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ABOUT SDSN

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

We aim to accelerate joint learning and promote integrated approaches that address the interconnected economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting the world. The SDSN works closely with United Nations agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, academia and civil society.

ABOUT TReNDS

SDSN has established 12 thematic networks comprising leading scientists, engineers, academics and practitioners from business and civil society to promote solutions to key challenges of sustainable development. The thematic networks aim to identify practical solutions to the challenges of sustainable development.

The Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics (TReNDS) is one of SDSN’s most active thematic areas, a network comprised of 20+ experts from across the global data community. Through policy briefs, advisory services, grassroots support, and more, the network examines the data revolution and how its transforming the way governments, companies, and citizens operate and interact. TReNDS amplifies the ongoing work of its expert members while also providing catalytic support to Solutions Initiatives – innovations in data and technology that provide pathways to sustainable development.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Supporting the TReNDS team and the Communications Manager, the Design and Communications Intern will contribute to the operation and outputs of TReNDS. This position will be largely responsible for suggesting and drafting various communications materials (including social media posts); content management; helping with layout, design and updating content on webpages (existing and new); helping design briefings and reports using Adobe InDesign; event planning and support; and light administrative tasks relevant to the entirety of the TReNDS team’s work (including notetaking, maintaining an inventory of projects and initiatives, and similar).

As SDSN is a small team, it is likely that the Design and Communications Intern will be asked to contribute to tasks critical to the functioning of the New York team. These various tasks may include in-person support at special events (SDSN product launches, UN High Level Political Forum and UN General Assembly, U.S. Conference of Mayors) and strategizing with social media and outreach.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

General Communications Support (25%)

  • Support development of content calendar for social media and other owned channels
  • Draft social media posts, including written content and some visual content
  • Engage with expert thematic network and others to source content such as photos, videos, and written content
  • Community management on social media and other forums

Web Support (30%)

  • Maintain TReNDS web pages with up-to-date information and events
  • Using Adobe InDesign, support production of high-quality final formatting and design of briefing series

Production and Design (25%)

  • Modify and apply existing design templates to suit needs of TReNDS publications
  • Using Adobe InDesign, support production of high-quality final formatting and design of briefing series

Special Events and Projects (20%)

  • Assist in planning of special events, including venue research, in-person support, and potentially management of external vendors such as video production teams
  • Assist in preparation for in-person or virtual meetings

It is anticipated that this position will be part-time during the summer, with the potential to continue in the school year to support a high volume of SDSN events in that timeframe.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least one year of experience in marketing and communications and/or event planning preferred; can include part-time internships, skills-based academic work, and similar
  • Bachelor’s degree or in-progress Bachelor’s degree desired
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (including interpersonal skills) required
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (or a willingness/aptitude to learn!)
  • Interest in the mission of SDSN or the broader themes of sustainable development, data and innovation, and/or data and innovation for development
  • Experience in an academic or non-profit setting preferred
  • Candidates should be self-motivated, entrepreneurial, and a strong team player
  • Current eligibility to work in the U.S. (applicants without prior authorization to work in the U.S. will not be considered)

Logistics:

  • The position is based in New York
  • The position is part time (20 hours per week) and may occasionally require the incumbent to be available for early mornings, nights, and weekend
  • The position reports to the Director of TReNDS

Compensation:

Compensation for this position is $15 per hour.

Application:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (less than two pages) through https://sdsn.hrpartner.io/jobs.

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Second Annual ‘U.S. Cities SDG Index’ Ranks American Cities Based on Sustainability Performance

  • Top 100 most populous U.S. cities evaluated using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) global framework
  • 62 of the 100 MSAs are less than half way towards achieving the SDGs
  • The best performing U.S. city is only 68% of the way towards fully achieving the SDGs
  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara metro region (CA) occupies top-spot for second year
  • Report highlights widespread social and economic inequality in U.S. urban areas

BOSTON – Today, at the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 86th Annual Meeting, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) released the 2nd Annual U.S. Cities Sustainable Development Goals Index. The report, titled “Leaving No U.S. City Behind,” shows that all U.S. cities, even those at the top of the Index, have far to go to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global framework promoting social, economic and environmental sustainability. The U.S. was among 193 countries that adopted the SDGs in 2015.

