2248 Fundraising and Development Specialist

Location : Belgrade, SERBIA
Application Deadline :20-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :June 2021 – 28 February 2022

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.




The purpose of the position is to provide expert advice on fundraising and development opportunities within the Memorandum for Provision of Management and Other Support Services signed between UNDP and MCTI.




To provide necessary expertise and advisory services in relation to fundraising and development in areas of construction, transportation and infrastructure in Serbia for the purpose of result-oriented, effective, efficient and accountable implementation of the activities within the Project.


Background Information


The Project shall support the Ministry of Construction, Transportation and Infrastructure (MCTI) to strengthen administrative capacity and at the same time support the MCTI in their work with other relevant state institutions and state-owned companies to plan for and deliver construction and infrastructure investment projects of strategic importance by further enhancing MCTI`s policy planning, project development and other relevant capacities.


The Project will address increasing capacities of MCTI to deliver large strategic investment projects in construction, transport and infrastructure areas that are managed in well-coordinated, transparent, efficient and quality manner.


In order to assist Ministry to efficiently use the available funds, implement properly and effectively all necessary reforms, continue fulfilling successfully the requirements of the EU accession process, there is a need to establish Project Implementation Unit (PIU).


In order to successfully contribute to the implementation of the Project, an expert in fundraising and development processes and procedures, with complementary knowledge and skills on the education sector within will be engaged.  

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work


The Fundraising and Development Expert will work on all fundraising and development related activities, in close cooperation with the relevant representatives of the MCTI, and coordination with other experts on the project.




  • Prepare a detailed analytical report with a map of the major development opportunities detailing the key donor priorities, current calls for proposals/tenders, and programmes, and analyse an overview of MCTI development needs and related niches in the EU and other major bilateral donor funding priorities, and on harmonization of key sectoral strategies with the identified development needs in areas of construction, transportation and infrastructure in Serbia;
  • Develop standardized budget templates for smooth and efficient fundraising plans and procedures relevant for functioning of MCTI, with detailed instructions for developing the plan and key fundraising criteria, the 2021 annual fundraising plan based on the templates and instructions and report on the provided on-the-job support to MCTI relevant staff in implementing the annual fundraising plan;
  • Organize coordination meetings (at least 3 during the duration of the assignment) with representatives of donor community in Serbia, MCTI and other key state and business stakeholders, to exchange on the needs and existing funding priorities, followed by an exhaustive report with conclusions and recommendations.  




Due dates

Detailed analytical report with a map of major funding and development opportunities, overview of development needs and niches in the EU and other major bilateral donors’ priorities, and on harmonization of key sectoral strategies with the identified development needs, in areas of construction, transportation and infrastructure report prepared;


20th August 2021

Standardized templates and instructions for smooth and efficient fundraising plans and procedures relevant for functioning of MCTI developed, and the 2021 MCTI annual fundraising plan produced (in line with the templates and procedures) together with the report on-the-job support to MCTI staff in implementing the 2021  fundraising plan;

15th November 2021


The joint report with conclusions and recommendations from the donor coordination meetings gathering donor community, MCTI and key stakeholders to exchange on the needs and existing funding priorities produced;

15th February 2022


Deliverables will have to be quality reviewed and approved/accepted by UNDP Project Manager in consultation with the National Project Director.


  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Excellent writing/reporting and presentation skills;
  • Ability to deliver when working under pressure and within changing circumstances.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN's values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Capacity to work across the sectors;
  • Ability to express ideas clearly;
  • Proven ability to develop educational content in high quality through the portfolio of previous work;
  • Approach to work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

Required Skills and Experience


  • BA in business administration, business analysis, economics, finances or similar field;
  • MA degree in business administration or economics/international economics, would be considered an asset.

Work experience:

  • 5 years of relevant professional experience in producing fundraising and development related analysis;
  • Previous experience in producing fundraising plans or similar documents;
  • Previous involvement in business administration and/or business analysis.


  • Excellent understanding of Serbia's donor community;
  • Excellent understanding of Serbia’s public sector needs will be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge in the use of computers and office software packages and handling of web-based management systems.


