Individual Consultant - Senior Resource Mobilization Consultant for Education

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**OVERVIEW** ------------ Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED) Duty Station: Bangkok Job Family: Education Type of contract : Non Staff Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months Recruitment open to : External candidates Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 29 August 2021 UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism **OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST** ----------------------------------------- Since 1961, UNESCO Bangkok has had a dual role as both the Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and as a Cluster Office in the Asia-Pacific region. As a regional bureau for education, UNESCO Bangkok provides technical expertise and assistance in an advisory capacity through knowledge production, dissemination, and monitoring and evaluation in the field of education for 46 Member States in Asia and the Pacific in collaboration with UNESCO field offices and the antenna office in Myanmar. As a cluster office, UNESCO Bangkok also helps to implement all UNESCO programmes (education, sciences, culture and communication and information) in Thailand, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Singapore, and indirectly in Viet Nam and Cambodia, in cooperation with the country offices Hanoi, Phnom Penh and the antenna office in Myanmar. In line with the UNESCO Resource Mobilization Strategy for 2020-2021, UNESCO is strengthening its capacity for decentralized resource mobilization at the field level. In response, UNESCO Bangkok requires the services of a senior consultant to support the office with fundraising efforts in the office, especially for regional flagship initiatives in education. The 41st UNESCO General Conference in November 2021 will debate and adopt its next medium-term strategy document for 2022-2029 (41C/4) as well as its quadrennial programme and biennial budget 2022-2025 (41C/5). As part of this process, UNESCO field offices will be developing their respective resource mobilization plans with a view to achieve the objectives set out in the programme. The consultant is expected to support UNESCO Bangkok with the drafting of the resource mobilization plan 2022-2025. The individual will work under the overall supervision of the Director of the Bangkok Office and the day to day supervision of the Head of the Executive Office, who will provide key inputs and guidance for the consultancy assignment. Long Description ---------------- The overall goal is to develop an UNESCO Bangkok Office Resource Mobilisation Plan that is fully owned by staff members of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok and contribute to the achievement of UNESCO’s strategic objectives and outcomes for education in 2022-2025 (41 C/4 and 41 C/5).The objective of this planning document is for internal use and shall inform Bangkok Office staff in mobilising resources, strengthening existing partnerships with UNESCO and UN family, and exploring partnerships with new partners in the coming years. Long Description ---------------- Under the overall authority of the Director of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education and the direct supervision of the Head, Executive Office, develop a resource mobilization plan for the Regional Bureau covering the period 2022 – 2025. The consultant is expected to: • Review relevant documents for a better understanding of the context and UNESCO's programmatic support to the countries in Asia and the Pacific with a focus on education and inter-sectoral programmes ; • Through participatory consultations with the office staff, assist them in targeting specific niches for UNESCO at regional, sub-regional and national levels. The identification of niches should take into account relevant regional and national development strategies and programme needs of Member States, and relevant funding cycles of potential donors. Propose key messages on the added value and achievements of the Office in each niche area for use in project proposals and concept notes • Analyze and identify potential new partners and resource mobilization opportunities and define parameters and timelines over the life of the programme budget (C5). For each of the above donors/partners, provide: o An explanation of why the above donor would be potentially interested in partnering with UNESCO in the region/countries covered by the Office with reference to their policy or programme priorities, including geographical focus (include a hyperlink to the relevant priorities) o Name and contact details of a donor focal point o Relevant information and analysis on the programming cycle/timeline/entry point for submission of proposals o For potential private partners, provide a preliminary assessment of their alignment with UNESCO's core values o Establish a hierarchy of potential donors to approach based on the likelihood of mobilising impactful funding on a large scale with the suggested strategy for engagement with priority donors, differentiated according to the type of donor to be approached. • Liaise with UNESCO Bureau of Strategic Planning (BSP in headquarters) and relevant staff to ensure synergy with the Organization's resource mobilization strategies and other related initiatives; • Coordinate donor intelligence gathering, support the strengthening of UNESCO's position within the UN family and strategic partnerships with government, donors, private sector, foundations; • Conduct research and proactively identify opportunities to develop an active pipeline of potential partners, including new partners. • Prepare and present validate with staff the findings in a workshop; • Submit the reports: the partnership and resource mobilization strategy (4 years) and the action plan for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the said Strategy. The plan should include at least the elements in Annex I. Long Description ---------------- **Deliverables** Payment is made on a monthly basis, against deliverables as per the below schedule. **Deliverable** **Time** Inception Note By 20 October 2021 Development of key messages on the added value and achievements of the Office in each niche area that can be included in project proposals and concept notes By 20 November 2021 Draft resource mobilization plan for 2022-2025 and the action plan for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the said Strategy. In-hourse validation workshop report By 20 December 2021 **COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)** ------------------------------------ Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) **-** ----- For detailed information, please consult the [UNESCO Competency Framework]( **REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS** --------------------------- ***Education*** Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in an area of UNESCO’s competencies (i.e. education, international relations, business administration, economics and communications, and related fields). ***Work Experience*** - Minimum ten (10) years of relevant work experience with demonstrable results in the fields of partnership development and resource mobilization - Experience in education programme management, fundraising and partnership development, ideally including the elaboration of funding strategies; - Knowledge of UNESCO and/or the UN System, global development, official development assistance and private sector aid mechanisms, and philanthropic landscape, including familiarity with major foundations relevant for the Asia-Pacific region; ***Skills/Competencies*** - Proven coordination, planning and organizational skills with the ability to establish and follow plans and priorities; - Excellent networking and partnership skills with donor, corporate, UN, and international non-governmental organizations; - Excellent oral and written communication skills, with proven ability to prepare and draft high-quality documents and reports intended for internal and/or external dissemination; - Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and to establish good working relationships with internal and external partners; - Familiarity with the work and general functioning of international organizations and/or knowledge of the United Nations common system. ***Languages*** - Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English. **DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS** ---------------------------- ***Work Experience*** - Prior experience working with diverse organizations in the region and in another UN agency. - Experience of mobilising resources for education programmes from multilateral and bilateral development agencies such as the Global Partnership for Education and Education Cannot Wait and private sector. **APPLICATION PROCESS** ----------------------- Interested candidates should click on “**Apply Now**”, and download and complete the Employment History form (Word document). Before uploading the document, at the end of the Word document, please insert extra pages with the following required information: - An up-to-date CV stating details of educational qualifications, work experience, including prior experience of similar work. - A list of past similar work or strategic plans written with hyperlinks to access if they are available online, or samples of such papers if they are only available offline. - A brief proposal (1-2 pages) discussing the approach/methodology to undertake the assignment and the proposed fee. ***Assessment*** - Only applications providing the information requested in the application procedure will be considered. - Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview. **Note:** • Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidate(s) about the outcome or status of the selection process. • Please submit your application through Success Factor. Only if you are unable to attach requirements in system, please inform us at **[email protected]**. **SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS** ------------------------------------- Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the [UNESCO careers website.]( No modifications can be made to the application submitted. The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided. **Footer** ---------- UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States [(last update here)]( are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts. UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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