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Office/Unit/Project Description 

UNDP’s Sustainable Finance Hub has established five offers through which country offices can scale up their engagements with public and private partners towards the delivery of the SDGs. Ultimately these offers will contribute to the systemic transformation required for finance to deliver on the SDGs at scale in all countries. These services are interlinked and offered across the following areas: (i) Public Financing for the SDGs; (ii) Unlocking private capital and aligning business operations for the SDGs Private Investment for the SDGs; (iii) SDG Impact Management and Finance Tracking; (iv) Integrated National Financing Frameworks and Portfolios; and (v) the SDG Finance Academy. All offers provide country offices with access to tools and experts as well as being backed by training modules for staff and for our partners through the SDG Finance Academy. UNDP recognizes the importance of improved impact management for shifting the current systems of decision-making towards investment with positive impact on people and the planet. It does so by tracking actual and realized investments through impact measurement and management (IMM) practices, channelling sustainable finance solutions and creating a deep positive impact on development priorities at scale. With this purpose, UNDP has developed Impact Management and Finance Tracking solutions that enable the public and private sector to integrate coherent approaches, define common goals, and develop credible SDG-related tracking and reporting systems into their practices, improving accountability, disclosure, and transparency for sustainability and the SDGs.

Scope of Work 

 Partnership management:

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the offers according to the workplan defined together with team leaders to be developed jointly by the two offers.
  • Develop and enhance training materials and knowledge products as required.

Technical support to SDG Impact Management and Unlocking Private Capital offers implementation:

  • Provide technical advice to funds, firms, enterprises, and governments on IMM and the SDG Impact Standards.
  • Roll out IMM trainings to funds, firms, governments, and others.
  • Drive awareness, adoption and application of IMM and the SDG Impact standards and tools by developing networks, identifying, and engaging with key stakeholders and market movers.

Impact intelligence:

  • Support the dissemination of SDG Investor Maps as an instrument to support investment pipeline building.
  • Drive awareness and use of the SDG Investor Platform.
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Identify and synthetize lessons learnt and best practices in the area of work.
  • Actively promote a knowledge sharing and learning culture.

The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

Institutional Arrangement

Reporting to the Sustainable Finance Programme Manager, the Business Development and Impact Management Analyst will support on a day-to-day basis SFH on the implementation and efficient execution of the SDG Impact Management and Measurement support globally. The incumbent will be responsible for the coordination of the offer with UNDP Country offices and its partners; engaging stakeholders and facilitating linkages between teams, existing partners and stakeholders.



Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
Act with Determination:  LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies 

Thematic Area Name Definition
Business Direction and Strategy System Thinking Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system
Business Management Project Management Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals
Business Development Knowledge Facilitation Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share, particularly externally
Business Management Project Management Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals
Business Development Knowledge Generation Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for content, or responsive to a stated need

Minimum Qualifications of the Successful IPSA

Education requirements             

  • Advanced university degree (Master´s degree or equivalent) in international relations, international development, public policy, or other relevant fields such as social science, economics, business administration, required, or
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in the above-mentioned fields of study, in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Min. years of relevant work experience              

  • Minimum of 2 years (with Master’s degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor’s degree)  of combined experience in the private sector and in the development world as well as in areas of impact management and/or impact investing or monitoring and evaluation of inclusive or sustainable business.

Required skills  

  • Experience with data analysis, experience in private sector collaboration, detail-oriented
  • Experience and knowledge on the sustainable finance agenda and, on private sector issues; (whether in consulting or corporate functions), inclusive of at least 1 year of experience in the area of private sector collaboration

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

  • Experience managing relationships and partnerships with leading businesses/impact investors or non-profit organizations is an advantage.
  • Proven track record with using technology for data collection and analysis is an advantage;

Required Language(s)   

  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills in English.
  • Working knowledge of other UNDP working languages, (French or Spanish) is an advantage.
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