|UNOPS recruits 01 Resource Mobilisation Specialist, Africa Portfolio 1|
|Description de l’offre|
Resource Mobilisation Specialist, Africa Portfolio 1
Job categoriesFinance, Health, Programme Management
Department/officeECR, GVA, SUN
Duty stationDakar, Senegal
Contract typeInternational ICA
Application period04-May-2022 to 18-May-2022
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
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Background Information – Job-specific
Since 2010, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement has inspired a new way of working collaboratively to end malnutrition, in all its forms. With the governments of SUN Countries in the lead, it unites people—from civil society, the United Nations, donors, businesses and researchers—in a collective effort to improve nutrition. The SUN Strategy 2021–2025 (SUN 3.0) prioritises country leadership and focuses on supporting systemic change at the country level. It seeks to capture the ambition of SUN countries and guide the work of all actors at all levels aligning concerted action behind and responding to commonly agreed national priorities set out by governments in SUN countries.
SUN 3.0 is committed to fundamental, non-negotiable aspects of effective nutrition action, including equity and the principle of leaving no one behind. For its third phase, the SUN Movement will drive forward gender equality and enshrine youth leadership across the Movement. SUN 3.0 will strengthen partnerships to achieve greater impact on nutrition through food systems, health systems, social protection systems, actions by the private sector and humanitarian and development actors, and through education, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and climate change adaptation.
The SUN Movement Secretariat (SMS) plays a central role in enabling the multiple members and structures of the Movement to work together to advance progress on country-level priorities and the global positioning of nutrition.
The SUN Movement Secretariat comprises personnel based in Geneva and in various regions globally. All parts of the Movement – member governments, the SUN Global Support System – the GSS, consisting of four SUN networks (Civil Society, United Nations, Business, Donors) and the SUN Movement Secretariat, together with the SUN Movement Coordinator, work together to align and focus efforts on priorities within countries.
The SUN Movement Secretariat is hosted by UNOPS.
Role of the Resource Mobilisation Specialist
The purpose of this role is to support predictable and sustainable long-term funding and country financing capacity to meet SUN country financing requirements for nutrition.
The role reports to the SMS Regional Representative, Africa Portfolio1 in Dakar, servicing SUN countries in West and Central Africa.
19 African countries form part of this regional portfolio: Benin, Burkina Faso, Comoros, Cameroon, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mauritania, Niger, Chad, Togo, Rwanda, Sao Tome e Principe, Djibouti, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mali, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique.
The role works closely with the SMS Resource Mobilisation Advisor in Geneva (servicing all 65 SUN countries) and the Permanent Finance Task Team of the Executive Committee. The purpose of this collaboration is to identify gaps in countries’ financing capacity; work with partners and finding models to address these gaps; and develop and deepen finance expertise across the SUN Movement. Nutrition finance, both specific and sensitive, requires a beyond “business as usual” approach, given the current development in finance climate.
1. Resource mobilisation & country financing capacity strengthening in the region
• Working in close collaboration with SUN Focal Points and GSS, support the organization of resource mobilization roundtables at country level.
• Support SUN members to build sustainable nutrition financing lines in national budgets through stronger domestic and external resource mobilisation.
• Facilitate GSS response to SUN countries’ technical assistance requests in the area of financing for nutrition.
• Map and analyse existing and potential sources of financing relevant for nutrition, including within post-COVID recovery plans, as well as climate, agriculture or humanitarian financing.
• Guide countries on innovative sources of financing, including debt swaps and impact bond, and funding from non-traditional donors.
• Develop and maintain an information repository on nutrition funding sources to enable countries to prepare for funding opportunities.
• Contribute to the identification of relevant e learning opportunities to boost the capacities at country level when it comes to budget tracking, national nutrition plan costing and financial gap analysis, and resource mobilization strategy elaboration
• Identify best practices and inform global-level discussions on how to make financing sources work better for nutrition.
• Facilitate donors’ and partners’ nutrition investment towards countries’ national budgets and multisectoral nutrition action plans.
• Develop/strengthen partnerships and collaboration with financing sources that place nutrition at the centre.
• Keep Head of Country Action and SMS Regional Representative, briefed on broader policy dialogue in the region, regarding development financing and how it pertains to nutrition.
• Prepare meetings & conferences, including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations on resource mobilization.
• Conduct research on innovative approaches to donor interactions, including lessons learned from private sector investments.
• Provide substantive input into outreach/publicity material geared towards partners and donors.
• Coordinate and monitor the implementation of capacity building activities on strategic finance issues.
2. Permanent Finance Task Team (TT) of Executive Committee
• Support the TT in identifying and responding to SUN Country requirements in the area of finance for nutrition.
• Bring analysis to the TT on matters of sustainable, domestic, private and innovative finance – nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive.
• Foster learning on finance across the SUN Movement and between SUN Countries and other Movement stakeholders.
• Support the Movement’s work to articulate nutrition finance goals as well as nutrition financing activities including advocacy, technical assistance and piloting
3. Knowledge management and innovation
• Work across teams at the SMS to identify and disseminate best practices for improving countries’ access to funding from global sources.
• Generate country-specific lessons and identify opportunities for increasing domestic resource mobilization for nutrition.
• Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned directly linked to resource mobilization and partnership-building activities.
• Plan and contribute to the development of the organization-wide capacity, processes and knowledge on resource mobilization
• Master’s degree in a relevant field for example business administration, economics, finance, international relations or social science or political science or related fields.
• A bachelor’s degree with a combination of two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree
• Minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in resource management, development financing, or resource mobilisation within SDG framework is required.
• A minimum of three (3) years of professional work experience in an international setting is required, preferably from a development agency, IFI or other relevant financing body for nutrition is required.
• Experience in developing and implementing resource mobilisation efforts is required.
• Experience structuring and analyzing quantitative, financial models to inform decision-making is required.
• Experience from managing relations with governance bodies of international organisations is desired.
• Experience with innovative approaches to development finance is desired.
• Demonstrated understanding of the principles of the SUN movement is desired.
• Experience working in the nutrition sphere is desired.
• Full working knowledge of French and English is required
• Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)• Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
• Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.• Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).• Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
• Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior.
Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
• Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions.
Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving
.• Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner.
Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge.
Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type :International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA)
Contract level : ICS 10 / IICA 2
Contract duration : Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
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