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Consultant, Resources Mobilization Senior Expert

Santiago

  • Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Location: Santiago
  • Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-30

OVERVIEW

Parent Sector : Field Office

Duty Station: Santiago

 

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Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 30-JUN-2024

 

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

 

Application requirements

UNESCO invites you to submit in writing a consulting proposals for the work assignment described in the following section. For the preparation of this proposal, the elements to be considered are detailed below. In addition to completing the online application (mandatory), you must submit:

1. A technical proposal consisting of:

A detailed and updated curriculum vitae; and

B. An approach and methodology for the task and comments on the Terms of Reference, if any.

2. A financial proposal, expressed in USD, considering the monthly and total consultancy fees, including all the cost associated to the logistic implementation for this consultancy. Please show any travel costs separately.

 

UNESCO places great emphasis on ensuring that the objectives of the work assignment, as described in the Terms of Reference, are met. Accordingly, in evaluating the proposals for the assignment, attention will focus first and foremost on the technical elements. From those proposals deemed suitable in terms of the criteria in the Terms of Reference, UNESCO shall select the proposal that offers the Organisation best value for money.

Your proposal must be sent by e-mail to roster.santiago@unesco.org no later than (18:00 on June 30th, 2024).

Two separate files must be sent, one for the technical proposal and one for the financial proposal. Please quote in the subject line of the email the following: " Ref:STG/2024/06 Consultant, Resources Mobilization Senior Expert. You must take into account these conditions to apply, otherwise the proposals will not be considered. It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure that their proposal is received by the deadline.

Thank you for your interest in this UNESCO consulting opportunity; and we look forward to receiving your proposal. 

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

UNESCO Office in Santiago and Quito  works its five programmatic areas (education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, communication and information), in order to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean.

UNESCO’s Programme offers a wide range of different entry points for solid and mutual benefiting partnerships in areas where the Organization has leadership, recognized expertise and comparative advantage. It also offers unique opportunities for innovative ideas and flagship projects with development partners and the private sector, using the UNESCO’s convening power and abilities to build and strengthen institutional capacities, advise on public policies based on evidence, empower vulnerable population groups, promote gender equality and social inclusion, and function as a laboratory of ideas.

 

Long Description

Within the delegated authority and under the overall supervision of the Director of UNESCO Santiago, and the direct supervision of the senior programme specialist, the consultant will:

-Continue implementing the resource mobilization plan putting into action the fundraising and alliances strategy. This may include, amongst other elements:

-Identifying with Office Specialists needs and engage them in the implementation of the resource mobilization plan.

-Informing Office Specialists on donors trends and funding opportunities, targeting UNESCO Regional  Programming.

-Strengthening UNESCO Santiago and Quito capacities for resource mobilization.

-Contributing in a proactive way to the formulation of concept notes and project proposals, while checking the completeness of the proposal.

-Securing smooth and regular communication with existing donors, and supporting the successful implementation of donor agreements in line with the approved proposal, including expenditure monitoring together with the responsible Programme specialist; Flag any deviations and/or delays to senior management and the relevant sections at headquarters; Supporting the Programme Specialist in negotiating grant extensions with the donor as necessary, in coordination with the relevant sections at headquarters.

-Identifying new sources of funding and developing with UNESCO Santiago´s Incidence and Strategy Adviser, innovative engagement strategies and mechanisms to approach and work with different donors in and outside the LAC region.

-Lead resource mobilization activities in the light of UNESCO ´s work for the recovery and transformation of Education in LAC, including partnership mobilization for the Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (ERCE 2025), part of the Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE).

Long Description

-Organizing virtual and in-person events to foster new partnerships and mobilize funds.

-Constantly liaising with UNESCO Santiago Administrative Officer and the HQ Bureau of Strategic Planning to secure compliance of UNESCO ´s norms, validation and support of initiatives by UNESCO HQ.

-In collaboration with UNESCO Knowledge Management and Information Systems (KMI) Specialist, contribute to the implementation of the communications strategy that supports the resource mobilization plan, including the development of compelling communications materials.

-Keeping up to date with the latest developments and initiatives of relevance to LAC (e.g., donor trends, new funding initiatives on thematic areas announced by international donors, announcing interest in relevant countries, contributing to emergency appeals, innovative financing schemes, etc.).

-Providing proactive support, sharing expertise and exchanging good practice with other UNESCO RM teams in and outside the region.

-Working in cooperation with United Nations Country Team Chile (UNCT) and other UN entities in the framework of the Regional Collaborative Platform for Latin America.

-Participating in relevant webinars, trainings, workshops organized by UNESCO and other UN agencies in the LAC Region.

 

Results Expected

-Resource mobilization plan implemented.

-UNESCO Santiago funding increased whilst existing alliances are fortified, and institutional funding diversified, including partnership mobilization for key national and regional programmes e.g., the Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (ERCE 2025).

-Support to UNESCO´s teams in LAC and coordination with headquarters ensured on resource mobilizations related matters.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) Professionalism (C) - For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

Advanced University degree (Masters level) in business administration, public management, development studies, international relations, project management, communication, marketing or other fields relevant to partnerships building.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in resource mobilization.

-Proven successful engagement with main donors, including the private sector (above 100.000 USD).

-Minimum 10 years experience working in / for Latin America in development or humanitarian projects.

-Experience in supporting the organization of regional events and launching fundraising initiatives.

-Solution mind-set, strong flexibility, teamwork skills and ability to communicate well in a multicultural environment.

Language

-English Level: Fluent

-Spanish Level: Fluent

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

-French  Level: Good

-Portuguese level: Good

Contract Terms

Duration: 11 months, with possibility of extension depending on availability of resources and performance.

SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.

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