government representatives, ministries, national policy bodies is a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of the UN system, particularly UNDP’s network of Country Offices of activities is desirable.
  • Experience with coordination or project management is desirable.
Required Language(s) (at working level) Proficiency in English is required.

Proficiency in Portuguese is required.

Professional Certificates

(If required for specific services. For example: ACCA, CIPS, CISCO, etc.)



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