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.
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.
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|
|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.|
|Min. Academic Education||
|Min. years of relevant Work experience||
|Required skills and competencies||
|Desired additional skills and competencies||
|Required Language(s) (at working level)||Proficiency in English is required.
Proficiency in Portuguese is required.
(If required for specific services. For example: ACCA, CIPS, CISCO, etc.)
UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their return to their home upon completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements.
Cost of other travel, as deemed necessary by UNDP while performing the outlined functions, shall be at UNDP’s expense and in accordance with the applicable UNDP travel policy.