Job Opportunity : UN Volunteer for Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Officer

Job Opportunity : UN Volunteer for Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Officer

Job Opportunity : UN Volunteer for Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Officer

Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Officer
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the UNESCO Regional Director for Central Africa or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer for Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Officer will:
Support the Director in keeping the Resource Mobilization Plan up to date, including the related action plan, which details ongoing fundraising efforts across the office to address resource gaps;
Act as the main knowledge point for intelligence on donors: Keep up to date with the latest developments and initiatives of relevance (e.g. strategic partnership opportunities, donor trends, new funding initiatives on thematic areas announced by international donors, donors announcing interest in Central Africa region, donors contributing to emergency appeals, etc.);
Participate in relevant webinars, trainings, workshops etc. organized by UNESCO or others in the region and in headquarters and share gained intelligence afterwards with the office;
Track and monitor all partnerships and resource mobilization efforts in the region and systematically keep records, process, share information and updates with the Director and relevant sections;
Organize donor review meetings or steering committee meetings in close consultation with the relevant sectors;
Organization and documentation of Office Resource Mobilization Meetings;
Ensuring that all key documents for donor relations (Proposals, reports, field trip documentation, key correspondence, donor visibility material, etc.) are adequately saved, processed, updated and shared;
Overall monitoring of internal timelines and deadlines to ensure the timely submission of reports, proposals, including allowing sufficient time for quality control, editing, etc.;
While the substance of any proposal will come from the responsible Chief of Section or Programme Specialist, the Resource Mobilization Officer is responsible for quality assurance including layout, editing and formatting, and for checking the completeness of the correspondence, reports or proposals including the proposed budget, visibility and reporting agreements, etc. This includes compliance with UNESCO terminology and guidelines on the use of the logo and other communication needs;
Ensure the proposals include clear arrangements and agreements on reporting timelines as well as donor visibility (human interest stories, website/social media coverage, field visits), and that the requirements for visibility are adequately costed in the budget;
Support the Director with the development of a set of compelling communication assets such as fact sheets, a standard slide presentation, etc. that can be customized easily for different donors;
Support the Director in maintaining effective and positive relationships with all decentralized representatives of partners and donors (incl. potential donors);
Provide unofficial and irregular soft partners and donors updates outside the agreed reporting schedule if required to demonstrate progress and impact to the donor (e.g. newspaper articles, website coverage, quick photos and videos from the field, key staff profiles, etc.);
Monitor and track the successful implementation of donor agreements in line with the agreed proposal, including expenditure monitoring together with the responsible programme specialist;
Flag any deviations and/or delays to the Director and the senior management and the relevant sectors;
Overall monitoring and coordination of reporting schedules under donor agreements and ensuring timely submission;
While the substance of any donor report will come from the responsible programme specialist, the incumbent is responsible for quality assurance, layout and formatting, and ensuring reporting is in line with initial agreements and templates under the proposal. This includes accuracy check as well as ensuring compliance with UNESCO terminology and guidelines on the use of UNESCO’s logo and comm material;
Contribute to and oversee project communication and visibility plans.
Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent
Education - Additional Comments:
Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. marketing or area related to fundraising and resource mobilization;
A first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevanttraining and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Required experience: 60 Months
Experience remark:

At least 05 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in resource mobilization or M&E, or other relevant programmes; experience with project management is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, MS Project, Powerpoint, Prezi) and email/internet; familiarity with database management and CRM systems and platforms; and office technology equipment;
Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
Sound security awareness;
Have affinity with or interest in the areas of Education, Culture and Sciences, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Language skills:
English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
Driving license: No
Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first register your profile at
Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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Application deadline: 12 August 2020

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