UN Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance Job Careers – UN Development Coordination Office (UN DCO)

Job Title:   Development Coordination
Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance

Organisation: UN Development Coordination Office (UN DCO)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Job Opening Number: 19-Sustainable Development-RCS-121897-R-Kampala (X)

Grade: P4

About US:

The UN Development
Coordination Office (UN DCO) is the UN Office at the forefront of coordinating
a collaborative contribution to the UN development system, towards its
achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. To deliver on the promise of
the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of ending poverty and protecting
our planet for this and future generations, the United Nations is embarking on
a new chapter. The UN Secretary General has been mandated by member states to
ensure that the UN Development system is providing more accountable and
effective support to countries in implementing this ambitious vision.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Assists with the
provision of substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of
UN Country Team (UNCT) Partnerships:

·        
Leads
the Strategic Partnerships in providing support and advice to the Government of
Uganda on the functioning of the nationally led aid coordination architecture
under the Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) and encourages, facilitates and
supports UN engagement in MPTF structures.

·        
In
support of the New Partnership for Uganda, supports drafting, revising,
monitoring and reporting against benchmarks agreed by the Government of Uganda
and the international community through the Uganda Mutual Accountability
Framework (MAF).

·        
Supports
the organization and execution of high-level aid coordination and partnership
platforms, notably the Uganda Partnership Forums.

·        
Provides
guidance on the development and implementation of the UN Partnership Strategy
in alignment with and support of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation
Framework (UNSDCF)/UN Strategic Framework (UNSF) in the country within the
framework of the MPTF architecture.

·        
Coordinates
the monitoring and assessment of the strategy at regular intervals to harness
new emerging opportunities, to anticipate changes to the internal direction and
external environment, and to make mid-term adjustments.

·        
Provides
analysis and recommendations on due diligence processes of potential investment
and partnership opportunities, in accordance with UN regulations and
procedures.

·        
Advises
the RC and UNCT on developing and implementing locally tailored partnerships
and resource mobilization strategies and initiatives.

·        
Plans
and facilitates dialogues with partners to improve development assistance
policies and practice.

·        
Conducts
liaison and coordination with UN entities at country, regional and HQ levels,
to help package and define UN business strategies, including differentiated
value propositions, to attract partners, both traditional and non-traditional.

Guides joint
resource mobilization for the UNSDCF/UNSF:

·        
Advises
the RC and UNCT on developing and implementing locally tailored resource
mobilization strategies and initiatives and identifies appropriate data and
benchmarks to measure progress and success.

·        
Monitors,
analyzes and enhances existing resource mobilization partnerships and
relationships, including those with high net worth.

·        
Plans
and facilitates the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and
reporting of joint programmes and programming processes for use in joint
resource mobilization.

·        
Provides
advice and guidance for the production and distribution of marketing materials
to raise awareness about opportunities for working with the UN on SDG
investment.

·        
Strengthens
the UN brand via events, media and public relations opportunities targeted to
the diverse partners, in close collaboration with the UN Communications Group.

Plans and
facilitates substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement
of the SDGs:

·        
Provides
advice on financing for development options, instruments, modalities to the RC
and UNCT, in alignment with the Common Country Analysis (CCA), UNSDCF/UNSF,
MAPS (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support) and similar processes.

·        
Analyzes
trends and provides advice on new and innovative financing mechanisms for
development and SDG acceleration

·        
Prepares
briefing papers and discussion points on issues related to financing for
development for consideration by RC and UNCT.

·        
Plans
and facilitates engagements with external stakeholders – including the national
government, international financial institutions and others – on financing for
SDG acceleration.

·        
Guides
the design and execution of innovative proposals to strengthen the UNCT
engagement and reputation, and to generate greater financial resources in
support of the SDGs.

Conducts knowledge
management and capacity development activities:

·        
Plans
and facilitates the development, maintenance and sharing of knowledge and
intelligence, to ensure RC and UNCT are informed and positioned to effectively
generate and harness opportunities to meet its resource mobilization targets.

·        
Contributes
to knowledge networks and communities of practice at national, regional and
global levels.

·        
Coordinates
activities to strengthen the capacity of UNCT to mainstream and promote SDG
investment partnerships.

·        
Advises
on the discovery, evaluation and selection of partnership opportunities at the
sourcing and origination stages.

·        
Performs
other relevant duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·        
The
applicant for the UN Development Coordination Office (UN DCO) Development
Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance job must hold an
advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business
or public administration, international development, social sciences, finance
or related area. A first-level university degree in combination
with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu
of the advanced university degree.

·        
At least
seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in strategic
partnerships, project/ programme management, or related area is required.

·        
Experience
in managing a sizeable multicultural team at country, regional and global
levels is desirable.

·        
Field
experience in development cooperation is desirable.

·        
Experience
in development planning and policy formulation in a development cooperation
context is desirable.

·        
Experience
with inter-agency or inter-organizational collaboration in the development
sector is desirable.

·        
Experience
in working with resource mobilization in middle income countries or in the
region is an advantage.

·        
Languages:
fluency in oral and written
English is required. Working knowledge of other UN official languages is an
advantage.

Competencies

·        
Professionalism: Ability to apply sustainable development
theories, concepts and approaches. Ability to conduct independent research and
analysis on sustainable development topics, determine suitability, validity and
accuracy of data provided by different sources. Shows skill in developing
sources for data collection. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates
professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and
efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is
motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when
faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful
situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and
ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

·        
Teamwork:
Works collaboratively with
colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing
others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team
agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group
decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for
team shortcomings.

·        
Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and
honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within
prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with
organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight
and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal
responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where
applicable.

How to Apply:

All qualified
candidates should apply online at the link below.

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Deadline: 17th September 2019

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