Individual Consultant-Banking Specialist

Individual Consultant-Banking Specialist

Organization: UNDP

Apply By: 06 May 2019

Location: Bhopal(Madhya Pradesh)

About the Organization:

The United Nations Development Programme is the United Nations' global development network. Headquartered in New York City, UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves.

Job Description:


The UNDP project signed with the Department of MSME, GoMP on 28th January 2016 Agreement on Building an institutional structure to provide marketing support and capacity building for Entrepreneurs under the “Mukhyamantri Yuva Udyami Yojana” from year 2016 to 31stMarch 2019. The project activities were developed and designed to give Training on General Management and Specific Sector issues. Support in resolving the Banking related issues. Support and guidance was also given to entrepreneurs with regards to release of subsidies and other entitlements under the scheme of MYUY. Keeping a close check on the claims of the subsidies from the Branch to the Nodal Banks was another major activity under the existing project.

The project aimed to provide relevant, context specific training and hand-holding support to entrepreneurs and build their capacities in relevant areas of entrepreneurship development and marketing. The support includes design and delivery of focused training module for the entrepreneurs, development and dissemination of in-depth analytical reports on key problems faced by the entrepreneurs and provide a state-wide platform for knowledge management and experience sharing for all the entrepreneurs in the state. The project aimed to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the state with all the relevant stakeholders – bankers, government, technical agencies, training institutions and entrepreneurs working on a common platform leveraging their respective strengths.

Objective of the upcoming Project:

The project extension aims at applying the learning’s from the existing project. The activities successfully undertaken within the project tenure shall be replicated. The interventions which worked during the project like the Sector Specific Training, undertaking Techno Economic Evaluation and Handholding support provided to the beneficiaries will be implemented with more rigor.


The Banking Specialist will work under the guidance and supervision of SPC, MYUY. The Banking Specialist will primarily be responsible for implementing the project activities. The Banking Specialist will be exclusively responsible to timely disseminate the activities of banking and handholding and generating related reports. The Banking Specialist is also responsible for the development of the Project. S/he will undertake any other task assigned by the SPC, MYUY and/or State Head, UNDP, MP.


Planning and Strategy development:

  • Provide state specific inputs to fill gaps identified in discussion with state level stakeholders
  • Obtain necessary approvals for projects from concerned department.
  • Hiring of services- UNDP for Program Implementation
  • Efficient preparation of contracts, tracking of deliverables and budgets, and ensure completion and closure of the project
  • Develop annual work plan as per the approved plan and budget
  • Ensure that programs implemented by implementation partners are in line with approved agreements and monitor deliverables

Program Implementation, Review and Monitoring:

  • Generation of MIS of Project Reports received from each DTIC’s on daily basis and update it to the PMU.
  • Follow up with DTIC’S for any kind of information/data/ that may be required for assessment/strengthening of banking related issues.
  • Regular coordination with DTIC’s/ District Facilitators and PMU concerning to banking
  • To assist banking specialist in developing and updating the  database of participatory banks in the State Self Employment scheme
  • Maintain close liaison with all the participating banks’ focal points to ensure seamless implementation of the project
  • To review relevant Laws, Acts, legal and statutory provisions for proliferation of Community Banking model in rest of the state.
  • Work closely with the officials of the Department of Industries to ascertain the problems faced by  entrepreneurs supported under the MYUY scheme pertaining to Banking and provide effective solutions including preparation/ modification of project proposals for MYUY entrepreneurs
  • To coordinate Banking Specialist in evaluating Project proposals and develop DPRs
  • Maintain an inventory of relevant documentation required by the entrepreneurs for accessing banking services pertaining to term loan and working capital
  • Support the project team in responding to the issues raised in various Banking fora viz. SLBC, DLCC for effective remediation of outstanding issues
  • Prepare regular updates related to the progress of the scheme – sanctions, disbursements and repayments for the project progress reports
  • Document success stories incorporating good practices in Banking intermediation and impact assessment for wider dissemination in various fora

IEC development:

