Communications, Resource Mobilisation and Market Intelligence Officer

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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

The Government of Kenya and UN System established in 2017 the SDG Partnership Platform in collaboration with development partners, private sector, philanthropy, academia and civil society including faith-based stakeholders. The Platform has become a flagship program in the United Nations Development Cooperation Framework (2018-2022) and will take leadership on overarching facilitation, coordination and demonstration of how public private collaborations can effectively translate the SDGs into action on the ground and thereby guide unlocking of new SDG financing and optimization of SDG resource utilization, with as result leapfrogging of SDG impacts.

The Platform focuses on four key strategies: 1. Joint advocacy and policy dialogue to create an enabling environment that helps partnerships thrive. 2. Identify and broker large scale public private collaborations in support of the Government’s BIG-4 agenda contributing to the broader SDG agenda. 3. Raise required investments for the collaborations through optimizing a diversity of blended financing instruments and redirection of capital flows towards SDG implementation, engaging a range of partners from public and private sector, philanthropy and civil society. 4. Facilitate monitoring and evaluation, learning and research to inform best and promising policy and practices for SDG partnerships.

Under the direct supervision of the SDG Partnership Platform Coordinator at the Resident Coordinator’s Office, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • 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 SDP 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 and donor reports for supporting fundraising and donor commitments such as Bi Annual and Annual Reports, Concept Notes, Presentations, Fliers etc. In liaison with the grants management office, manage the time lines for submission of all reports.

. Results/Expected Outputs:

• Frequent wwebsite updates highlighting the work of SDG Partnership Platform • Develop human interest stories and Blogs • Promote public engagement on the UN's role and work in the country, including through programme visits showcasing the UN's development impact • Regularly liaise with other partners for content development, information exchange, collaborative communication efforts, and innovative communication and advocacy tools • High quality outreach strategies and action plans produced within the stipulated timelines • Assistance in preparing all relevant reports for SDGPP

• Integrity • Cultural/gender/religion/race/nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability • Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships • Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships • Good management, resource mobilization, public relations and interpersonal skills • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) • Excellent coordination and self-management skills • Ability to work with tight deadlines

the field of online communication and social media management, with tangible results working with Communication agencies and/or national organizations.

A professional work experience at the national and/or international level experience in donor funding, proposal development, and resource mobilization

Prior experience in resource mobilization for the United Nations or another international or development organization will be considered an asset

Proven knowledge of social media and analytics software (Hootsuite, Raven Tools, Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, etc.)

Good understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Republic of Kenya is an equatorial nation on the coast of East Africa, neighbouring 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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