Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant, UN Global Compact, SDG Guide on Belt and Road Initiative (Beijing)
Department/Office: Global Compact Office
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 08 March 2022 - 14 March 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Global Compact Office-175003-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

1. Compilation of outputs for publication on “SDG Guide on Sustainable Infrastructure for Companies participated in the Belt and Road Initiative”
2. A draft report on “SDG Guide on Sustainable Infrastructure for Companies participated in the Belt and Road Initiative" in both Chinese and English language.
3. Communication plan; feedback surveys (100+) and questionnaires (100+)
4. Delivery of 2 workshops (online or offline)
5. Launch of one (1) promotional event

Work Location


Expected duration

4-5 months

Duties and Responsibilities

This consultancy assignment is with the United Nations Global Compact Office (UNGCO), located in the Global Operations Team in China.

The United Nations Global Compact is the United Nations' voluntary corporate sustainability initiative in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption. It revolves around ten universal principles drawn from four key international instruments in these areas. The Global Compact Office is the United Nations entity responsible for the overall management and coordination of the Global Compact initiative. It pursues two complementary objectives: (1) making the Global Compact and its principles part of business strategy and operations everywhere; and (2) facilitating cooperation among key stakeholders by promoting partnerships and collective action in support of United Nations, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Terms of Reference

Consultant, SDG Guide on Sustainable Infrastructure for Companies participated in the Belt and Road Initiative” Publication and SDG impact measurement Tool for private sector players in BRI infrastructure projects

- Lead the research with the objective to develop an SDG guide for major Infrastructure Sectors under the Belt and Road framework through desk research, multi-stakeholder surveys/interviews, expert group formation and consultation, literature review, etc.

- Consolidate the existing materials and supporting documents from various stakeholders.

- Write the report on the “SDG Guide on Sustainable Infrastructure for private sector” under the BRI framework, with the aim to inspire more companies to take action in alignment with the SDGs and 2030 agenda.

- Design a communication plan and consultation process to engage with multi-stakeholders, including the private sector, government, non-profit organizations, industrial associations, Local Networks, to collect inputs and feedback for the draft of the Guide.

- Develop, test and promote the toolkits for private sector companies.

- Draft a proposal for promotion activities and email campaigns of the Guide to target audiences within and beyond the BRI region.
- Plan and organize the report launch event(s) to promote the publication and its research outcomes for the stakeholders from project countries in collaboration with relevant Local Networks and partners.

- Plan and deliver the training workshop(s)/webinar(s) to elevate the awareness and capacity of the private sector players at the project countries.

- Design and conduct surveys/questionnaires before and after the trainings to measure and evaluate the improvement on awareness and knowledge on the SDGs and on enhanced capacity for companies to measure its SDG impact.

- Collect, compile and draft best practices of corporate stakeholders as a result of the awareness raising and capacity enhancement leading to the better business alignment with the SDGs.

- Develop the presentation deck and other materials on the basis of the research outcomes and the relevant content from UN Global Compact Academy for successful delivery of the training(s).

- Archive and update all the developed materials in an efficient and well-organized manner.

- Summarize the meeting minutes and recordings of the organized activities and events, including but not limited to consultations, dialogues, interviews, trainings.

- Prepare an internal report on the project progress and calibrate with corrective actions whenever needed to ensure the project timeline is strictly followed.

- Plan and ensure that the project delivery is aligned with the previously identified financial plan.

- Distill and develop relevant content for the communication and marketing purpose to provide cross-functional support.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: First level university degree in in business administration, management, economics or a related field is required. Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) is desirable.

Experience: A minimum of 5 years of experience in programme/project management related to business/corporate sustainability is required. Experience with data analysis is desirable. Experience conducting research, designing surveys/questionnaires is desirable. Experience working on corporate sustainability in both public and private sector is desirable. Knowledge and previous experiences on researching and sustainable infrastructure and the Belt and Road Initiative is desirable.

Language: Fluency in English and Chinese is required.

No Fee


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