UNFPA works to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every child birth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. The development landscape in which the UN operates is changing fast. In particular, the SDGs, new types of development partnerships and, within the United Nations, the ‘fit for purpose’ agenda will demand changes in the way they operate. There is need to expand the partnership to mobilize more resources, including domestic resources, and to build resilience of the country as well as the communities they serve. Moreover, to be effective in resource mobilization, UNFPA requires staff with heightened skills to convince donors and partners of the return on investment their assistance will yield. It also demands, sophisticated negotiation and communication skills to position and brand UNFPA successfully.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the UNFPA Partnership and Resource Mobilization Regional Adviser the JPO will support:
- the UNFPA Regional Office in implementing the regional resource mobilization strategy and
- the Country Offices in the design and preparation of Country Programme more specifically for the development and implementation of the resource mobilization plan and related activities.
- Good interpersonal and diplomatic skills Integrity, tact and discretion,
- Also, Knowledge of resource mobilization and negotiation skills,
- Good oral and written communication skills,
- Also, Good level of judgment and initiative,
- Excellent time management,
- Also, Attention to details and service oriented,
- Willingness to creatively solve problems
- Two to maximal 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in advocacy, partnership building, resource mobilization, and/or institutional relationship building in an international organization or in the private sector;
- Experience in project management and planning
- Experience in research and evaluation of policy development, as well as working experience in developing countries is an advantage. Basic knowledge of relevant institutional mandates, policies, guidelines and knowledge of the institutions of the UN system is an asset.
- A good understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA mandate, its policies and operations and current development topics and political issues in the West and Central Africa region;
- Computer skills: Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, graphics software, spreadsheets and database management systems, Internet, etc.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance.
- Prior experience in developing countries and/or humanitarian settings is an asset.
- All paid work experience since obtaining Bachelor’s degree will/can be considered