UN Volunteer – Resource Mobilisation and Partnership Officer with UNESCO
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Description of task
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Director of Office & UNESCO Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the international UN Volunteer for Resource Mobilization and Partnerships will:
- Support the Director and the Programme Specialists in maintaining effective and positive relationships with all decentralized representatives of potential donors;
- Keep up to date on the latest developments and initiatives of relevance (e.g. donor trends, new funding initiatives announced by international donors, donors announcing interest in countries of the Levant, Middle East, Syria crisis, etc.). This will include the newly launched SDG Joint Fund and any other UN fund;
- Engage the relevant Programme Specialists in the Office in the resource mobilization initiatives in their areas of work;
- Establish project portfolios according to the interests and formats of possible funding sources and keep the pipeline of solid proposals updated. While the substance of any concept note or project proposal will come from the responsible Programme Specialists, the incumbent is responsible for quality assurance, including editing and formatting, and checking the completeness of the proposal. This includes compliance with UNESCO terminology and guidelines on the use of UNESCO’s logo, according to the new formats for proposals and progress reports;
- Ensure that proposals include clear arrangements and agreements on reporting timelines as well as donor visibility (human-interest stories, website/social media coverage, field visits), and that the requirements for visibility are adequately costed in the budget;
- Overall monitoring of internal reporting schedules under donor agreements to ensure the timely submission of proposals, including allowing sufficient time for quality assurance, editing, etc.;
- Support the Director of UNESCO Amman in convening the SDG Working Group, which is the coordination mechanism to facilitate the work of the UN Country Team (UNCT) on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, be in charge of all necessary follow up actions;
- Support in the organization of events or meetings aimed at the creation of new partnerships and fund mobilization;
- Contribute to project communication and visibility plans, including to the production of fact sheets, a standard slide presentation, etc. that can be customized easily for different donors.
Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent
Education – Additional Comments:
- Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. International relations, public policy and/or management or area related to mobilization of resources and partnerships development; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or four years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;
Required experience: 24 Months
- At least 2 years of professional work experience at the international level in leadership, management, resource mobilization and partnership building, or other relevant programmes; experience with donors’ relations and multilateral cooperation is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
- Knowledge of UNESCO’s mandate would be an asset
- Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
- Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
- Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
- Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
- Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
- Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
- Sound security awareness;
- English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
Area of expertise: Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
Driving license: No
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Vision
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