The Joint SDG Fund supports countries as they accelerate their progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It operates through a series of Calls for the United Nations (UN) system that lead to the implementation of transformative Joint Programmes (JPs), under the leadership of Resident Coordinators (RCs). In doing so the Fund is committed to forge paths and partnerships that unlock public and private capital for the SDGs at scale The Joint SDG Fund launched in December 2019 its first Call for Proposals on SDG Financing. The Call has two components. Component 1 is about the development of SDG-aligned financing strategies and related capacities for implementation, while Component 2 is about catalyzing investment at scale for the SDGs. The consultant will be asked to support the Joint SDG Fund (the Fund) diversify its resource base and attract private donations and/or engage in innovative partnership with the philanthropic and private sectorApply Now
Duties and ResponsibilitiesDuties and responsibilities Reporting to the Head of the Joint SDG Fund Secretariat and working in direct liaison with the Investment Advisor and team, the consultant will: 1) Substantively contribute to the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the private sector engagement aspects of the Joint SDG Fund’s work in the SDG Financing space: a. Formalize the Fund’s partnerships with leading philanthropic actors. b. Formalize partnerships with/make use of high-level ambassadors, to promote the Fund’s standing among partners. c. Create new partnerships with universities to produce related research. d. Scope for the establishment of global vehicles in support of the Fund with an initial focus on the set-up of a donor-advised-fund with Morgan Stanley. e. Support the Secretariat operationalize the provision of the Fund’s ToR to establish private sector and philanthropy participation to the governance system. 2) Provide strategic direction to identify private sector donors. 3) Support the Secretariat in establishing and managing close-door advisory-groups for each identified cluster of catalytic investment proposals (e.g. climate and biodiversity, gender, etc.). The group will be composed by 3-6 members interested in the specific challenge or solution addressed by the proposal. The objective is to engage early on co-financiers and partners to support outside UN contributions. Up to 3-6 groups maybe established based on needs. 4) Facilitate the development and nurturing of strategic partnerships with Development Finance Institutions, Philanthropy, the Financial Sectors and Foundations to generate resources for the Joint SDG Fund. 5) Organize a “road show” of events between July-December 2020 to familiarize and engage partners with the Joint SDG Fund’s work in the SDG Financing space. Timeline The consultant will be expected to work full-time for 5 months starting July 2020. Formulation, implementation and monitoring of the private sector engagement aspects of the Joint SDG Fund’s work in the SDG Financing space 5 months Strategic direction to identify private sector donors 5 months Support the Secretariat in establishing and managing close-door advisory-groups for each identified cluster of catalytic investment proposals 5 months Facilitate the development and nurturing of strategic partnerships 5 months Organize a “road show” of events between July-December 2020 5 months
- Communicates clearly and effectively
- Facilitates and encourages open communication
- Demonstrates an appreciation of differences in values and learning from cultural diversity
- Works effectively with colleagues in achieving shared objectives
- Creates team spirit and unity of purpose across the organization
- Works collaboratively with team members in sharing information openly and displaying cultural awareness and sensitivity.
- Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships.
- Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results.
Required Skills and ExperienceInstitutional Arrangement
- The Consultant will report to the Head of the Joint SDG Fund and work in direct liaison with the Investment Advisor and Secretariat team. The Secretariat of the Joint SDG Fund is hosted in the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office, New York, USA.
- Full time assignment starting from July 2020 (5 months).
- Home based. The consultant works remotely, with virtual skype meetings to discuss content.
- An advanced University degree in social sciences, finance, business administration, management, marketing or fundraising.
- At least 10 years relevant and progressively responsible professional work experience in private sector fundraising and mobilizing resources from philanthropy. The consultant must reference to resources mobilized/income targets achieved in previous roles. Knowledge of private sector fundraising techniques is required. Familiarity with the United Nations system and proven interaction with private sector and philanthropy.
- Fluent in written and spoken English. Knowledge of French or Spanish is an additional advantage.
- Application Procedure
- The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
- Brief (1-2 paragraph) description of why the Offer considers her/himself the most suitable for the assignment and how the Offeror will approach the required outputs within the assignment period and a link (if any) to an online portfolio showing samples of similar work;
- Personal CV or P11, indicating all experience from similar projects and specifying the relevant assignment period (from/to) as well as the email and telephone contacts of at least three (3) professional references;
- The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount or a daily rate, and payment terms around the specific and measurable deliverables of the TOR. Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR, and deliverables accepted and certified by the technical manager.
- The financial proposal must be all-inclusive and take into account various expenses that will be incurred during the contract, including: the daily professional fee; cost of travel from the home base to the duty station and vice versa, where required; living allowances at the duty station; communications, utilities and consumables; life, health and any other insurance; risks and inconveniences related to work under hardship and hazardous conditions (e.g., personal security needs, etc.), when applicable; and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services under the contract.
- This consultancy is a home-based assignment
- If the Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.
- 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:
- Being responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
- Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation where technical criteria weighs 70% and Financial criteria/ Proposal weighs 30%.
- Experience in in private sector fundraising and mobilizing resources from philanthropy. Weight = 60%; Maximum Points: 420;
- Experience with the United Nations/Development Banks in a development context and proven interaction with private sector and philanthropy. Weight = 20%; Maximum Points: 140;
- Knowledge of private sector fundraising techniques. Weight = 20%; Maximum Points: 140
- Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (490 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (700 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
- The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
- p = y (µ/z), where
- p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
- y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
- µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
- z = price of the proposal being evaluated
- Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
- The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop.