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Private Sector Partnership Associate


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3 Year
Male, Female, Both
Bachelor Degree


  • Organization: UNV – United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Tokyo
  • Grade: Level not specified – Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2023-05-30


The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program is a UN organization that encourages peace and development through volunteerism throughout the world. The program proposes volunteer opportunities in 150 countries and has volunteers from 160 countries with eclectic backgrounds and perspectives. UN Volunteers work in different fields such as disaster reply, society empowerment, and endurable livelihoods. If you are curious in serving in a UNV program, you can find a guide to UN volunteer jobs on volunteerforever.com.


The duties for  Private Sector Partnership Associate are :

  •   Boost resource mobilization activities with Japanese private companies and foundations.
  • Rev SDG Impact, UNDP’s corporate initiative. Provide support to promote the SDG Impact Standards for Enterprises, relevant tools, and the training course on the Standards.
  • Provide sponsorship to promote the Japan SDGs Innovation Challenge for UNDP Accelerator Labs, including organization of webinars to call for applications, and support to the winners of the Challenge.
  • Provide consent to identify potential partners and build private sector partnerships for Youth Co:Lab, UNDP’s regional initiative to strengthen youth engagement for the SDGs.
  • Provide help to other units within UNDP related to private sector partnerships in Japan, including Business and Human Rights.
  • Correspond UNDP’s private sector partnerships through UNDP website, social media, publications, events, and other communications channels. Regularly update UNDP website, individual giving page, SNS & publications on PS Partnerships.
  • Execute necessary internal procedures on private sector partnerships, such as approval for diverse agreements and due diligence.
  • Make arrangements, draft briefing notes and provide any other logistic support for private sector development, on the occasion of senior official missions, events or any other engagement opportunities with the private sector.
  • As a member of Public Affairs unit, help any other external relations activities as well as public relations relevant to UNDP, including events, meetings and transmission activities.
  • Conduct other functions as may be designated by the Office consistent with qualifications and experience. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
  • Reinforce their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be familiarized with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;

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The requirements for  Private Sector Partnership Associate are :

  • 3 years of background in international development, private sector development, business administration, communication, resource mobilization or other relevant areas;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the private sector in development and corporate sustainability;
  • Understanding of impact measurement and management (IMM) and influence investment is an asset;
  • Outstanding communication and partnership-building skills with the private sector, government, international organizations, academic institutions, civil society organizations, and other relevant institutions;
  • Bachelor’s degree or equal in development studies, business administration, international relations or other related field.
  • English understanding  Level: Fluent, Required
  • Japanese understanding  Level: Mother tongue, Required.


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