Resource Mobilization Officer
Application deadline in 1 day: Wednesday 8 Dec 2021 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
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.
The South Sudan country office was established in 2011 when the country gained its independence. The main office is situated in the capital Juba with 13 field and zonal offices across the country. UNICEF South Sudan is one of the largest country offices globally with 364 staff members (end 2020) and one of the largest country programmes, due to the great needs in the country. More information on UNICEF’s programming can be found at our website: https://www.unicef.org/southsudan/
This UNV assignment will support UNICEF ‘s resource mobilization efforts for 2022 in the overseeing of field visit coordination, donor visibility and support to donor reporting and proposal development.
UN Volunteers should be provided equal duty of care as extended to all host entity personnel. Host entity support to the UN Volunteer includes, but is not limited to: • Introductory briefings about the organisation and office-related context including security, emergency procedures, good cultural practice and orientation to the local environment; • Support with arrival administration including setting-up of bank accounts, residence permit applications and completion of other official processes as required by the host government or host entity; • Structured guidance, mentoring and coaching by a supervisor including a clear workplan and performance appraisal; • Access to office space, equipment, IT support and any other systems and tools required to complete the objectives of the assignment including a host entity email address; • Access to shared host entity corporate knowledge, training and learning; • Inclusion of the volunteer in emergency procedures such as evacuations; • Leave management; • DSA for official travel, when applicable; • All changes in the Description of Assignment occurring between recruitment and arrival or during the assignment need to be formalized with the United Nations Volunteer Programme.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Donor Relations Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Resource Mobilization Officer will:
• Support the organization, preparation and documentation of donor meetings including setting up of meetings, preparation of presentations in conjunction with programme sections, preparation of briefing notes and documentation of donor meetings. • Assist in planning and preparation of materials for donor visits and events, and when needed support the planning of donor visits. • Support the updating of monitoring tools for fundraising and donor engagement. • Support the development of effective concepts for engagement with donors and development of resource mobilization aids and documents. • Contribute to capacity building of country office staff on proposal and report writing, providing one on one follow up support and knowledge sharing. • Stay abreast of key developments in the external environment as they affect fundraising and remain up to date with fundraising practices within UNICEF and across the sector. • Perform other related duties as required. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
• 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;
• Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
• 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.
• As an active UNICEF team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNICEF and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including: - support in strategic donor engagement - Improved visibility and donor recognition - Effective donor reporting and proposal development • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed
• Professionalism • Integrity • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Commitment to continuous learning • Communication: • Flexibility: • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement
external relations, fundraising, communications, international development, or a related field is required. • At least two (2) years of relevant professional work experience required in emergency contexts or development work is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organizations. • Experience in donor engagement and resource mobilization required. International fundraising experience is an asset. • External communications experience is an asset. • Advanced ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and concisely orally as well as in writing. • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas. • Proven ability to manage different priorities of different internal and external stakeholders. • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and familiarity with database management. • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines
Recent reports from IGAD and parties to the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan show good progress and goodwill towards implementation of the peace agreement. The improving security situation across the country that was once engulfed in fighting has built positively to national security and stability. Security in Juba (Duty Station) is calm with curfew which currently runs from 19.00hrs to 06.00hrs. There are thousands of multinationals in the country supporting various humanitarian, development and peacekeeping activities. However, South Sudan remains a unique country and is in a unique (humanitarian) operation. It provides for an interesting and enriching environment, but also requires a mature level of cultural awareness, as well as more stamina and commitment than elsewhere to make life comfortable and affordable. Therefore, flexibility and the ability and willingness to live and work in harsh and potentially hazardous conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort, are essential.
Conditions of Service
The initial contract is issued upon arrival for the period indicated above. The contract can be extended depending on continuation of mandate, availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectancy of renewal of the assignment.
A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA), which is composed of a Monthly Living Allowance (MLA) and a Family Allowance (FA) for those with dependents (maximum three).
The Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities, transportation, communications and other basic needs. The VLA can be calculated using by applying the Post-Adjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the VLA base rate US$ 1,631. The VLA base rate is a global rate across the world, while the PAM is duty station/country-specific and fluctuates on a monthly basis according to cost of living. This method ensures that international UN Volunteers have comparable purchasing power at all duty stations irrespective of varying costs of living. The PAM is established by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and is published at the beginning of every month on the ICSC website - http://icsc.un.org.
In non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC, international UN Volunteers receive a Well-Being Differential (WBD) on a monthly basis. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are provided a settling-in-grant (SIG) at the start of the assignment (if the volunteer did not reside in the duty station for at least 6 months prior to taking up the assignment) and in the event of a permanent reassignment to another duty station.
UNV provides life, health, permanent disability insurances as well as assignment travel, annual leave, full integration in the UN security framework (including residential security reimbursements).
UN Volunteers are paid Daily Subsistence Allowance at the UN rate for official travels, flight tickets for periodic home visit and for the final repatriation travel (if applicable). Resettlement allowance is paid for satisfactory service at the end of the assignment.
UNV will provide, together with the offer of assignment, a copy of the Conditions of Service, including Code of conduct, to the successful candidate.
The candidates from Japan and South Korea would be given preference