Partnership Analyst – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – İstanbul

Partnership Analyst – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – İstanbul.

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.

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. Moreover, under the thematic area of private sector’s role in skills generation, IICPSD offers evidence based knowledge and advisory services aiming to expand job opportunities for the disadvantaged through increasing the private sector’s engagement in skills development. In this framework, IICPSD has analyzed successful examples of private sector-led or public- private partnership based skills generation initiatives for the purpose of generating knowledge; and completed comprehensive research projects in Turkey and India. Based on the good practices and implementation experience, IICPSD developed general and sectoral toolkits, such as extractive industry, to guide the practitioners on how to engage the private sector to skills development for employment; provided project support to various countries and regions including Bosnia, Macedonia, Uzbekistan and Kosovo; and partnered with global corporations such as HP Foundation on developing entrepreneurial skills.

Towards fostering sustainable and inclusive growth for the achievement of the Agenda 2030, IICPSD has developed targeted multi-stakeholder partnerships for skills development. IICPSD and HP Foundation have initiated a global entrepreneurship support program that involves program design, awareness raising and capacity development to maximize the utilization, developmental impact and outreach of the HP Life, an online learning program for business and entrepreneurial skills development. IICPSD provides technical advisory for the program design and implementation; organizes high-level awareness raising activities such as online and onsite entrepreneurship roundtable meetings; and implements capacity development for project/program teams through the ‘training of trainers’ program.

UNDP IICPSD has also agreed to establish a multi-stakeholder advisory and partnership network with EBRD. The purpose of the network will be to promote greater private sector engagement in skills development and employment to mainstream young people, women and people in disadvantaged regions into the economy. The network will: facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships on skills development; identifying and assessing opportunities for investments (incl. innovative finance) which support the inclusion of underserved populations into high value added areas of the economy; conduct research and advocacy to support skill development initiatives to address the skills mismatch and gender segregation in the labour market; and disseminate good practices to provide first-hand knowledge on skills development.

The partnership analyst will contribute to the implementation of the strategies of IICPSD in the private sector-led skills development thematic area through facilitating and advancing partnerships and resource mobilization primarily for the HP partnership, whilst also supporting the partnership with EBRD and exploring new opportunities with prospective partners. The analyst can supervise and lead a partnership support staff.