UNDP: Digital Health and Education Consultant Job Vacancy 2019

By | June 13, 2019

UNDP: Digital Health and Education Consultant Job Vacancy 2019

Location : Kampala, UGANDA

Application Deadline : 17-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)

Time left : 4d 14h 9m

Additional Category : HIV, Health and Development

Type of Contract : Individual Contract

Post Level : International Consultant

Languages Required : English

Starting Date : 15-Jul-2019
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)

Duration of Initial Contract : 2 years

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 47 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.

UNCDF has been active in the area of financial inclusion over the past 25 years, through a market development approach combining support to governments and regulators, as well as to the private sector in order to develop scalable products and services for under-served and un-banked populations.

UNCDF mission 2030 is to accelerate the development of services leveraging digital finance & innovation by providing the right balance of technical expertise and financial support to government, private & non-profit sectors & academia. UNCDF 2024 goal is to empower millions of people to use services leveraging innovation and technology that contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNCDF inclusive digital economy strategy

UNCDF strategy ‘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. UNCDF recognizes that reaching the full potential of digital financial inclusion in support of the Sustainable Development Goals aligns with the vision of promoting digital economies that leave no one behind.

UNCDF will focus on understanding the intersection of six categories of digital services entailing (i) agriculture, (ii) transport, (iii) energy, (iv) education, (v) health and (vi) finance across five categories of users: (i)women, (ii)youth, (iii)refugees,  (iv) migrants and (v) MSMEs.

To implement this strategy UNCDF will continue to apply a market development approach at country level. The objective of such an approach is to continuously seek to understand and intervene in select market systems to address underlying market dysfunctions that lead to improved efficiencies, effectiveness and sustainability.  The approach will seek to (1) leverage the roles and behaviours of current players in the marketplace, support them to continue doing what they do better or to change their behaviour, and (2) strengthen the systems and relationships among the various market and sector actors (3) work with current players to de-risk new business models to make digital solutions more inclusive for key segments and reduce the digital divide.

UNCDF inclusive digital economy strategy in Uganda

Since 2013, UNCDF has been implementing a market development approach on digital finance in Uganda.  With the support of the Sweden Development Agency (SIDA), UNCDF will execute the “Leaving no one behind in the digital era” strategy in country until 2024 under the “Connect” Rural Uganda Programme.  The Programme has the aim to develop an inclusive digital economy in Uganda with a specific focus at empowering rural communities, smallholders farmers, agri-business and refugees – to lead productive and healthy lives, by expanding access and usage of digital services.

The main expected outcomes of this new initiative include:

  1. Rural community members in Uganda (smallholders farmers, agri-business & refugees) have the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to access and use digital services. They have better access to training and education through digital channels.
  2. New business models and technologies for delivering services are scaled for rural communities in the education, health, finance, agriculture and energy sector.
  3. Rural community members have improved access to and increasingly use digital payment accounts.
  4. The Government of Uganda implements policies that enable access and usage of digital services.

In order to implement the health and education activities and projects in Uganda, UNCDF is looking for a Digital Health and Education consultant.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of the work

The Digital Health and Education consultant will be responsible of assuring the programme delivery and monitoring in the Health and Education sectors.

Precisely, she/he will be responsible of:

  • Undertaking sectoral and market systems analyses at macro, meso and micro level to inform UNCDF’s digital strategy and programme interventions that enable improved access to quality health and education for target population segments in Uganda
  • Designing, managing and monitoring projects related to leveraging digital innovation and technology to improve access to and delivery of quality education and health among target population segments in Uganda
  • Leading UNCDF’s ecosystem development efforts within the different sector wide stakeholder forums on digitisation of the health and education sectors in Uganda.
  • Support UNCDF in other countries to expand the digital health and education portfolios in other countries and provide technical expertise, when needed.

Detailed Activities

Leading UNCDF’s ecosystem development efforts within the different sector wide stakeholder forums on digitisation of the health and education sectors in Uganda.  

  • Provide Technical Leadership and strategic support in the area of digitisation of health and education sectors
  • Contribute to conducting research and provides technical assistance to policy makers and regulators on how to embed and enable digital in the health and education sectors
  • Foster dialogue between private sector and public sector on specific matters concerning digital health and digital education and specific issues identified through the research undertaken
  • Provide inputs and technical documents or presentations to private / public sector convening’s (forums) on digital matters for health and education
  • Provide inputs to exposure (workshops / visits) for policy makers and regulators to global practices and success stories in digital for health and education

Application process

Interested individuals must submit the following as proposals in order to demonstrate their qualifications: (NOTE: THE SYSTEM DOES NOT ALLOW MULTIPLE UPLOADS OF DOCUMENTS THEREFORE APPLICANTS MUST MAKE SURE TO UPLOAD ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS IN ONE FILE). Proposers who shall not submit below mentioned documents will not be considered for further evaluation.

All applications must contain the following information:

  • A cover letter responding to competency criteria indicating why the candidate considers himself/herself suitable for the required consultancy as well as stating earliest availability.  Please paste this letter into the “Resume and Motivation” section of the electronic application.
  • CV indicating all past experiences from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email, telephone, skype) of the Candidate with at least three (3) professional references. 
  • Earliest availability and proposed schedule for consultancy.
  • Confirmation of interest and Financial proposal: Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP. The Financial Proposal shall indicate the all-inclusive daily fee, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided.

When applying for this consultancy position, please apply with your official name as shown in the government issued identification document (e.g. passport and/or driver license). Contract award is subject to this verification. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.

In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.

UNDP’s Individual Consultant’s General Terms and Conditions are provided here:

Both individual consultants and individuals employed by a company or institution are welcome to apply.
Any individual employed by a company or institution who would like to submit an offer in response to a Procurement Notice for IC must do so in their individual capacity (providing a CV so that their qualifications may be judged accordingly). Women candidates or women-owned businesses are strongly encouraged to apply.