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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child,

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. Comoros has just adopted a new Country Programme Document (CPD) for the period 2022-2026. The new CPD comes in a context of limited resources at the global level. In addition, the economy continues to be affected by reduced official development assistance, a situation exacerbated by the impact of the pandemic. Despite the economic downturn and significant population growth that has further impoverished the population, the Comoros was reclassified by the World Bank as a lower-middle-income country in 2019 based on its per capita gross national income of US$1,320. This reclassification may adversely impact the country’s ability to raise donor funds.

The Comoros Country Office (CCO) nurtures a strong and collaborative relationship with the Government, operating in an environment with little competition from other organizations. However, its reliance on a handful of donors makes its programme implementation vulnerable to donor withdrawal or changes in funding trends and global political events, including the current Ukraine-Russia war. Therefore, it is important to develop a new Resource Mobilization Strategy that will promote diversification of donor funding, possibly introducing innovative/new approaches to access funding through International Financial Institutions (IFIs), innovative funding, co-financing opportunities and closer collaboration with a select number of local donors.

To ensure implementation and funding of the remainder of the CPD for 2024-2026 (funding is secured for only 2 years of the 2022-2026 cycle), the CCO seeks to expand its human resources in partnership and fundraising.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this consultancy is to develop the Resource Mobilization Strategy for the CCO for the period 2022-2026 and support the elaboration of donor-friendly fundraising tools.

The consultancy will be cost-shared with UNICEF ESARO to support UNISON (UNICEF partnerships knowledge management tool) capacity building in ESAR countries and to assist in regional emergency funds tracking.

The partnership and fundraising consultant will be home based with at least 2 missions in Comoros under the supervision of the Representative. S/he will contribute to strengthening fundraising for Comoros. S/he will work closely with all programme sections and partners in Comoros with interaction and support to and from the Regional Office.

Scope of work

The tasks are as follows:

At Country Office’s level:

  1. Development and finalization of a Resource Mobilization Strategy for the CPD 2022-2026 through a collaborative and consultative process with the Country Office and the Senior Advisor Public & Private Partnerships in UNICEF ESARO. The building blocks of the Resource Mobilization Strategy are detailed under the Deliverables section below.
  2. Development of communication material to be used as advocacy tools for fundraising.
  3. Support the Innovation focal points with the elaboration of Innovation funding proposals.

At Regional Office’s level:

  1. Supporting ESARO on implementing capacity building initiatives including training of country offices’ focal points on UNISON, to enhance their respective competencies.
  2. Supporting research and documentation as part of knowledge management through UNISON
  3. Support in regional emergencies’ funds tracking, e.g. HoA drought and others

Deliverables

  1. Produce the final Resource Mobilization Strategy by 31 November 2022. The Resource Mobilization Strategy shall include:

  2. Analysis of donor environment and fundraising trends (past and present) in the country, with links to regional trends.

  3. Fundraising gaps (2022-2023).
  4. Fundraising strategy for (i) public donors; (ii) international financial institutions; (iii) thematic funding; (iv) private sector, including engagement with UNICEF National Committees and potential shared value partnerships; (v) innovative financing.
  5. Strategic and operational enablers: (i) proposal development and reporting; (ii) advocacy and communication materials, including investment cases, etc.; (iii) field visit guidance (iv) roles and responsibilities of Country Office staff; (v) capacity-building requirements. If gaps are identified in strategic and operational enablers, recommendations to bridge these gaps will need to be addressed in the strategy.
  6. Annexes: (i) major donor profiles in the country; (ii) estimated new funds by donors

  7. Develop communication material on a scaled timeline listed below. These materials shall include:

    1. Update the existing One Pagers (short presentation of each programme with funding needs) by August 2022
    2. Visibility brochure per programme by October 2022
    3. Global brochure presenting the new programme (2022-2026) by October 2022
    4. Other relevant materials agreed with the CO, including documenting programme achievements through human interest stories, success stories and lessons learned by December 2022 3.Train CO and RO focal points on UNISON a) Number of countries and colleagues supported

    b) Number of inputs to global UNISON coordinator provided

    c) Number of research pieces provided

    d) Support to regional emergencies fundraising

    e) Recurring/monthly tracking of funds received

Work Assignment overview

Tasks/Milestone Deliverables/outputs Timeline Estimate budget

Support Innovation Team with proposal writing

1 proposal finalized

July

Develop communication materials to be used as advocacy for fundraising

Updated One Pagers (short presentation of each programme with funding needs) are available

August

UNISON trainings and funds tracking

Provided monthly

September

Develop communication materials to be used as advocacy for fundraising

2 visibility brochures (one per programme) are available

October

Develop Resource Mobilization Strategy for the CPD 2022-2026

Resource Mobilization strategy is available

November

Documenting programme achievements through human interest stories, success stories, lessons learned

1 HIS/success story and 1 lesson learned are developed

December

TOTAL

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Economics or related field Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

    • Prior experience of working in PFP/NatComs an asset
    • Experience on UNISON and in Resource Mobilization Strategy development for UNICEF country offices
    • Solid understanding of public and private donor giving trends
    • Knowledge of the latest trends in innovative financing and collaboration opportunities with international financial institutions will be considered an asset
    • Excellent verbal and communication skills in English and French
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Experience in writing UNICEF documents
  • Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

The consultancy is home based with two travel to Comros arranged by the office

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

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