Resource Mobilization Officer
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)
Location: New Delhi, India
Last Date: September 29, 2011
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Reference:
UNITED NATIONS ENTITY
FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN
of Issue: 15th September 2011
Closing Date: 29th
I. Position Information
Job Code Title : Resource Mobilization Officer
Organization : United Nations Entity
for Gender Equality and the
Empowerment of Women
Classified Grade : SB- 4
Direct supervisor : Regional Program Director
Duty Station : New Delhi , India
Type of Contract : Service Contract
No. of positions : One
Duration : One Year (Renewable)
This vacancy is open to applicants of either sex with an approach
to have a workforce which reflects diversity and gender balance, to
promote equal opportunities. UN does not solicit or screen for
information in respect of HIV or AIDS status. All selections are
based on merit.
II. Organizational Context
UN Women is the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of
UN Women is dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of
women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was
established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
human development and human rights issues have gender dimensions. UN
Women focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s
equality, and that can unlock progress across the board. Five focus
areas include violence against women, economic empowerment,
leadership and participation, peace and security and national
planning and budgeting. UN Women’s South
Asia Sub-Regional Office,
WOMEN SA SRO)
based in New Delhi, India,
covers countries of the region, i.e., Bangladesh, Bhutan, India,
Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
the guidance and direct supervision of the Regional Program Director,
the Resource Mobilization Officer will support the Management and
spearhead the overall effort to build partnerships and mobilize
appropriate and sustainable resource base for programs on UN Women in
the South Asia Regional Office (SARO) and UN Women’s Country Offices
(especially focusing on Bangladesh, India and Nepal). The Resource
Mobilization Officer will implement and improve upon the existing
resource mobilization strategy and develop new tools and procedures,
take a lead in donor intelligence and develop UN Women’s strategic
partnerships with bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors as well as the
will maintain a network with colleagues from other UN Agencies, IFIs,
Government officials, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors, private
sector and civil society organizations and contribute to the
strengthening of UN Women’s position within the UN family and develop
strategic partnerships with such strategic partners.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Summary of Key Functions:
implements SARO strategies related to RM and partnerships building
and builds a sustainable resource base for the organization
positions UN WOMEN in the UN family focusing on achievement
knowledge building and knowledge sharing.
Improvement and implementation SARO
strategies related to RM and partnerships building, focusing
on achievement of the following results:
External and internal
analysis for assessing opportunities of resource mobilization from
institutional as well as private sector donors.
Scanning of opportunities in
the region based on donor-specific intelligence and the competitive
landscape; identification where UN Women’s competency, interests and
strengths overlap with the donor’s / client’s needs.
proposals and provision of inputs to the
development and implementation of a donor intelligence strategy, RM
strategy, Client Relationship Management strategy under the
supervision of direct supervisor.
Analysis of key
development policies currently being discussed and implemented in the
region and key donors willing to support the same.
Improvement and adaptation of
the existing Resource Mobilization (RM) Strategy with tools to
implement the strategy.
Negotiation, drafting and
revision of agreements with donors. Monitoring of overall
implementation of agreements.
Assessment of the level of engagement with each donor: type and level
of contact and particular areas of interest; development of strategy
to position UN Women to become a priority partner for the donor.
implementation of a donor intelligence strategy (partners, needs and
priorities, perception of UN WOMEN by its current and potential
future partners, and projection of UN Women’s added value and
Development of specific donor
fund-raising strategies and approaches.
Development and conduct of a Competitive Landscape Analysis of
partners, their priorities and characterization of their
Negotiation of mutually beneficial agreements, compliance with
partner requirements, including donor reporting requirements.
Takes complete ownership of donor reporting for all projects in
coordination with program teams.
Collaborate with the communications unit on advocacy initiatives for
strategic positioning of UN Women among the donor community.
II. Strongly positions UN WOMEN in the UN family
focusing on achievement of the following results:
opportunities for UN WOMEN in its relationship with other UN Agencies
Implementation of SARO strategy
for partnering with UN Agencies around UNDAF, MDG and other joint
programming for implementation of UN Reform.
III. Facilitate knowledge building and
knowledge sharing as required by the organization, focusing on
the following results:
synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to
resource mobilization and partnership-building activities.
knowledge networks and communities of practice.
training/briefing for the CO staff on resource mobilization issues.
Any other task assigned by the RPD/DRPD.
Impact of Results
The key results of the post are formulation of forward-looking
strategies and policies for the SARO related to RM and partnerships
building, identification of opportunities for building partnerships
and their implementation. This highly strategic post ensures
sustainable funding base for the program.
Competencies and Critical Success Factors
integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women
Ability to lead
formulation of strategies and their implementation
negotiate with donors and internal units; ability to identify and
analyse trends, opportunities and threats to fund-raising
drafting and presentation skills
Based Management and Proposal Development Skills
Ability to plan
and organize work programme
Ability to work
with minimum supervision
Ability to apply
RM and partnerships building theory to the specific country context
Strong IT skills
Focuses on impact
and result for the client and responds positively to critical
risk-taking in the pursuit of creativity and innovation
effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
strong oral and written communication skills
Willing to work
as a team, and promote a learning environment and a focus on
Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, International
Development, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences,
Social Sciences or related field.
7 years of relevant experience at the national or
international level. Extensive experience in research and
policy-level analysis. Some experience in design, monitoring and
evaluation of development projects. Experience in the usage of
computers and office software packages, experience in handling of
web-based management systems and advanced programs for data analysis.
Fluency in English and working knowledge of the
language of the duty station.
Interested applicants should apply for the vacancy, using the “Personal History Form - P 11” and the latest CV.
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