Call for expression of interest to
provide training on strategic partnerships to raise funds from foundations and
the private sector for urban development programmes
UN-Habitat supports countries in their efforts to achieve the
urban dimensions of the sustainable development agenda by providing
cutting-edge knowledge and policy advice, developing norms and standards, and
providing technical assistance for country programmes. Our vision is to achieve
a better quality of life for all in an urbanizing world.
The organization relies almost
entirely on voluntary contributions from mainly from governments (almost 80%),
local authorities, multi-donor trust funds, intergovernmental institutions,
private sector and civil society.
UN-Habitat seeks to increase and
diversify its funding for its normative and operational work. The objective is
to increase our current level of funding from USD200 million a year to USD 500
million a year, within a period of six years.
To achieve this, the agency is
looking to develop its resource mobilization skills and enhance the capacity of
its staff, including in the area of partnering with the private sector and
UN-Habitat, therefore, invites Expressions of Interest from
not-for-profit organizations or Governmental and Inter-Governmental
organizations to provide the following:
Prepare training materials for
customized training on partnering with and raising funds the private sector and
foundations for urban development programmes that have a minimum value of
USD300,000. This includes partnerships with business, high net worth
individuals, corporate and public foundations.
Give up to four training workshops to
selected staff within the organization on all aspects of building partnerships
from finding the right partners, establishing and maintaining strategic
relationships, developing proposals, negotiation, and communicating results.
Registered not-for-profit organizations, governmental or
inter-Governmental organization with proven experience in providing fundraising
courses are eligible to apply.
Your proposal should not exceed 4
pages and must include the following information.
Name and contact details of the focal
point in the institution.
Short presentation of the
References: brief description of
training / courses developed and delivered in the past that are relevant to
Topics of interest and approach
proposed by the institution for this training.
How to Apply
Please send your proposal to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 October 2019.
Chief, Office of The Executive Director
Job Code Title:
Department / Office:
of the Executive Director (OED) UN-Habitat – United Nations Human Settlements
October 2019 – 23 November 2019
Job Opening Number:
Org. Setting and Reporting:
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme,
UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN
General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and
cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
post is located in the Office of the Executive Director (OED) UN-Habitat.
the guidance of the Executive Director, the incumbent’s responsibilities will be
Directing and managing the Office of
the Executive Director (OED) through ensuring overall coordination of the
substantive support to the Executive Director in the implementation of his/her
mandate on behalf of the Secretary-General.
Providing strategic planning of the
Executive Director’s political and managerial objectives in cooperation with
heads of Branches and Offices at UN-Habitat.
Providing policy advice and
recommendations to the Executive Director in the exercise of his/her functions.
Coordinating the activities of
UN-Habitat Branches and Offices as related to the Executive Director’s
responsibilities and monitoring implementation.
Maintaining liaison with high-ranking
representatives of Member States, as well as other international organizations
and external partners on substantive, political and procedural questions and
providing advice to the Executive Director on these issues.
Managing the correspondence of the
Executive Director and coordinating follow-up across UN-Habitat.
Overseeing the preparation of and
reviewing draft correspondence, official statements and reports for the
Executive Director’s signature or clearance.
Conducting relevant research and
preparing background papers on matters of concern to the Office.
Formulating and implementing the work
programme of the Office, determining priorities and monitoring progress;
Overseeing the preparation of the budget and processing of human resources
In the absence of the Executive
Director, receiving visitors, performing representational functions, organizing
and attending meetings on his/her behalf.
knowledge of the institutional mandates, policies and procedures of the United
Nations; experience in the coordination of the activities of high-level
officials and the provision of policy advice on a range of managerial and
political questions. Strong analytical skills and proven ability to develop
policy options and strategies; ability to establish and maintain contacts at
all levels. Sound political judgement and diplomatic skills. Shows pride in
work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of
subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments,
observing deadlines and achieving results; Is Motivated by professional rather
than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or
challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations.
and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to other, correctly interprets
messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and
exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone,
style and format to match audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing
information keeping people informed.
Planning and organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed
strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities
as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing
work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and
adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal
participation of women and men in all areas of work; Serves as a role model
that other people want to follow; Empowers others to translate vision into
results; Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives;
Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to
understand and gain support; Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing
mutually agreeable solutions; Drives for change and improvement; Does not
accept the status quo; Shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides
leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and
ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
Demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender
balance in staffing.
