JPO - Partnerships and Funding Analyst
New York City (United States of America)
- Build and manage strategic partnerships with OECD donors, and as part of that protect and strengthen their flexible resource contributions in the context of downward pressure on Official Development Assistance.
- Provide political analysis and donor intelligence to inform funding projections and to position the organization and its senior leadership with key government partners, with a focus on the global response to long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Build networks and partnerships within HQ and at regional and country level to support the coordination of non-core resource mobilization and strengthen partnerships at regional and country levels.
BERA has over 111 staff and consultants. The Partnerships Group (PG) is made up of 19 staff and consultants, within which the FIT team is a team of 3. The JPO will be working primarily on data analysis and funding related to IFIs (global, regional, sub-regional and DFIs), supporting implementation of the UNDP IFI Strategy, and support internal and external communications efforts on partnerships with IFIs. The JPO will also be invited to provide inputs to and/or attend partner consultation meetings.
- Structured guidance provided by the supervisor, especially in the beginning of the assignment, with the purpose of gradually increasing the responsibilities of the JPO
- Establishment of a work plan, with clear key results
- Effective supervision through knowledge sharing and performance/development feedback throughout the assignment
- Easy access to the supervisor
Learning and Training
- Participation in a Programme Policy and Operations Induction Course within the first 3 to 6 months of assignment
- Use of yearly JPO duty-related travel and training allocation (DTTA), as per the online DTTA guide
- Other training and learning opportunities, as presented in the UNDP JPO Orientation Programme
- In addition, the JPO will benefit from the following specific training and learning modalities/opportunities in the receiving office: An online learning system with a plethora of courses on specific development topics and management will be available throughout the assignment to the successful candidate. Mentoring would also be a possibility if desirable.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Regularly research and analyse IFIs’ past, current and future development cooperation priorities and new/relevant announcements or initiatives launched, in particular to support COVID-19 recovery efforts, with emphasis on multilateral, regional and national development banks and Development Financial Institutions (DFIs).
- Contribute to the development of UNDP’s engagement strategies/approaches to working with new development banks and DFIs.
- Develop new profiles for relevant sub-regional or national development banks and/or update existing IFI and DFI profiles, partnership notes and case studies.
- Contribute to high-level presentations and briefing notes to strengthen UNDP’s position and engagement with IFIs and DFIs.
- Contribute to analysis of IFIs’ crisis financing instruments and trends, to better understand IFIs’ financing and non-financial instruments and modalities in crisis response.
- Support the development of guidance and policy notes and other material in relation to corporate priorities relevant for effective donor and IFI relations.
- Serve as secretariat for inter-bureau coordination on the implementation of the IFI Strategy and development of the DFI strategy.
- Develop IFI, DFI and Islamic finance partner-specific action plans as needed.
- Monitor follow-up actions related to the implementation of the IFI Partnership strategy, including managing ongoing and new mapping initiatives, in particular to support crisis response; and reporting to corporate efforts (including Annual Business Plans, Integrated Work Plans and Resource Mobilization Strategies.)
- Update the IFI intranet resource centre, the IFI Toolkit, and the COVID database and dashboard as needed.
- Liaise with UNDP corporate communications team to update UNDP’s website pages on IFIs.
- Support the development and dissemination of new e-learning tools.
- Support editing, translation, printing and dissemination of publications, online and audio-visual materials.
- Support the preparation of visuals, flyers and other outreach materials for programme activities.
- Research and compile media updates and news on IFIs, and post them on the enterprise social networking platform.
- Maintain and update the database of relevant media and communications partners and the communications calendar.
- Draft social media messages (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).
- Update all IFI online platforms for internal and external audiences and help to grow UNDP’s Community of Practice.
- Support the development of key bilateral partner engagement strategies and action plans; setting priorities, goals, and key performance indicators (KPIs) for each partner in his/her portfolio;
- Track and analyze performance of assigned partners against key targets and KPIs, flagging opportunities and challenges for senior management attention;
- Provide inputs to partner analysis and funding trends, including those specific to COVID-19 funding, to inform prioritization of actions to maximize resource mobilization opportunities;
- Contribute to the development of outreach materials for communication, with country/regional level partnership/resource mobilisation officers, where appropriate;
- Innovation - Ability to make new and useful ideas work
- Leadership - Ability to persuade others to follow
- People Management - Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
- Communication - Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
- Delivery - Ability to get things done
- Written communication - Superior written communication skills, including the ability to write in a clear, simple, concise way for non-technical external audiences.
- Visual communication - Superior computer skills and ability to produce compelling visual information including infographics
- Knowledge Management - Ability to efficiently research, analyse and share information and knowledge
- Organizational skills - Ability for problem-solving, multi-tasking, meeting deadlines and working under pressure
- Specialized background knowledge - Sound understanding of global and donor specific development, economic, and political issues
- Teamwork - Ability to engage with other units/teams and forge productive working relationships Ability to work as part of a team in a constantly evolving work environment
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s Degree in international affairs, economics, development studies or a related area
- Minimum 2 years of paid and relevant experience in development, international relations, social science, economics, communications, or related field.
- Experience in development and/or funding sectors
- Knowledge of and/or professional experience in data analysis and funding projections is highly desirable
- Professional experience within the United Nations System is desirable
- Understanding of political, social and economic research tools and instruments
- Under the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme framework, the following position is open only to nationals of the Republic of Korea (ROK).
- Please attach a copy of the applicant’s Resident Register
- Full proficiency in Korean and English:
- Applicants should submit a minimum of (1) I BT TOEFL score of 100 (or PBT TOEFL 600 and above) or (2) NEW TEPS score of 430 or IELTS 7 or (4) TOEIC 900
- TOEFL ‘MyBest Scores’ will not be accepted
- Working knowledge of at least one other UN language is desirable.
- The applicant should be not older than 32 years of age as of 31st December of 2021 (Born after Jan. 1 1989 (The maximum age limit for those who served in the military will be extended accordingly)
- Male applicants should complete the Korean military service or be exempted (To be discharged from military service in the year of the application may apply)
Military Service (only for male applicants):
Please attach a certificate of completed Korean Military Service. The maximum age limit for those who served in the military will be extended* in accordance with the Support for Discharged Soldiers Act and the military service law. Age limit for male candidates who have completed the service:
- less than one year will be extended for one year;
- one year above and two years under will be extended for two years;
- two years or more will be extended for three years.
Only for low-income applicants:
- Please attach a scanned copy of applicant’s certificate of National Basic Livelihood Security Recipients issued in Korean and its unofficial English translation.
- Please attach a scanned copy of applicant’s certificate of person with disability issued in Korean and its unofficial English translation.
- Experience in the use of a business intelligence tool, developing presentation materials with visuals, and mastery of Excel are highly desirable.
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