UN Resource Mobilization Specialist Job Careers – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title:        Resource
Mobilization Specialist

Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Grade: P-3

About US:

The United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate for
the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand
their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our partners,
we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into
practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and
excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

Job Summary:  The Resource Mobilisation Specialist position
purpose is to deepen collaboration with key stakeholders and provide an
interface for environmental scanning, knowledge exchange, resource
mobilization, and policy influence within the scope of assignment. S/He may
also serve as focal point and resource for colleagues on specific thematic
areas of strategic relevance for partnership development. The key result is to
ensure greater visibility for UNICEF and influence in support of its mission.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Implement the work plan for assigned area, in order to ensure timely
    and cost-effective delivery of results, in accordance with UNICEF’s
    partnership strategy.
  • Seeks and promotes new partnerships and resource mobilization,
    working with UNICEF colleagues to identify partnership and resource
    mobilization needs and broker resource mobilization agreements to meet
    those needs.
  • Receives and screens inquiries from potential collaborators and
    facilitates communication with appropriate UNICEF staff. Scans and scouts
    external environment within designated partnership area for opportunities
    and risks and shares information in a timely fashion with relevant UNICEF
    staff.
  • Provides strategic, logistical and programmatic support to senior
    management and other UNICEF staff in corporate engagement and interaction
    with assigned partners.
  • Develops and maintains deep knowledge and familiarity with current
    and prospective partners and relevant stakeholders, contributing to a
    database of key contacts and to UNICEF’s base of knowledge on partnership
    and resource mobilization.
  • Expands UNICEF’s network of key interlocutors to build stronger
    relationships between UNICEF and governments, other key-decision makers,
    regional development institutions, foundations, civil society
    organizations, international financial institutions and/or other relevant
    constituencies.
  • Develops and implements annual partnership engagement and resource
    mobilization plans.
  • Acts as a focal point for identification and pursuit of
    opportunities for outreach, engagement, policy influence and
    collaboration, including on how to anticipate and respond to partners’
    concerns and priorities, ensure that UNICEF’s interests, perspectives, and
    knowledge are taken into account in relevant policy and institutional
    processes, and ensure that they are fully aware of UNICEF’s perspectives,
    policies, priorities and capabilities. Contribute to the development and
    management of initiatives for high-level outreach, including for UNICEF’s
    Senior Management.
  • Contributes to the development of new partnership and resource
    mobilization practices and approaches by formulating recommendations for
    action based on on-going monitoring, analyzing current trends within
    designated partners and formulating recommendations for strategy
    approaches and message development.
  • Contributes to strategies for engagement and the development of
    communications products to enhance UNICEF’s visibility and influence with
    existing and prospective partners and key stakeholders by providing
    analysis of the current environment and trends and formulating
    recommendations for strategy approaches and message development. Works
    closely with UNICEF’s colleagues to ensure that policy advocacy and
    outreach is strongly grounded in the experience and insights of the
    programmes that UNICEF’s supports. Contributes written inputs for
    communications instruments that best inform and influence decision makers.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor to
    ensure the success of the team, including guiding, training, and coaching
    short-term staff, including interns and consultants, as needed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF Resource
    Mobilization Specialist job opportunity should hold an advanced university
    degree in one of the following fields: international
    relations, political science, communications, international development,
    or another relevant technical field
  • At least five years of professional experience in one or more of the
    following areas is required: public affairs, programme management,
    resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN
    language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
  • UNICEF’s Core Values: Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in
    Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • Competencies; Leading
    and Supervising, Formulating strategies and Concepts, Relating and
    Networking, Analyzing, Deciding and initiating action, Persuading and
    Influencing, Applying Technical Expertise, Learning and researching,
    Creating and innovating, Planning and organizing, Adapting and responding
    to change, Coping with pressure and setbacks.

NB:
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment
process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United
Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations in the
aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN
recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.

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Deadline: 10th July 2019

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