  • Ensure feedback and  approval of prototypes from the MSME Department and UNDP State Office
  • Design, print and supply necessary IEC materials and follow up for ensuring timely supply to the program districts and confirm delivery

Program reporting:

  • Prepares progress reports on activities, outputs and outcomes to meet internal UNDP requirements and for the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Provide inputs to various stake holders and submit the reports.
  • Maintain data base, district wise coverage  and monitoring reports
  • Support PMU personnel in collation of data, preparation of presentations and any other reports as may be required by State Government or other agencies
  • Generate monthly reports on activates undertaken concerning to banking.
  • Maintain office documentations/ files related to banking.

Evaluation and Dissemination:

  • Seek necessary approval from the concerned authorities/State Office/MSME Department for Monitors and manages documentation of the implementation process and analytical learnings from the implementation to inform effective scale up
  • Manages, guides and mentors the project team at Districts including problem solving and defusing conflicts, finding solutions
  • Carrying out research studies and monitor field work as may be undertaken under the projects in the State
  • Coordinate with UNDP State Office and MSME Department and other agencies for dissemination of study findings with State level stakeholders;
  • Assist in preparing/developing project dissemination tools (reports, case studies, flyers etc.) in coordination with the Department.

Advocacy and Relationship Development:

  • Develop and maintain relationships to be part of relevant forums at state level including taking responsibility for coordinating activities with similar programs in the state implemented by UNDP and/or MSME Department.
  • Brings visibility and sensitizes decision makers to relevant emerging issues
  • Uses the opportunity to bring forward and disseminate materials for advocacy work
  • Ensure state government approves key program components including supplies in the annual budgets
  • Support UNDP State Office to liaise with state and district level Government functionaries of MSME departments and others as needed
  • Identifies common interests and goals and carries out join initiatives with partners
  • Makes effective use of resources and comparative advantage to strengthen partnerships
  • Demonstrates an understanding of client / partner / donor perspective and strives for high quality client oriented services
  • Establishes smooth relationship and enabling environment between clients and service providers.

Recruitment and Induction:

  • Oversee hiring and supervision of the work of consultants and other staff as including:
  • Prepare Terms of Reference (TOR) of state consultants, oversee recruitment, issuing contracts and facilitation of training/orientation for implementation of Project.
  • Review expense claims of consultants and recommend payment against services laid down in the project in a timely manner

Other Functions:

  • Implementation of policy changes at district level with support from MSME.
  • To clear the Certified Credit Counsellor (CCC) Exam conducted by IIBF in the link (http://www.iibf.org.in/certificate_exam_schedule.asp?tab=ac-3) within six months after joining
  • To clear any other exams as and when advised by UNDP.
  • Demonstrates ability to generate innovative, practical solutions to challenging situations
  • Discharges administrative and other responsibilities associated with the position

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Post Graduate in Business management, Rural Development, Project Management, Banking, Finance, Economics, Entrepreneurship Promotion, Capacity Building, Organizational Behavior, Public Administration, Communications, from recognized university.
  • Having cleared CAIIB Part-1 and/or Part-2 will be an added advantage.


  • Minimum experience of 7 years in development sector, preferably with 3 years in handling banking related issues.
  • Experience of having worked in Banks, MFIs, NBFC would be an added advantage.
  • Relevant experience of working in Madhya Pradesh would be added advantage.
  • Relevant experience of working with any state government would be added advantage.


  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards.
  • Should have exposure to database management, MIS etc.
  • Should have knowledge of MSME Department consisting of loans and advances Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and presentational skills; particularly with databases
  • Good communication and drafting skills
  • Management and Leadership
  • Ability to work in a team and train staff on the job to use the systems
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Other Requirements:

  • Excellent writing and oral skills in English and Hindi.;
  • Should be competent in use of computers/laptops.
  • Well conversant in use of internet, email, Word, Power Point, Excel is essential.
How to apply

Documentation required for application: Updated CV, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate. At least three (3) professional references, one of which should be under whom last/current service has been rendered.

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