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Impact Investing Coordination Specialist - IPSA 10 - Office-based
|Location :||Istanbul, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||24-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||IPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||IPSA-10|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months with possibility of extension|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Instructions to Applicants: Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.
The following documents shall be required from the applicants:
Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.
The Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) is one of the five Global Policy Centers of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) mandated to leverage the role of the private sector in development. The Center aims at advocating and facilitating the contribution of the private sector to human development and inclusive growth through the following thematic priority areas:
Furthermore, the Center supports and forms part of the UNDP’s Sustainable Finance Hub (SFH), an agile innovation platform launched in 2019, by leading UNDP’s strategic offer to partner and work with the private sector. This offer follows an inclusive business approach and is based on UNDP past and present experience of working with the private sector at Country Offices, Regional Bureaus (RBx) as well as, via existing global programmes.
Under its “Impact Investment” thematic area, the Center offers research, advocacy and multi-stakeholder partnership services to diversify sources of financing for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on attracting private impact capital. The Center has been supporting UNDP Country Offices in Turkey, Ukraine, Morocco, Tunisia, Djibouti, Eswatini, Mauritius and Seychelles for SDG financing with knowledge products including impact investing ecosystem studies and SDG Investor Maps. Building upon its successful work in this area, IICPSD is redesigning its impact investing portfolio vertically and horizontally by expanding the geographic coverage and the scope of the services including the intelligence activities for the SDG-aligned investment opportunities and innovative financing mechanisms.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The Impact Investing Coordination Specialist will lead UNDP IICPSD’s impact investing portfolio, which includes both conventional and Islamic finance streams, for its strategic knowledge management objectives and will have a coordinating role, serving as primary focal point for internal and external partners, managing project activities on daily basis, as well as facilitating internal and external communications.
Technical Assistance and Knowledge Management
Programme Coordination, Implementation and Monitoring
Partnerships and Resource Mobilization
Perform other duties related to this assignment as may be required by the Supervisor.
Required Skills and Experience