Senior Partnership and Resource Mobilization Officer, New Delhi

Organization: International Labour Organization (ILO)

Country: India

City: New Delhi, India

Office: ILO DWT for South Asia and Country Office for India

Closing date: Thursday, 18 February 2021

Grade: NOC

Publication date: 28 January 2021

Application deadline (midnight India time): 18 February 2021

Vacancy no.: RBTEMP/NEWDELHI/NO/2021/01

Job ID: 5252

Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific

Organization Unit: DWT/CO-New Delhi

Location: New Delhi

Contract type: Short Term

The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria.

The following are eligible to apply:

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ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.

External candidates

*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is INR 3,174,179 yearly, less deductions for pension and medical.


The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations (UN) specialized agency devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue in handling work-related issues.

Within the UN system, the ILO has a unique tripartite structure with workers and employers participating as equal partners with governments in the work of its governing organs. The ILO collaborates, in addition to its tripartite constituencies (governments, employers‘ and workers‘ organizations), with different development partners, including various UN agencies, bilateral donors at central and local levels, multilateral organizations, private sector institutions and foundations, think-tanks , civil society organizations and others.

The Office plans to recruit a Senior Partnership and Resource Mobilization Officer in the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia and Country Office for India (DWT/CO-New Delhi). S/He will work closely with the Programme Unit in the office that ensures the overall management of ILO’s development cooperation programme for the DWT/CO-New Delhi. The Senior Partnership and Resource Mobilization Officer will work under the supervision of the Deputy Director and overall guidance of the Director of the DWT/CO- New Delhi.

Main Purpose

The Senior Partnership and Resource Mobilization Officer will develop a resources mobilisation strategy for an expanded partnership portfolio, exploring opportunities for domestic public funds, private sector and CSR funds, UN joint fund and other SDG funding opportunities in addition to multilateral donors. S/He will lead the implementation of the strategy including proposal/concept note development and follow-up for successful outcomes for the Office. S/He will apply and play a key role in promoting the principles of results-based management (RBM).

Working Relationships

The Senior Partnership and Resource Mobilization Officer will work in close collaboration with DWT Specialists, Programme Staff,the Senior Operations Officer in New Delhi, the Regional Office in Bangkok, relevant departments at headquarters such as PARDEV and the Finance Department’s Budget/Development Cooperation unit in relation to the formulation and drafting of the development cooperation project proposals. The incumbent will liaise with other country offices for development of sub-regional funding proposals.

External contacts are primarily with government offices, employers‘ and workers‘ organizations, UN agencies and other international organizations to identify synergies, build partnerships and agree on project initiatives. The incumbent will work closely with various donors, funding agencies and private partnerships under Public Private Partnership.

Specific Duties

1. Lead the development of a detailed Partnership and Resource Mobilization Strategy for India and provide expert advice to the management.

2. Review and analyze development plans and priorities, socioeconomic data, reports and other relevant information; identify potential development cooperation project areas and provide written analysis on the findings to management.

3. Assemble, edit data and prepare documentation required for planning and negotiation of programme/project activities, considering different approaches and alternative methods for project design, management, problem identification and problem resolution.

4. Develop and maintain excellent relations with development partners. Define major focus areas for each partnership programme, based on partner’s policies and priorities and the ILO’s own programme of work. Negotiate national partnership frameworks including domestic funding modalities.

5. Develop a database of potential funding partners with their detailed profile.

6. Carry out analysis of various resource mobilization and partnership models aligned to Decent Work Country Programme and in consultation with the Programme unit and the DWT, identify project development concepts for engagement with potential partners in fund raising priority areas.

7. Research and analyse donor call for funding applications including expressions of interest and requests for proposals and provide expert advice in development and submission of applications and proposals.

8. Lead in mobilising funding opportunities for joint programmes developed in partnership with other UN agencies and lead in development of joint proposals.

9. Formulate and coordinate partnership and UN-to-UN agreements and follow up with the funding agencies in collaboration with headquarters. Prepare briefings and information notes for management on issues that are considered important for programming and resource mobilization linked to development cooperation activities.

10. Conduct knowledge management and capacity development activities for the DWT, Programme unit and project teams.

11. Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the Director of the Office.

Required qualifications


A University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in economics, international relations, business management, political sciences, sociology, development studies or other related field.


Minimum of five years of professional experience in building and/or strengthening partnerships, resource mobilization, business development in the United Nations; Government departments, international development institutions.


Excellent command of English. Working knowledge of Hindi.


Knowledge and Competencies (technical and behavioural)

In addition to the ILO core competencies [Integrity and transparency, Sensitivity to diversity, Orientation to learning and knowledge sharing, Client orientation, Communication, Orientation to change, Takes responsibility for performance, Quality orientation, Collaboration], this position requires: Excellent knowledge of resource mobilization, writing funding proposals and developing project design documents.

Excellent communication and networking skills, both written and verbal.

Excellent knowledge of programming and results-based management (RBM) principles and concepts.

Excellent knowledge of the programming cycle (planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation).

Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners.

Political awareness and understanding of socio-economic factors.

Demonstrated skills and ability to perform complex analyses on a wide range of factors, requirements, policies and priorities for the assessment of programmes and activities.

Knowledge of the substantive nature of Organization’s work programmes and activities.

Good knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, PC software (including word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software) such as Microsoft Office.

Ability to work in a team, take initiative and meet deadlines.

Excellent knowledge of the theories, principles, methods, practices and techniques of programme formulation. Ability to analyse, justify selection and appraisal of development cooperation proposals. Ability to summarize complex issues into user-friendly guidance notes and concept papers. Ability to solve complex problems and to build sound relationships with counterparts in donor countries.

Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.

Generic Duties


Substitution of experience for university degree

Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a University degree in accordance with the table below.

Education required

Equivalency for applicants who do not possess a university degree or post-secondary diploma

Equivalency for applicants who do not possess a university degree but who possess a post-secondary diploma

University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in a field relevant to the job

Completion of secondary school


Six years of relevant work experience (in addition to the number of years of experience required in the job description)

Completion of secondary school


Diploma/certificate from post-secondary education


Four years of relevant work experience (in addition to the number of years of experience required in the job description)

Recruitment process

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

ILO is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates,irresepctive of gender, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply.

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