The U.S. Cities SDG Index ranks the 100 most populous city regions – or Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) – within the U.S., covering 66% of the domestic population. It is a composite index comprising 44 indicators and providing a comprehensive assessment of sustainable development challenges facing U.S. cities. It is intended as a technical resource as well as an advocacy tool to spur progress on sustainable development across the U.S.

“America faces many daunting problems, and this year’s U.S. Cities SDG Index uses measurements on 15 of the 17 global SDGs to shine a spotlight on many of the challenges that U.S. cities face, such as access to healthcare, obesity, income inequality and violent crime,” said SDSN Director Jeffrey Sachs. “Federal politics are typically paralyzed these days, in the grips of vested interests and lobbyists that block effective actions, yet real solutions and progress can still be won at the local and state level.”

In the 2018 Index, the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara metro region occupies the top-spot for the second year in a row, with an overall index score of 68.57. This means that the San Jose MSA is 68.57% of the way toward fully achieving the SDGs, according to the measures used in this Index. To highlight examples of approaches working in lower-ranked cities, the report also profiles sustainability initiatives in Orlando, Los Angeles, and Baltimore.

The top ten MSAs in the 2018 U.S. Cities SDG Index are the following:

  1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
  2. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
  3. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
  4. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
  5. Madison, WI
  6. Manchester-Nashua, NH
  7. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
  8. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
  9. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
  10. Provo-Orem, UT

A series of maps in the report illustrate how different regions are performing on specific goals, such as poverty, health and well-being.  The 2018 Index also examines in more detail the social inequalities highlighted in the 2017 Index – e.g. higher incidences of child poverty in 99 of the 100 city regions, higher female poverty in every city region, and documented racial inequalities across cities – to better understand how social inequalities might be deepening deprivations.

Why U.S. Cities?

In the United States, the engagement of local government leaders is crucial for sustainable development, as 85% of the domestic population live in cities and surrounding metropolitan areas. These cities are centers of economic enterprise and innovation, with the ten largest metropolitan areas accounting for 34% of the country’s total GDP. But they are also responsible for much of the country’s waste and environmental destruction, including more than 80% of the country’s CO2 emissions. It is cities in the U.S. that will make or break sustainable development success for the country as a whole.

The Creation of the U.S. Cities SDG Index

The U.S. Cities SDG Index was inspired by The Global SDG Index, which SDSN co-produces annually to rank 157 countries on their SDG performance. In 2016, the Global Index ranked the U.S. 25th among all countries pursuing the SDGs. In 2017, the U.S. was 42nd as a result of the inclusion of additional indicators that assessed international spillover effects such as CO2 emissions and tax evasion. The creation of this U.S. Cities SDG Index, then, is intended to better understand America’s specific challenges and variations across the country.

About the Sustainable Development Solutions Network

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. SDSN aims to accelerate joint learning and promote integrated approaches that address the interconnected economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting the world. SDSN works closely with United Nations agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and civil society.

Author Contact Information:

Jessica Espey – jessica.espey@unsdsn.org

Laurie Manderino – laurie.manderino@unsdsn.org

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Two and a half years into the adoption of the Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the focus clearly has shifted from theorization to implementation in Sweden. Ranking first on SDSN’s SDG Index, the country has demonstrated its determination to tackle the challenges relating to SDG achievement, and at the current state is roughly 15 percent away from achieving the Goals (see SDSN’s SDG Index).

The public evening event, hosted by the Stockholm School of Economics, Sida, SDSN, Global Utmaning, and SDSN Northern Europe on May 15, 2018, took place in the gracious presence of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, an SDG Advocate.

