Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.
Background Information - Small Grants Cluster
Grants Management Services
UNOPS executes the UNDP-implemented Small Grants Programme though the Small Grants Cluster. Funded by the Global Environment Facility, the Small Grants Programme efficiently channels direct grants to non-governmental and community-based organizations to help them cope with climate change; conserve biodiversity; protect international waters; reduce the impact of Persistent Organic Pollutants; and prevent land degradation. Helping communities with their initiatives for sustainable livelihoods while generating global environmental benefits is the core inspiration of the Small Grants Programme.
Background Information - Job-specific
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) is implemented by UNDP on behalf of the GEF Partnership. As the responsible Executing Agency, UNOPS provides services to UNDP for administrative, financial and legal aspects of grant-making and country operations.
Through the SGP modality, the GEF provides support to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) in developing countries for efforts to address global environmental challenges, including issues on biodiversity conservation, climate change, international waters, land degradation, and chemicals and wastes management.
Established in 1992, SGP is present in 125 countries, with over total 20000 projects. Over the years, SGP has developed extensive partnerships at global, national and local levels to reverse global environmental degradation and address sustainable development issues.
Rationale for fundraising position
While the SGP receives multi-year predictable funding from the GEF aligned with the funding cycles of the GEF to provide effective country level grants and leadership for community-based actions to secure global and local environmental benefits, SGP needs to develop a forward-looking, innovative, and robust resource mobilization and partnership strategy, which takes into account emerging financial mechanisms on environmental and development issues and challenges communities face globally as well as benefiting from initial lessons of partnership and diversified resource mobilization.
This robust resource mobilization and partnership strategy will build on and leveraging existing funding and partnerships, explores new fund-raising opportunities from a variety of sources including but not limited to donors, trust funds, foundations, and private sector. In addition to this strategy, there is also a need to ensure that resource mobilization is based on a viable suite of funding proposals that capture the SGP programme’s comparative advantages, challenges and needs.
To this end, SGP is seeking to recruit a qualified consultant for a period of 6 months to develop a resource mobilization strategy and accompanying action plan together with a dossier of funding proposals.
The consultant will be required to:
The consultant will deliver the following key deliverables:
The consultant will work under the overall guidance of the Global Manager, while the Deputy Global Manager will jointly facilitate the work. Regular discussion and updates are expected, at least on a monthly basis
The selected consultant will have the following qualifications and competencies: