Resource Mobilisation and Outreach Specialist

Nairobi, Kenya
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
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Resource Mobilisation and Outreach Specialist

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Resource Mobilisation and Outreach Specialist

Functional Responsibilities

Strengthens messaging on UNEP’s value for money (VfM), mandate and comparative advantages
  • Formulates clear messages on UNEP’s value and comparative advantages based on guidance from senior management, and collaborates with other divisions/offices to provide supporting arguments and evidence.
  • Prepares a diverse range of outreach products in support of the VfM messaging.
  • Prepares background documents, presentations etc. for and organizes meetings of the Governing Bodies and other meetings with member states.
Increases visibility, recognition and appreciation of funding partners
  • Liaises with member States (top-15 contributors to Environment Fund and member States paying their Fair Share) to identify opportunities for increased visibility and appreciation of their support to the organization.
  • Coordinates production of videos, articles, opinion editorials etc. in close collaboration with the member states and subject experts as well as ensures wide dissemination.
  • Develops and updates partner pages on the UNEP website and works with the communication division to integrate appreciation of funding partners in organisation’s flagship products and events.
  • Provides content for social media, speeches, presentations etc. for the Executive Director and other senior management
Informs funding partners (Member States) and colleagues of the status, challenges and successes of organisation’s income
  • Builds and reviews content on the UNEP webpages to disseminate financial data and other income information in an interesting and attractive way.
  • Develops visual storytelling about funding (using dynamic graphs etc.).
  • Conducts surveys and evaluates their results and impact on the outreach activities.
  • Develops formal communication to member states on funding including letters, emails transmitting reports, messages in newsletters, disseminating reports etc.
  • Oversees and manages regular communication to and from member states related to the organisation’s core funding.
  • Provides relevant, accurate and timely information to colleagues on resource mobilization and funding status, including ensuring information is available on intranet and by contributing to providing training and tools on resource mobilisation to colleagues.


  • Advanced University Degree (Masters or equivalent) in journalism, communications, international relations, marketing, business administration, social sciences or a related field is required;
  • First University Degree (Bachelors or equivalent)  with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive practical experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in resource mobilisation, public information, journalism, international relations is required.
  • Proven experience in producing outreach material using various media and organizing outreach events is required.
  • Proven experience in managing partnerships and client relationships is required.
  • Proven ability to develop written and oral communication, e.g. articles and synthesis reports, is required;
  • Previous experience working in international organizations and knowledge and understanding of UN Environment Programme’s mandate and issues relating to the environment are an advantage;
  • Other UN languages will be an advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Other UN languages will be an advantage.
Closing date for applications 17 July 2020 before midnight.

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