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Partnership and Resource Mobilization Analyst

Malawi

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Malawi
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2022-06-27

Details

Mission and objectives

UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience to sustain development results. UNDP has been present in Malawi since 1964. Working closely with the Government of Malawi, civil society and the private sector, UNDP' s work aims to contribute to economic growth, sustainable environmental management, and democratic governance and accountability in Malawi. UNDP’s Country Programme Document is closely aligned to the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MDGS III) and supports Malawi’s aim to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. UNDP ‘s programme is designed to address the interlinked issues of poverty, inequality and vulnerability to shocks and is managed within two portfolios: Responsive Institutions and Citizen Engagement which works towards strengthening effective, accountable and inclusive governance that promotes civic engagement, respect for human rights, rule of law, peace and democracy. It also works towards strengthening data generation and analysis. Resilience and Sustainable Growth which focusses on enhancing economic innovation, inclusive business, job creation, and renewable energy access. It also works towards helping Malawi adapt to climate change and build resilience to disasters.

Context

UNDP Malawi’s Country Programme Document (CPD) is closely aligned to the Malawi’s Development Goals and Strategy (MDGS) and supports Malawi’s aim to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. UNDP ‘s programme is designed to address the interlinked issues of poverty, inequality and vulnerability to shocks and is managed within two portfolios: Responsive Institutions and Citizen Engagement (RICE) which works towards strengthening effective, accountable, and inclusive governance that promotes civic engagement, respect for human rights, rule of law, peace and democracy. It also works towards strengthening data generation and analysis; Resilience and Sustainable Growth (RSG) which focusses on enhancing economic innovation, inclusive business, job creation, and renewable energy access. It also works towards helping Malawi adapt to climate change and build resilience to disasters. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative, the Partnership and Resource Mobilization Analyst supports the Management and programme portfolio to spearhead the overall effort to build partnerships to mobilize sustainable funding base in the Malawi CO. The Partnership Analyst develops the country office partnerships building and resource mobilization strategy, tools and procedures and coordinates their implementation, leads donor intelligence, supports strengthening of UNDP position in Malawi and the Africa region and developing strategic partnerships with government, donors, private sector and CSO.

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Partnership Analyst will be responsible for the formulation and implementation of CO strategies related to partnerships building and resource mobilization; Strong positioning of UNDP in Malawi; Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing. Specific duties and responsibilities will include: 1. Formulates and implements CO strategies related to partnerships building and resource mobilization, focusing on achievement of the following results: Facilitate the development / updating of CO Partnership and Communication Action Plan (PCAP). Coordinate with the Malawi CO programme portfolios to implement the PCAP. External and internal analysis for assessing CO opportunities for partnership resource mobilization. Develop a 3 year funding pipeline for Malawi CO Explore opportunities for engagement with International Financial Institutions. Scanning of the opportunities in the country based on partner-specific intelligence and the competitive landscape; identification where the CO competency strengths overlap with partner/client needs Analysis of key development and sectoral policies currently being discussed and implemented in the country and key donors willing to support policies Negotiation, drafting and revision of agreements with donors. Monitoring of overall implementation of agreements. Assessment of the level of CO engagement with each donor: type and level of contact and particular areas of interest; development of strategy to position the CO to become a priority partner for the donor. Identification of emerging sources of funding; assessment of their current usage and potential for the future. Development and implementation of a donor intelligence strategy (partners, needs and priorities, perception of UNDP by its current and potential future partners, and projection of UNDP’ added value and potential role). Development of specific donor fund-raising strategies and approaches Development of a Client Relationship Management mechanism to support country office promotion of a partnership culture in the office at all levels. Negotiation of mutually beneficial agreements, compliance with partner requirements, including donor reporting requirements. Analyze the latest corporate partnership survey outcome and facilitate implementation of action plans to strengthen Malawi CO’s engagement. Maintain relations with donors and ensure they are consistently and timely informed on important operational issues Manage donor funding agreement information and support projects and portfolios to meet donor obligations including reporting, audit and evaluations. 2. Strongly positions UNDP with partners focusing on achievement of the following results: Identification of opportunities for UNDP in its relationship with other UN Agencies, Government, and other non-state actors. Implementation of CO strategy for partnering with UN Agencies around UN Cooperation Framework, SDGs and other joint programming for implementation of UN Reform. 3. Facilitates knowledge building and knowledge sharing as required by the organization, focusing on the following results: Support organization of round tables, discussion forums on selected strategic topics in coordination with portfolio managers Identification and formulation of lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into broader CO knowledge management efforts. Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice. Organization and conduct of trainings on RM and partnerships building in the Country Office. Prepare high quality infographic presentations

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