- UNDP around the world
Many of UNDP's relationships with countries and territories on the ground exceed 60 years. Find details on our successes and ongoing work.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Dem. Republic of)
- Congo (Republic of)
- Costa Rica
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic People's Republic of Korea
- Denmark (Rep. Office)
- Dominican Republic
- E.U (Rep. Office)
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Fiji (Multi-country Office)
- Finland (Rep. Office)
- Geneva (Rep. Office)
- Iraq (Republic of)
- Kosovo (as per UNSCR 1244)
- Lao PDR
- Mauritius & Seychelles
- Norway (Rep. Office)
- Papua New Guinea
- Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People
- Russian Federation
- Samoa (Multi-country Office)
- São Tomé and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- Sweden (Rep. Office)
- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- Tokyo (Rep. Office)
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- About Us
- News Centre
Senior Advisor - Impact Management Standards for Private Equity
|Application Deadline :||30-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|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 :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
Anchored in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and committed to the principles of universality, equality and leaving no one behind, SDG Impact is a UNDP flagship initiative focused on supporting mobilization of private sector capital and investments in support of the SDGs. The vision of SDG Impact is “to contribute to a world where all private sector capital flows contribute to the SDGs”. It will do so by providing investors, businesses and others with clarity, insights, tools and capacities required to authenticate their contributions to achieving the SDGs and to identify SDG investment opportunities in emerging economies and developing countries.
SDG Impact is a “start-up” which aims to develop and demonstrate a viable approach for UNDP to support countries to mobilize significant volumes of private sector investments for SDG achievement. The initiative emphasizes experimentation, innovation and partnerships as it focuses on developing prototype products and services that will be tested, refined and brought to the market in a relatively short time frame.
SDG Impact provides services in three areas:
1. Impact management
SDG Impact Management Standards: Developing a set of global process standards for how investors and enterprises manage and measure their impacts on the SDGs.
SDG Impact Seal: The standards will be codified into a scoring system and provide the basis for a global certification Seal, which will certify that enterprises and investors have processes in place to define, manage and measure their impacts on the SDGs. A process for accrediting independent certifiers will be created who will be responsible for the certification process.
Online training program on SDG impact management and measurement, the SDG Impact standards and Seal.
2. Impact Intelligence - SDG investment opportunities and impact data:
SDG Investor Maps: UNDP Country Offices will lead research and preparation of market intelligence for private sector investors to translate country level SDG gaps and priorities into private sector investment opportunities. The Maps will provide investors with insights into local market conditions, local SDG investment opportunities that
This market intelligence will provide data that helps highlight the business opportunity as well as the expected development impact of such investments.
3. Impact Facilitation - investor forums and policy dialogues:
Based on the impact market intelligence, SDG Impact will facilitate investor forums to increasing SDG enabling and aligned private sector investments in the country. Public-private policy dialogues will be convened to identify recommendations to improve the enabling environment for SDG aligned investments.
SDG Impact collaborates with a number of partners as part of SDG Impact. Most centrally the partnership with the Impact Management Project (IMP) and the organizations that are part of the IMP Structured Network, will allow UNDP to build upon already accepted impact management practices and to be part of an ecosystem of leading global organizations that promote sustainable investments.
Other partners include relevant parts of the UN system (UN Global Compact, UNDESA), the Business for Peace Foundation, select private sector investors and enterprises, Government institutions, academic institutions and others.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in 176 countries and territories, working with governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners that can bring about results. UNDP, as an integral part of its mission to fight poverty and improve the lives of people around the world, is committed to being open, transparent and accountable.
Duties and Responsibilities
B) Purpose of Consultancy
The overall purpose of this assignment is to provide strategic advisory support in the following areas:
C) Scope of Work
The Senior Advisor –SDG Impact will leverage their experience, network, and knowledge in the subjects of impact investing, blended finance, innovative financing models, and other areas to assist UNDP in agenda setting and strategy for the initiative, including to equip it for scale. Broadly speaking, the primary tasks will involve provision of high level strategic advice on the topic of standards, certification, partnership analysis and brokering, and engagement of key constituencies. The technical inputs of the Senior Advisor will both draw on and inform UNDP’s ongoing work in SDG Impact. It is important to recognize that the Consultant will have significant scope to inform and drive the development of the initiative. The assignment will be conducted primarily as home based, with two missions to NY, and other travel will be agreed as necessary.
D) Expected Outputs and Deliverables
E) Institutional Arrangements
The Senior Advisor will be directly responsible to the Director of SDG Impact and will work in close collaboration with the Finance Sector Hub Director and team. Progress reporting will be made monthly and focus on achievement of the outputs noted above, opportunities that have arisen and may be relevant for SDG Impact to take forward, and other pertinent matters. Outputs will be certified by the Director of SDG Impact.
F) Duration of the Work
The duration of the assignment is a lump-sum contract over 6 months. The expected start date is 6 May 2019.
G) Duty Station
The assignment is predominantly home-based with two missions (duration of five nights stay each) to UNDP headquarters in New York.
H) Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Remuneration for this contract will be via a lumpsum amount, delivered in a payment schedule corresponding to the outputs noted above in Section D and upon acceptance of the outputs/deliverables. The lump sum amount will be exclusive of travel costs and living allowances for the missions to New York. Travel will be arranged separately. The contract price will be fixed at the lump sum amount regardless of any changes within the underlying cost components.
Required Skills and Experience
J) Required Skills and Experience
Advanced University Degree in Business Administration, International Relations, Management, Law or related field. A first-level university degree in the aforementioned fields in combination with at least 15 years of required working experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
K) Application Procedure
Candidates are expected to provide the following documents in the presentation of their offer:
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Note, only applicants who have passed the technical evaluation with a quantum score of 70% will be contacted to submit a Financial Proposal.
L) Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 490 points out of 700 points (70%) at the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
The candidate obtaining the highest combined score of the technical and financial evaluations will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
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.