Avis de recrutement d’un(e) chargé(e) des partenariats et de la mobilisation des ressources, Yaoundé, Cameroun

 

 

Parent Sector : Field Office

Duty Station : Yaounde

Job Family : External Relations

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 25-JUILLET-2021

UNESCO Core Values : Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

 

Overview of the functions of the post :

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945.

UNESCO’s office in Yaoundé was established in 1991, transformed in 2014 into a Regional Office for Central Africa covering Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Sao Tomé et Principe. The Yaoundé Office has the mandate to implement programmatic activities and projects within UNESCO’s areas of competence: Education, Science, Social Human Sciences, Culture, Communication and Information.

UNESCO seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences, Culture and Communication. UNESCO’s programs contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. UNESCO is the only UN agency with a constitutional mandate to promote free flow of ideas by word and image and to maintain, increase and diffuse knowledge. It has close to 8 decades of experience in global standard setting, promoting the establishment of international and national policies and implementation of concrete projects in the area of communication and information. It also has a unique mandate to mobilize for quality and inclusive education; protect and promote cultural heritage and support cultural diversity. It contributes to the pursuance of scientific cooperation.   The UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Yaoundé is actively represented in the United Nations’ Country Team (UNCT) in Cameroun and in other countries of the region that it covers, cooperating actively as well with Peace Keeping missions in the region. UNESCO also participates all UNCT working groups; Governance, Communication etc   In light of the aforementioned, the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Officer will be responsible to support the Office in keeping the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Plan up to date, including the related action plan, which details ongoing fundraising efforts across the office to address resource gaps by providing professional expertise and assistance in the field.

Long Desc.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the UNESCO Regional Director for Central Africa or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Officer will :

  • Support the Director in keeping the Resource Mobilization Plan up to date, including the related action plan, which details ongoing fundraising efforts across the office to address resource gaps ;
  • Act as the main knowledge point for intelligence on donors: Keep up to date with the latest developments, reach out opportunities and initiatives of relevance (e.g. strategic partnership opportunities, donor trends, new funding initiatives on thematic areas announced by international donors, donors announcing interest in Central Africa region, donors contributing to emergency appeals, etc.) ;
  • Participate in relevant webinars, trainings, workshops etc. organized by UNESCO or others in the region and in headquarters and share gained intelligence afterwards with the office ;
  • Track and monitor all partnerships and resource mobilization efforts in the region, particular of flagship programmes e.g. Biennale of Luanda, and systematically keep records, process, share information and updates with the Director and relevant sections ;
  • Contribute to the resource mobilization efforts for the Biennale of Luanda, contributing to the expansion of the Alliance of Partners, targeting new partners and network of partners, including international foundations, private sector and high-net-worth individuals ;
  • Support with the partnership and resource mobilization strategy and segmentation of partners for the Biennale partner’s alliance, including developing partners profiles and drafting partnership agreements ;
  • Secures partnership obligations with a variety of partners and donors, elaborates and submits key partnership documents in a timely manner ;
  • Elaborate key partnership documents to donor relations (Proposals, narrative and financial reports, mission reports and documentation,  correspondence and communication materials, donor visibility material, etc.) are adequately saved, processed, updated and shared ;
  • Maintains correspondence and contacts with key representatives in partner, stakeholder organizations and donors up ;
  • Keep abreast of key issues and developing trends pertaining UNESCO’s mandate and seek opportunities for raising the profile of UNESCO ;
  • Organize donor review meetings or steering committee meetings in close consultation with the relevant sectors, keeping minutes of relevant partnership meetings  Overall monitoring of internal timelines and deadlines to ensure the timely submission of reports, proposals, including allowing sufficient time for quality control, editing, etc. ;
  • While the substance of any proposal will come from the responsible Chief of Section or Programme Specialist, the Resource Mobilization Officer is responsible for quality assurance including layout, editing and formatting, and for checking the completeness of the correspondence, reports or proposals including the proposed budget, visibility and reporting agreements, etc. This includes compliance with UNESCO terminology and guidelines on the use of the logo and other communication needs ;
  • Ensure the proposals include clear arrangements and agreements on reporting timelines as well as donor visibility (human interest stories, website/social media coverage, field visits), and that the requirements for visibility are adequately costed in the budget ;
  • Support the Director with the development of a set of compelling communication assets such as fact sheets, a standard slide presentation, etc. that can be customized easily for different donors ;
  • Support the Director in maintaining effective and positive relationships with all decentralized representatives of partners and donors (incl. potential donors) ;
  • Provide unofficial and irregular soft partners and donors updates outside the agreed reporting schedule if required to demonstrate progress and impact to the donor (e.g. newspaper articles, website coverage, quick photos and videos from the field, key staff profiles, etc.) ;
  • Monitor and track the successful implementation of donor agreements in line with the agreed proposal, including expenditure monitoring together with the responsible programme specialist ;
  • Flag any deviations and/or delays to the Director and the senior management and the relevant sectors ;
  • Overall monitoring and coordination of reporting schedules under donor agreements and ensuring timely submission ;
  • While the substance of any donor report will come from the responsible programme specialist, the incumbent is responsible for quality assurance, layout and formatting, and ensuring reporting is in line with initial agreements and templates under the proposal. This includes accuracy check as well as ensuring compliance with UNESCO terminology and guidelines on the use of UNESCO’s logo and comm material ;
  • Contribute to and oversee project communication and visibility plans.

 

Results/expected outputs :

As an active UNESCO team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNESCO and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including :

  • Well managed and up to date information platform and database of partners, donors, partnerships ;
  • Well-designed partnerships and donors mobilization strategy with clear and well managed indicators ;
  • Effective and efficient management and monitoring of partnerships and donors agreements ;
  • Tangible positive results in terms of mobilization of resources and establishment of partnerships ;
  • 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.

Competencies (core / managerial) :

  • Accountability (C) ;
  • Communication (C) ;
  • Innovation (C) ;
  • Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) ;
  • Planning and organizing (C);
  • Results focus (C);
  • Teamwork (C);
  • Professionalism (C).

For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.

 

Required qualifications :

  • Required Degree Level : Master’s degree
  • Required Experience : 10 years

Qualifications, skills, experience :

  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. marketing or area related to fundraising and resource mobilization ;
  • At least 10 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in resource mobilization or partnership , or other relevant programmes; experience with project management is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization ;
  • Proven track of fundraising skills ;
  • Excellent analytical and drafting and reporting skills, financial management skills, and organizational skillsExcellent oral and written skills, strategic communicator and strong persuasion ;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing ;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development ;
  • 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 ;
  • Ability to organize meetings, calls and documents that may require the input of multiple sources ;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, MS Project, Powerpoint, Prezi) and email/internet; familiarity with database management and CRM systems and platforms; and office technology equipment ;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines ;
  • Sound security awareness ;
  • Have affinity with or interest in the areas of Education, Culture and Sciences, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

 Language skills : Fluency in spoken and written French and English is required;

Working knowledge of Portuguese and/or Spanish is an advantage.

 

JOB DETAILS :

Title : Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Officer

Grade : Senior

Type of contract : Consultant Contract

Period : 11 months 

Deadline for submission : 25 July 2021

 

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.

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