International Consultant - Strategic Partnerships



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline :11-Dec-20 (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)
04-Jan-2021

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 a number of country and multi-country offices, UN Women builds on a long history of support to governments and women’s movements. UN Women’s programs 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.

Strategic Partnerships

At the regional office, the Strategic Partnerships team is in charge of building partnerships with bilateral partners as well as private sector entities, non-profit organisations and the media. In addition, the Strategic Partnerships team supports country offices with their private sector engagement efforts and helps build their resource mobilisation capacity. The Head of Partnerships and Resource Mobilization manages the PRMAC (Partnerships and Resource Mobilization, Advocacy and Communications) unit and will be the consultant’s supervisor. The consultant will also indirectly report to the Partnerships Development Specialist (International Consultant) for operational/daily tasks.

Institutional Arrangement

The consultant will work under the supervision of the Head of Partnerships and Resource Mobilization. UN Women will provide the consultant with a work laptop and a workstation. 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.

Duration

The duration of the consultancy is 6 months, starting on 4 January 2021 and ending 15 July 2021. Living expenses are to be covered by the consultant.

Duty Station

The consultant will be based in Bangkok at the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

 

 


Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

The purpose of the consultancy is to assist the Strategic Partnerships team in developing and managing UN Women’s relationships with strategic partners in the region, providing resource mobilisation support to the regional office and (multi-)country offices in Asia and the Pacific and supporting the overall execution of the strategic partnerships and resource mobilisation strategy.

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

  • Prepare briefing notes in support of resource mobilization and engagement activities;
  • Support the coordination of ROAP’s engagement with existing strategic partnerships with selected bilateral and private sector partners;
  • Support the coordination of the Gender Equality Partners Coordination Group;
  • Support the development of project proposals and the coordination between involved parties;
  • Support COs with their RM and partnerships efforts through quarterly calls, webinars, and other support as requested by COs;
  • Provide institutional support by identifying and conducting research into priority areas of bilateral partners and supporting internal outreach processes;
  • Manages risk: Acts as the co-ordinator for the due diligence process for new partnership development (focus on corporate prospects) and liaises with other risk management departments, including communications, to ensure risk through new partnerships is both identified and managed.
  • Deliverables/Outputs

    Timelines/Due Dates

    Briefing Notes for Missions, Bilateral Meetings and RM engagement activities (Q1)

         1 February 2021

    Support for the Gender Equality Partners Coordination Group

    Status report, provision of minutes

         1 March 2021

    Coordinates due diligence process for new partnership development including due diligence screening support to Country Offices.

    Report provided on due diligence support provided (detail number of screenings completed and offices/units helped).

         1 April 2021

    Status report on support provided to the management of existing strategic partnerships (Q1)

         1 May 2021

    Briefing Notes for high-level conferences/meetings

         1 June 2021

    Briefing Notes for Missions, Bilateral Meetings and RM engagement activities (Q2)

         2 July 2021


Competencies

Functional Competencies

  • The consultant must have strong analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment is essential;
  • The consultant must have a strong sense of responsibility, a flexible and proactive mindset, and the ability to work independently.

 

Core Values and Competencies

In addition to aforementioned requirements and qualifications, it is important that the intern shares the core values and core competencies of the organization.

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/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637


Required Skills and Experience

Requirements and Qualifications

  • At least a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, International Relations, Economics, Marketing, Communications, or other related field;
  • Minimum 3 years of professional work experience with bilateral partners, the private sector and other donors/partners;
  • Experience/knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment issues;
  • Experience with the UN system is an asset.
  • Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of another UN language is desirable;

    Application Information

    All applications must include the following (as an attachment):

  • Application letter explaining your interest in the consultancy and why you are the most suited candidate for this position.
  • Updated CV.
  • Personal History Form (P11). The P11 Form can be downloaded from the following website: http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/jobs
  • Financial proposal specifying a daily consultancy rate and a breakdown per deliverable.
  • Candidates are requested to send their cover letter, CV’s, and financial proposal, which includes daily consultancy rate as well as the breakdown for each deliverable to hr.bangkok@unwomen.org. Please submit your full application by 11 December 2020.

    To be considered for this contract, kindly submit your expression of interest along with your P11 form from http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/jobs

  • Evaluation

    The evaluation will be based on the combination of the weighted technical and financial scores (80 per cent technical and 20 per cent financial). The technical evaluation includes the knowledge/experience in gender equality and women’s empowerment, experience working with bilateral partners and the private sector and/or international institutions. Evaluation methods include desk review and/or interview.



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