Identifies the key issues in a complex situation,
and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information
before making a decision;
Considers positive and negative impact of decision prior to making them; Takes
decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the organization; Proposes
a course of action or
makes a recommendation based on all available information; Checks assumptions
against facts; Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed
and underlying needs for
the decision; Makes tough decision when necessary.
Advanced university degree (Master’s
degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, management
or other relevant discipline is required.
A first university degree with a
combination of two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in
lieu of the advanced degree.
A minimum of fifteen years of
progressively responsible experience in political affairs and/or management in
a politically sensitive environment, including at least five years at the
international level in the area of human settlements and/or development
assistance is required.
Experience in providing strategic
policy advice to senior level officials is required.
Experience in executive direction and
management of a multilateral organization is desirable.
and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
knowledge of another United Nations official language will be an advantage.
Child Protection Specialist
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.
190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day,
to build a better world for everyone.
we never give up.
every child, protection
How can you make a difference?
to program/project development and planning
Support the preparation/design and
conduct/update of situation analysis for the child protection programs/projects
and/or sector to ensure that current comprehensive and evidence based data on
child protection issues are available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy
advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection
and to set program priorities, strategies, design and implementation plans.
Keep abreast of development trends to enhance program management, efficiency
Participate in strategic program
discussion on the planning of child protection programs/projects. Formulate,
design and prepare programs/projects proposal for the sector, ensuring
alignment with the overall UNICEF’s Strategic Plans and Country Program and
coherence/integration with UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDF), regional
strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
Establish specific goals, objectives
and strategies and implementation plans for the sector/s using results-based
planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for
program review and approval.
Work closely and collaboratively with
internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and
methodologies and to determine national priorities/competencies to ensure the
achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
Provide technical and operational
support throughout all stages of programming processes and to ensure
integration, coherence and harmonization of programs/projects with other UNICEF
sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.
As required, contribute to the
development of funding proposals, donor reports, progress and annual reports,
as well as regular SitReps on child protection in emergencies.
management, monitoring and delivery of results
Plan and/or collaborate with internal
and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance
indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurement to
assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of
concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in child protection
Participate in monitoring and
evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and
other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required
action/interventions to achieve results.
Prepare/assess monitoring and
evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in program and
management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development
planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
Actively monitor programs/projects
through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with
partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential
problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant
officials for timely resolution.
Monitor and verify the
optimum/appropriate use of sectoral program resources (financial,
administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational
rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability
and integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them
informed of program progress.
and operational support to program implementation
Provide technical guidance and
operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system
partners and country office partners/donors on interpretation, application and
understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices and
approaches on child protection and related issues to support program
management, implementation and delivery of results.
Arrange/coordinate availability of
technical experts with Regional Office/HQ to ensure timely/appropriate support throughout
the programming/projects process.
Participate in child protection
program meetings including program development and contingency planning
discussions on emergency preparedness in the country or other locations
designated to provide technical and operational information, advice and
Draft policy papers, briefs and other
strategic program materials for management use, information and/or
With regards to the IASC Cluster
approach and under the auspices of the humanitarian reform, ensure child
protection in emergency needs and activities are reflected in the broader
humanitarian appeals, including the FLASH, CAP and CERF and mainstream child
protection concerns through other sectors.
and partnership building
Build and sustain effective close
working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national
stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active
networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange
knowledge/expertise and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and
broad results in child protection.
Prepare communication and information
materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish
partnership/alliances and support fund raising for child protection programs
and emergency interventions.
Participate and/or represent UNICEF
in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on child protection
and related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on
UNDAF planning and preparation of programs/projects ensuring organizational
position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the
UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting.
knowledge management and capacity building
Apply/introduce innovative approaches
and good practice to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders and to
support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program
Keep abreast, research, benchmark and
implement best practices in child protection management and information
systems. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge
Contribute to the development and
implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and
efficacy of sustainable programs and projects.
Organize and implement capacity
building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to
promote sustainable results in child protection and related programs/projects.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An Advanced University degree in
international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international
law and other social science field is required.
A minimum of 5 years of professional
experience in social development planning and management in child protection
and/other related areas at the international level some of which preferably
were served in a developing country is required.
Relevant experience in child
protection and related areas, program/project development and management in a
UN system agency or organization is an asset.
Experience in both development and
humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
Fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in
Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are:
Leading and supervising (I)
Formulating strategies and concepts
Relating and networking (II)
Deciding and Initiating action (II)
Applying technical expertise (III)
View our competency framework
is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages
all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic
backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a
part of the organization.
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 also
adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will,
therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be
expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the
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