Expert Resource Mobilisation and Partnerships
Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UNESCO Office Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Expert Resource Mobilization and Partnerships will:
- Support the Representative/Head Office and the Program Specialists in maintaining effective and positive relationships with all decentralized representatives of potential donors.
- Keep up to date on the latest developments and initiatives of relevance (e.g. donor trends, new funding initiatives announced by international donors, donors announcing interest in Côte d’Ivoire, etc.)
- Engage the relevant Programme Specialists in the Office in the resource mobilization initiatives in their areas of work.
- Establish project portfolios according to the interests and formats of possible funding sources. While the substance of any concept note or project proposal will come from the responsible Programme Specialists, the incumbent is responsible for quality assurance, including editing and formatting, and checking the completeness of the proposal. This includes compliance with UNESCO terminology and guidelines on the use of UNESCO’s logo.
- Ensure that proposals include clear arrangements and agreements on reporting timelines as well as donor visibility (human-interest stories, website/social media coverage, field visits), and that the requirements for visibility are adequately costed in the budget.
- Overall monitoring of internal reporting schedules under donor agreements to ensure the timely submission of proposals, including allowing sufficient time for quality assurance, editing, etc.
- While the substance of any donor report will come from the responsible programme specialist, the incumbent is responsible for quality assurance, layout and formatting, and ensuring reporting is in line with initial agreements and templates under the proposal. This includes accuracy check as well as ensuring compliance with UNESCO terminology and guidelines on the use of UNESCO’s logo.
- Support the Representative of UNESCO Abidjan with the development of a set of compelling communication tools, such as fact sheets, a standard slide presentation, etc. that can be customized easily for different donors.
- Support in the organization of events or meetings aimed at the creation of new partnerships and fund mobilization.
- Contribute to project communication and visibility plans.
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
- Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
- Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
- Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
- Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
- Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
- Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. International relations, public policy and/or management or area related to mobilization of resources and partnerships development; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;
- At least 03 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in leadership, management, resource mobilization and partnership building, or other relevant programmes; experience with donors’ relations and multilateral cooperation is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
- Knowledge of UNESCO’s mandate would be an asset
- French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
- English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
- Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
- Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
- Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
- Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
- Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
- Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
- Sound security awareness;
- Have affinity with or interest in X [building peace, through promoting gender equality, normative work, building networks and strengthening capacities of partners], volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams