Re-advertisement - Resource Mobilization Consultant



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :22-Feb-15 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :11 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :11 months

Background

Candidates who previously applied need not re-apply.

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 believes that partnerships and collaborative relationships are critical to deliver results for gender equality and empowerment of women and girls. We work with a broad range of partners, including the private sector, all over the world in order to achieve such outcomes.

Recognizing the important contribution that the private sector brings to advancing women’s rights and well-being, in 2014 UN Women developed a strategic framework to enable UN Women to  maximize opportunities on individual giving, corporate fundraising, and corporate social responsibility. The strategic framework for private sector resource mobilization intends to evolve UN Women’s approach to individual and corporate partnerships based on shared value, and ensuring that the Organization continues to maximize results for women and girls.

UN Women now wishes to strengthen its capacity for more systematic engagement with the private sector and non-traditional partners in support of innovations for the most disadvantaged women and girls.

More specifically, it seeks to develop and execute a strategy and operational plan for philanthropic and private sector outreach and fundraising in Thailand, that will result in increased resources for UN Women’s work.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Regional Director and in close consultation with UN Women Headquarters Resource Mobilization section, the Resource Mobilization Consultant will execute the following tasks:

Develop Strategy and Operational Plan

Develop a detailed strategy for private sector outreach and fundraising in Thailand. This will include: ii) structuring income generation strategy that will deliver consistent funding and manage costs/investment. The strategy will include:

  • Branding and messaging strategy in order to effectively position UN Women in the Thai market. The branding/messaging strategy will be tailored to the target audience, whether private/corporate and individual giving (or other as identified);
  • SWOT analysis of different funding channels: including cost/benefit analysis and risk assessments. Including for example, how to set up and sustain individual giving mechanisms, how to sustain corporate sector partnerships what is necessary to put in place different fundraising actions:  measuring performance (software, database, and analysis needed for contact management, monitoring results and evaluating channels), relationship management, strategy for technical operations and suppliers, human resources needs linked to this (develop staff resource/team to implement and/or manage customer-service functions.

Develop an Operational Plan (OP) for implementation of the approved strategy (approved by Senior Management and other stakeholders as needed). The OP will include:

  • Mapping and identification of potential partnerships and funding opportunities in Thailand including prospective target companies and private donors;
  • Practical short term (1-2 years) and medium-term (3-4 years) plans with specific income targets;
  • Budget of costs related to fundraising channels of choice.

Implement/Execute the approved Strategy and Operational Plan:

  • Implement the pilot fund raising programmes/options with different business mixes, including individual giving, major donors and philanthropists;
  • Ensure the income targets are achieved in a cost effective manner;
  • Assist in identifying and developing large new alliances with specific target companies;
  • Support the development of new agreements and modalities for these newer forms of engagement as well as assist in the drafting of funding proposals;
  • Ensure follow through on all related matters needed to secure new large corporate alliances or manage existing ones;
  • Participate as required in partner and donor meetings to facilitate the development of new and management of on-going partnerships;
  • Continued mapping and monitoring of engagement with prospective corporate partners.

Ensure sustained partnerships with private sector and donors: communication and results:

  • Inform partners/stakeholders of the results achieved;
  • Develop all the necessary tools to create and sustain partnerships whether newsletters for corporate outreach, tools/ platforms for engaging different target audiences, pitch documents and other relevant materials needed to secure new corporate alliances, etc. (note: importance of the different messaging for the different target audiences);
  • Monitor and evaluate partnerships, as well as document the lessons learned with corporate targets;
  • Provide systematic update of lessons learned that feed into the design and implementation of the existing and new fundraising programmes;

Coordination:

  • Provide support and assistance to UN Women colleagues from Global, Regional and Country Offices in relation to private sector donor outreach and fundraising;
  • Perform other duties as required.


Competencies

Integrity:

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Functional competencies:

  • Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in a demanding working condition that often has short deadlines;
  • Excellent presentation skills in Thai and English;
  • Ability towards analytical and creative thinking for rapid solution(s);
  • Articulate, good communicator with strong interpersonal and negotiation skills to deal with persons of different cultural and educational backgrounds;
  • Has high ethical and professional standards;
  • Is an outgoing personality and a team player.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced university degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communication, Fundraising or Business Administration, Economics.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant job experience at professional level, either in a similar position (multilateral development organisations) or in the non profit sector;
  • Of which at least 3 years of professional work experience in fundraising development and management with particular focus on private sector is a plus;
  • Proven experience in creating and sustaining private sector partnerships, including expertise in individual donor giving;
  • Proven ability to write communication materials in Thai and in English;
  • Media interaction experience is a plus;
  • Affinity with new media and excellent computer skills with specific focus on preparation of website/pages.

Language:

  • Fluent in English and Thai.


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.


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