Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Analyst (International Consultancy)



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Kyiv, UKRAINE
Application Deadline :25-Sep-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Oct-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :Up to 132 working days

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.

The invasion by the Russian Federation of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has resulted in loss of life, injuries, and mass displacement of the civilian population, both internally and to neighboring countries. The ongoing violence has also resulted in widespread destruction and damage to residential housing stock and civilian infrastructure, including health centers and schools, and the consequent disruption to essential lifesaving services across Ukraine. This escalation in fighting has exacerbated existing humanitarian crisis—already present for the past eight years in Eastern Ukraine.

Within this rapidly shifting dynamics, UN Women is reconfiguring it programming within humanitarian-peace -development nexus, anchored within the wider UN system priorities.

Under the direct supervision of the Country Representative and in coordination with the Programme team in the Ukraine Country Office, the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Consultant will provide technical support to the development and management of UN Women Ukraine Country Office’s strategic partnerships and relationships, and resource mobilization strategy for the Ukraine Country Office (UA CO). He/she will develop and implement the partnership strategy and provide technical support to the UA CO management on partnership development, donor intelligence and donor relations, ensure timely and qualitative reporting. The consultant will map strategic donor interests, aligned with the CO priorities, will provide critical analysis and recommendations to facilitate resource mobilization and contribute to increased visibility and knowledge of UN Women’s products and strategies. He/she will support the diversifying and deepening of CO resource base. In close coordination with Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECA RO) and Head Quarter (HQ) colleagues, he/she will be responsible for the analysis and management of all fundraising channels and activities, ensuring support for long-term, flexible and larger resources for UN Women in Ukraine


Duties and Responsibilities

Support UN Women’s strategic partnerships:

  • Coordinate relationships with key partners; provide technical inputs to senior management’s efforts at the country level to develop new and innovative partnerships to support implementation of the Ukraine CO 2023 Interim Strategic Note (SN);
  • Provide technical inputs to the Country Office on building and maintaining partnerships and positioning with existing and potential donors
  • Facilitate development of strategic partnerships with the private sectors, academia and think tanks; and support outreach, as needed;
  • Coordinate and organize internal and external meetings, events, and discussions with the donors;

Support the implementation of resource mobilization strategy and initiatives:

  • Develop the resource mobilization strategy/plan for the UA CO and coordinate its implementation;
  • Coordinate the implementation of donor fund-raising strategies, aligned to the UA CO activities and initiatives
  • Develop targeted products and initiatives to mobilize programmatic resources and attract additional donors’ funding to address the SNs’ priorities and funding gaps;
  • Gather information on project/programmes pipelines and corresponding resource needs through close collaboration with the UA CO programme team;
  • Provide technical inputs to the development of concept notes and project proposals in line with the UN Women’s resource mobilisation 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.
  • Convene and facilitate strategic donor coordination meeting/working groups on gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • Provide technical inputs to senior management’s efforts to develop new and innovative partnerships;
  • Develop and implement strategies for maximizing potential for existing funding tools, including trust funds, and other sources;

Maintain effective relationships with donors:

  • Provide technical inputs to the CO management in the preparation of missions, meetings and other consultations with donors, including the preparation of notes, briefs and other materials;
  • Act as focal 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 inputs to 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.

Support the submission of high quality and timely reports to donors:

  • Maintain systems to promote compliance with the terms of grants and agreements;
  • Provide technical support to programme managers for the preparation of high quality and timely donor reports as required;
  • Coordinate with Programme and Operations teams to ensure timely collection of information and preparation of results-based reports for external constituencies.
  • Provide inputs to UN Women partnership development and communication products, packages and positions.

Participate in knowledge building and sharing and advocacy efforts:

  • Provide inputs to the CO on the design and implementation of effective advocacy strategies and methods for proactive and strategic targeting of partners and donors.
  • Contribute to the development of knowledge products and mechanisms to effectively position UN Women in country,  in the region and globally, wherever possible;
  • Share knowledge and enhance organizational learning among UN Women CO, and with the regional office through the development and use of on-line tools, templates, tips, mechanisms and guidelines;
  • Identify and document best practices and lessons learned directly linked to the partnership development and resource mobilization for further wide sharing;
  • Provide contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice (CoPs), including CoP on Resource Mobilization as required;
  • Monitor emerging issues that could affect partnerships and resource contributions at the country, regional and global levels (risk management).

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely attention and response to UN Women’s partners and donors;
  • Timely implementation of the resources mobilization strategy and timely support to Country Offices and the Regional Office;
  • 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.
  1. Expected deliverables

 

                                                               Deliverables

Timeframe

 Amount of payment

Summary report of tasks performed under expected duties and responsibilities

On a monthly basis, by 25th of every month

 

Monthly lumpsum

Final consolidated report with indication of key achievements and handover notes

25 March 2022

Final month’s lumpsum

 

 


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/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf

Functional Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of gender equality and women's rights issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with government representatives of Member States (donor and programme);
  • Proven networking skills, and ability to mobilize support on behalf of UN Women;
  • Good 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:

  • 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 (Bachelor’s) university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • At least 3years of experience at a national or international level in resource mobilization, communications/ advocacy, and/or business development;
  • Experience in gender equality and women's empowerment considered an asset;
  • Experience working with civil society organizations, international institutions and donors considered an asset;
  • Experience working in the UN system is an asset.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is required;
  • Knowledge of other UN working languages is highly desirable;

V.  Application Process 

The application should include:

  • Personal History Form (P-11 form) - including past experience in similar assignments; can be downloaded at https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/2022-07/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form-en.doc, a signed copy should be submitted;
  • Financial Proposal:  Specify a monthly amount (daily rate, personnel costs, tele-communication cost should be included) for the tasks specified in this Terms of Reference and considering 20 days for every month expected as working days. Travel expenses to join in duty station, living allowance, etc. will be reimbursed by UN Women based on the travel policy.);
  • Kindly note that the sytem will allow only one atachment
  • Candidates should have the ability to quickly produce degree certificates and medical certification (of good health) should they be short-listed in consideration of the consultancy post.

VI. Payment Schedule

Consultant will be paid upon submission and the acceptance of the deliverables on a monthly basis.

VII. Evaluation process

Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  1. Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
  2. Having received the highest score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation. Based on the highest combined technical (70%) and finance (30%) will be selected as the preferred candidate.

 

Evaluation Criteria

Max points

TECHNICAL EVALUATION (70%)

 

Language Requirements

Fluency in written and spoken English

REQUIRED

Education

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.

 

10

0: without relevant university degree

5: A first-level (Bachelor’s) university degree

10: Master’s degree

 

Professional Experience

At least 3 years of experience at a national or international level in resource mobilization, communications/ advocacy, and/or business development;

 

 

 

Experience in gender equality and women's empowerment considered an asset

30

0: without relevant expertise and experience

0<2 years of experience

20: 3 years experience

30: >3 years of experience

 

 

5

0: no experience

5: has experience

Specialized Knowledge

Experience working with civil society organizations, international institutions and donors considered an asset

 

20

0: without experience/expertise

0-10: With experience

10-20: more than 2 years of experience/expertise

Experience working in the UN system is an asset.

 

5

0: without experience

5: Demonstrated experience

 

Previous experience with the UN system or international organization is considered an asset

5

0: without experience

5: Demonstrated experience

Total technical

 

70

 

UN Women applies fair and transparent selection process that would take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals.

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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