Resource Mobilization Manager, New York

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: United States

City: New York

Office: UNICEF New York

Grade: P-4

Closing date: Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Resource Mobilization Manager, P-4, Fixed Term, Polio Eradication Programme, New York, USA

Job no: 547378

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: United States Division/Equivalent: Programme

School/Unit: Programme Group

Department/Office: Health Section, UNICEF NYHQ

Categories: Alliances and Resource Mobilization, Communication / External Relations, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, UN and Multilateral Affairs

Note: UNICEF New York is currently undergoing organizational changes, therefore the exact location of the post is still under consideration. As such, the selected candidate may have the option of starting the assignment remotely or should the candidate move to New York, s/he would be expected to relocate to another location as the case may be, during the contractual period

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.

For every child, a future

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated.

There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Under the general guidance of the Senior Advisor for Resource Mobilization and Advocacy the Resource Mobilization Manager provides support for managing, developing, coordinating, networking, implementing and monitoring the UNICEF resource mobilization and advocacy strategy for polio eradication, in line with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Resource Mobilization Strategy.

How can you make a difference?

As Resource Mobilization Manager, you will develop and implement GPEI and UNICEF’s resource mobilization strategies to secure and diversify resources to meet the GPEI requirement, targeting bilateral and multilateral organizations, the private sector and foundations, innovating financing mechanisms and domestic resources. Furthermore, you will be responsible for leading specific donor markets to secure funding, support the Senior Adviser, Resource Mobilization and Advocacy (P5) in contributing to the workstream management of cost effective, efficient operations for the donor engagement, external relations, donor updates, report, and proposals. You will undertake a variety of tasks related to contribution management, ensuring that donor relationships remain strong and secured, through maintenance of donor-related documents (proposals, reports, correspondence, agreements etc), increased monitoring of donor conditions, and other related tasks.

Additional tasks include strengthening partnerships within Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), as a core member of the Resource Mobilization Group (RMG) of GPEI, ensuring UNICEF’s strong role as a lead in advocacy and resource mobilization. You will collaborate closely with internal and external partners and donors, ensure that HQ has a clear resource mobilization/advocacy strategy and associated work plan to support the global polio programme objectives and get children’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand. Ensure that resource mobilization baselines are established for the achievement of objectives of the strategy are regularly evaluated; analysis is undertaken to continuously improve the effectiveness of the strategy, approach and activities; results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.

Key functions and accountabilities include the following:

Resource Mobilization and Advocacy activities:

Lead specific markets/donors focusing on public sector donors including the international financial institutions, and innovative mechanisms to bring new funding to UNICEF polio activities from current and potential donors. Develop, and update the UNICEF polio resource mobilization and advocacy strategy and associated work plan working closely with PFP and PPD and other divisions.

Oversees the implementation of the activities to ensure excellent donor engagement, timely and quality production of donor proposals, concept notes, briefs/info sheets, presentations and other fundraising materials as needed to support the fundraising activities of UNICEF and GPEI.

Develop strategies and work plans for specific markets, including an environmental and stakeholder mapping and assessment; objectives; target audiences; messages and links to external communications; resources; specific actions, activities and products; proposals and reports, monitoring and evaluation of impact; success and opportunity for improvement; on-going refinement of the strategy. Develop UNNICEF specific messaging to support support resource mobilization/advocacy efforts.

Working closely with the External Communications Specialist, support the planning of the event/mission, securing meetings/calls with partners and donors, to identify strategic momentum to support fundraising. Ensure the Senior Advisor and senior management and leaders are briefed and updated.

Lead the RM collaboration with UNICEF regional and country offices through regular calls, liaising with focal points for effective overall coordination.

Negotiate, review and clear resource partner agreements and amendments for senior management’s signature, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations. Support the development of framework agreements and template agreements.

Networking and partnerships

Ensure that UNICEF plays a key role in GPEI RMG efforts and maintain strong relationships with key individuals, groups, organizations and fora (including Governments, UN, and bilateral counterparts), whose support is essential to assist in achieving the objectives of the polio resource mobilization strategy.

Collaborate closely with the RMG core group and market & sub group calls and activities, to ensure UNICEF’s presence and interests. Represent UNICEF in RMG core group and others as relevant to ensure UNICEF’s inputs. Ensure close coordination with key spearheading partners of GPEI.

Establish, document, review and refine process of working collaboratively with partners, including meetings, joint projects, information sharing etc.

Ensure or enhance the quality, consistency and appropriateness of country-specific resource mobilization activities, processes and messages shared with partners.

Identify opportunities to strengthen the capacity of partners through appropriate access to information, supplies and equipment and through knowledge sharing.

Monitor, evaluate and share results and key findings and lessons learned with partners to reflect in the future activities


Provide strategic advice to the Senior Advisor to update the progress and flag any key issues of concern of the relevant markets/donors that requires elevated actions by senior leadership.

Contribute to the development of the resource mobilization annual workplan and to the monitoring of performance against agreed deliverables. Promote and contribute to integration with the broader planning of the partnership. Plan and monitor the use of advocacy budgetary resources. Take appropriate actions to optimize use of funds.

Provide direct support, both substantive and administrative, to the Senior Advisor on the full range of matters under his/her purview, and relevant to the development and implementation of the UNICEF resource mobilization and advocacy strategy. c4aoD5C Dh7qKS

Closely collaborate with the Finance Manager and the External Communications Specialist of the workstream to ensure effective team management of the grant in VISION and GPEI database, engagement with the donors, operations and work plan.

Act as Officer in Charge of the workstream, as required

Identify and manage technical resources, consultants and interns as necessary

Conduct and Implement effective performance planning, monitoring, performance development programme as required.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in the social/behavioral sciences, with emphasis on partnership management and/or resource development; International Relations, communication, Journalism, Public Relations, or another related field.

A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience in one or more of the following areas: programme and communication/advocacy, partnership development, advocacy and resource mobilization with international and field work experience.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Nurtures, Leads and Manages People

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness

Works Collaboratively with others

Builds and Maintains Partnerships

Innovates and Embraces Change

Thinks and Acts Strategically

Drives to achieve impactful results

Manages ambiguity and complexity

Functional Competencies:

Persuading and influencing

Applying technical expertise

Entrepreneurial Thinking

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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: Dec 29 2021 Eastern Standard Time Application close: Jan 17 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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