Public Sector Partnerships International Consultant



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Office-Based, Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :31-Jan-23 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
20-Feb-2023
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 months

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

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.

 

Asia and the Pacific

Through the regional office in Bangkok and several country and multi-country offices, UN Women builds on a long history of support to governments and women’s movements. UN Women’s programmes in Asia and the Pacific focus on ending violence against women, humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction, women’s economic empowerment, CEDAW and women’s human rights, peace and security, governance, and HIV/AIDS. For more information about UN Women in Asia and the Pacific, please visit the official website.

 

Resource Mobilization & Partnerships Team within the External Relations Unit

The Resource Mobilization (RM) & Partnerships team is one of the three functional teams within the External Relations Unit (covering regional RM & Partnerships, Advocacy and Communications) at UN Women’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UN Women ROAP). The RM & Partnerships team focuses on building partnerships with both public and private sector partners, such as governments, international financial institutions, companies, high-net-worth individuals and foundations. In addition, the RM & Partnerships team supports country offices with their resource mobilization and donor engagement efforts and helps build their capacity through the Regional RM & Partnerships Community of Practice (COP).


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of External Relations, the Public Sector Partnerships Consultant will support the development and management of UN Women’s relationships with public sector partners (mainly donor governments, host governments and regional government bodies, international financial institutions, and pooled funds), provide resource mobilization assistance to the regional office and (multi-)country offices in Asia and the Pacific, and contribute to the overall implementation of UN Women ROAP’s RM Strategy and Action Plan 2022-2025.

 

In light of this, the consultant will perform the following tasks:

  • Prepare briefing notes and outreach materials in support of resource mobilization and partnerships engagement activities;
  • Organize quarterly Gender Equality Partners Coordination Group meetings;
  • Support the development of project proposals and the coordination between involved parties;
  • Conduct research into priority areas of public sector partners, identify possible partnerships opportunities, and develop robust donor intelligence materials;
  • Support the organization of community calls, webinars, workshops and other activities of the Regional RM & Partnerships COP as relates to public sector partners;
  • Support the development, management, and coordination of ROAP’s relationships and engagements with existing and new public sector partners;
  • Liaise with UN Women HQ Strategic Partnerships Division/Public Partnerships Section and Liaison Offices;
  • Support COs with their RM and partnerships efforts, as requested.

 

Expected deliverables and timelines

Tasks and Deliverables

Target Dates

Monthly Status Report provided. This report can include updates on progress in the following areas of work:

  • Briefing notes and outreach materials prepared for high-level consultations, bilateral meetings, roundtable discussions, high-level missions, and other engagement activities.
  • Work related to the quarterly Gender Equality Partners Coordination Group meetings.
  • Project proposals developed by COs and RO units with the consultant’s support.
  • Donor intelligence materials developed and revised, including regional, country-specific, donor-specific, and thematic area-specific reports/overviews.
  • Support provided to CO colleagues, including through the Regional RM & Partnerships COP.
  • Work related to coordinating ROAP’s engagement with existing and new public sector partners.

At the end of each month

 

Supervision

The consultant will work under the supervision of the Head of External Relations. UN Women will provide the consultant with a work laptop and a workstation if the consultant is based in Bangkok. If home-based/flexible location, then the laptop and workstation will not be provided. In the event that the consultant needs to travel during the consultancy for assignment-related purposes, UN Women will bear the costs of requested travel expenses. 

 

Payments

The consultant is expected to work 20 days a month based in Bangkok, Thailand. A monthly rate will be paid upon satisfactory completion of tasks and deliverables that will be summarized in a monthly report. UN Women will cover travel and related visa and terminal fees for Thailand duty station.

 


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


Required Skills and Experience

Required qualifications

Education

  • Master university degree in International Development, Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, International Relations, Economics, or other relevant field.
  • 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

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional work experience in the area of resource mobilization and strategic partnerships, preferably linked to governments, pooled funds, international financial institutions and/or inter-governmental bodies.
  • Hands-on experience preparing donor intelligence materials.
  • Experience writing successful funding proposals in an international organization.
  • Hands-on experience planning and organizing high-level events and meetings.
  • Experience within the UN system desirable.

Skills

  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to juggle competing priorities and perform under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical skills and proven ability to solve problems creatively and independently.
  • Good command of Microsoft Office tools (incl. Word, PowerPoint, Teams).
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and in a multicultural team.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Language requirement:

  • Proficiency in English.
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

Evaluation

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis:

  • Technical qualification (100 points)

 

Technical qualification evaluation criteria:

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria: Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score

 

A) Education

 

20%

 

B) Experience and skills

 

40%

 

C) Language and writing skills

 

40%

Total Obtainable Score

100 %

 

Submission of application

 

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application to hr.bangkok@unwomen.org, with cc to alisha.eamroongroj@unwomen.org, not later than 31/01/2023.

 

Submission package must include: 

  1. Cover letter outlining relevant skills and work experience and interest in this position
  2. Completed P11 form Download UN Women Personal History Form (P11)
  3. Writing sample – at least 1 (i.e. briefing notes, papers, dissertation, etc.)
 

UN Women Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

 

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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