Development Financing Expert


This is an joint employee capacity building programme by Panda Green Energy Group Limited and UNDP. The selected candidate will work at UNDP for one year as a consultant under the employment contract with Panda Green Energy Group Limited. The tripartite agreement will be signed between the selected candidate, UNDP and Panda Green Energy Group Limited.
China has become a major emerging player in global governance, able to share its valuable experience with the entire international community, acting at the same time as a bridge-builder between institutions and nations in the sustainable development era. China takes a proactive role in shaping new initiatives which complement existing global governance mechanisms. For instance, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been growing steadily with currently more than 100 countries and international organizations engaged. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) started operation in January 2016 and has already approved the first group of projects to be implemented. The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) approved its first loans in 2015 while the BRICS 2017 Summit will be hosted in China.
Since the launch of UNDP China Global Governance Initiative in 2012, UNDP China has become a key partner of the Government of China in international development cooperation and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNDP is recognized as a bridge between China and the world – both in terms of understanding of development context, as a channel for international development assistance, and as part of and beyond South-South cooperation. Moreover, the Chinese government counterparts have characterized UNDP as a chosen partner for advising on development cooperation approaches and integrated development approaches in line with the SDGs.
Against this backdrop, UNDP China helps facilitate substantial and long-term progress in China’s international development cooperation.
Towards this end, the office is looking for a financial expert/development financing expert/economist to support the work of promoting strategic partnerships and implementation of key projects that focus on development financing, foreign investments with the aim to generate development impact.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Assistant Country Director, Senior Advisor on Global Partnership, support the drafting of research pieces and policy studies on the international and national financial system and mechanisms and support the work of UNDP in the implementation of key projects under this portfolio. He/she is expected to:
Produce research on international and national financial system and mechanisms
Collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data on international and national financial institutions with particular reference at those involved in the implementation of the Belt and Road studies and regional development cooperation.
Analyze information on financial mechanisms and institutions, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects.
Prepare inputs for reports on international financial flows and financing for development issues under the Belt and Road Initiative for external and internal purpose.
Produce internal research think-pieces on key financial issues in the area of Belt and Road studies and draft speeches for UNDP Senior Management under this portfolio.
Identification of sources of information related to financing for development issues and sound contribution to the development of UNDP’s research networks under this portfolio.

Provide programme and policy support to the specific initiatives and activities of the Team in project implementation and partnership building
Provide technical support to specific global initiatives and relevant events related to development financing, overseas investments and working with development funds, including but not limited to  background research, drafting background papers, contributing the programme of the initiatives, taking the notes of the events and generating the summary reports.
Coordinate programmatic work on investment development projects, cooperation with development financing institutions to increase development impact of investments.
Assist policy advocacy and programme advisory tasks such as preparing project briefs, speeches, presentations, and strategy papers related to international development cooperation and brief visiting missions, donor agencies and national counterpart agencies.


Demonstrate commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Excellent writing skills and communication skills, with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize relevant collected data and findings for the preparation of quality analysis;
Good team player who has ability to maintain good relationships and has result oriented collaboration with colleagues.
Ability to plan, organize, implement, and report on work.
Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines and openness to change, receive/integrate feedback.
Curiosity and desire to work in a complex, international environment.
Application Procedure:
“Qualified and interested individual consultants are hereby requested to apply and must submit the following documents/information uploaded to their online application”:
Documents to be included when submitting application
Please provide Offeror’s Letter and proposal (download the format in below link) together w ith your CV while submitting application;
Please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading;
In the Offeror’s Letter and proposal, you will be asked to confirm your interest and availability for the assignment, and provide technical and financial proposal.
Offeror’s Letter and proposal Download Link :
Selection criteria:
Technical evaluation – 70%; Financial Evaluation – 30%; The final offer goes to the highest combined score winner.
Required Skills and Experience

Master’s Degree or Doctor’s Degree in International Business, Economics, Finance or International Development Studies or related disciplines.

Professional Experience:
Minimum 2-3 years of relevant practical experience in the financial industry or banking in support of investment activities, preferably in the environment of multilateral development banks.
Sound knowledge of Asia, China and in particular of the Belt and Road Initiative, with focus on the area of economics and finance.

Excellent oral and written communication in English.
Good knowledge of Chinese.

Only applicants submitted through the link could be considered