Under the overall guidance of the Chief of the UN Trust Fund, and direct supervision of the Resource Mobilization and Advocacy Manager, the Resource Mobilization Analyst will provide assist in the implementation of the resource mobilization and advocacy strategies for the UN Trust Fund, including support in maintaining and stewarding relationships with the existing donors and partners as well as support in cultivating new partnerships with a view of raising new funds for grant making. This will include maintaining the records and contributing to building institutional memory about donors and partners, with specific focus on Member States.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide technical support and inputs to the resource mobilization processes:
- Provide technical support and inputs to the development and implementation of the fund’s resource mobilization strategy and advocacy initiatives to engage Member States, UN Women National Committees, private sector and high level giving individuals;
- Provide technical inputs to the preparation of funding proposals as required and necessary for potential donors and partners;
- Coordinate meetings with UN Permanent Missions and supports overall presentation of the UN Trust Fund’s mandate and emerging priorities for accelerated progress towards increase of global giving for addressing the issue of violence against women and girls;
- Undertake research to develop donor intelligence, policies, sectoral and geographic preferences, economic and political background, development assistance strategies etc. and other activities to identify funding opportunities;
- Identify opportunities to secure additional resources from Member States, and other partners when and if needed;
- Develop messaging and analysis to support and strengthen the case for an investment in the global giving to the priority areas identified by the UN Trust Fund;
- Coordinate closely with the UN Women Strategic Partnership Division as relevant to all resource mobilization activities of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women;
Builds and maintains effective corporate relationships with Member States:
- Prepare missions, meetings and other consultations with Member States, including writing and preparation of notes, briefs and other materials;
- Maintain effective corporate relationships with Member States, support the building of networks both in capitals and UN Permanent Missions;
- Keep a regular update of all donor information, profiles and databases.
Provide advice and support to strengthen internal resource mobilization capacity:
- Provide administrative assistance in the development of resource mobilization and advocacy products, packaged and positioned to attract and secure increased resources for the funds;
- Provide ad-hoc analysis of UN Trust Fund resource mobilization efforts to inform further planning;
- Provide technical input to knowledge sharing and organizational learning among the team members of the UN Trust Fund and other relevant divisions and field offices in UN Women through the development and use of all relevant on-line tools, templates, and guidelines to support resource mobilization initiatives and enhance donor relations;
- Provide logistics support in organization and preparation of the UN Trust Fund’s advocacy and fundraising events.
Key Performance indicators:
- Timely attention and response to UN Women’s partners and donors;
- Quality inputs to resource mobilization strategy and timely support to management of the Trust Fund Unit;
- Timely targeting of funding opportunities and timely tracking of donor intelligence;
- Quality communication and advocacy products which result in increased resources and a strong investment case for grant-making.
- Respect for Diversity;
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
- Creative Problem Solving;
- Effective Communication;
- Inclusive Collaboration;
- Stakeholder Engagement;
- Leading by Example.
- In-depth knowledge on preventing and ending violence against women and girls;
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with government representatives;
- Proven networking skills, and ability to mobilize support on behalf of the organization;
- Proven negotiating and public speaking skills;
- Knowledge and understanding of UN system and familiarity with inter-governmental processes;
- Familiarity with UN Multi-donor Trust Funds;
- Excellent IT skills, including databases, extranet and office software packages.
- Strong multi-tasking skills;
- Strong analytical and interpersonal skills;
- Strong initiative-taker;
- Strong written and oral communication skills;
- Focuses on impact and results for client;
- Ability to identify opportunities and builds strong relationships with client and external actors;
- Participates effectively in team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others;
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, public administration, international relations, communications, women’s studies, or a related field.
- At least 2 years of experience in working in the field of gender equality and women’s empowerment;
- Experience with civil society organizations;
- Experience with donor relations/resource mobilization with member states.?
- Fluency in English (written and oral);
- Knowledge of other UN working languages is desirable.
Application closing date: 1 August 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)