The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has announced a Call for Experts with core expertise in Microfinance, Local Development and Evaluation

UNCDF's CleanStart Programme encourages experts in various capacities, who are passionate about making energy markets work for low-income people, to join UNCDF's roster of experts. Please read below for more information on how you can apply. 

United Nations Capital Development Fund 

UNCDF provides investment capital and technical support to both the public and the private sector primarily in least developed countries. It provides capital financing -- in the forms of grants, soft loans and credit enhancement – and the technical expertise to unleash sustainable financing at the local level. 

In the area of financial inclusion, UNCDF develops inclusive financial systems and ensures that a range of financial products is available to all segments of society, at a reasonable cost, and on a sustainable basis. UNCDF supports a wide range of providers (e.g. microfinance institutions, banks, cooperatives, money transfer companies) and a variety of financial products and services (e.g. savings, credit, insurance, payments, and remittances). UNCDF also supports newer delivery channels (e.g. mobile phone networks) that offer tremendous potential for scale.

UNCDF supports low-income consumers in Asia and Africa to transition to cleaner and more efficient energy through microfinance by 2017. Called CleanStart, the Programme’s vision is to dramatically expand consumer financing for low-income consumers who want to transition to cleaner and more efficient energy. To make this happen it partners with microfinance institutions and energy enterprises – offering seed capital and advice – to test scalable financing solutions in varying market conditions. 


Applicants must have proven experience (minimum 5 years) in the field of microfinance, local development and evaluation.

Online application

Apply online using the following online form:

Post application process

After the evaluation process, candidates with the required skills and experience will be invited by email to join the roster, completing their expertise profile and uploading the CV in an online database after that they could be considered by UNCDF for short-term assignments. Only once their profiles has been successfully registered, candidates will be considered for an assignment.

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