Keynote speaker Prof. Jeffrey Sachs highlighting Sweden’s forefront role on the SDG Index. Photographer: Juliana Wiklund

During this event, keynote speaker Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the SDSN, highlighted the link between a high tax-to-GDP ratio to both relatively high results on the SDG Index and the World Happiness Report. He stressed the key role of Nordic countries and especially Sweden in making the SDGs a reality, acknowledging that their current strong leading position will help other countries identify best practices on the path towards Agenda 2030.

“Sustainable development can comfortably be achieved. Sweden, continue your leadership for the SDGs and keep inspiring the rest of the world.”
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

Sweden´s scorecard on the SDG Index.

In the following discussion, renowned panelists from politics, academia, and civil society, highlighted their view on the sustainable transformation underway and concrete examples from Sweden were shared. Carin Jämtin, Director-General of Sida, stressed the fact that Official Development Assistance is a necessary, but insufficient means of achieving the Goals, and that the Swedish and international business community will have to adhere to a whole new set of standards that makes the SDGs not an added, but an integral part of their strategy moving forward.

Discussing remaining challenges: Moderator Alexander Crawford with Carin Jämtin, Marie Dahllöf, Johan Rockström, Mette Morsing and Jeffrey Sachs. Photographer: Juliana Wiklund

Marie Dahllöf, Secretary General of the Postcode Foundation, reminded the audience of the foundation being the third largest private funder to sustainable development in the world. Their funding supports projects that promote positive social development or seek long-term solutions to global challenges and therefore open a valuable opportunity for civil society projects to receive funding and making a change. The concrete examples given embrace the broad topics of culture, nature and environment, people, and sports. She also emphasized the critical task of spreading the message widely across all levels of society.

Mette Morsing, Professor at Stockholm School of Economics, pointed towards the importance of sustainable finance in the process towards SDG achievement and explained the basic but crucial steps in making the Agenda 2030 an integral part of university curricula including the financial study tracks. The Stockholm School of Economics aligns research projects, education, and outreach activities in terms of their connection to the SDGs and thereby carries their message across the various academic fields.

Despite Sweden’s very good track record regarding the SDGs, especially those with a strong social component, Johan Rockström, member of the Swedish Delegation for the Agenda 2030 and Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, pointed towards the most pressing areas of improvement: SDGs 13, 14, and 15. “As a global pioneer in the sustainable development agenda, Sweden does have the responsibility to committedly solve these issues on a national level in order to lead by example,” Prof. Rockström noted.

Marie Dahllöf, Alexander Crawford, Jeffrey Sachs, HRH Crown Princess Victoria, Mette Morsing, Guido Schmidt-Traub, and Carin Jämtin. Photographer: Juliana Wiklund

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The SDSN now boasts 25 national and regional networks worldwide! SDSN Canada, officially launched Monday, May 7, 2018, has joined 24 other SDSN networks working to mobilize global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

Feridun Hamdullahpur (President and Vice Chancellor), Jean Andrey (Dean, Faculty of Environment, Dr.Jeffrey Sachs, and Charmaine Dean (Vice President, University Research)

As part of the launch, Waterloo hosted a free public lecture on Monday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 8, with a keynote address by acclaimed development economist Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the SDSN.

Students from around the world representing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

“We all have a role to play in tackling the toughest challenges facing the planet,” said Jon Beale, manager of SDSN Canada. “It’s the duty of the SDSN to harness the amazing potential we have in this country, connect talent and resources, and foster collaboration that can actually make a difference to policy and action. If you have a passion for change, we want to hear from you.”

Get some impressions from the launch in the video below:

Waterloo launches Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) - YouTube

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The Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land Use and Energy (FABLE) Pathways Consortium was launched in 2017 by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). It currently comprises close to 20 country and regional teams composed of leading research institutions. Consortium members collaborate to develop integrated long-term pathways towards sustainable land-use and food systems consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. The FABLE analyses will also assess international spillover effects to ensure that national pathways are consistent with global objectives.

Back in December 2017, SDSN and IIASA brought together, for the first time in Vienna, the local knowledge institutions of 12 FABLE country teams.

