UN Women: Resource Mobilization Specialist (Multi-stakeholder Partnerships & Advisory Services)

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Location : New York
Application Deadline :10-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-3
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :1 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.


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.

Part of the Strategic Partnerships Division, the Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships and Advisory Services (MPAS) Section leads UN Women’s engagement with the private sector, corporations, philanthropy, foundations, and individuals - both in terms of a substantive components and resource mobilization - and it drives a wide range of UN Women’s global initiatives: HeForShe, Women Entrepreneurship Accelerator (WEA), Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and Unstereotype Alliance (UA). It also leads the work with all UN Women National Committees, and on the development of the individual/digital giving as well as Advisory Services business line for private sector. MPAS’ main aims are to ensure that UN Women develops and sustains high quality and impact focused partnerships to achieve maximum results for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of MPAS, as a part of the Private Sector Partnerships Team and in close collaboration with all other relevant MPAS and UN Women Teams - including all regional and country offices –the MPAS Resource Mobilization Specialist will be responsible for developing and managing portfolio of partnership accounts under MPAS’s management, primarily with corporations and philanthropic foundations in line with MPAS goals and targets

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and manage a portfolio of partnership accounts under MPAS’s management, primarily with corporations and philanthropic Foundations.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the UN Women Private Sector Partnership Strategy and MPAS Action Plan 2022-2025 in alignment with UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025.
  • Manage and coordinate relationships with key partners; provide technical inputs to senior management’s efforts to develop new and innovative partnerships;
  • Guide UN Women in the strategic planning, development and growth of specific corporate and foundations partnerships and fund-raising strategies and approaches.
  • Research prospective partners and develop intelligence analysis materials
  • As part of MPAS BWP exercise, set and monitor annual priorities, goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) for partnerships.
  • Advise UN Women 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 UN Women’s Private Sector Partnerships Strategy and initiatives for the private sector

  • Coordinate MPAS’s relationships with leading global corporations, foundations, and charitable entities.
  • Promote MPAS and UN Women in corporate fund-raising and foundation development initiatives for revenue growth.
  •  Cultivate new private partners, strengthening existing partnership relations, maximize partnership impact through partnership events and stakeholder engagement platforms.
  • Identify and provide analysis for new partnership prospects for possible UN Women engagement.
  • Manage the development and implementation of differentiated, donor fund-raising strategies, aligned and coordinated with MPAS’ overall initiatives and outreach activities.
  • 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.

Advise on and provide guidance on private sector engagement and outreach across UN Women teams:

  • Work in close collaboration with Strategic Partnerships Division, UN Women Programme, Policy Division, Regional and Country Offices and Trust Funds to identify and position UN Women’s core and non-core programmes for corporate and foundation support and partnership – providing expertise and guidance to engage and secure maximum commitments.
  • Work in close collaboration with other members of the Private Partnerships Team to ensure a strategic, comprehensive and coordinated approach that facilitates large-scale, collaborative multi-stakeholder support and resource mobilization growth from foundations, corporations, governments and non-governmental agencies.
  • Provide guidance on engagement with private sector partners to all UN Women teams, including regional, country offices and Trust Funds, on building and maintaining partnerships and positioning with potential donors.  including through systematized tracking of the information across the organization and by providing updated partner intelligence and Due Diligence advice in coordination with the Due Diligence Team.
  • Guide and facilitate UN Women’s National Committees engagement with corporate partners, and philantropic foundations for UN Women’s programmes.

Build trust and maintain effective relationships with donors

  • Provide technical support to the MPAS Chief 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 partners and  build institutional relationships;
  • Provide regular updates on partners profiles, databases (e.g. contacts management) and donor intelligence;
  • Identify opportunities to secure additional core and 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.

Participate in capacity and knowledge building

  • Advise and support UN Women Regional Office and field offices on resource mobilization procedures and guidelines as well as funding modalities;
  • Contribute to the development of knowledge products and mechanisms to effectively position UN Women wherever possible;
  • Share knowledge and enhance organizational learning among UN Women teams through the development and use of on-line tools, templates, tips, mechanisms and guidelines;
  • Monitor emerging issues that could affect partnerships and resource contributions at the national or regional levels (risk management).

Key Performance Indicators

  • Retention of existing private partnerships.
  • Strengthening of UN Women relationships with the private sector, including corporations and philanthropic foundations.
  • Acquiring new funding from the private sector, including corporations and philanthropic foundations. Timely attention and response to UN Women’s partners and donors
  • Quality inputs to resource mobilization strategy
  • Timely targeting of funding opportunities and timely tracking of donor intelligence
  • 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





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


  • Ability to provide clear strategic analysis for partnership engagement for the purpose of partnership development and resource mobilization.
  • Ability to provide operational and logistical management of partnership development initiatives, including fundraising resulting in significant revenue growth.
  • Ability to conceptualize and actualize partnership goals consistent with a strategic, long-term vision and partnership development goals.
  • Good negotiating and people skills.
  • Ability to focus on impact and results for client.
  • Proven networking skills, and ability to mobilize support.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Identifies opportunities and builds strong relationships with client and external actors.
  • Understanding of major private and corporate partners landscape, operations and culture(s), particularly in the areas of international development and human rights.
  • Knowledge and understanding of UN system.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women's Core Values and Competencies:  https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf


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.


  • At least 5 years of experience working in the field of partnership development, coordination and resource growth.
  • Experience in coordinating engagement with multi-stakeholder partners and dealing with different constituencies, including governments and private sector.
  • Experience in providing direct support for development of resource mobilization strategies related to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Previous experience with a multilateral or UN organization is a strong asset
  • Experience in gender equality issues is highly desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN official working language is an asset.


All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc 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.


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, employs, 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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