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 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: (Reference:




Date of Issue:  15th  September 2011

Closing Date:   29th September 2011


I. Position Information


Job Code Title           :         Resource Mobilization Officer 

Organization              :           United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the                                                Empowerment of  Women  (UN 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 Women. 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.  

All 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, (UN WOMEN SA SRO) based in New Delhi, India, covers countries of the region, i.e., Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.  

Under 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 private sector. 

S/he 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.



III. Functions / Key Results Expected 


Summary of Key Functions: 

q  Improves and implements SARO strategies related to RM and partnerships building and builds a sustainable resource base for the organization

q  Strongly positions UN WOMEN in the UN family  focusing on achievement

q  Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing. 


I.      Improvement and implementation SARO strategies related to RM and partnerships building, focusing on achievement of the following results: 

q   External and internal analysis for assessing opportunities of resource mobilization from institutional as well as private sector donors.

q   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.

q   Synthesis of 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.

q   Analysis of key development policies currently being discussed and implemented in the region and key donors willing to support the same.

q   Improvement and adaptation of the existing Resource Mobilization (RM) Strategy with tools to implement the strategy.

q   Negotiation, drafting and revision of agreements with donors. Monitoring of overall implementation of agreements.

q   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.

q   Development and 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 potential role).

q   Development of specific donor fund-raising strategies and approaches. 

q   Development and conduct of a Competitive Landscape Analysis of partners, their priorities and characterization of their relationships/partnerships.

q   Negotiation of mutually beneficial agreements, compliance with partner requirements, including donor reporting requirements.

q   Takes complete ownership of donor reporting for all projects in coordination with program teams.

q   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: 

q   Identification of 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: 

q   Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to resource mobilization and partnership-building activities.

q   Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

q   Organization of training/briefing for the CO staff on resource mobilization issues.


 IV. Any other task assigned by the RPD/DRPD.



IV. 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.



V. Competencies and Critical Success Factors 


Corporate Competencies 

q  Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards

q  Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women


Development and Operational Effectiveness 

q  Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation

q  Ability to negotiate with donors and internal units; ability to identify and analyse trends, opportunities and threats to fund-raising

q  Excellent drafting and presentation skills

q  Excellent Result Based Management and Proposal Development Skills

q  Ability to plan and organize work programme

q  Ability to work with minimum supervision

q  Ability to apply RM and partnerships building theory to the specific country context

q  Strong IT skills 

Management and Leadership 

q  Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to critical feedback

q  Encourages risk-taking in the pursuit of creativity and innovation

q  Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills

q  Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

q  Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills

q  Willing to work as a team, and promote a learning environment and a focus on results-based management.

q  Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors



VI. Recruitment Qualifications 



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.



Language Requirements:


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.

Application to this vacancy should be sent to . Please insert Vacancy Announcement Number in the Subject of the E-mail. Applications without the Vacancy Number or with the incorrect Vacancy Number will not be accepted.

NOTE : Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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