There, among many other interesting discussions and presentations, the Brazilian country team, represented by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and the Institute of Applied Economics Research (IPEA), presented its experience on how the country reached its Paris Climate Agreement targets. One of the tools that was used to achieve this was the Brazilian version of the Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM) developed in collaboration with IIASA which allows for spatially explicit data to be modelled and analyzed into scenarios and enables policy-makers to test the impact of potential policies on land-use change and competition over the various sectors (agriculture, forestry, energy, water use, etc.).

This discussion inspired FABLE’s South American country teams: Argentina (represented by Fundación Bariloche and the National Agricultural Technology Institute), Brazil (INPE and IPEA), and Colombia (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and Universidad de los Andes), to come together and discuss their region’s common priorities, including protecting shared precious resources such as the Amazon. In view of several overlapping objectives that were identified, the teams set out to collaborate to develop a regional approach to long-term FABLE pathways.

On 19-21 March 2018, in an event co-organized by Fundación Bariloche and the SDSN, the three country teams met in the beautiful mountains of Bariloche, Argentina, for a three-day meeting to begin their collaboration and start sharing their respective data and expertise to potentially develop and enhance the South American regional GLOBIOM model introduced by the IIASA and the Brazilian team back in December. To work towards this, they agreed to jointly produce new land use maps, develop multiscale modelling, and provide restoration and biodiversity assessments.

Following the next FABLE Consortium meeting taking place in June 2018, the South American FABLE country teams will meet again in September.

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ABOUT SDSN

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

We aim to accelerate joint learning and promote integrated approaches that address the interconnected economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting the world. The SDSN works closely with United Nations agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, academia and civil society.

ABOUT SDG ACADEMY

The SDG Academy is the flagship education initiative of the SDSN, with the mandate of creating and curating the best available online educational content on sustainable development and making it available as a global public good. The Academy brings together the world’s foremost experts on sustainable development, from fields as varied as early childhood development, public health, food systems, and macroeconomics – to offer a comprehensive core curriculum around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), equipping the next generation of sustainable development practitioners to take on the complex challenges facing our planet. The SDG Academy is hosted by the SDSN Association, a 501(c)3 organization based in New York.

THE ROLE

Manager, Communications Strategy

Job Posting Date: May 31, 2018

The SDG Academy is seeking a committed and dynamic Manager, Communications Strategy to develop and manage external-facing communications, including social media, website, and other digital/print communications for the SDG Academy’s massive open online courses and other programming. You will play a key role as part of a small team based across New Delhi and New York City that values proactivity and creative thinking to meet our ambitious goals. You will have the opportunity to contribute to overall team strategy while also executing on a unique stream of work. The position is based in New York City (no requests to work remotely will be considered). Candidates must have prior legal authorization to work in the U.S.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Strategize and execute on brand awareness, outreach, course promotion, and awareness of new programs of the SDG Academy
  • Identify and execute on new opportunities to raise brand awareness of the SDG Academy, including networking for potential new partnerships
  • Produce strategic editorial content across multiple digital and non-digital platforms (social media, web, newsletter); includes writing blog and social media content and some creation of social media-optimized graphics
  • Manage modest social media promotional budget and operate promoted campaigns on social media
  • Engage with members of the press around the world to promote the issues and learning materials created by the SDG Academy, using the SDG Academy faculty to prepare op-eds, blogs, podcasts, and other shareable written and visual content.
  • Manage community requests and engagement on social media platforms
  • Work closely with course partners on strategic marketing and communications materials to support enrollment in and awareness of SDG Academy courses, ensuring consistency of voice and style and accommodating the needs of partner institutions
  • Measure the success of engagement across communications channels and provide reports to SDG Academy leadership and course partners
  • Manage outside vendor in redesign of website
  • Supervise a marketing and communications intern, who will support content development
  • Support the communications work of the broader organization (SDSN)
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively across time zones and platforms
SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Write, review, and coordinate design and production of print materials (invitations, reports, brochures, flyers, etc.)
  • Manage brand styling and support team members in producing brand collateral (e.g. creating and editing PowerPoints for presentations or reports)
  • Represent the SDG Academy team and the broader organization (SDSN) at external events
The ideal candidate will have:
  • 4+ years of experience in content strategy/marketing and communications, particularly in technology, education technology, or similar
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent skills in communicating and aligning with partners
  • Working proficiency in WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite and Google Drive
  • Experience in management of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and other social media platforms in an organizational setting (including previous paid social experience)
  • Experience working with media, journalists, and publishers
  • Experience supporting communications strategy and execution at both a brand level and campaign level
Preferred characteristics:
  • Familiarity with project management tools such as Asana
  • Working proficiency in Google Analytics
  • Working proficiency in Excel and other analytics tools to support the measurement of SDG Academy offerings
  • An interest/background in or familiarity with sustainable development

