NEW Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Analyst (Local Post for Indian Nationals and Applicants with Valid Work Permit) Consultancy – SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement UNDP – United Nations Development Programme Closing 12th of July New Delhi

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Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Partnerships at UN Women is dedicated to enhancing UN Women’s stature as the preferred partner for advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) in India. Through active engagement with bilateral, multilateral, private sector, governmental, and civil society organizations (CSOs), the division seeks to establish robust policy, programmatic, and resource-based collaborations. Central to this effort is the recognition that partnerships should encompass a comprehensive approach, incorporating various dimensions such as policy advocacy and resource mobilization.

Under the guidance of the Partnerships Specialist, the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Analyst will craft a strategic framework for corporate engagement, fostering enduring alliances, harnessing corporate influence, and advocating for gender parity. Working closely with the program and operations team, as well as personnel from UN Women HQ, government entities, bilateral and multilateral donors, and civil society, the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Analyst ensures the effective implementation of UN Women’s initiatives within their portfolio.   

Duties and Responsibilities

Resource Mobilization:

  • Develop and execute strategies to mobilize resources effectively, including identifying funding opportunities, cultivating donor relationships, and securing financial support from both traditional donors and private sector entities.
  • Analyse funding trends and private sector priorities to tailor resource mobilization efforts accordingly.
  • Track and evaluate resource mobilization activities to ensure alignment with organizational goals and objectives.

Risk Assessment:

  • Conduct comprehensive risk assessments to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities in donor relationships, private sector engagements, and resource mobilization efforts.
  • Develop risk management strategies and mitigation plans to address identified risks and minimize their impact on fundraising activities and private sector partnerships.
  • Monitor and reassess risks regularly to proactively manage potential challenges and maintain the integrity of donor relationships and private sector engagements.

Donor Management and Communications:

  • Establish and maintain effective communication channels with both traditional donors and private sector partners to provide regular updates on organizational activities, impact, and financial stewardship.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with donors and private sector partners through personalized communication, acknowledging their contributions, and addressing their concerns or inquiries promptly.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure consistent and cohesive messaging in donor communications and private sector engagements, reflecting organizational values and priorities.

Donor Engagement Strategy:

  • Develop and implement strategic donor engagement plans to deepen relationships, enhance donor loyalty, and maximize philanthropic support from both traditional donors and private sector entities.
  • Utilize data and analytics to segment donors and private sector partners and tailor engagement strategies based on their preferences, interests, and giving/investment capacity.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of donor engagement initiatives and private sector engagement strategies, adjusting them as needed to optimize donor and private sector partner satisfaction and retention.

Private Sector Engagement Strategy:

  • Develop a comprehensive strategy to engage with private sector entities, including corporations, foundations, and businesses, to foster partnerships and collaboration in support of organizational goals.
  • Identify opportunities for private sector involvement in programmatic initiatives, resource mobilization efforts, and advocacy campaigns, aligning with the organization’s mission and objectives.
  • Establish clear objectives, targets, and metrics to measure the impact of private sector engagement activities and track progress towards goals.
  • Foster relationships with key stakeholders in the private sector, leveraging networks and connections to expand partnership opportunities and maximize mutual benefit.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality implementation of Programme/Portfolio/ activities against set workplans, timelines, and budgets, in line with the Strategic Note
  • Quality and timely reporting
  • Strong relations with partners and stakeholders
  • Regular and timely monitoring of activities 
  • Enhanced best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations
  • Good analytical skills to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising.
  • Proven track record of resource mobilization
  • Experience in risk assessment
  • Donor engagement and communications

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Management, social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, or a related field 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.
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in resource mobilisation, strategy development, proposal writing, presentation development, working on a cross-functional role, donor reporting and database management is required.
  • Experience in proposal writing and communications is desirable.
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is desirable.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling web-based management systems is required. 
  • Experience in the use of a modern web-based ERP System, preferably Oracle Cloud, is desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.

Application Information:

Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org

Application Information: Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from 
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment;
  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

Inclusion Statement:

•       At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits employ, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity, and organizational need.

•       If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

•       UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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