Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist

at UNDP
Location Khartoum, Sudan
Date Posted September 23, 2020
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency SDG

Description

Under the guidance and direct supervision of Resident Representative or his/her designate, the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist will be responsible for enhancing UNDP and UNICEF partnerships, mobilizing resources for UNDP and UNICEF joint programme efforts, and supporting UNDP and UNICEF Partnerships and Donor Relations Teams. The Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist supports UNDP and UNICEF senior management teams (SMT) in developing/nurturing strategic partnerships and leveraging resources to achieve results for the South Sudan programme portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Enhance UNDP and UNICEF partnerships, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Enhanced UNDP and UNICEF partnerships in the four areas of strategic collaboration: 1. Joint Analysis; 2. Joint Programming; 3. Joint Advocacy and Resource Mobilization; and 4. Joint Innovation;
  • Development of a monitoring system to regularly monitor progress on the four areas of strategic collaboration;
  • Organization of advocacy events (i.e. donor visits to showcase successful UNDP and UNICEF collaboration on ground, advocacy visits to potential donor countries, and in-country donor meetings) to jointly advocate needs of humanitarian, development and peacebuilding support to South Sudan;
  • Identification and formulation of lessons learned and recommendations from the past and ongoing UNDP and UNICEF collaboration;
  • Preparation of comprehensive, analytical and substantive briefs, reports, statistics and other communications material around the four areas of strategic collaboration;
  • Proactive sharing of the lessons learned and recommendations with UNDP and UNICEF country, regional offices and HQs; and
  • Organization and conduct of trainings around the four areas of strategic collaboration for UNDP and UNICEF South Sudan Offices.
  1. Mobilize resources for UNDP and UNICEF joint Programme efforts, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Resource mobilization to fill financial gap of UNDP and UNCIEF joint flagship programme on Strengthening Resilience of conflict-affected communities in South Sudan, through durable multi-sectorial solutions for sustainable Recovery, Return and Reintegration (JPRRRR);
  • Analysis for assessing opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Updated funding opportunities on partner-specific intelligence and the competitive landscape; identification where the joint programme competency strengths overlap with partner/client needs;
  • Development and implementation of a donor intelligence strategy (partners, needs and priorities, perception of UNDP and UNICEF by its current and potential future partners, and projection of UNDP and UNICEF’s added value and potential role);
  • Development of specific donor fund-raising strategies and approaches;
  • Development of quality joint programme proposals, concept notes, and pitching documents to bilateral, IFIs (World Bank, AfDB), private partners, UN pooled funds (PBF, Joint SDG Fund, UN PRPD, etc), vertical funds (GEF, GCF, Global Fund, Spotlight Initiative, HSF, etc) and country based pooled funds (RSRTF); and
  1. Implementation of office strategy for partnering with UN Agencies around UNDAF, MDG and other joint programming for implementation of UN Reform Provide support to UNDP and UNICEF Partnerships and Donor Relations Team, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Updated Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Strategy and development of annual workplan;
  • Development/update of visibility plans;
  • Updated partner-specific intelligence (i.e. briefs and priority area matrix);
  • Identification of emerging sources of funding; assessment of their current usage and potential for the future;
  • Stronger partnership with bilateral, IFIs, private sector partners;
  • Development of pitching documents, concept notes, and project proposals;
  • Drafting and revision of agreements with donors. Monitoring of overall implementation of agreements;
  • Quality assurance of donor progress reports;
  • Preparation of comprehensive, analytical and substantive briefs, reports, statistics and other communications material in support of fundraising efforts; and
  • Carry out any other tasks as requested by the Team Leaders and Deputy Representatives (Programme) of UNDP and UNICEF.
Competencies

Advocacy:

Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Level

Building Strategic Partnership:

Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.

Client Orientation:

Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.

Resources Mobilization:

Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Results-Based Programme Development and Management:

Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced University degree in international development, project/programme management, communications, social sciences, marketing, public relations, business administration and management or related field. A bachelors in communications, social sciences, marketing, public relations, business administration and management or related field with 7 years of relevant experience maybe considered in lieu of a Masters.

Experience:

  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible work experience in private sector or public sector fundraising, donor outreach and management, or partnerships administration, preferably with some at the international level;
  • Experience developing project proposals, concept notes and pitching documents;
  • Experience designing and implementing resource mobilization plans and partnership strategies;
  •  Understanding of post conflict recovery and development programme a plus:
  • Strong team player with excellent planning/organizing and networking/relating skills;
  • Experience in Africa and/or good knowledge of African private sector;
  • Highest-level communication skills, including engaging and informative formal public speaking and writing.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

 

Language Requirements:

  • Strong written and spoken skill of the English language. A second UN language is an added advantage

 

 

 

 

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