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample (2-3 pages) to info@sdgacademy.org with the subject line “Application: Communications Manager”

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Welcome to SDSN’s May 2018 Newsletter!

SDG Solutions Forum for Northern Europe 
On 14 May, the SDSN Northern Europe hosted a Solutions Initiative Forum (SIF) at Sida in Stockholm. The event focused on integration and linkages between the SDGs and the lives of immigrants and refugees now living in Scandinavia. Social enterprises from across Northern Europe presented solutions featured in the Integrated Solutions Report produced by this group.

An Evening on SDG Implementation in Sweden 
SDSN and partners hosted a public evening event on 15 May at the Stockholm School of Economics to discuss SDG implementation in Sweden (ranked first in the SDG Index) in the presence of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, an SDG Advocate. More than 300 persons were in attendance.

University of Waterloo Launched SDSN Canada! 
The University of Waterloo hosted a free public lecture on 7-8 May as part of the launch of SDSN’s 25th network: SDSN Canada. The network will focus on bringing together Canadian post-secondary institutions, civil society members, and others to mobilize around the SDGs.

Scoping Long-Term Pathways for Sustainable Land-Use in Ethiopia 
As part of the FABLE Consortium, SDSN participated in the 2nd Annual Conference on Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy which also launched the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) in Ethiopia. As part of FOLU, long-term FABLE pathways and science-based targets will be developed for Ethiopia.

The SDG Academy has Launched a Facebook Group for their Alumni 
The SDG Academy Alumni Facebook group has been created to connect fellow alumni, share their experiences, and help them to learn more about the emerging issues of sustainable development. Currently 1600 members strong, the group is open to all learners who have either enrolled or successfully completed at least one full-length course (live or self-paced).

 Privacy Policy Update

You have recently received an email from SDSN informing you of an important privacy policy update. The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires all our contacts based in the European Union to confirm that they would like to continue receiving emails from us about SDSN and sustainable development. If you are a resident of the European Union and/or believe that the GDPR applies to you, please click below to confirm that you would like to continue receiving SDSN emails.

Confirm Your Subscription SDSN in the Media

Lan Xue et al.: Addressing policy challenges in implementing Sustainable Development Goals through an adaptive governance approach: A view from transitional China, Wiley Online Library – April 25, 2018.

Johan Rockström and Per Espen Stoknes: Redefining green growth within planetary boundaries, Elsevier – April 30, 2018.

Climate Change Affects Your Allergies in These Frustrating Ways (Quotes CCSR scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig – May 16, 2018

Ken E. Giller et al.: Are farmers searching for an African green revolution? Exploring the solution space for agricultural intensification in southern Mali, Cambridge University Press – May 17, 2018.

Jeffrey SachsScholar: Dumping Fossil Fuels by 2050 Needed to Save Climate, Associated Press – May 19, 2018

Upcoming SDSN Events

Youth in Action for the SDGs
Organized by Fondazione Italiana Accenture, SDSN Youth, & Others
5 June | Milan, Italy

The SDSN Italia SDG City Index: Focus on Milan (Workshop in Italian)
Organized by SDSN Italia
6 June | Milan, Italy

Pre-Conference Event: “Supply and Demand of Environmental Economics Policy Advice,” prior to the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists
Organized by SDSN Northern Europe
25 June | Gothenburg, Sweden

View full list of events

Other News and Events SDSN is Hiring

View full list of vacancies

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ABOUT SDSN

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

We aim to accelerate joint learning and promote integrated approaches that address the interconnected economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting the world. The SDSN works closely with United Nations agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, academia and civil society.

