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.
The SDSN Youth is an initiative of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). It was launched in 2015 with a mission to empower youth globally to create sustainable development solutions.
At SDSN Youth, we empower young people to take meaningful action on the Sustainable Development Goals. By joining our global team, you will be working with a diverse and exceptional group of individuals with a variety of cultural, religious and political backgrounds, committed to sustainable development.
SDSN Youth is a network of 650+ member organizations based in more than 85 different countries. SDSN Youth has more than 140 team members (staff, volunteers and interns) working in more than 30 different countries across 20 Regional/ National networks.
The Youth Solutions Program is SDSN Youth’s largest flagship program, and supports innovative youth-led solutions that are contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is an initiative that helps accelerate the growth of youth solutions and entrepreneurs through a digital ecosystem of experts and resources.
The Program consists of three components: an annual report which showcases outstanding youth-led innovations from across the world, a 16-week Investment Readiness Program, and the Youth Solutions Hub, which is an online community for young SDG entrepreneurs.
Fundraising is key to ensuring the future sustainability and growth of the Solutions Program. We are looking for a Project Officer that will work closely with the Project Lead (Solutions) to spearhead the fundraising efforts at the Solutions Program. You’ll use your problem-solving skills to understand potential donors, grant administrators, and partners’ needs; and understand how our teams can meet their needs. You will seek funding opportunities from supporters, and nurture existing relationships with current supporters, allowing us to work together to achieve our mission of empowering youth globally to create sustainable solutions.
You will be empowered to own donor and sponsorship leads, working with various internal stakeholders in order to gather data for your fundraising efforts.
Please note: As a virtual network, it is IMPORTANT for Project Officers to communicate effectively with their Project Leader and report back consistently. In a network, which operates across several time zones, reporting and communicating proactively is crucial.
The Project Officer will be someone who:
Total Weekly Hours:
Please apply at https://sdsnyouth.org/join-the-team