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Communication and Public Relations Consultant (Centre for Financial Health) - Home-based
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :Kuala Lumpur - MALAYSIA
Deadline :20-May-21
Posted on :30-Apr-21
Reference Number :78054
Link to Atlas Project :
Non-UNDP Project
Overview :

UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs). UNCDF uses its capital mandate to support LDCs pursue inclusive growth. UNCDF promotes financial inclusion, also through digital financial services (DFS), as a key enabler of poverty reduction and inclusive growth; and it demonstrates how localizing finance outside the capital cities can accelerate growth in local economies, promote sustainable and climate-resilient infrastructure development, and empower local communities. Using capital grants, loans and credit enhancements, UNCDF tests financial models in inclusive finance and local development finance; ‘de-risks’ the local investment space; and provides proofs of concept, paving the way for larger and more risk-averse investors.

Hosted by UNCDF, the Centre for Financial Health is set-up as an umbrella platform towards convening a global coalition and thought leadership. The Centre for Financial Health acts as a convener, providing a platform to bring together global, regional and local actors committed to using financial and digital solutions to improve the financial lives of low-income families—helping them climb - and stay - out of poverty. The Centre creates space for thought leadership where best financial health practices and models are exchanged and lead to concrete action with governments and the private sector.

The Centre is implementing programmes in different countries called Living Labs which support players with a combination of high quality financial, advisory and networking support to design, test and scale financial health solutions. The aim of the programmes are to improve the financial health of five million people over the next four years.

Driving global advocacy and learnings around financial health requires focus on communication, evidence base, research, partnerships and proof of concepts. In line with that this TOR is outlined in process of building the communications team to strengthen the global efforts. The Communication and PR Consultant would be a key part of the Comms Team engaged to drive the global advocacy and communication related to different interventions managed under the Centre. The details are outlined below. 

The Communication and PR Consultant would be supported by other members of the Communication Teams in the Living Labs. The consultant would have to drive the agenda with ownership and function as a lead to actively drive the comms work. The Communication and PR Consultant would report to the Global Manager – Innovations and Financial Health. 

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