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SDGs Holistic Innovation Platform (SHIP) and Private Sector Development Consultant
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Representation Office in Tokyo - JAPAN
Deadline :12-Dec-16
Posted on :22-Nov-16
Reference Number :34386
Link to Atlas Project :
00020051 - Organizational Effectiveness towards Development Outputs
Documents :
ANNEX2_UNDP General Conditions for Individual Contracts
Procurement Notice_SHIPConsultant
Confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal_SHIPConsultant
Overview :


Launched in 2016, the SDGs Holistic Innovation Platform (SHIP) is one of the most innovative initiatives of resource mobilization from private sector for UNDP, implementing in partnership with Japan Innovation Network. It aims to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals through challenging companies to develop inclusive business models that offer the potential for both commercial success and development impact.

UNDP Representation Office in Tokyo has been responsible for partnership building with the private sector and relevant programmes in Japan, such as Business Call to Action (BCtA). Due to the activities, numbers of Japanese companies have already engaged in the UNDP’s private sector development by making commitments to improve the lives and livelihoods of millions through commercially-viable business ventures that engage low-income people as consumers, producers, suppliers, and distributors of goods and services. After the launching announcement, now they are showing interest to SHIP.

SHIP Consultant stationed at UNDP Tokyo is responsible for overall advocacy, outreach and partnership development for engagement of private sector in SDGs achievement including expansion of SHIP in Japan. S/he will take responsibility for knowledge sharing and management, training, seminars and public events to promote SHIP to all stakeholders including the government, private sector and civil society. It is expected that a growing number of Japanese stakeholders express their interests in and/or participation in SHIP, contributing to achievement of the SDGs globally.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of Deputy Director, UNDP Tokyo, and the day-to-day supervision of Public Affairs Specialist, the consultant is expected to perform the following duties:

1) Promote SHIP and UNDP-led private sector partnerships through direct communication, UNDP website, social media, publications and communications materials including presentations, speeches and fast facts; visual promotion material consisting of video interviews with Japanese companies.

2) Find partners including potential participants to SHIP, respond to their inquiries, and provide advisory services. Identify and secure a pipeline that will apply for SHIP and support their participation process as necessary.

3) Promote and manage one to one collaboration and resource mobilization activities with the Japanese private companies and civil society organizations other than SHIP.

4) Support initiating and developing new modality of UNDP’s programme and resource mobilization activities related to SDGs achievement.

5) Support private sector related activities under initiatives of diverse bureaus and country offices in UNDP.

6) Manage necessary internal procedures on private sector partnerships, such as approval for diverse agreements, finding commitments and due diligences.

7) Make appointments, draft briefing notes and provide any other logistic supports for private sector development, on the occasion of senor official mission from Headquarters and country offices.

8) Provide logistics support to the events, meetings or engagement opportunities with the private sector.

9) As a member of Public Affairs unit, support any other external relations activities as well as public relations relevant to UNDP, including communication through mass and social media, publication, procurement and collaboration with academia.

10) Submit a final report on the assignment at the end of the contract.


Expected deliverables:

1) Final report.


Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies, business administration, international relations or other related field. Master’s degree in the same field is preferable.

Work Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in international development, private sector development, business administration, communication, resource mobilization or other relevant areas.
  • Extensive knowledge of private sector in development
  • Experience in working with Japanese companies or public organizations is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the Japanese private sector.
  • Demonstrated excellent presentation and communications skills.


  • Fluency in English and Japanese.