Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships

$112,509 - $146,782 / YEAR Expired 4 weeks ago
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Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is located in the United Nations Integrated Office of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (DSRSG/RC/HC) in Somalia and reports to the Senior Development Coordination Officer, Head of RCO and Strategic Planner.
Within delegated authority, the Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships will be responsible of the following duties: Summary of Functions: 1. Provides substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UN Country Team (UNCT) strategic partnerships for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) achievement 2. Guides joint UNCT strategic partnership for SDG achievement and resource mobilization for the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, including supporting innovative financing approaches 3. Works closely with the Resident Coordinator Office economist and other UNCT finance experts to promote partnerships initiatives in support of financing for accelerating the achievement of the SDGs and nexus investments. 4. Conducts knowledge management and capacity development activities relating to partnerships and resource mobilization and management at the country level, maintaining knowledge of global development finance issues. Description of Functions: 1. Provides substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UNCT strategic partnerships for SDG achievement • Develops and supports implementation of the UN Partnership Strategy in alignment with and support of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework in the country. • Guide and coordinate UNCT working group – or similar platform, for the effective implementation, monitoring and assessment of the strategy at regular intervals to harness new emerging opportunities, to anticipate changes to the internal direction and external environment, and to make mid-term adjustments. • Conducts liaison and coordination with UN entities at country, regional and HQ levels, to help package and define a value proposition for local UN partnerships that can engage a wide range of stakeholders, including the private sector, civil society and other non-traditional partners. • Serves as one of the entry points for external stakeholders seeking guidance and support in navigating opportunities to partner with the UNCT. • Advises the DSRSG/RC/HC and the UNCT in identifying risks and opportunities related to specific partnerships and suggests mitigation measures as relevant. • Provides analysis and recommendations on due diligence processes of potential investment and partnership opportunities, in accordance with UN regulations and procedures. • Advises the DSRSG/RC/HC/UNCT on developing and implementing locally tailored partnerships. • Serves as liaison to Global Compact Local Networks (in countries where such Networks are established), assisting the Resident Coordinator in advising the Local Network Board and strengthening local UN engagement with the private sector; in countries without an established Local Network, working with UN Global Compact regional hubs to promote the UN Global Compact Ten Principles and business support for the SDGs. 2. Guides joint UNCT strategic partnership for SDG achievement and resource mobilization for the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, including supporting pooled funds • Advises the DSRSG/RC/HC/UNCT on developing and implementing locally tailored resource mobilization strategies and initiatives for Cooperation Framework priorities and identifies appropriate data and benchmarks to measure progress and success. • Monitors, analyzes and enhances existing resource mobilization partnerships and relationships, including traditional and non-traditional partners and donors (including high net-worth individuals, private sector, innovative funds) to be explored for direct funding to the UN. • Advises the UNCT with analysis of funding streams from internal and external sources, enabling their timely and coordinated engagement around preparation of proposals. • Plans and facilitates the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of joint programmes and programming processes for use in joint resource mobilization. • Coordinates and advises the UNCT in preparation of the Funding Framework of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework. • Advises DSRSG/RC/HC/UNCT on offers from specialized UN entities for the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework and ensuring the development of a youth partnership strategy to support the SG priorities on youths, disability inclusion, gender and other thematic issues. • Advises the DSRSG/RC/HC/UNCT on corporate policies relating to effective management of resources 3. Works closely with the Resident Coordinator Office economist and other UNCT finance experts to promote partnerships initiatives in support of financing for accelerating the achievement of the SDGs • Provides advice on partnership opportunities to drive financing for development options, instruments, modalities to the DSRSG/RC/HC/UNCT, in alignment with the Common Country Analysis (CCA), Cooperation Framework, Integrated National Financing Framework and similar processes. • Prepares briefing papers and discussion points on partnership issues related to financing for development for consideration by DSRSG/RC/HC/UNCT. • Contributes to advocacy, communications and dialogues with partners to improve development assistance policies and practice. • Working in close collaboration with the RCO Economist, ensures effective engagement of relevant counterparts, especially private sector, civil society and development partners, to develop engagement and partnerships around SDG financing • Guides the design and execution of innovative proposals to strengthen the UNCT engagement and reputation, and to generate greater financial resources in support of the SDGs. 4. Conducts knowledge management and capacity development activities relating to partnerships and resource mobilization and management at the country level • Promotes collaboration, peer support, innovation, good practices, lessons learned, needs, and opportunities through active participation to the local, regional and global communities of practice and knowledge networks within the RC System and across the UN. • Researches, analyzes and presents best practices and lessons learned from implementation of UN partnership initiatives, with a view to advising the DSRSG/RCHC and UNCT on actions to strengthen the partnership orientation of the UN. • Supports the UNCT with a knowledge repository of potential donors at national and sub-national levels • Monitors and analyzes best practices and successful models of SDG partnerships and resource mobilization implemented by the UN in country and elsewhere. • Provides advice on global/corporate guidelines, tools and other materials related to partnerships, resource mobilization and donor engagement. • Keeps abreast of emerging innovative approaches in the area of partnerships, resource mobilization and donor engagement, and proposes new ways of working, where relevant. • Reflects on processes of his/ her work area at key milestones and generates knowledge valuable to others in the RC system/ UN Country Teams.
PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to apply sustainable development theories, concepts and approaches. Ability to conduct independent research and analysis on sustainable development topics, determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by different sources. Shows skill in developing sources for data collection. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. PLANNING AND ORGANZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage.
Job – Specific Qualification
Not available.
Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to partnerships, project/programme management, resource mobilization or development finance in the context of development cooperation or related area is required. Experience in developing and implementing partnership and resources mobilization strategies is desired. Experience in the United Nations system and in inter-agency coordination is desired. Knowledge of UN processes and regulations, particularly in the area of partnerships is desired.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage. NOTE: “Fluency equals a rating of “fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and “Knowledge of” equals a rating of “confident” in two of the four areas.
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment, such as a written test, which will be followed by a competency-based interview by phone/teleconference or face-to-face.
Special Notice
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. Internal Applicants: When completing the form, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you. Individual contractors and consultants (Non-Staff Personnel) who have worked within the UN Secretariat in the last six months, irrespective of the administering entity, are ineligible to apply for professional and higher temporary or fixed-term positions and their applications will not be considered. For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 September 2022, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Malta, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira “Need Help?” link.
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Mogadishu, Somalia
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