Partnership and Resource Mobilization Officer
Mission and objectives
The UNV will maintain collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multilateral and bilateral donor agencies, international financial institutions, and civil society to address emerging issues. S/he must effectively influence counterparts from diverse backgrounds to contribute to achieving UNFPA’s mandate. Internal contacts include the Representative, Deputy Representative, the CO’s programme/ technical team and Regional Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Advisor. External contacts include other UN agencies in the country, and counterparts and partners in Country Programme activities, including, International Financial Institutions, international NGOs, experts etc.
Under the direct supervision of UNFPA Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Perform various tasks and provides vital technical inputs to all activities pertaining to external relations and private sector partnership. • In collaboration with the Deputy Representative, the UNV assists the country office in innovative financing, mobilizing resources and partnerships in support of UNFPA Mandate and Programming in Rwanda. This includes innovative financing within the context of achieving the ICPD Programme of Action and the new UNFPA Strategic Plan (2022 -2025), UNSDCF and the National Strategy for Transformation. The primary activities of the UNV include: • Initiation and maintenance of Strategic Partnerships, Policy Advocacy Development, and Implementation on ICPD • Resource Mobilization, including with new partners • Innovation in Financing for development cooperation • Strong position of UNFPA in the UN family Strategic Partnerships, Policy, And Advocacy: • Support the CO in positioning of the ICPD Agenda as well as all other relevant campaigns and UNFPA related mandate and global commitments, through the identification, initiation, development, and maintenance of strategic partnerships, including national, regional and global; • Support scanning of the national environment and its implications on UNFPA in the country with emphasis on ICPD and the relevant SDGs; • Assist in policy dialogue and advocacy with Government, parliamentarians, civil society, private sector, philanthropists, academic institutions to further the advancement of ICPD and the SDGs; • Engage in networks and partnerships building at the national, and subnational, where relevant, level around issues of UNFPA’s mandate for the achievement of the SDGs, including partnerships for blended financing; Innovative Financing & Resource Mobilization: • Leads on the formulation and design of the UNFPA Rwanda Innovative Financing and Resources Mobilization and Partnerships Strategy, • Coordinate the Innovative Financing and Resource Mobilization and Partnership Committee and its component in line with the Country Office priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures. • Develop, regularly update, and coordinate implementation of the Country Office Innovative Financing and Resource Mobilization Strategy; • Coordinate the development of proposals with CO Team in areas of potential partnerships; • Monitor the programme cycle and implementation of country programmes in the areas of advocacy, resource allocation and utilization and identify the need for resource mobilization in the various programmes of the Operations Management Plan; • On an ongoing basis, undertake mapping of the country for potential strategic partners and identify opportunities for resource mobilization and co-financing; • Liaise with donors, at the national level; • Liaise with Regional Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Adviser and Resource Mobilization Branch on the issues of resource mobilization and donor reporting, reviews and comments as necessary on co-financing Agreements, proposals and reports to ensure quality and compliance with UNFPA procedures and donor requirements; • Work closely with the Humanitarian Programme Specialist on mobilizing necessary funds during humanitarian crises, including providing inputs to Inter-agency resource mobilization, SDG Fund Facility, UNFPA Strategic Investment Facility, etc. • Collaborate with other UN agencies on Innovative Financing and Resources mobilization in the context of Delivering as ONE. Innovation: • Foster innovation for an open exchange of state-of-the-art programmatic innovations in partnership with relevant CO Programme/Technical Specialists: • Market innovative financing tools, such as the UNFPA Strategic Investment Facility with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and private sector; • Contribute to CO identification and assessment of innovation in each technical and programme area; • Carry out any other duties as may be required by the Representative and/ or Deputy Representative 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 and build on traditional and/or local forms of 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