ASSOCIATE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION OFFICER, PARTNERSHIPS AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
Application deadline 7 months ago: Tuesday 15 Feb 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a NO-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-2 contracts.
Org. Setting and Reporting The UN Secretary-General launched on 1 January 2019 a bold and new global reform which repositioned the UN Development System to deliver more effectively and efficiently with the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. As part of this reform, UN Resident Coordinator Offices (UN RCO), under the leadership of an empowered and independent UN Resident Coordinator - the highest-ranking official of the UN Development System and Representative of the UN Secretary-General at country level support countries in the achievement of their development priorities and the attainment of the SDGs.
The position is located in the Ramallah office of the United Nations Resident Coordination Office (RCO) in occupied Palestinian territory and reports to the Head of the RCO.
Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible of the following duties:
Responsibilities 1. Provides substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UNCT partnerships and partnerships with Palestinian institutions: - Provides substantive support, as assigned, for the development and implementation of the UN Partnership Strategy in alignment with and support of the UNSDCF in the country; - Provides substantive support to UNSCO and UNCT in their partnerships with Palestinian institutions; - Monitors and assesses the strategy at regular intervals to harness new emerging opportunities, to identify probable changes to the internal direction and external environment, and to make mid-term adjustments; - Provides substantive support to the Resident Coordinator (RC) and the UNCT in identifying risks and opportunities related to specific partnerships, and suggests mitigation measures as relevant; - Prepares inputs on due diligence processes of potential investment and partnership opportunities, in accordance with UN regulations and procedures; - Provides substantive support to RC/UNCT to develop and implement locally-tailored partnerships and resource mobilization strategies and initiatives; - Contributes to dialogues with partners to improve development assistance policies and practice; - Assists in liaison and coordination with UN entities at country, regional and HQ levels, to help package and define UN business strategies, including differentiated value propositions to attract partners, both traditional and non-traditional.
2. Participates in joint resource mobilization for the UNSDCF: - Provides substantive support to the RC/UNCT to develop and implement locally-tailored resource mobilization strategies and initiatives, and identify appropriate data and benchmarks to measure progress and success; - Monitors and analyzes existing resource mobilization partnerships and relationships, including those with high net worth; - Contributes to the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of joint programmes and programming processes for use in joint resource mobilization; - Assists in the production and distribution of marketing materials to raise awareness about opportunities for working with the UN on SDG investment; - Contributes to building the UN brand via events, media and public relations opportunities targeted to the diverse partners, in close collaboration with the UN Communications Group.
3. Provides substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the SDGs, as directed: - Provides substantive support on financing for development options, instruments, modalities to the RC/UNCT, in alignment with the Common Country Analysis (CCA), UNSDCF, MAPS (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support) and similar processes; - Analyzes trends and provides substantive support on new and innovative financing mechanisms for development and SDG acceleration; - Provides inputs for briefing papers and discussion points on issues related to financing for development for consideration by RC/UNCT; - Assists in engaging with external stakeholders - including the national government, international financial institutions and others - on financing for SDG acceleration; - Contributes to the design and execution of innovative proposals to strengthen the UNCT engagement and reputation, and to generate greater financial resources in support of the SDGs; - Assists in the establishment and management of the country-based SDG Fund, in close collaboration with Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (where relevant).
4. Supports knowledge management and capacity development: - Assists in the development, maintenance and sharing of knowledge and intelligence, to inform and position the RC/UNCT to effectively generate and harness opportunities to meet its resource mobilization targets; - Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice at national, regional and global levels; - Undertakes activities to strengthen the capacity of UNCTs to mainstream and promote SDG investment partnerships; - Provides substantive support for the discovery, evaluation and selection of partnership opportunities at the sourcing and origination stages.
5. Assists in monitoring, analysis and reporting on socio-economic challenges and on development activities undertaken by the UN and other partners in the West Bank: - Monitors and analyzes socio-economic developments in the West Bank, including with regard to key economic sectors, public services and trade and stays abreast of the situation, key players and activities as well as the challenges and opportunities faced; - Monitors and reports on developments related to the CU/RCO and UNCT development and socio-economic programs and activities in Gaza, including preparing inputs for situation reports, background notes, options papers and public communications; - Maintains an effective system of information management designed to guarantee accessibility and utility of information on UN development programming in the West Bank; - Develops and maintains an overview of main ongoing development and socio-economic activities, results and challenges in the West Bank; - Identifies and analyzes key development challenges and opportunities, and supports the development of strategies, policies, key messages and advocacy opportunities designed to achieve common objectives.
Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of sustainable development theories, concepts and approaches. Ability to identify and develop sources for data collection. Ability to undertake research, analyze data, make recommendations and write draft reports on sustainable development issues. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to partnerships, project/programme management, resource mobilization or development finance in the context of development cooperation or related area is required.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
NOTE: "fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice This is a temporary Job Opening. Appointment against this position is temporarily available until 17 February 2023 with possibility of extension, a limited duration and does not carry any expectancy, legal or otherwise, of renewal.
THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO NATIONALS OF PALESTINE ONLY. National Professional Officer category shall be of the nationality of the country where this position is located and will be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of the office. If no suitable local candidate is identified, Palestine nationals residing elsewhere may be considered, in which case the candidate would be responsible for any costs related to traveling and relocating to Palestine in the event of an employment offer.
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The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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