CONSULTANT - RESOURCE MOBILIZATION
||Home-based and New York
|Application Deadline :||06-Jul-12|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 working months (approximately 60 days over the period July through December 2012)|
UNDP’s democratic governance practice focuses on fostering inclusive participation, strengthening responsive governing institutions, and promoting democratic principles.
Inclusive participation expands equal opportunities for engagement by the poor, women, youth, indigenous people, and other marginalized groups who are excluded from power. Efforts in this area aim to strengthen opportunities for civic engagement in the core channels linking people and the state, at the national, regional and local levels.
Work on governing institutions has traditionally emphasized the design and functions of the core pillars of the state, including the legislative, executive and judicial branches, at national, regional and local levels. Strengthening responsive governing institutions entails promoting the core channels of representation and accountability in the state at the national, regional and local levels. Responsive institutions means that the state reflects and serves the needs, priorities, and interests of all people, including women, the poor, youth, and minorities.
Supporting national partners to strengthen democratic practices grounded in human rights, anti-corruption and gender equality require UNDP leadership in promoting integration, coordination and information-sharing of policies, practices, and strategies strengthening democratic governance within and outside of the UN family.
In order to provide timely and quality policy advisory services and knowledge products in democratic governance, the Democratic Governance Group (DGG) of the Bureau for Development Policy (BDP) has organized its work and its staff along these three main clusters. A core group of policy advisors representing capacity along these three clusters are based in Headquarters and in the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre, with a specific mandate of providing policy advisory services, knowledge management as well as partnership building and advocacy. Each cluster is led by a Cluster leader, whose responsibility is to coordinate the cluster work including cluster plan and inputs of the team within each cluster.
The cluster structure of DGG has enabled it to implement the strategic plan more effectively by promoting cross-practice, cross-cluster and cross-thematic are work. It has also allowed implementing integrated and cross-cutting approaches to respond to the emerging challenges in the democratic governance practice area. DGG Directorate has also recently constituted a Sub-Committee in DGG to act as a transitional mechanism to jump start the process of resource mobilization for DGG in a coherent and coordinated way, by taking into the cluster needs and the current challenges of resource availability to support UNDP’s advisory and programming work, innovative and catalytic interventions, and UNDP’s increasing focus on cross-practice work to overall development effectiveness. By looking at the existing resource windows and exploring new partnerships, DGG will also undertake an intensive resource mobilization initiative between June to November 2012. This initiative is intended to present a more coherent and coordinated resource mobilization approach across service areas and clusters.
Duties and Responsibilities
With this background, DGG is seeking a highly qualified and motivated consultant for a period of three working months over a six month period. Under the direct supervision of the Interim Lead on Resource Mobilization (the Coordinator/Chair of the Resource Mobilization Sub-Committee) within DGG/BDP, in close collaboration with the DGG Practice Manager, and in consultation with the Sub-Committee on Resource Mobilization, the Resource Mobilization Consultant will provide day-to-day support to DGG/BDP in implementing DGG’s new resource mobilization initiative. More specifically, the consultant will undertake a donor mapping exercise; review existing DGG initiatives, work plans and resource situation; draft funding proposals as required under the overall framework of a “one-DGG” resource mobilization document; provide substantive planning support to a “Friends of Governance” donor meeting in September/October 2012, document the outcome of the donor meeting; and perform any other tasks required.
At the onset of the consultancy, the Consultant will be provided by DGG with donor data and intelligence including an updated DGG donor matrix and a matrix of donor priority areas and countries. Advisors will also provide the Consultant with thematic inputs.
Activity 1 : Serve as the Secretariat of the Resource Mobilisation Sub-Committee
Timeframe : July-December 2012
Activity 2 : Based on analysis of updated DGG donor matrix and donor intelligence, map out potential opportunities with traditional and non-traditional donors (e.g., maintain, expand and diversity DGG’s donor base)
Timeframe : Second half of July 2012
Activity 3 : Based on the analysis and information gathered, finalize DGG’s resource mobilization vision, strategy and structure
Timeframe : Draft second half of August. Final version by end Agust 2012 - approximately 10 working days
Activity 4 : Draft a DGG funding proposal document (a DGG Umbrella project) that reflects DGG’s overall consolidated resource mobilization strategy
Timeframe : Draft in first half of August 2012. Final verson by end August 2012 - approximately 20 working days
Activity 5 : Engage in substantive planning for “Friends of Democratic Governance” meeting in September/October 2012 (substantive, not logistical inputs)
Timeframe : First half of September 2012 - approximately 10 working days
Activity 6 : Prepare donor meeting report and post-meeting proposals (requested and/or refined – as required
Timeframe : First half of October 2012 - approximately 10 working days
- Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Contributes effectively to team-based activities, working collaboratively and sharing information openly; works effectively with colleagues inside the UN as well as its partners and other stakeholders to pursue common goals;
- Remains calm, composed and patient when facing conflict, manages conflict productively, focusing on mutually acceptable solutions;
- Takes initiative and seeks opportunities to initiate action.
- Understands more advanced aspects of resource mobilization as well as fundamental concepts of related disciplines (e.g., donor relations);
- Proven skills in fundraising for programmes, major events and / or civil society initiatives will be an asset;
- Proven ability to write proposals that have secured significant donor funding, preferably in the area of development, and ideally in the context of governance;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations and policy makers;
- Ability to formulate a strategy in a collaborative environment;
- Ability to document decisions and processes;
- Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain inter-agency and other professional networks and partnerships;
- Understanding of UNDP’s priorities, structures, hierarchy of UN/UNDP, process flows throughout the organization, products and services and the perceptions of client will be an asset.
Required Skills and Experience
- Masters’ Degree, preferably in international relations, political science or public policy.
- Minimum 7 years’ experience working in international development ideally with long-term fundraising experience;
- Demonstrated ability to organize successful international events for fundraising;
- Demonstrated fundraising ability with bilateral and multilateral donor, foundations and private sector;
- Expertise in using modern technology tools in managing donor information and database for outreach to the donor community;
- Experience working in an organization with multi-country operations.
- Fluency in written and oral English;
- Knowledge of French or Spanish a plus.
Evaluation of Applicants:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as (a) responsive/ compliant/ acceptable, and (b) having received the highest score out of a predetermined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation. Only the highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Criteria Weight - 70%
Financial Criteria Weight - 30%
Criteria for Techncial Evaluation:
- Relevant experience working in international development - 10 points
- Demonstrated ability to organize successful international events for fundraising - 20 points
- Demonstrated fundraising ability with bilateral and multilateral donor, foundations and private sector -30 points
- Experience working in an organization with multi-country operations - 10 points
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. All the required documents should be compiled into one file which must be uploaded with your application online.
The application should contain:
- Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position and a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work (if applicable). Please paste the letter into the "Resume and Motivation" section of the electronic application.
- Completed P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees
(blank form can be downloaded from http://europeandcis.undp.org/files/hrforms/P11_modified_for_SCs_and_ICs.doc); please upload the P11 instead of your CV.
- Financial Proposal – specifying a total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in this announcement. The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (number of anticipated working days, travel, per diems and any other possible costs). Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services...). All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org.
General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found here: :
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.