Resource Mobilization Officer
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
During deployment, the duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.
Reporting to Head, WHO Country office or Director, Technical Cluster, and working closely with counterparts at the respective Regional Offices and HQ, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
- Support the development of a resource mobilization based on existing and potential donors and fundraising mechanisms.
- In close coordination with Project Management and Planning Officers, manage the overall and day-to-day activities related to mobilization of resources, monitoring and tracking funding needs and gaps.
- Liaise with HQ on the required legal and financial clearances and engagement with donors.
- Engage with the main humanitarian donors to the country (in consultation with HQ and Regional Office Resource Mobilization teams). Participate in donor coordination meetings; contribute in negotiations for rapid donor agreements.
- Establish and manage a network of donor contacts, track proposals submitted, funds pledged/received and donor agreement implementation requirements (implementation deadlines, earmarking for specific activities, visibility requests, reporting, etc.).
- Report on expected results and resource mobilization activities in compliance with related documents to be disseminated among donors, and draft specific reports to donors as stated in legal agreements.
- Liaise partners and other UN agencies in the country to ensure that WHO information and updates are adequately captured in the respective situation reports, donor briefs and other relevant documents.
- In coordination with the Communication and Advocacy Officer, effectively utilize the communication products and advocacy material in convincing and encouraging donors to fund the overall health sector response to affected populations. If required, research, write and edit information materials in support to resource mobilization activities, including success stories.
- Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
- First level university degree in social sciences, international relations, political sciences, business, communications, marketing, management or economics from an accredited and recognized academic institution, is required.
- Specific studies on resource mobilization, development and/or humanitarian work, as well as, training in donor intelligence, proposal writing, and general project management, is desirable.
- At least 3-4 years of relevant professional work experience, at the national and international level, in resource mobilization and external relations.
- Documented achievements in fundraising activities, part of which supporting humanitarian emergency or health outbreak response and recovery activities, is required.
- Prior relevant work experience in WHO/UN system, health cluster partners, relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations, is desirable.
- English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
- French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
- Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
- Strong interpersonal, representational and organizational skills, with proven ability to facilitate and strengthen the involvement and collaboration of a broad range of internal and external partners;
- Demonstrated success in resource mobilization complemented by the ability to conceptualize ideas and promote consensus;
- Integrity, tack and discretion;
- Ability to work and achieve goals under pressure;
- Sound understanding of the impact of emergencies and crises on social and economic development, and its burden on populations;
- Good knowledge of WHO mandate and goals in the emergency incident management context is an asset.
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
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First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.
Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.
This assignment is in the framework of the Africa Women Health Champions to improve health and gender equality initiative. African female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application deadline: 29 March 2020