The position of Donor Relations and Resource Mobilization Adviser, sits in the Resource Mobilization Branch (RMB), Division of Communications and Strategic Partnerships (DCS), responsible for overseeing and guiding UNFPA Supplies programme’s efforts to coordinate the relationships with the programme’s donors and build the partnerships needed to ensure sustained and expanded funding and financing needed to implement the programme and subsequently to deliver UNFPA’s mandate. The position benefits from being seated in RMB integrating programme-related donor engagement with corporate resource mobilization strategies, donor relations and strategic communications. The position reports to the Chief of the RM Branch with a direct working relationship with the Supplies Partnership Programme Leader.
How you can make a difference:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
UNFPA Supplies – a multilateral, multi-donor, UNFPA-managed thematic trust fund –is the world’s largest provider of donated contraceptives. The programme provides over 40 percent of all contraceptives donated to developing countries and helps strengthen health systems to deliver them. Since its inception in 2007, the programme has mobilized over US$1 billion to support national action to expand access to family planning for millions of the world’s poorest women and girls. UNFPA Supplies is uniquely positioned to support countries in their efforts to ensure universal health coverage (UHC), helping to build stronger, integrated health systems that will ensure access to and use of rights-based family planning services, contraceptives, and maternal health medicines.
UNFPA Supplies is governed through a tiered committee structure made up of key programme stakeholders and donors that provides strategic direction and management oversight. A Steering Committee approves programme strategy and key documents based on recommendations from three targeted sub-committees with deeper engagement and subject-matter expertise on finance & risk, strategy & planning, and human resources. Broader stakeholder input and engagement is achieved through annual Partner Assembly meetings.
The Donor Relations and Resource Mobilization Adviser will apply an integrated approach to building opportunities with key existing and emerging donors, and in providing strategic guidance to the UNFPA Supplies programme to navigate an increasingly diverse public sector partnership environment. S/he will also build close relationships with the programme’s stakeholders including the Steering Committee Chairperson; and will provide strategic guidance to amplify messaging through different channels including the UNFPA Supplies Partner’s Assemble to secure greater investment in family planning.
Advanced university degree with specialization in business administration, (financial) management, public administration or a related subject in the international development field.
Knowledge and Experience:
● At least 10 years of relevant progressively responsible international professional experience, including at the country and regional level, preferably with previous experience/exposure to the UN sustainable development system, UN operational activities, policies, and UN funding instruments;
● Good analytical skills, including financial data analysis and projections;
● Good written and oral communication skills;
● Proven experience with partnership building, management and financial reporting;
● Proven familiarity with UN Reforms, in particular as they relate to policy, funding and financing for development and humanitarian activities,
● Ability to successfully execute fund portfolio management and coordination functions;
● Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective relationships both within and outside the organization.
Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is highly desirable for this role as interface with bilateral and multilateral partners
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