National Project Coordinator

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 07 October 2020
  • Ensures planning, coordination and implementation of the project activities;ย 
  • Provides guidance and manages the overall project implementation including monitoring and evaluation;ย 
  • Develops a monitoring plan with milestones and indicators for each component of the project and track the progress against the milestones and indicators;
  • Ensures overall efficient coordination of the project including timely delivery of results taking into consideration agreed upon work plan
  • Ensures effective coordination with government counterparts, the private sector, civil society organizations, and development partners in implementing the project and maintains good partnership and collaboration with these partners;
  • Oversees project implementation through close monitoring of results
  • Ensure gender considerations are mainstreamed throughout implementation of the project;ย 
  • Update the DFA key recommendations with the socio-economic response and adapt it to the COVID-19 context, with an updated mapping and analysis of development financing flows and the COVID-19 impact on each flow, risks mapping (health, environmental, economic, financial, political and other risks pertinent) and assessment of insurance and risk finance landscape, and assessment of the inclusive digital finance landscape (e.g. digital savings, credit, insurance, payment) including the digital governance capacities
  • Building on the INFF Strategy, develop a draft SDG financing strategy, based on the recommendations from the DFA report and the Sierra Leone INFF report recently completed in Jan 2020
  • Conduct a mapping on key stakeholder on informal economy
  • Establish a network/platform to strengthen public-private dialogue between the National Revenue Authority (NRA) and business in the informal sector on the advantages of formalizing their businesses
  • Strengthen NRA capacity on income tax collection & auditing of businesses, including by adopting digitalization of the tax system
  • Strengthen the Local Councils capacity to plan for monitoring revenue and expenditure in line with PFM standards
  • Support NRA to raise awareness to taxpayers especially SMEs on tax filling
  • Support the National Social Security Trust Fund (NASSIT) to re-orient its investment programme to support large scale SDGs investment
  • Create partnerships with innovation hubs/private sector to train and mentor the innovators in entrepreneurship and business formalization โ€“ UNDP SDGs Acceleration Lab
  • Conduct mapping of key private sector stakeholders to be incorporated into the oversight team (Coordination Secretariat)
  • Produce an SDG Investor Map to map out specific investment opportunity areas in line with the priorities of the Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP, 2019-2023), for engaging participation of private sector investors, including pension funds
  • Support to roll-out of GIS enabled & automated M&E system (ongoing UNDP)
  • Support to the SDGs Fund Coordination Secretariat (lead & coordinate)
  • Study on challenges & enablers on womenโ€™s participation to domestic revenue mobilization
  • Monitoring, reporting & communication on program activities
  • End of project Evaluation (Independent consultant)
  • Recruitment of a Project Coordinator to oversee implementation
  • Establish an integrated COVID-19 and SDG financing dashboard, building on the existing finance tracking systems and linking existing financing databases, to extract, consolidate and monitor different financial flows and their usage
  • Training of trainers in entrepreneurial and financial inclusion packages together with financial education. Trained trainers will cascade this training to youth, male and female entrepreneurs
  • Piloting community ambassador programmes to improve leadership, entrepreneurial skills and financial literacy and develop youth-led solutions for youth empowerment
  • Support digital financial service providers focus on recruiting more female Mobile Financial Services agents, especially in rural areas
  • Capacity building and grant activities to Banks and Mobile Operators on digital financial product development
  • Pilot to digitize government payments and collections & support to ongoing municipal bonds pilot
  • Regulator capacity development and knowledge exchange and public private dialogue
  • Knowledge Management
  • At least 2 years of experience (applicants with a Bachelorโ€™s Degree) in project management, including start-up of new development projects;
  • Sound understanding of development financing (Development Finance Assessment & Integrated National Financing Framework) and SDGs will be an advantage
  • Strong experience of working with National Government entities working on financial issues in Sierra Leone;
  • Ability to work with many stakeholders and partners, including NGOs, academic institutions, private sector and local community-based organisations;ย 
  • Experience in establishing good working relationships and dialogue with community-based organizations, cooperatives and womenโ€™s groups;
  • Experience and skills in meeting facilitation, individual consultation and multi-stakeholder consultative processes, including through virtual mechanisms;ย 
  • Extensive knowledge of the country of Sierra Leone

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Contract Duration: One Year (with the possibility of extension)

This vacancy is archived.

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