Junior Analyst (For the nationals of Ghana only) – Accra

Full Time
Posted 2 years ago

The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

  • Personal CV – indicating all part positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least three (3) references.
  • Cover letter – indicating why the candidate considers him/herself to be suitable for the position.

The UN Secretary-General established the UN SDG Action Campaign to inspire people and organizations from all backgrounds and every part of the world to take actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, while holding decision-makers to account for progress society-wide. The UN SDG Action Campaign is hosted and supported by UNDP and is based in Bonn (Germany) with a lean team that marshals rapid support for new initiatives as opportunities arise and provides partners with on-demand strategic creative services that inspire local SDG action.

The UN SDG Action Campaign is working closely with cities and local governments to showcase how they are actively contributing to implementing Agenda 2030, accelerating transformative action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for all, and everywhere. Within this context, the UN SDG Action Campaign is seeking to recruit a Junior Analyst on SDG and municipal services innovation to maximize UNDP efforts to support local and regional governments innovating SDG local action.

Local and regional governments are already responsible for over 65% of the SDG targets, most of them linked to basic service provision from water, sanitation, mobility, climate action, health or education. Cities and territories are playing a big part in the implementation of SDGs, that are becoming a new tool for strategic planning and budgeting in the mid to long-term. The Junior Analyst will support UNDP Country Office working with municipalities around the world to exchange experiences, generate knowledge about the latest local development trends and collect data about city innovation to upscale and replicate such innovations. H/she will also ensure that the experience generated by the Global Mayors Challenge project is shared, upscaled and communicated worldwide.

The Junior Analyst will support UNDP’s global work on the local implementation of SDGs through local service provision, contributing to the generation of knowledge about how cities are developing new inclusive public services to achieve the SDGs. The work will pay special attention to water, sanitation and waste SDG related indicators.

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