Innovative Finance Associate at UNDP, New Delhi, India

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Deadline: 26 May 2019

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Innovative Finance Associate in New Delhi, India. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Innovative Finance Associate will perform the following functions-

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  • Support the various activities of the SDG Finance Facility platform. This includes:
    • Effective liaison between members of the platform – including donor partners, technical partners, government counterparts and other UNDP teams/ UN agencies
  • Instrument scoping and structuring
    • Key part of the role involves leveraging past experience with innovative financial instruments to scope for market potential and viability as well as outline appropriate structures.
    • Carry out basic due diligence, evaluating regulatory constraints (if any), market opportunities and determining overall financial and social attractiveness.
    • Identify key risks and mitigation factors.
    • Provide in-depth strategic and analytical support
  • Mapping and Landscape Assessment
    • Use current available information to map, analyze and interpret current and future potential for innovative finance instruments – including identifying trends and areas of growth.
    • Develop and implement strategy for outreach accordingly
      Preparing an annual report on the state of innovative finance in India.
  • Partnerships development
    • Identify and engage with potential partners for the platform including private sector partners, philanthropic institutions, family held funds, and Government departments
  • Investor relations and catalysing financing for incubated instruments
    • Map lapscape and identifying prospects who could invest in instruments being incubated including: SDG Bonds, Muncipal Bonds, Public Equities and Impact Bonds.
    • Prepare investment pitches, concept notes, crystallising the value proposition (social and financial) and engaging in strategic discussions
  • Operations related responsibilities
    • Preparing periodic (quarterly/ semi-annual) progress reports for donors/ partners.
    • Curate and coordinate various meetings, roadshows and workshops conducted by the platform.
    • Ongoing monitoring and coordination
  • Support UNDP with development of additional SDG Finance Initiatives
    • SDG Finance Facility is a start-up within UNDP – lean and dynamic.
    • The success of the Facility as a delivery platform for the wider UNDP/ UN system is key to creating value for partners and this will involve regular engagement with other teams/ agencies.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business/ finance/ economics/ social sciences.
  • Knowledge of financial markets, debt/ equity instruments and innovative financial instruments financial instruments highly desirable.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in (or with) investing/ strategy consulting firms/ financial services/ public finance /corporate finance / Pay-for-Success instruments or debt markets.
  • Proven experience in planning and implementation of projects involving multiple stakeholders, in time-bound manner.
  • Extremely task/ detail oriented.
  • Ability to communicate clear ideas across a variety of mediums (in-person, phone, email, web, etc.).
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as in teams.
  • Fluency in Written and Oral English.
  • Nationality of India.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNDP.