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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Legal - Broad
    • Political Affairs
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2019-06-22

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Programme Specialist (Resource Mobilization & Advocacy), (P-3), Fixed-Term, New York, United States, #106947 (522769)

New York City (United States of America)

The Resource Mobilization and Advocacy Specialist will contribute to the implementation and monitoring of UNICEF polio resource mobilization and advocacy strategy aimed at raising financial resources to meet the funding requirement, whilst maintaining relations with key partners and managing grants with the current polio donors. The incumbent will have an impact on UNICEF public representation with donors and other external stakeholders and partners.

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 Resource Mobilization and Advocacy Specialist will contribute to the implementation and monitoring of UNICEF polio resource mobilization and advocacy strategy aimed at raising financial resources to meet the funding requirement, whilst maintaining relations with key partners and managing grants with the current polio donors. The incumbent will have an impact on UNICEF public representation with donors and other external stakeholders and partners.

How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Support in resource mobilization and advocacy for continued and new contributions, from private and institutional donors
  • Support in knowledge management and contributions monitoring
  • Support to preparing communication pieces, including key messages, high-level briefs and presentations
  • Support to programme development, planning and execution
  • Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results, including tracking grants, contributions and reporting timelines.
  1. Donor relations and grant management

Draft donor proposals, correspondence and reports in coordination with relevant UNICEF divisions and Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners. Update various financial management databases to ensure that all contributions are recorded appropriately, and that UNICEF complies with its reporting obligations.

  1. Mapping and pursuing funding opportunities

Map and analyze funding opportunities with current and new public and private sector donors in partnership with relevant UNICEF divisions to fulfil UNICEF polio financial requirements. Identify key milestones and timeline to make the ask to donors and work with GPEI partners and relevant UNICEF divisions to roll out pitches and key messages; organizing donor visits. Ensure timely submission of proposals.

  1. Polio advocacy and donor recognition

Identify and roll out advocacy opportunities in key markets which can help mobilize funding, ranging from high-level events to social media campaigns, in partnership with Public Partnership Division (PPD), Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division (PFP), UNICEF National Committees and GPEI partners. When and where possible, ensure maximum donor recognition and demonstrate the impact of funding.

  1. Ensure UNICEF representation and contribution to the GPEI partnership

Support the Resource Mobilization Senior Advisor with participation in the various GPEI and PACT (Polio Advocacy and Communication Task Team) by representing UNICEF positions and priorities within the global partnership. Support PACT missions with preparations and drafting of background documents as required, including briefing notes and key talking points. Perform other duties and back-up functions to other staff in the unit during their absence, as required.

 

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

  • An Advanced University Degree (Master's or higher) in International Relations, Communications, Marketing or related field. Additional trainings in fundraising will be an asset.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant international and/or national professional experience in resource mobilization from private and/or institutional donors, or in grants management, or in forging partnerships.
  • Proven track record in advocacy for resource mobilization involving a series of different stakeholders in different contexts.
  • Prior experience with UNICEF National Committees an asset.
  • Excellent writing skills, including reports and proposals.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are:

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (II)

Functional Competencies

  • Analyzing (II)
  • Persuading and Influencing (II)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (II)
  • Relating and Networking (III)
  • Deciding and initiating action (II)
  • Creating and Innovating (II)

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

 

Remarks:

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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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