External Relations & Partnerships

United Nations Volunteers, Kinshasa, Congo

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationMedia and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th August, 2021


Job Description

Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of the WHO Country Office, the UN Volunteer will:

  • Develop and implement an innovative resource mobilization action plan for the Country Office to ensure sustainable financing for core and emergency activities.
  • Researches the interests and application requirements of the main donors and other sources of funding to the country.
  • Drafts proposals, donor briefings, reports and updates to ensure accurate and timely reporting;
  • Maintain partner relations through innovative approaches (e.g, quarterly partner briefing) ; while concisely, clearly and convincingly communicating WHO yearly/biennial strategic direction; proactively contributes in negotiations for rapid donor
  • Support the overall activities related to mobilization of resources, grants management, funding needs and gaps and the awards process. Maintain project calendars and milestones; analyses information on project activities and monitors
  • progress towards targets using various project management databases;
  • Liaises with Regional Offices to secure the required clearance, including legal and financial clearances for proposals and donor agreements before signature.
  • support the management of multiple projects throughout the project life cycle; monitor implementation rates and reporting deadlines and ensure activities and expenditures are aligned with the terms and conditions set out in individual donor agreements; work
  • closely with procurement, logistics, HR and technical staff to monitor the overall implementation of projects in the country office;
  • Liaise with coordination agencies in the country to ensure that the Country Office participates in system-wide resource mobilization activities and that it effectively engages with staff of Country-Based Pooled Funds to secure funding from
  • those sources;
  • In coordination with the Communication Officer, effectively utilizes the communication products to inform donors about
  • both Health Sector and WHO’s strategies and work to encourage them to fund the overall health sector response to
  • affected populations and to WHO’s strategic plans and proposals;
  • Performs any other relevant duties, as required by the supervisor.

Qualifications/Requirements

Required degree level

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent

Educational additional comments

  • First level university degree in public health, business administration, management, communications, international relations or a related field.

Required experience

  • 24 Months

Experience remark

  • At least 2- 4 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level experience in grant management, donor funding, proposal development, and resource mobilization
  • Desirable:. Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; Experience in WHO or other UN organizations would be an asset.

Skills: Excellent excel and power point skills; good management, communications, resource mobilization, public relations and interpersonal skills. Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; 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 work with tight deadlines;

Language skills

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge

Source:https://www.unv.org/vo/codr000857-10182


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