Private Sector Engagement Consultant

Location : Beijing, CHINA
Application Deadline :20-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English   Chinese  


Rapid and continued economic dynamism has translated into growth in China and development financing shifts from government or international aid funding to increasing private sector initiatives, resulting in a rapid change on how resources are being allocated to development issues. It is estimated that approximately half of the investments in the SDGs can be privately financed.

Resource Mobilization and Partnership building are crucial elements of development. To help achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, strengthened partnerships are needed, including partnering with the public, private sector, academia and the world of philanthropy. With the growing number of partners there is a need for coordination within the UNDP office. 

As China moves to new development heights, UNDP supports China in improving social inclusiveness and environment sustainability. The continued growth in private sector investments indicates a potential to help close the financing gap by leveraging private sector financing and broader engagement. To advance these engagements and to develop a long-term sustainable model to scale up, UNDP China will engage a consultant with expertise to support the Assistant Country Director to set up a strategic and integrated framework and action plan for Business Alignment to the SDGs.


As a key objective of the assignment, a well-structured officewide strategy framework for business alignment with SDGs will be developed based on research and scanning of major opportunities and challenges, as well as indentify global good practices and solid methodologies.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will directly report to UNDP China Assistant Country Director and work closely with the Partnership Coordinator to establish a strategic and integrated framework and action plan for Business Alignment to SDGs, specifically:

  • Support the development of a stretagy framework for business alignment with SDGs in an attempt to measure the private sector’s impact on the Sustainable Development Goals and support the private sector for prioritizing impact on SDGs alongside their business objectives
  • Scan horizon and map out potential partnership opportunities for advancing business alignment with SDGs;
  • Establish analytical frameworks to identify and structure case studies for working with the private sector
  • Strenghten cross-team coordination in outreach and resource mobilization efforts from the private sector
  • Support other ad hoc tasks in the communications, innovation and partnerships team if needed


  • Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with potential partners
  • Be self-motivated and initiative taking
  • Excellent understanding of the private sector in China

Required Skills and Experience


  • A university degree in business or public administration, social science, economy, international and public affairs.
  • At least 5 years of hands-on experiences with proven record of partnership building, or working in the private sector.


  • Extensive experience in mobilizing resources and forging partnerships, especially with the private sector.  
  • Knowledge of strategy development and competitive strategy
  • Outstanding research and analytical skills
  • Superior PowerPoint and Excel skills required, relational database experience a plus

Selection criteria

  • Technical evaluation (including written test, interview, desk review of technical proposal, if any): 70%(includes 20% of Job Related Technical Expertise; 25% of Relevant working experience; 25% of Methodology &   Approach to Assignment)
  • Financial Evaluation: 30%
  • Please submit your CV with Offeror's Letter in one PDF document for application
  • Offeror’s letter and proposal download

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UNDP applies a fair and transparent selection process that will take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals. Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply.


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.

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