Associate Development Coordination Officer

United Nations Development Programme, South Sudan

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource Mobilization
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th July, 2019


Job Description

Background

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships: The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordination Office (RCO) in South Sudan and reports to the Strategic Planning Advisor and Team Leader. Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance will be responsible of the following duties:

Summary of Functions:

  • Assists in providing substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UN Country Team (UNCT) and partnerships
  • Participates in joint resource mobilization for the UN Cooperation Framework (UNCF)
  • Provides substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as directed
  • Supports knowledge management and capacity development

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UNCT partnerships:

  • Provides substantive support, as assigned, for the development and implementation of the UN Cooperation Framework;
  • Contributes to dialogues with partners to improve development assistance policies and practice;
  • Assists in liaison and coordination with UN entities at country, regional and HQ levels, to help package and define UN business strategies, including differentiated value propositions to attract partners, both traditional and non-traditional.
  • Provides substantive support to the DSRSG/RC/HC and the UNCT in identifying risks and opportunities related to specific partnerships, and suggests mitigation measures as relevant;
  • Prepares inputs on due diligence processes of potential investment and partnership opportunities, in accordance with UN regulations and procedures;
  • Provides substantive support to DSRSG/RC/HC /UNCT to develop and implement locally-tailored partnerships and resource mobilization strategies and initiatives;

Participates in joint resource mobilization for the UN Cooperation Framework:

  • Contributes to the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of joint programmes and programming processes for use in joint resource mobilization;
  • Provides substantive support to the DSRSG/RC/HC /UNCT to develop and implement locally-tailored resource mobilization strategies and initiatives, and identify appropriate data and benchmarks to measure progress and success;
  • Monitors and analyzes existing resource mobilization partnerships and relationships, including those with high net worth;
  • Assists in the production and distribution of marketing materials to raise awareness about opportunities for working with the UN on SDG investment;
  • Contributes to building the UN brand via events, media and public relations opportunities targeted to the diverse partners, in close collaboration with the UN Communications Group.

Provides substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the SDGs, as directed

Provides substantive support on financing for development options, instruments, modalities to the DSRSG/RC/HC /UNCT, in alignment with the Common Country Analysis (CCA), UNCF, and similar strategic frameworks;

  • Analyzes trends and provides substantive support on new and innovative financing mechanisms for development and SDG acceleration;
  • Provides inputs for briefing papers and discussion points on issues related to financing for development for consideration by DSRSG/RC/HC /UNCT;
  • Assists in engaging with external stakeholders - including the national government, international financial institutions and others - on financing for SDG acceleration;
  • Contributes to the design and execution of innovative proposals to strengthen the UNCT engagement and reputation, and to generate greater financial resources in support of the SDGs;
  • Assists in the establishment and management of the country-based SDG Fund.

Supports knowledge management and capacity development:

Assists in the development, maintenance and sharing of knowledge and intelligence, to inform and position the DSRSG/RC/HC /UNCT to effectively generate and harness opportunities to meet its resource mobilization targets;

  • Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice at national, regional and global levels;
  • Undertakes activities to strengthen the capacity of UNCT to mainstream and promote SDG investment;
  • Provides substantive support for the discovery, evaluation and selection of partnership opportunities at the sourcing and origination stages.

Competencies:

  • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of sustainable development theories, concepts and approaches. Ability to identify and develop sources for data collection. Ability to undertake research, analyze data, make recommendations and write draft reports on sustainable development issues. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
  • Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
  • Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.
  • Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with four additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Experience: A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to partnerships, project/programme management, resource mobilization or development finance in the context of development cooperation or related area is required.

Language Requirments:

  • Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, is required;
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an added advantage but not a requirementAdditional requirements: National Professional Officers are nationals of the country in which they are serving, and their functions must have a national context, i.e. functions that require national experience or knowledge of the national language, culture, institutions, and systems.

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