Communications and Resource Mobilisation Officer

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be as much about the development of effective co-operation and collaboration as it will be about the scale and form such co-operation takes. There is a lot of talk about partnership, but not enough practical, on-the-ground support, to make partnerships thrive, especially not at scale. To this end, the Government of Kenya with support from the UN, established in 2017 the SDG Partnership Platform. The Platform, housed by the RCO, brings together leadership from Government, development partners, private sector, philanthropy, civil society, and academia to create diverse SDG accelerator windows to catalyse and unlock carefully selected, partnerships and investments for driving SDG impacts in Kenya. The SDG Partnership Platform became a United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2018-2022 Flagship initiative towards the realisation of agenda 2030 by taking leadership on overarching facilitation, coordination and demonstration of how Public Private Partnerships and Collaborations can effectively translate the SDGs into action on the ground and thereby guide and accelerate impact, maximise investments and optimise resource utilisation. Under the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) Kenya 2022-2026, the Platform will play a key role as enabler for building partnerships and creating financing opportunities. This new UNSDCF encompasses all UN Kenya support to the Government and people of Kenya through two key Strategic Priorities on (1) People and Peace and (2) Planet and Prosperity respectively supported by (3) a crosscutting Strategic Enabler of Partnerships. The UNSDCF has a strong Leaving No One Behind (LNOB) lens on women/girls; children/youth; all people living in urban informal settlements and all people living in arid or semi-arid lands. The UN country team also wishes to see partnerships and joint action including funding and financing at the core.

Under the direct supervision of SDG Partnership Platform Coordinator at the Resident Coordinator’s Office [please complete with the function of the supervisor], the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:  Develop and operationalise a communication and resource mobilisation strategy for the SDG Partnership Platform’s outreach and sustainability  Develop innovative outreach and communication material targeting main stakeholders served by the SDG Partnership Platform  Draft and edit web-based newsletters such as monthly update on activities of the SDG Partnership Platform  Monitor social media networks for brand enhancement opportunities and initiate online conversations on behalf of the platform Stay current with social media trends and tools – including social media networking and participating in relevant blogs  Provide technical support to the SDG Partnership Platform team in the use of social media in public communication. Manage and preserve the account logins credential with SDG PP Coordinator  Engage key traditional and non-traditional partners, including government, civil society, private sector, development partners and others new as well as traditional actors on the collective 2030 Agenda and the related role and impact of the UN's work in country  Mapping partners, analysing trends and undertaking other research as directed  Identification of strategic longer-term partnership opportunities  Drafting of Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Strategy  Developing related Action Plan to approach different partners  Create fundraising materials such as PowerPoints, infographics, etc., and donor reports for supporting fundraising and donor commitments such as Biannual and Annual Reports, concept notes, presentations, fliers etc. In liaison with the grants management office, manage the timelines for submission of all reports  Work closely with the SDGPP team, the SDG Multi Partner Trust Fund Kenya Secretariat and the overall RCO team to develop and align reporting templates and schedules for the team at SDGPP for purposes of consolidating content required for planning documents, workplans and reports and general content for social media and newsletters  Contribute to the overall work of the SDG Partnership Platform and the coordination work done by the RCO team as need be in support of the Coordinator of the SDG Partnership Platform, the UNCT and the RC.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day).  Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country.  Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities.  Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.  Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UN Volunteers.  Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

in public relations, communications, or advocacy at the national or international level Prior experience in resource mobilization for the United Nations or another international or development organization will be considered an asset  Good understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  Digital Graphic design skills are an added advantage  Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization is helpful but not mandatory  Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems, proven knowledge of social media and analytics software (Hootsuite, Raven Tools, Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, etc.)

The Republic of Kenya is an equatorial nation on the coast of East Africa, neighboring Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and the Indian Ocean. Kenya has two levels of Government; National Government and 47 sub-national Governments called Counties. Counties are further divided into sub-counties. Kenya is a multi-party state with Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches. Kenya’s population of more than 40 million is growing at an annual rate of 2.2%. The country’s GNP per capita estimated at purchasing power parity (PPP) is $975, and the GNP is growing at an average rate of 0.1% annually. More than 26% of Kenya’s people live below the international poverty line of $1 per day. Kenya’s main food crops are “maize, wheat, pulses, roots and tubers.” (FAO).

Nairobi is a modern metropolitan city where most basic goods and services, health facilities, public transport, telecommunication and banking services and educational facilities are readily available. The city is widely connected through its main airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the smaller Wilson Airport. Air transport is also available to many up-country destinations. The city is home to some 3,000 UN personnel mainly attributed to the fact that it serves as the headquarters for both the UN HABITAT and UNEP.

The socio-economic and cultural background of the immediate society the UNV would be living and working in is diverse and prevailing security conditions at the place of assignment is modest. The topographic and climatic features of the assignment location is highland cool and warm tropical climate.

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