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Communications and programme consultant for Maritime SDG Accelerator
|Location :||Copenhagen, DENMARK|
|Application Deadline :||20-Oct-20 (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 :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year|
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.
In September 2015, the world’s leaders signed off on the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a global agreement identifying the world’s priorities for the next 15 years.
Since 2012, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been a force for innovation in the development arena. UNDP recognizes that if we shall ever achieve the SDGs in this increasingly complex world where development challenges are continuously emerging and changing – particularly now in a COVID19-world - there is an urgent need to move away from business as usual and respond with agile and flexible solutions.
The SDGs are still not fully integrated across different sectors, and many companies lack the knowledge to engage with them in practice. This project constitutes a first major step towards systematically implementing the SDGs in the maritime sector and is implemented in partnership with Danish Maritime and funded by the Maritime Foundation. The Maritime SDG Accelerator will identify the maritime companies’ needs for assistance when working with the SDGs, introduce the Goals to the entire industry, carry out an in-depth course in sustainable business development with 10 maritime companies with adapted material from the SDG Accelerator for SMEs and spread knowledge about the use of SDGs in the maritime sector. (The SDG Accelerator for SMEs is an innovation progamme in UNDP that was piloted with 32 companies in Denmark in 2018 and 2019: www.sdg-accelerator.org
The project coordinator will work for UNDP Nordic Representation Office on implementing the Maritime SDG Accelerator in Denmark.
The communication and programme consultant works directly with the project manager at Danish Maritime and the project manager of the commissioned consultancy group on implementing the Maritime SDG Accelerator and is supervised by the Head of the SDG Accelerator Programme (Private Sector and Partnership Analyst).
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work
The communication and programme consultant will conduct project management, coordination and communication related to the implementation of the Maritime SDG Accelerator in Denmark.
Broadly, the consultant will ensure effective delivery of the 4 phases of the project:
1. Output: Needs assessment
Activities: Mapping the maritime sector’s needs and readiness to integrate the SDGs.
2. Output: Introductory SDG workshop for the maritime sector
Activities: Based on the needs assessment the consultant will plan and facilitate a workshop (possibly virtually) focused on how maritime companies can engage with the SDGs and sustainable business development in a broader sense.
3. Output: In-depth course, Maritime SDG Accelerator
Activities: Support ten selected companies in a business development process that can alter maritime enterprises into being frontrunners for inspiration through a 12-month (approx.) in-depth course focused on developing sustainable solutions such as products, services and business models with commercial potential.
4. Output: Information Promotion
Activities: Danish Maritime and the UNDP will utilize the project to spread knowledge about the SDGs both nationally and internationally. The consultant will plan and execute an event for that.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experience
Interested individual consultants must include the following documents when submitting the applications in UNDP job shop (Please note that only 1 (one) file can be uploaded therefore please include all documents in one file):