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Partnerships, Resource Mobilization and Communications Associate

Santo Domingo (

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Santo Domingo (
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-09

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Programme and the SO 1 coordinator, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks, in order to bring support in the design and implementation of the partnerships, communications and resource mobilization strategy of the country office:

  • Support the knowledge management, information flow and reporting with donor partners particularly with regards to submission of Annual Country Reports (ACR) specifically agreed reporting and GPO support
  • Liaise with WFP colleagues in RBP as required for the purpose of partnerships and resource mobilization.
  • Support the update of the resource mobilization strategy of the CO and support the mid-term review of the Partnership Action Plan of the CO, ensuring the alignment of both documents with the Budget Revision of the Country Strategic Plan.
  • Bring assistance in maintaining updated information in the donors’ intelligence corporate tool “Salesforce”.
  • Support the SO manager, the HoP and the CD in the elaboration of donors’ briefs, talking points and notes for the record.
  • In coordination with the programme and M&E units, ensure the implementation of the projects according to donors’ rules and standards of quality. In case of unforeseen situations, support the programme team and the SO manager in informing the donors and offering alternatives for solving issues that may happen.
  • Contribute to data and knowledge management through written inputs for sitreps, country briefs, ACR and other communication and reporting tools
  • Support development of contents for various information and communication and advocacy products for different audiences;
  • Maintain the communications, marketing and advocacy efforts for the COVID19 emergency and other relevant deliverables, with a focus on WFP digital platforms, including social media;
  • Generate and/or facilitate the production of donor specific visibility content in both Spanish and English for use across a range of integrated online platforms, ensuring consistency with corporate messages;
  • Stay current with regard to knowledge of WFP operation in the country, UN system partners, public sector partners and trends and issues with regard to donors and strategic parnters, and where possible, support public sector partnerships with visibility and donor materials.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • 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/build on traditional and/or local volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • 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.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

journalism, international relations, public relations, communications or other related field.

Required experience: 24 Months Experience remark:
  • Experience with donors relations and resource mobilization: identification of donors’ priorities, elaboration of donors’ briefs for technical and high-level meetings, design of project proposals.
  • Ability to collect and systematize donors’ intelligence and to design resource mobilization strategies.
  • Experience with marketing, advocacy corporate communication and programme communication.
  • Knowledge of reporting systems and tools;
  • Proven ability to network effectively with multiple work units;
  • Advanced analytical skills;
  • Familiarity with programing implementation and operational challenges;
  • Ability to meet agreed deadlines;
  • Ability to deliver results through planning and organizing activities;
  • Proven ability to develop quality reports and analyses with minimal direction;
  • Excellent cross-group collaboration skills;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally;
  • Ability to collect, organize, systematize, share and use corporate information.
  • Experience in an international organization or NGO.
Language skills:
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination Area of expertise details:
  • Experience with donors relations and resource mobilization: identification of donors’ priorities, elaboration of donors’ briefs for technical and high-level meetings, design of project proposals.
Driving license: No Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

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Application deadline: 09-Aug-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time zone

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