Partnerships and Coordination Analyst (part-time 60%) - IPSA 8 - Office-based

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This is a IPSA-8 contract. This kind of contract is known as International Personnel Services Agreement. It is normally internationally recruited only. It usually requires 1 years of experience, depending on education. More about IPSA-8 contracts.


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Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

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Office/Unit/Project Description

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) has a mandate to leverage the role of the private sector in development. The IICPSD was established in Istanbul, Turkey on the basis of the Partnership Framework Agreement signed between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the United Nations Development Program in March 2011. The center is one of the six global thematic centers of UNDP, advocating and facilitating the contribution of the private sector to human development and inclusive growth.

The SDG AI Lab is a joint initiative of UNDP Bureau of Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) teams and hosted under UNDP IICPSD. The Lab has a mission to harness the potential of frontier technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for sustainable development. SDG AI Lab provides research, development, and advisory services in the areas of frontier technologies and sustainable development. As well, the Lab supports UNDP’s internal capacity strengthening efforts for the increasing demand for digital solutions. To bridge the talent gap in the use of frontier technologies in development contexts, the Lab mobilizes volunteer data scientists, connecting UNDP teams and highly skilled data scientists to address development challenges with digital solutions.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the IICPSD’s Technical Specialist, the Partnerships Analyst will provide the overall coordination support to SDG AI Lab activities. The Analyst will also support resource mobilization efforts and partnerships building.

Institutional Arrangement

The Partnerships and Coordination Analyst will be working under the guidance of and reporting directly to the UNDP IICPSD Technical Specialist.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

1) Supporting resource mobilization and partnership efforts:

  • Identifying potential funding partners at the global, regional and country-levels, including donor governments, private sector, and foundations.
  • Drafting concept notes, presentations, pitch decks, donor progress reports and other materials.
  • Supporting partnerships and coordinating communications with potential and existing donors as well as with other relevant actors, including clients.
  • Commissioning and coordinating the due diligence and partnerships documentation processes for new partners.
  • Internally engaging with other relevant actors within UNDP, including the SFH, UNV, Country Offices, and others on partnerships and resource mobilization, as needed.

2) Supporting SDG AI Lab’s communications, outreach and advocacy strategies

  • Conducting communications needs assessments and risk analysis.
  • Identifying communications opportunities and designing communications materials.
  • Coordinating, adapting and implementing corporate communications and advocacy strategies and efforts.
  • Managing SDG AI Lab social media pages and other communications tools.
  • Planning and organizing outreach events such as Demo Days and others.

3) Coordinating Volunteer Data Scientists initiative

  • Developing and implementing volunteer engagement strategy.
  • Coordinating volunteers onboarding, offboarding and community events.
  • Strengthening SDG AI Lab Volunteer Developers community through organizing team building and capacity strengthening activities.
  • Supporting the recruitment and coordination of volunteers.

Performing other duties related to this assignment as may be required by the Supervisor.



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



Partnership management

Relationship management

Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding

Partnership management

Resource mobilization

Ability to identify funding sources, match funding needs (programmes/projects/initiatives) with funding opportunities, and establish a plan to meet funding requirements

Partnership management

Emerging partnerships

Ability to engage with emerging partners, develop and manage a strategy and develop approaches to developing and managing these new strategic partnerships

Digital & Innovation

Tech literacy

Ability to apply new digital tools or adapting their original use to create new insights, fresh perspectives or develop solutions. Understand the potential as well as the limitations of certain technological developments; being able to identify how technology can add value when it's used as a ""means to an end"".

Digital & Innovation

Innovation ecosystem curation

Ability to identify key players in an ecosystem, engage with them and mobilise them to build a community and over time a movement around a common mission that can bring about changes at the system level. Ability to give sense of purpose and build trust, develop programmes of activities and platforms to build and strengthen relationships.

Digital & Innovation

Digital public goods

Knowledge of how it works, understanding of the opportunities and challenges for governments and society

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic Education

  • Master’s degree in economics, management, business administration, international development, international relations, political science, economic development, or related field is required

Min. years of relevant Work experience

  • Experience in international development or related fields.

Required skills

  • Experience in supporting strategic partnerships and collaborations for SDGs is required.
  • Proven experience in drafting the concept notes, outcome reporting, and other written communication for partnerships management is required.
  • Strong familiarity with innovation, digital transformation and frontier technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and others in the context of SDGs is required.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and handling of web-based management systems (i.e. ERP, Atlas, PeopleSoft programmes) is required.

Desired additional skills

  • Experience in recruiting and onboarding of volunteers as well as building volunteer communities is a distinct advantage.
  • Hands-on experience on project management matters and event coordination is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in communications, strategic outreach and media visibility is an asset.
  • Experience with UNDP, particularly in supporting resource mobilization, due diligence and partnership formalization processes is desirable.
  • Experience working with JIRA is an advantage.

Required Language(s) (at working level)

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another UN language (French, Spanish, Arabic or Russian) will be an advantage.

Professional Certificates

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