Launched in 2008, the Business Call to Action (BCtA) is a global membership platform that encourages private sector companies to develop innovative business models that combine profitability with development impact, in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
BCtA members are market leaders and innovators, committed to developing commercially viable business ventures that engage people living at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) as consumers, producers, suppliers, and distributors of goods and services. In more than 50 countries, business leaders are spearheading efforts to provide the poor with the tools and resources they need to succeed by promoting economic opportunity.
BCtA provides a leadership platform for companies to demonstrate their commitment to development and to access global expertise on innovation at the BoP.
Members benefit from:
The Business Call to Action (BCtA) is a global corporate leadership platform, with over 100 member companies that are incorporating inclusive business approaches in their operations to help advance the SDGs. As innovators in this space, BCtA member companies are advancing the inclusive business agenda by creating novel business models, sharing lessons learned, and forging partnerships to improve scale and increase development impact. The initiative is the result of a partnership between the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), UK Department for International Development (DFID), US Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Global Compact to meet the anti-poverty Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
BCtA is housed within UNDP’s International Istanbul Center for Private Sector Development (IICPSD).
Under the guidance of and reporting directly to the UNDP BCtA Programme Manager, the Programme Support Associate will be responsible for, the following key functions:
1) Procurement Processes Support to BCtA and IICPSD teams:
2) Administrative Support:
Planning Organizing and Multitasking
Managing Documents, Correspondence and Reports
2. Specialized certification or training in procurement (i.e. UNDP Procurement Certification programme) is an asset.
2. Advance knowledge of automated procurement systems, experience in handling of web based management systems such as Atlas/PeopleSoft or another ERP system are desirable;
3. Experience in international projects is an asset;
4. Previous experience in the UN is an advantage, but not a requirement.
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Contract Duration: One year, with possibility of extension
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