Resource Mobilization Specialist, P3, Caracas, Venezuela, #109823 FT
Job no: 565238
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Caracas
Location: Venezuela, Panama
Categories: Fund Raising
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
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Following eight consecutive years of economic contraction in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, since 2021 there has been some macroeconomic stabilization, with moderate economic growth expected until the end of 2022. Despite this positive economic outlook, the simultaneous impacts of chronic inflation, global economic instability, sociopolitical tensions and natural hazards aggravated by climate change continue to disproportionally affect children’s lives and their futures.
UNICEF Venezuela Country Office (VCO) has been working to respond to the most pressing needs, while taking strategic steps to strengthen a sustainable and development approach in its activities in the country.
UNICEF Venezuela’s capacity to manage the programme is grounded in a long track record and tradition in the country, since 1967. Over the last years it has become increasingly difficult to mobilize multiyear and flexible humanitarian and development resources for the implementation of UNICEF programmes globally. In line with UNICEF global Resource Mobilization Strategy 2022-2025, UNICEF Venezuela will aim at advocating and leveraging resources for children, and fundraising for UNICEF Venezuela programmes through a diversified portfolio based.
The main goal of the UNICEF Venezuela Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Strategy is to position UNICEF Venezuela as a partner of choice for children's rights among donors, UNICEF requires a Resource Mobilization Specialist who could provide advice for the implementation of the VCO Resource Mobilization Strategy and push its PFP/National Committees component. The incumbent will report to the Representative at VCO.
How can you make a difference?
Under the general guidance and supervision of the Representative, the Resource Mobilization Specialist (P3) is responsible for support to overall resource mobilization activities and leading on ensuring quality donor contract management and reporting, in close coordination with the programme teams. This includes: developing a fund-raising strategy, coordination of fundraising efforts; development and maintenance of information systems, including tracking of the funding pipeline, trends and gaps; donor liaison; and the consolidation and timely submission of donor reports for the Country Programme. This role also ensures the timely preparation and dissemination of briefing documents and reports in support of the UNICEF mission in the country.
Key Functions, Accountabilities and Related Duties/Tasks
Donor identification, information and analysis
Monitor, analyse and gather intelligence of donors and funding trends, and support identification of funding opportunities for UNICEF Venezuela programme.
Fundraising information and knowledge management systems
Develop, maintain and update information and knowledge management systems to support effective fundraising, in particular pipeline information and trends, donor report tracking and monitoring, and donor contract management requirements.
Planning and strategy
Support the development and implementation of overall country fundraising strategy in collaboration with the Representative and programme sections.
Donor engagement and relationship management
Work with Representative's office to strengthen donor relations in-country through face-to-face meetings, organizing donor visits to programme areas and planning special events to highlight joint work and missions. In collaboration with PPD and PFP, nurture donors' interest in programmes in Venezuela and develop donor relations contact lists/databases, donor profiles, their priorities and interests to sustain high-level advocacy and fundraising efforts by the country office leadership.
In collaboration with programme and communication teams, prepare briefs, communications materials and products, and up-to-date capacity statements in support of resource mobilization activities and relationship management efforts.
In collaboration with program teams, coordinate and support the delivery and review of donor proposals and related submissions in line with overall agreed quality standards. Develop and implement an effective system for tracking the receipt, allocation and use of funds for country programme and for humanitarian action and ensure accurate requirement of funds, receipts, and gaps that are verifiable across financial and reporting systems.
Donor reporting and contract management
Lead on the coordination, preparation, quality assurance and timely delivery of donor reports and related contract management submissions in line with agreed overall standards and relevant external donor requirements. Ensure effective collaboration among sections and field offices to build consensus on donor reporting strategies, including the development of dashboards, performance reporting and performance management on donor funds entrusted with various sections and field offices and bring to the attention of the senior management and country management team issues of critical nature requiring collective action and decision.
Build capacity of programme staff to raise funds, understand donor requirements, and deliver effective donor reports and submissions.
Maintain effective internal relationships/liaise effectively with programme teams, regional office, and PPD on partnership issues.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Social Science, Public Relations, International Affairs or any other related field.
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in the above field. Work experience with fundraising and contract management and coordinating multi sector donor proposals and reports.
- Demonstrated experience in coordination and reporting writing.
- Proficient in use of MS Word, Excel and other related software packages.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, or Russian) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others. (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.UNICEF Venezuela is a family duty station.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
As this is an international position, nationals of Venezuela are not eligible.
Advertised: Venezuela Standard Time
Deadline: Venezuela Standard Time