Country Coordinator - Pacific Digital Economy Programme

Closing Date: 26 May 2022

Category: Finance & Business Support

The Organisation
The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 46 least developed countries. 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.

The Assignment
The Pacific Digital Economy Programme is a relatively new workstream that aims to facilitate inclusive digital economies, connecting individuals, households, and small businesses with financial eco-systems that catalyse participation in the local economy, and provide tools to climb out of poverty and manage financial lives.

VSA is currently recruiting for a degree qualified Country Coordinator to support the development and implementation of the Programme.   The purpose of this role is to engage, coordinate, project manage, monitor, and evaluate relationships with key stakeholders to develop a comprehensive understanding of all of the benefits of the Programme for all relevant stakeholders, by assisting to build inclusive digital economies. 
The Volunteer
We are looking for a Volunteer with the following skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Finance background (retail, commercial, business banking). Preferably a minimum of three to five years of work experience.  As an alternative, VSA is prepared to consider candidates with professional experience in other industry sectors.
  • Strong ability to manage relationships at a high level at both a central government level and with financial services stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial services especially digital platforms that enable digital economies and financial inclusion of pacific islanders and governments.
  • Desire to develop a career in international development
  • Project management and coordination skills
Why You'll Love It
In Vanuatu, there is limited technical capacity and resources with a knowledge of digital financial services and how these improve lives of households. This assignment will be a great opportunity to develop your skills in finance within the international development sector. You will want to be at the forefront of building relationships with key stakeholders who will benefit from financial services that will create a significant impact in the Pacific.

About volunteering with VSA

VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development.
For in-country volunteers, VSA will pay various grants for establishment, respite and resettlement, as well as a monthly living allowance, and costs towards accommodation and utilities. Travel, visas, insurance and medical costs are organised and funded by VSA.
For E-volunteers, VSA will pay a monthly honorarium.
Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.

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