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 Chief, Resource Mobilization and Donor Relations reports to the Director, Strategic Partnerships Division.

The Chief, Resource Mobilization and Donor Relations is responsible 1) Resource Mobilization and Donor Relations focused on governments, public institution, private sector, philanthropic sector and individual giving financial support for UN Women, including the development and implementation of the fundraising and resource mobilization strategy and plans of action to ensure the continued growth and predictability of resources. This includes: planning, formulating, and implementing resource mobilization strategies and activities; providing advisory services, leading donor intelligence generation and reporting, and collaborating with internal partners across the UN system; representation duties; and leading and managing the resource mobilization team and operations  2) guiding the organization’s partnerships with its National Committees and other national partners in support of the financing agenda and guiding the development and implementation of a resource development strategy from the general public (direct marketing).

Duties and Responsibilities

Plan, formulate, and implement resource mobilization strategies, activities and systems:

  • Lead the development of the corporate RM and partnership strategy and the establishment of the plans of action for public, private, philanthropic and individual giving donor segments;
  • Manage the implementation of resource mobilization activities to ensure accelerated growth, diversification and predictability of the UN Women resources (regular and non-core);
  • Ensure that there are adequate corporate systems to support RM and donor relations as well as partnerships
  • Advise and coordinate the development of digital and other direct fundraising programs worldwide.

Provide advisory services on resource mobilization:

  • Advise and coordinate with UN Women Senior Management Team and other internal partners and stakeholders to facilitate their engagement with key government, private sector and donors for resource mobilization purposes; ensure coherent messaging and advocacy to facilitate adequate access to funds and resources in support of UN Women;
  • Coordinate UN Women global, regional and country level implementation of resource mobilization strategy;
  • Coordinate the engagement of UN Women with its National Committees;
  • Establish mechanisms and processes to facilitate and support UN Women stakeholders to submit and prepare funding proposal and applications for special/interagency/multi donor trust funds that prioritize the UN requests;
  • Work closely with the communications and advocacy unit in SPD and other Divisions to collaborate on the development and use of effective communications, advocacy, outreach, branding and other resource mobilization mechanisms and tools.

Provide donor and partner intelligence and reporting and training:

  • Coordinate the timely dissemination of relevant donor and partner intelligence (including interests, priorities, political and aid environment) to UN Women divisions to enable stakeholders to take advantage of business development opportunities;
  • Set (global) guidelines and tools for donor reporting and quality assurance and monitor compliance;
  • Lead the development of related training modules, templates, toolkits, mechanisms and guidelines to build internal fundraising and donor relationship management capacity and knowledge. Evaluate impact of guidelines and tools in enhancing resource mobilization initiatives and activities.

Representation and external relations:

  • Represent UN Women in UN system-wide inter-agency task forces to contribute to strategic and policy discussion on resource mobilization;
  • Represent UN Women in inter-agency and inter-governmental fora and other key meetings and events, as designated/appropriate to speak on UN Women issues, participate in policy dialogue, discuss initiatives, report on progress achieved and/or present papers/ideas to influence the agenda to assure donor interest and commitment on UN Women mission and objectives;
  • Maintain active relationships/partnerships with Member States, UN system and agency partners, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, major financial and donor institutions to enhance collaboration and resource mobilization.

Leadership and overall management of the resource mobilization team:

  • Establish the work plan/s in line with the UN Women annual work plans and set objectives, performance measurements, standards and expected results in collaboration and discussion with the Team;
  • Supervise and assess and provide feedback on work in progress to ensure delivery of results according to performance standards, overall objectives and accountability framework;
  • Provide technical guidance, supervise team and oversee progress of implementation of activities.
  • Recommend and set the standards, policies, procedures, guidelines and tools for resource mobilization;
  • Oversee compliance across the RM team including liaison offices;
  • Ensure that the systems (financial and administrative) are available to support the RM teams;
  • Ensure that adequate policies, procedures and guidance is in place to support operations and RM.

Key Performance Indicators:

The key results have a major impact on the overall effectiveness of UN Women’s strategic business development and resource mobilization leading to enhanced impact of the whole UN system in its work on gender issues, increased size, scope and predictability of the UN Women resources and enhanced visibility and image in the UN system and global/external stakeholders and constituencies, as an effective leader on gender equality and women’s rights and empowerment.

  • Increased income from core and non-core resources;
  • Number of governments and agencies supporting UN Women;
  • Increased income from direct fundraising;
  • Increased income from National Committees;
  • Quality of implementation and coordination of resource mobilization strategy at the regional and country level which leads to increased funds;
  • Quality technical advice and intelligence to the senior management team and other colleagues which enables them to raise funds;
  • Influence of networks engaged and contacts established to accelerate resource development.


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.

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Functional Competencies:

  • Proven track record in identifying, negotiating and securing multimillion dollar support from various donor segments;
  • Demonstrated strategic mindset in identifying opportunities, crafting strategies, and prioritizing action as well as getting significant financial results;
  • Ability to provide leadership in engaging with funding partners, aid agencies and other contributors;
  • Solid expertise in aid policy and demonstrated knowledge of development donors’ expectations and practice;
  • Proven leadership abilities to engage partners internally and manage change, and to engage external partners;
  • A strong and dynamic team leader, willing to nurture and develop expertise on the team, and able to succeed in a demanding, fast paced environment;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills; a clear and persuasive communicator.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in international relations, economics, business, or related social sciences.


  • At least 15 years of experience in fundraising, business development, strategic partnerships, or resource mobilization, including 5 to 6 years of senior level management responsibilities of similar complexity in a large international and/or corporate organization;
  • Expertise in Direct Marketing preferred;
  • Government fundraising and hands-on knowledge of global aid architecture preferred;
  • UN System experience preferred.


  • Fluency in oral and written English is required;
  • Proficiency in another official UN working language is desirable. 


  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from 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.