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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Tome
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2017-07-23

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Resource Mobilisation Consultant (Open to Indian Nationals Only)

Tome (United States of America)

Background

The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) in India covers four countries including India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka. In these countries, UN Women works towards strengthening women’s rights by working with women, men, women’s networks, governments, local authorities and civil society.  With all of them, UN Women helps to shape national strategies to advance gender equality in line with national and international priorities.

In 2017, the MCO continues to invest in expanding the base of gender advocates and other influencers needed to achieve gender equality. The MCO will deepen and diversify its partnership with traditional and non - traditional donors to generate a resource envelope of USD 3.25 million and a hard pipeline of USD 3.75 million, for 2017. 

Under the guidance and supervision of the Resource Mobilisation Specialist, the services of a Resource Mobilisation consultant are sought to generate corporate (both public and private sector) leads to raise USD 7 million towards UN Women’s Annual Work Plan for 2017 and Strategic Note 2018-22.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will work under the direct, overall supervision of the Resource Mobilisation specialist. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate the implementation of UN Women’s resource mobilization strategies, initiatives and campaigns with donors;
  • Establish the secretariat of the UN Women’s Business Sector Advisory Council (BSAC);
  • Coordinate the launch of the BSAC on 29 July, 2017 to raise commitments towards the UN Women’s work;
  • Contribute to resource mobilization efforts of the UN Women India MCO;
  • Identify targeted donors to mobilize support for UN Women’s mandate; and generate leads for mobilizing resources;
  • Convert these leads into partners that support UN Women’s work;
  • Develop meeting materials customized for each prospective donor incorporating UN Women’s mandate; and
  • Identify opportunities to secure additional non-core resources from donors including providing recommendations on positioning with potential donors, timely follow-up, and support, as required.

Deliverables:

The Consultant will ensure that:

  • A commitment of USD 7 million is generated, excluding the commitments made during the BSAC.

Time Frame: 3 months (20 working days per month).

Competencies

Core Values / Guiding Principles:

Integrity:

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Organizational Awareness:

  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Work in teams:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behaviour towards others.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.

Functional Competencies:

  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;
  • Focuses on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:   

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in any field.

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience;
  • Previous experience of working with the private sector is desirable;
  • Knowledge of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), spreadsheet and database packages, web based management systems;
  • Demonstrable understanding of gender equality outcomes;
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.

Language:

  • Strong written skills in English and good command over Hindi.

Travel and DSA will be booked and settled as per SSA norms directly by UN Women on submission of F-10 form with original ticket stubs, vouchers, etc. as per actuals.

Application:

Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/jobs
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment, please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment;
  • Applications received after the close date will not be accepted;
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Evaluation and Selection Criteria

Criteria for shortlisting of CVs will be based on the following assessment:

  • Required Degree and Qualification (5 points);
  • Minimum Experience relevant to the assignment (10 points);
  • Working knowledge and experience of writing on Gender Issues (5 points);

The evaluation process for selection of the candidate will be based on the following assessment:

  • Interview (100 points)

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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