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Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Analyst

Panama City

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Panama City
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

UNFPA works to improve the lives of people in more than 150 countries around the world, which are home to 80 percent of the world's population. In Latin America and the Caribbean region and sub-region, UNFPA has offices in 30 countries. UNFPAs Regional Office in Panama City, Panama provides strategic support and technical advice to the Country Offices: technical cooperation, training and support to empower our partners and colleagues on the ground to ensure that the reproductive health and rights of women and young people are placed at the very centre of development.


UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA Supports: ● Reproductive health care for women and youth in more than 150 countries – which are home to more than 80 per cent of the world’s population ● The health of pregnant women, especially the 1 million who face life-threatening complications each month ● Reliable access to modern contraceptives sufficient to benefit 20 million women a year ● Training of thousands of health workers to help ensure at least 90 per cent of all childbirths are supervised by skilled attendants ● Prevention of gender-based violence, which affects 1 in 3 women ● Abandonment of female genital mutilation, which harms 3 million girls annually ● Prevention of teen pregnancies, complications of which are the leading cause of death for girls 15-19 years old ● Efforts to end child marriage, which could affect an estimated 70 million girls over the next 5 years ● Delivery of safe birth supplies, dignity kits and other life-saving materials to survivors of conflict and natural disaster ● Censuses, data collection and analyses, which are essential for development planning UNFPA is formally named the United Nations Population Fund. The organization was created in 1969, the same year the United Nations General Assembly declared “parents have the exclusive right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children.” UNFPA calls for the realization of reproductive rights for all and supports access to a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services – including voluntary family planning, maternal health care and comprehensive sexuality education. Since UNFPA started its work, the world has seen progress: The number and rate of women dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are healthier. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever before. But too many are still left behind. More than 760 million people are mired in extreme poverty. Sexual and reproductive health problems are a leading cause of death and disability for women in the developing world. Young people bear the highest risks of HIV infection and unintended pregnancy. Many millions of girls face the prospect of child marriage and other harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation (FGM). Much more needs to be done to ensure a world in which all individuals can exercise their basic human rights, including those that relate to the most intimate and fundamental aspects of life. In 2018, UNFPA launched efforts to achieve three transformative results, ambitions that promise to change the world for every man, woman and young person: Ending unmet need for family planning, ending preventable maternal death, ending gender-based violence and harmful practices. Under the overall guidance/supervision of the Regional Director and under the direct supervision of the Resource Mobilization and Partnership Advisor, the individual - located in UNFPA’s Latin America and the Caribbean regional office - will support the implementation of the Regional Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Strategy, and contribute to resource mobilization and partnership opportunities across the region by providing technical, administrative and programme support to UNFPA Regional and Country Offices.

Task description

The International UN Volunteer will support the Regional and Country Office Resource Mobilization and Partnerships, providing guidance on fundraising strategies, proposals and donor contracts. In particular, the incumbent the individual will support and leading the regional coordination on donor mapping and intelligence gathering and analysis, support proposal development, review contracts, and explore partnership opportunities with private sector, foundations and philanthropy and other entities. will also focus on capacity building and training in resource mobilization and partnerships for Country and Regional Office. Major Activities/Expected Results 1. Support mobilization of funds across the Latin America and the Caribbean region: assist the Resource Mobilization and Partnership Adviser to provide guidance to the Country Offices on resource mobilization, funding opportunities, work with country offices and/or subregions to prepare proposals, negotiation of contracts, tracking resource mobilization and providing analysis. 2. Help identify potential private sector partnerships and collaborate in the preparation of proposals; review contracting/financing modalities, ensure application of correct policies as per UNFPA regulations; act as focal point and liaison with Strategic Partnerships Branch and coordinate regional research on private sector proposals, including in-kind donations and cause-related marketing, and for other purposes. 3. Mainstreaming Resource Mobilization: Carry out webinars and virtual/in-person trainings to Country Offices on Resource Mobilization and Strategic Partnerships; explore and apply innovative training tools; review new Country Programme Resource Mobilization and Partnership Plans and ensure that they contain robust analysis of fundraising and partnership prospects. 4. Strategic Partnerships: increase engagement of UNFPA Country Offices in Strategic Partnerships (including private sector); strengthen existing partnerships and promote models and tools for expansion, undertake partner screening review and research into partnerships, provide policy and strategic guidance to Country Offices in line with UNFPA’s Strategic Partnership Strategy. 5. Follow-up with country offices on contributions to UNFPA regular resources and support Adviser to explore new models for incentivising programme country contributions to UNFPA co-financing and regular resources. 6. Track donor-funding opportunities via social media, donor websites and other media, and provide status updates on fundraising opportunities within the LAC region. 7. Any other duties as required by the Supervisor.

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