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Conferences and Events Coordinator
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based with possible travel|
|Application Deadline :||05-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||60 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months|
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals (the “Task Force”) is a new initiative involving approximately 20 global leaders from multiple sectors. Those sectors include multilaterals (the World Bank and various agencies from within the United Nations system), telecommunications, technology, central bank supervision, corporate banking, and capital markets. The mission of the Task Force is to identify priority strategies by which the ongoing digital revolution that is transforming global financial systems might be shaped in such a way as to minimize potential harms and maximize advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Task Force is supported by a small team of UN employees and consultants known as the Secretariat. To amplify the Task Force’s messages and news about its progress, the Secretariat seeks, among other strategies, to (a) convene two meetings of its own membership between 1 March 2019 and 1 February 2020; (b) to organize one meeting of those members’ appointed experts; (c) to equip Task Force members, their senior staff, and Secretariat members with the necessary materials and preparations to represent the Task Force effectively on panels at 3 to 4 conferences organized by others; and (d) to host one event each during or adjacent to the following major events: the United Nations General Assembly week in New York in September 2019 and the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland in January 2020.
To the extent possible, all events should be sponsored or co-sponsored by one or more of the Task Force members.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Task Force Secretariat seeks a part-time Conferences and Events Coordinator to support the team on an on-call basis. When called to engage, the primary responsibility of the Conferences and Events Coordinator will be to take ownership of the events-planning function. He or she will work to ensure that all necessary elements for each event are in place, all critical path milestones are met, and the event is successfully organized in a smooth and efficient manner. The Events Coordinator will work under the supervision and overall guidance of the Director, Task Force Secretariat, UNCDF.
Required Skills and Experience
Timeline, duration of assignment, duty station and expected places of travel:
Payments shall be disbursed only upon acceptance of the above deliverables and authorization to release payment by the Director, Task Force Secretariat.
Interested individuals must submit the following as proposals in order to demonstrate their qualifications: (NOTE: the system does not allow multiple uploads of document. Applicants must make sure to upload all documents in one PDF file).
All applications must contain the following information:
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
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.