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 many 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, UNDP is a chosen partner with Chinese government counterparts for advising on development cooperation approaches and integrated development approaches in line with the SDGs.
As part of this work, UNDP is engaging on various pilot projects to promote sustainability and development impact of outgoing investments and financing mechanisms. As part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, broader partnerships and leveraging financing for development are key components. Against this backdrop, UNDP China helps facilitate substantial and long-term progress in China’s international development cooperation, and with growing focus on non-grant mechanisms. Towards this end, the office is looking for an investment analyst to support the work of UNDP on engaging financial institutions and Chinese investors on the Sustainable Development Goals.
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:
1. Provide support to the strengthening of strategic partnerships with Chinese financial institutions
Support the strengthening of key strategic partnerships and enhance cooperation with development banks, financing institutions, development funds and private sector to increase development impact of investments.
Analyse information on financial mechanisms and institutions, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects.
Assist policy advocacy and programme advisory tasks such as preparing project briefs, speeches, presentations, and strategy papers related to finance and investments and their impact on international development cooperation.
2. Provide technical support in investment and market research for Chinese financial institutions
Provide technical support in investment research and analysis for the financial industry, including regulatory and policy assessments.
Support in the production of regional and country level (recipient countries) economic outlooks, investment climate analysis and socio-economic development trends.
Provide advice on the sustainability aspect in identification, screening and design of investment projects and support in pre-investment studies and analysis.
Coordinate programmatic work on investment development projects, development financing and overseas investments including but not limited to contributing the programme of key initiatives and providing background analytical papers.
3. Identify reliable sources of information and produce evidence-based knowledge products on financial mechanisms and investments
Collect and analyse quantitative and qualitative data on international and national financial institutions with particular reference at those involved in the implementation of the Belt and Road and regional development cooperation.
Prepare inputs for reports, think-piece and knowledge products on aligning private investments and financial portfolios with the Sustainable Development Goals, with focus on the Belt and Road Initiative.
Technical capacity in investment analysis, structuring financing, or other relevant fields, understanding of investment mechanisms and financial institutions;
Excellent writing skills and communication skills, with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize relevant collected data and findings for the preparation of quality analysis;
Ability to plan, organize, implement, and report on work.
Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines and openness to change, receive/integrate feedback.
Demonstrate commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Good team player who has ability to maintain good relationships and has result oriented collaboration with colleagues.
Curiosity and desire to work in a complex, international environment.
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s Degree or Doctor’s Degree in International Business, Economics, Finance or related disciplines.
Minimum 6-8 years of experience in the financial industry-preferably large banks or investment analytics-in support of research and investment advisory.
Excellent understanding of the operations of financial institutions, with reference to the Chinese market.
Strong skills in economic and financial research.
Excellent oral and written communication in Chinese and English.
Offeror’s Letter and proposal Download Link: https://pan.baidu.com/s/1eSdDX7c
Technical evaluation – 70%; Financial Evaluation – 30%; The final offer goes to the highest combined score winner.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.