Resource Mobilization Specialist (Partnership), Monrovia, Liberia
Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
City: Monrovia, Liberia
Office: UNICEF Liberia
Closing date: Monday, 10 May 2021
Resource Mobilization Specialist (Partnership), P-3, Monrovia, Liberia, PAT#65986 (The advert is open both for an internal and external candidate)
Job no: 539956
Position type: Fixed Term Appointment
Location: Liberia Division/Equivalent: Dakar (WCAR), Senegal
Department/Office: Monrovia, Liberia
Categories: Alliances and Resource Mobilization, P-3
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.
Purpose for the job:
Under the overall guidance of the Representative, responsible for the contribution management unit within the office, including donor liaison, donor proposals, partnerships management, reporting, and compliance with global directives on budgets and grants management. The Partnership and Resource Mobilization Specialist will perform the following functions:
Key Function, Accountabilities and related Duties/Tasks:
Support the preparation/design and conduct/update of situation analysis for programmes and/or sector to ensure that current comprehensive and evidence based data on children issues are available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts for setting priorities, strategies, design and implementation plans.
Monitor and analyze humanitarian trends and new partnership opportunities in support of UNICEF humanitarian interventions. Together with the CO management, develop a fundraising & partnership strategy to inform potential funding opportunities, in close collaboration with the programme sections implement and manage fundraising activities.
Enhance relationship with donors through setting up regular meetings between UNICEF management, the technical sections and existing/potential donors, phone calls, updates, briefing sessions, briefing notes and donor visits.
Write up briefing notes, reports and information as needed by HQ/RO; Coordinate donors proposal, follow-up, facilitate meetings with donors, keep record, track progress and update the tracking matrix.
Liaise between technical sections, potential donors and inform of potential funding opportunities; Review, edit and finalize donor reports compilation, ensure quality and submission by the programme sections, quality and timeliness, in line with the standards and requirements of each and every specific donor.
Conceptualize and consolidate and monitor all aspects of resource mobilization with programme sections and field offices.
Develop and maintain a system for tracking funds for internal and external reporting on funding status and pipeline.
Follow the developments globally in the field of fundraising securing access to cutting edge expertise within the area. Keep track of competitor performance in new media fundraising and analyze trends. Maintain a network of leading donors in the area.
Facilitate the negotiation, consolidation and review of donor proposals in compliance with UNICEF standards and donors‘ requirements. Work with the Emergency Coordinator, CO management and programme teams to identify and facilitate well considered and coordinated funding requests for emergency response.
Prepare comprehensive, analytical and substantive briefs, reports, statistics and other documentation for senior management meetings or trips involving humanitarian resource mobilization; and maintain a regular up-to-date resources mobilization related communication material for sharing with donors and other partners at short notice.
Working with People (II)
Drive for Results (II)
Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (3)
Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (3)
Works Collaboratively with others (3)
Builds and Maintains Partnerships (3)
Innovates and Embraces Change (3)
Thinks and Acts Strategically (3)
Drives to achieve impactful results (3)
Manages ambiguity and complexity (3)
Education: An Advanced University Degree in Marketing, Economics, Communication, Fundraising or Business Administration. Up to date knowledge of new media and fundraising. Other social science field is required.
Experience: A minimum of 5 years progressively responsible professional work experience in communication, reporting, programme monitoring and evaluation. International level, some of which preferably in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Advertised: Apr 27 2021 Greenwich Standard Time Application close: May 10 2021 Greenwich Standard Time
Link to the organization’s job offer: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1619643554532