Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : JORDAN
Application Deadline :03-Nov-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-3
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women Jordan Country Office supports the Government of Jordan to implement global norms and standards on gender equality and women’s empowerment; promotes women’s economic empowerment; promotes the women, peace and security agenda; and implements a resilience and empowerment model for Syrian refugee women and vulnerable Jordanian women. Working across the humanitarian-peace-development nexus, the country office is implementing its Strategic Note for the period 2018-2022 and is prioritizing coherence and interlinkages across its projects and programmes and across UN Women’s triple mandate of operational, coordination and normative work. This requires effective implementation, monitoring and reporting on progress and results and coordination with key stakeholders in government, civil society, the international community and the UN.

Under the supervision of the Representative, and in close coordination with the Deputy Representative, the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist will provide technical support to the development and management of UN Women’s strategic partnerships and relationships, and resource mobilization strategy in Jordan.


Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and co-manage UN Women’s strategic donor partnerships in Jordan

  • Manage and coordinate relationships with key donor partners; provide technical inputs to senior management’s efforts at the country level to develop new and innovative partnerships;
  • Set and monitor annual priorities, goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) for partnerships;
  • Provide strategic advice on building and maintaining partnerships and positioning with potential donors;
  • Advise on the design and implementation of effective advocacy strategies and methods for proactive and strategic targeting of partners and donors.

Manage, and facilitate the implementation of, resource mobilization strategies and initiatives

  • Manage the development and implementation of differentiated, donor fund-raising strategies, aligned and coordinated with country-level activities initiatives and outreach activities;
  • Develop targeted products and initiatives to mobilize programmatic resources and attract additional donors’ funding;
  • Gather information on project/programmes pipelines and corresponding resource needs through close collaboration with country-based counterparts;
  • Provide technical support to the development of project proposals in line with the UN Women’s strategy and the interest of donors;
  • Undertake ad-hoc donor studies, research, and other activities to identify funding opportunities; update the resources mobilization strategy as needs emerge.

 

Build trust and maintain effective relationships with donors

  • Provide technical support to the Representative and other senior managers in the preparation of missions, meetings and other consultations with donors, including the preparation of notes, briefs and other materials;
  • Act as a direct entry point for donors, building institutional relationships;
  • Provide regular updates on donor profiles, databases (e.g. contacts management) and donor intelligence;
  • Identify opportunities to secure additional non-core resources;
  • Provide technical support the drafting and review of partner-specific Framework Arrangements and Cost Sharing Agreements; and the preparation of brief funding proposals and concept notes, where appropriate.

Lead the development and implementation of communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans, with a specific focus on media

  • Conduct communication needs assessments , including projects, programmes and corporate change initiatives;
  • Design, develop, and implement communication and outreach/advocacy strategies, including media strategies; ensure gender perspective;
  • Integrate communication, advocacy and outreach strategies into proposals for project/programmes and other initiatives;
  • Monitor and analyze print and social media and prepare reports;
  • Launch in-country UN Women/ UN system corporate and local campaigns and special events;
  • Oversee and maintain UN Women’s communication channels.

 

Provide advice and support to strengthen internal resource mobilization capacity

  • Advise and support on resource mobilization procedures and guidelines as well as funding modalities;
  • Facilitate partnership and resource mobilization training to program staff and managers including the development of tools and products, as needed;
  • Advise on the creation of UN Women communication products, packages and positions.

 

Participate in knowledge building and sharing and advocacy efforts

  • Contribute to the development of knowledge products and mechanisms to effectively position;
  • Share knowledge and enhance organizational learning through the development and use of on-line tools, templates, tips, mechanisms and guidelines;
  • Monitor emerging issues that could affect partnerships and resource contributions (risk management).

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely attention and response to UN Women’s partners and donors
  • Quality inputs to resource mobilization strategy and timely support to Country Office
  • Timely targeting of funding opportunities and timely tracking of donor intelligence
  • Quality communications strategy and timely implementation which leads to greater exposure and understanding of UN Women’s work
  • Quality communication and advocacy products which result in increased resources and a strong investment case for UN Women
  • Quality monitoring and reporting mechanism to ensure quality of data and limit redundancy in efforts

 


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:  https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of gender equality and women's rights issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with government representatives of Member States (donor and programme);
  • Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies
  • Proven networking skills, and ability to mobilize support on behalf of UN Women;
  • Strong knowledge of social media platforms and experience in social media outreach;
  • Strong negotiating skills;
  • Knowledge and understanding of UN system and familiarity with inter-governmental processes;
  • Strong IT skills, including databases, extranet and office software packages;
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.


Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in economics, business management, social sciences, public administration, international relations, communications, women's studies, or a related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in resource mobilization, communications/ advocacy, and/or business development;
  • Experience in gender equality and women's empowerment;
  • Experience working with civil society organizations, international institutions and donors;
  • Experience in the use of social media;
  • Experience working in the UN system is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Application:

All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from P11 form. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits employ, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity, and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)


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