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|Location :||Istanbul, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||27-Sep-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||NPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||NPSA-8|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months with the possibility of extension depending on funding and performance|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months with the possibility of extension depending on funding and performance|
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.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) has a mandate to leverage the role of the private sector in development. The IICPSD was established in Istanbul, Turkey on the basis of the Partnership Framework Agreement signed between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the United Nations Development Program in March 2011. The center is one of the six global thematic centers of UNDP, advocating and facilitating the contribution of the private sector to human development and inclusive growth. More specifically, IICPSD’s main goals are to:
•Support the development of inclusive markets and inclusive business models that engage poor people into value chains as producers, employees, consumers, and entrepreneurs, with the end goal of poverty alleviation.
•Creation of a demand driven set of tools and guidelines for engaging the private sector in development, in key markets that will be used as best practices guidelines.
•Become a hub for programmatic private sector partnership for SDG implementation across UNDP, by designing, establishing, and monitoring concrete global and national public private partnerships that creates results for development.
•Establish IICPSD as a global Centre of excellence for dialogue on private sector development by convening business and supporting actors.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the IICPSD’s Deputy Director, the Research Analyst will support the production of reports and knowledge management activities of IICPSD in impact investing and inclusive business areas; toolkit and training development initiatives of the center, cooperation, technical advisory, and implementation assistance offered to other UNDP units, including COs and RBx. The Research Analyst will conduct research on political, social, and economic trends in impact investing thematic area of the Center and participates in the formulation, management, and evaluation of knowledge management activities within IICPSD’s mandate to enhance the role of private sector in development.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
• Implementation of the research and other programmatic activities of IICPSD in impact investing thematic area;
• Participation in the formulation, management and evaluation of activities within IICPSD’s thematic areas;
• Creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy;
• Provision of top quality advisory services to the relevant stakeholders and facilitation of knowledge building and management.
Ensures implementation of the strategies of IICPSD on the private sector’s role in impact investing in following areas:
Participates in the effective formulation, management and evaluation of knowledge management activities of the impact investing and inclusive business thematic areas of IICPSD focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the IICPSD activities:
Supports creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization:
Provides top quality advisory services on private sector engagement in impact investing and inclusive business areas to the relevant stakeholders and ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies
Required Skills and Experience