  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken Serbian and English.



Application Procedure:


Qualified and interested candidates are asked to submit their applications via UNDP Web site: UNDP in Serbia under section “Jobs” no later than 20th June 2021.


Application should include: 


  • CV in English language containing date of birth, contact information (home address, phone number, e-mail) and timeline of work experience (including description of duties).  
  • Offeror’s Letter (only PDF format will be accepted) confirming Interest and availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment. Can be downloaded from the following link: http://www.undp.org.rs/download/ic/Confirmation.docx. The Offeror’s Letter shall include financial proposal specifying a total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in this announcement with a breakdown of costs.

In order to apply please merge above listed documents into a single PDF file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.


Any request for clarification must be sent by standard electronic communication to the e-mail vacancy.rs@undp.org. The procuring UNDP entity will respond by standard electronic mail and will send response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.


The shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide copies of diplomas and any other certificates providing evidence of their education and experience in relevant fields.


Financial Proposal:


  • Lump sum contracts

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR.  In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).




All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel.  In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.




1. Cumulative analysis

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and                                                              

b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

* Technical Criteria weight; 70%

* Financial Criteria weight; 30%

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation



Max. Point



70 points

Criteria A

Desk review of CVs based on experience in producing fundraising and development related analysis


Criteria B

Desk Review of CVs based on the experience in producing fundraising plans


Criteria C

Knowledge of the understanding of Serbia's donor community




30 points



Additional Information:


  • An Individual Contract (IC) will be applicable for individual consultants applying in their own capacity. If the applicant is employed by any legal entity, an IC will be issued upon the submission of a consent letter from the employer acknowledging the engagement with UNDP. Prior to submitting their offer, the applicants should get familiar with General Conditions for Individual Contractors which be found at: https://rs.undp.org/content/dam/serbia/downloads/General%20Conditions%20for%20Individual%20Contracts.pdf. Individual Contract (IC) will be applicable for individual consultants applying in their own capacity. 
  • A Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) will be applicable for applicants employed by any legal entity. A template of RLA with General Terms and Conditions can be found at: http://www.rs.undp.org/download/RLA%20with%20General%20Terms%20and%20Conditions.doc. In the case of engagement of Civil servants under an IC contract modality a no-objection letter should be provided by the Government entity. The ‘no-objection’ letter must also state that the employer formally certifies that their employees are allowed to receive short-term consultancy assignment from another entity without being on “leave-without-pay” status (if applicable), and include any conditions and restrictions on granting such permission, if any. If the previous is not applicable ‘leave-without-pay’ confirmation should be submitted.

Engagement of Government Officials and Employees:


  • Government Officials or Employees are civil servants of UN Member States.  As such, if they will be engaged by UNDP under an IC which they will be signing in their individual capacity (i.e., engagement is not done through RLA signed by their Government employer), the following conditions must be met prior to the award of contract: 

(i) A “No-objection” letter in respect of the individual is received from the Government employing him/her, and 

(ii) The individual must provide an official documentation from his/her employer

formally certifying his or her status as being on “official leave without pay” for the duration of the IC. 

  • The above requirements are also applicable to Government-owned and controlled enterprises and well as other semi/partially or fully owned Government entities, whether or not the Government ownership is of majority or minority status.  


UNDP recognizes the possibility that there are situations when the Government entity employing the individual that UNDP wishes to engage is one that allows its employees to receive external short-term consultancy assignments (including but not limited to research institutions, state-owned colleges/universities, etc.), whereby a status of “on-leave-without-pay” is not required.  Under such circumstance, the individual entering into an IC with UNDP must still provide a “No-objection” letter from the Government employing him/her.  The “no objection” letter required under (i) above must also state that the employer formally certifies that their employees are allowed to receive short-term consultancy assignment from another entity without being on “leave-without-pay” status and include any conditions and restrictions on granting such permission, if any.  The said document may be obtained by, and put on record of, UNDP, in lieu of the document (ii) listed above. 


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