Chief of Donor Relations & Strategic Resource Partnership Unit
UN-HABITAT – United Nations Human Settlements Programme
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Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The position is located in Donor Relations and Strategic Resource Partnerships Unit of the External Relations & Partnerships Branch with the External Relations, Strategy, Knowledge and Innovation Division (ERSKI) of UN-Habitat in Nairobi.
ERSKI is responsible for strategic planning, programmatic direction and operationalization of UN-Habitat’s focal point role for the New Urban Agenda in the UN system and for coordination of Emergency Programmes.
The External Relations and Partnerships Branch is responsible for the development and promulgation of coherent organizational messages that are closely aligned with the strategic priorities, the development and monitoring of the integrated resource mobilization strategy and the management of the resource allocation; The Donor Relations & Strategic Resource Partnerships Unit is responsible to develop resource mobilization policies, strategies, approaches and instruments for attracting finances from traditional and non-traditional donors and funding partners; to support resource mobilization efforts throughout the organization; coordinate monitor and report on their implementation across the Agency and to support strategic dialogues between the Agency and Member States to assess donor priorities; support good coordinated management of relationship with donors; and to identify opportunities for resource mobilization by carrying our market research and maintaining database of partners and donors at global, regional and national level.
The position reports to the Chief of the External Relations & Partnerships Branch. Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
Responsibilities 1) Provides policy guidance to the Chief of External Relations and Partnerships Branch, the Resource Mobilization Steering Committee and other senior management, on conceptual strategy development and management of the implementation of overall strategies and intra and inter-divisional/departmental policies and procedures. Supports development of regional and branch/divisional resource mobilization strategies as well as strategies targeted to different donor categories including the corporate sector, foundations and philanthropists.
2) Plans and oversees the work programme, budget, and management of activities undertaken by the Donor Relations & Strategic Resource Partnerships Unit; ensures that substantive work programmes and programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion, coordinating diverse projects in the Unit/, and, in liaison with other organizations of the United Nations System, donors and agencies as appropriate; provides input and quality assurance of resource mobilization activities of staff throughout the organization with resource mobilization functions.
3) Provides substantive input in the preparation of position papers and reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, Committee for Programme Coordination, Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and the UN-Habitat Assembly and its Executive Board.
4) Contributes to the reporting to intergovernmental bodies on budget/programme performance or on programmatic/ substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports.
5) Provides tools to support organization-wide resource mobilization efforts including donor intelligence; a Donor Information System whose features include, tools to support timely reporting to donors; income projections, training for staff with resource mobilization functions and development / monitoring of key performance indicators on donor relationship management.
6) Maintain and enhance strategic relationships with donors by acting as focal point for key donors; providing regular briefs on major organizational developments to donors; ensuring donor websites and social media accounts provide timely information to donors, and monitoring and ensuring engagement with donors by other staff within the organization is carried out in a coordinated manner through a focal point system.
7) Organizes, supports and represents the organization at donor meetings including annual donor consultations, pledging sessions and other related events.
8) Take a lead role to secure core non earmarked voluntary contributions through support to Executive Office appeals, strategic dialogues with donors, bilateral meetings, and regular appeal letters to Member States for core contributions
9) Ensures that the outputs produced by the Donor Relations & Strategic Resource Partnerships Unit and of staff with resource mobilization functions in the organization maintain high-quality standards; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data. Ensures that all outputs produced by the Unit under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates.
10) Prepares inputs for the work programme of the Branch/, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery.
11) Carries out programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Donor Relations & Strategic Resource Partnerships Unit including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring of performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on budget/programme performance, preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting, evaluation of staff performance (PAS), interviews of candidates for job openings and evaluation of candidates.
12) Recruits staff for Unit/ taking due account geographical and gender balance and other institutional values.
13) Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision.
14) Fosters teamwork and communication among staff in the Donor Relations & Strategic Resource Partnerships Unit and across organizational boundaries.
15) Represents the Organization at inter-agency meetings, seminars, etc. on substantive-related issues.
16) Participates in international, regional or national meetings and provides programmatic/substantive expertise on an issue, or hold programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions.
17) Perform other duties as required.
Competencies PROFESSIONALISM; Knowledge of the substantive field of work in general and of specific areas being supervised. Ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. 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
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.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
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.
VISION: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals; generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction; conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.
Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law or related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in administration, budget, finance, human resources management or related area is required.
At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in resource mobilization is required.
Experience in engaging non-traditional donors for resource mobilization is required.
Experience in developing fund-raising strategy for technical assistance projects or activities is desirable.
Experience in resource mobilization and donor reporting for an international organization is desirable.
Experience in providing tools to support organization-wide resource mobilization efforts including donor intelligence is desirable.
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Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in written and oral English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language 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.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice This position is open for recruitment for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
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For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 November 2020, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome
and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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