JPO – SDG Impact Analyst – New York

New York, United States
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JPO – SDG Impact Analyst – New York

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The UNDP JPO Programme equips outstanding young leaders with the skills and experience required to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and make a positive difference in the world. This post is open in the context of the JPO scheme sponsored by the Government of Norway and is addressed exclusively to nationals of Norway.


The UNDP Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme:

The UNDP JPO Programme equips outstanding young leaders with the skills and experience required to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and make a positive difference in the world. As a pathway into the world of development, the programme offers young professionals excellent exposure to multilateral cooperation and sustainable development while providing a valuable entry point into the UN system.

During their assignments, JPOs benefit from the guidance of experienced UNDP staff members and are actively involved in supporting the design and implementation of UNDP’s programs within UNDP’s headquarters, regional or country offices.

Job Purpose:

SDG Impact was launched on 25 September 2018 at the General Assembly by the UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner. SDG Impact seeks to refine UNDP’s offering to the private sector by launching a new platform that would provide investors (financial and corporate), with clear guidance, tools, and insights to catalyze and leverage SDG aligned investments. By promoting the development and adoption of universally agreed standards for SDG-enabling investment and supporting private sector actors to meet those standards, UNDP can catalyze much-needed private capital in support of the achievement of the SDGs.

The SDG Impact Analyst supports the SDG Impact team with the delivery and achievement of project objectives based on the established work plan and budget.

Reporting structure and partners

The position is part of the structure of the SDG Impact Team, which is currently housed in the UNDP Executive Office.

Content and methodology of supervision:

As part of the UNDP JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following supervision modalities:

  • Structured guidance provided by the supervisor, especially in the beginning of the assignment, with the purpose of gradually increasing the responsibilities of the JPO
  • Establishment of a work plan, with clear key results
  • Effective supervision through knowledge sharing and performance/development feedback throughout the assignment
  • Easy access to the supervisor
  • Participation in Unit/Team/Office meetings to ensure integration and operational effectiveness
  • Guidance and advice in relation to learning and training opportunities within the field of expertise
  • Completion of the yearly UNDP Performance Management Document (PMD)
  • If more than one supervisor; clear agreement of the roles and responsibilities between the relevant parties

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Contribute to outreach and fund raising with donors

  • Conduct analysis on donor interests and propose areas where outreach could be productive vis a vis mobilization of funds for the project
  • Prepare briefings, discussion points, suggested actions for successful resource mobilization
  • Conduct analysis and suggest proposed actions for investor advocacy

2. Support UNDP Country Offices on implementation of SDG Impact products and services

  • Support the production of country mapping reports for investors
  • Support Country Offices on the development of content
  • Support investor activities with Country Offices

Required Skills and Experience

Education requirements

Master’s Degree in Finance, International Relations, Business Management

Working experience requirements

  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in the area of impact management and/or impact investing
  • Professional experience working for a management consultancy or impact investing firm are highly desirable

Language requirements

Fully proficient in written and oral English

Application closing date: 25 July 2019

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