THE ROLE

Contract Manager

Short-term contract (3-4 months), 21 hours per week

Job Posting Date: March 24, 2018

The SDSN Association is seeking a Contract Manager for a 3-4 month part-time position to replace an employee on maternity leave. The organization of the 21 hour per week schedule is flexible. This position will be based in either New York or Paris and will not involve travel. It will report to the Head of Finance and Administration in Paris.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage the contract portfolio of the SDSN Association in Paris and in New York. Main activities include :
    • Revise and modify existing contract templates as necessary
    • Draft new contracts as requested based on existing templates
    • Ensure that contracts are compliant with internal policies and the agreement of the funding source
    • Serve as the point of contact on contracting between different SDSN Association departments and vendors/service providers
    • Monitor the progress of SDSN contracts and ensure that timelines and deliverables are respected in close coordination with the Project Manager
    • Receive and verify vendor bills and subcontractor narrative and financial reports
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Perfect mastery of English, both oral and written
  • Responsiveness, organization, attention to detail
  • Experience and ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at the same time
  • Expert level in Microsoft Word and Excel

Prior experience with contracting and with an international organization is desirable but not required.

To apply, please submit your CV on https://sdsn.hrpartner.io/jobs . Only candidates who meet the criteria above will be contacted.

 

Manager de contrats (H/F)

Contrat à durée déterminée (CDD) de 3-4 mois, 21h HEBDO

Date de l’annonce : 24 mars 2018

Le SDSN Association recherche un/e manager de contrats pour 3-4 mois à temps partiel pour remplacer une salariée en congé maternité. (L’organisation des 21 heures hebdomadaire est flexible). Ce poste sera basé à New-York ou à Paris ; il n’y aura pas de déplacements. Il est sous la responsabilité de la Chef de Finance et Administration à Paris.

ACTIVITÉS DE BASE:
  • Gérer le portfolio de contrats du SDSN Association à Paris et à New-York. Principales activités incluent :
    • Editer et modifier des modèles existants de contrats en cas de besoin
    • Créer de nouveaux contrats à partir de modèles existants
    • Assurer la conformité des contrats avec les subventions et les politiques intérieures
    • Servir de point de contact entre les différents départements du SDSN Association et les prestataires
    • Surveiller au progrès des contrats et veiller à ce que les différentes étapes soient complétées selon le calendrier en coordination avec le manager du projet
    • Réceptionner et vérifier la conformité des factures et des rapports programmatiques et financiers
COMPÉTENCES :
  • Maîtrise parfaite de l’anglais à l’écrit et à l’oral
  • Réactivité, sens de l’organisation, attention aux détails
  • Expérience et capacité à gérer de multiples tâches et projets à la fois
  • Niveau expert en traitement de texte et tableur

Une expérience dans ce domaine et avec une organisation internationale est souhaitable mais pas obligatoire.

Pour postuler, veuillez visiter https://sdsn.hrpartner.io/jobs pour télécharger votre CV et lettre de motivation. Uniquement les candidats qui répondent aux critères ci-dessus seront contactés.

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Two and a half years into the adoption of the Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the focus clearly has shifted from theorization to implementation in Sweden. Ranking first on SDSN’s SDG Index, the country has demonstrated its determination to tackle the challenges relating to SDG achievement, and at the current state is roughly 15 percent away from achieving the Goals (see SDSN’s SDG Index).

The public evening event, hosted by the Stockholm School of Economics, Sida, SDSN, Global Utmaning, and SDSN Northern Europe on May 15, 2018, took place in the gracious presence of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, an SDG Advocate.

