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Donor Relations Associate

Donor Relations Associate – Headquarters Amman

Closing date: 30 Mar 2019

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY

FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST



UNRWA

CONSULTANCY – TERMS OF REFERENCE

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. UNRWA is seeking to employ a qualified:

Consultancy – Donor Relations Associate – Headquarters Amman

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Supporting Senior External Relations and Projects Officer (SERPO) in dealing with donors – Administrative Support and Project Management:

· Researches on a variety of subjects and organizations.

· Provides administrative support as requested by SERPOs;

· Assists in monitoring the implementation of an Agency-wide portfolio of projects funded by various donor organizations, corporate and foundations;

· Verifies that projects are implemented in accordance with project documents and donor agreements as regards time-frame, finances as well as substance;

· In coordination with relevant Fields and Departments, sets and monitors calendars for project reporting and works with the Field Offices, Finance Department and Programme Departments to ensure timely submission of progress and final reports;

· Liaises with divisions within the Finance Department and the Programme Department to verify information and clearances of proposals for submission to donors;

· Reviews proposals for submission to donors and drafts correspondence to donors relating to submission of reports, use of savings and interest and other related issues;

· Updates on a regular basis the DRD/Amman agreements and projects databases and ensures information is exploited to avoid delays in reporting and payments off further installments.

Communication and visibility:

· Under the supervision of the SERPOs, the incumbent will ensure adequate communication outreach towards Arab countries;

· Provides first drafts of press-releases for new agreements, official visits, etc;

· In coordination with Communications Division and Fields, the incumbent will ensure that visibility plans under projects are addressed and satisfactory implemented.

Donor Relations:

· Under the guidance of SERPOs and in coordination with Rep Offices, the incumbent will develop funding from donors who do not contribute substantially to the Agency;

· Under the supervision of SERPOs, the incumbent will be responsible for maintaining contacts with local representations of countries;

· The incumbent will also be responsible for researching new sources of funding.

Others:

· Performs such other duties as may be assigned including assistance to SERPO, Chief, Donor Relations Divison (CDRD), and Director of External Relations and Communications Department (DERCD) during their visits abroad as well as administrative, logistics, and other support services as needed;

· Provide other related services as may be assigned by the DERCD.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

· Bachelor Degree from an accredited educational institution in political science, international relations, business or public administration, law, economics, development or humanitarian studies or a related discipline;

· At least 2 years experience including fundraising, project management, political analysis or a related field;

· Excellent command of written and spoken English.

COMPETENCIES

· Ability to plan and prioritize the work under tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent activities;

· Positive attitude and strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills;

· Proven ability to exercise initiative;

· Proficiency in using computer applications, including Excel, MS word, and power point.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

· Excellent command of written and spoken Arabic.

· At least one year of international experience outside one’s home country working for an international NGO or UN agency on fundraising would be viewed favorably;

· Knowledge of UN system and/or humanitarian/development assistance programs;

· Experience in the Gulf and/or Arab region would be an asset.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

· The duration of the consultancy is 6 months with the possibility of an extension, and an expected start date of 15 April 2019.

· Remuneration will be between USD 2,000 – 2,500 depending on the qualifications of the candidate.

· The incumbent will be based in Headquarters Amman, Jordan.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit a CV and cover letter that clearly indicates how their experience and qualifications meet the requirements above, including providing the names of at least two recent references. Send these documents to consultancy@unrwa.org, clearly indicating the title of this consultancy Donor Relations Associate in the subject line of the message. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.The deadline for the submission of applications is 30 March 2019 (Late applications will not be considered).

UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men. UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women. Only those applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted. UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.

11 March 2019

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants should submit a CV and cover letter that clearly indicates how their experience and qualifications meet the requirements above, including providing the names of at least two recent references. Send these documents to consultancy@unrwa.org, clearly indicating the title of this consultancy Donor Relations Associate in the subject line of the message. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.The deadline for the submission of applications is 30 March 2019(Late applications will not be considered).

UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men. UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women. Only those applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted. UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.