During this event, keynote speaker Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the SDSN, highlighted the link between a high tax-to-GDP ratio to both relatively high results on the SDG Index and the World Happiness Report. He stressed the key role of Nordic countries and especially Sweden in making the SDGs a reality, acknowledging that their current strong leading position will help other countries identify best practices on the path towards Agenda 2030.

“Sustainable development can comfortably be achieved. Sweden, continue your leadership for the SDGs and keep inspiring the rest of the world.”
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

Sweden´s scorecard on the SDG Index.

In the following discussion, renowned panelists from politics, academia, and civil society, highlighted their view on the sustainable transformation underway and concrete examples from Sweden were shared. Carin Jämtin, Director-General of Sida, stressed the fact that Official Development Assistance is a necessary, but insufficient means of achieving the Goals, and that the Swedish and international business community will have to adhere to a whole new set of standards that makes the SDGs not an added, but an integral part of their strategy moving forward.

Discussing remaining challenges: Moderator Alexander Crawford with Carin Jämtin, Marie Dahllöf, Johan Rockström, Mette Morsing and Jeffrey Sachs.

Marie Dahllöf, Secretary General of the Postcode Foundation, reminded the audience of the foundation being the third largest private funder to sustainable development in the world. Their funding supports projects that promote positive social development or seek long-term solutions to global challenges and therefore open a valuable opportunity for civil society projects to receive funding and making a change. The concrete examples given embrace the broad topics of culture, nature and environment, people, and sports. She also emphasized the critical task of spreading the message widely across all levels of society.

Mette Morsing, Professor at Stockholm School of Economics, pointed towards the importance of sustainable finance in the process towards SDG achievement and explained the basic but crucial steps in making the Agenda 2030 an integral part of university curricula including the financial study tracks. The Stockholm School of Economics aligns research projects, education, and outreach activities in terms of their connection to the SDGs and thereby carries their message across the various academic fields.

Despite Sweden’s very good track record regarding the SDGs, especially the social ones, Johan Rockström, member of the Swedish Delegation for the Agenda 2030 and Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, pointed towards the most pressing areas of improvement: SDGs 13, 14, and 15. “As a global pioneer in the sustainable development agenda, Sweden does have the responsibility to committedly solve these issues on a national level in order to lead by example,” Prof. Rockström noted.

Marie Dahllöf, Alexander Crawford, Jeffrey Sachs, HRH Crown Princess Victoria, Mette Morsing, Guido Schmidt-Traub, and Carin Jämtin.

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In late 2017, SDSN and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) launched the Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land Use and Energy (FABLE) Pathways Consortium to bring together leading research institutions which form more than 20 country and regional teams. Members of the consortium collaborate to develop integrated long-term pathways towards sustainable land-use and food systems consistent with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. The FABLE analyses will also assess international spillover effects to ensure that national pathways are consistent with global objectives.

Recently, as part of the FABLE Consortium, SDSN participated in the 2nd Annual Conference on Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy (14-15 May, Addis Ababa) which also launched the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) in Ethiopia. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and FOLU Ambassador, gave a keynote on the launch of FOLU Ethiopia and shared her experience on international examples of facilitating action across government, business, and communities for a climate-resilient, sustainable, and integrated, food and land use system.

This event also brought together the following partners of FOLU Ethiopia: the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources; the National Planning Commission of Ethiopia; the National Integrated Land Use Planning and Policy Project Office, Prime Minister’s Office; Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency; the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI); the Water and Land Resource Centre, Addis Ababa University (AAU); Synergos; the World Resources Institute; and, SDSN.

As part of FOLU, long-term FABLE pathways and science-based targets will be developed for Ethiopia in collaboration with the FABLE Consortium’s local team based at EDRI. Under the FOLU Ethiopia program of work, the FABLE component is located under “Focus Area 1: Science-based targets & Pathways, Roadmap, and Ambassadors”. As a whole, FOLU Ethiopia aims to build the narrative for a roadmap that can guide sustainable food and land use systems within the national context.

Additional FOLU partners also include IIASA; EAT Foundation; the World Business Council on Sustainable Development; Systemiq; and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

FOLU in Ethiopia is supported with the generous funding of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI).

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