International Individual Contractor: Resource Mobilization at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

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United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (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. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: International Individual Contractor: Resource Mobilization

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Job No: 546302
Location: Abuja, Nigeria (Remote)
Level: Consultancy
Contract type: Consultancy
Categories: Planning, Programme Management
Duration:11.5 months
Remote but may be required to travel to the d/s

For Every Child, a Champion

  • Over the life of the current country programme strategy (CPD) 2019-2022, UNICEF Nigeria has sought to proactively mobilize resources for children and ensure predictable and long-term funding to facilitate quality programming as well as build partnerships to leverage resources and advocate in the interests of children.
  • As the Country Office enters its final year of the CPD and development of new CPD, additional support for proposal development, donor reporting, and overall resource mobilization obligations are required to meet the demand

How Can You Make a Difference?
Under the overall guidance of the Resource Mobilization Specialist, the consultant will support the development and quality assurance of donor reporting and resource mobilization materials and support the new Country Programme Development process.

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Key Activities will include:

  • Edit and ensure quality assurance of donor reports and proposals in line with donor-specific guidance.
  • Review and support new country programme strategy notes leading to the development of new CPD and Resource Mobilization Strategy. This should include an action plan for each section with targets that outline clear timelines for the actions proposed and includes a modality for building the capacity of key staff in mobilizing and leveraging resources and developing and maintaining partnerships to ensure the achievement of fundraising targets.
  • Develop ad-hoc resource mobilization materials as required, including flash appeals, programme briefs, and updates.
Tasks / MilestonesDeliverables / OutputsTimeline
Edit and quality assure donor reports in line with donor conditions and original proposals. This also includes UNICEF reports such as annual thematic reports as well as donor specific reporting.Log of donor reports and completed as per the agreed tracker50%
Roll-out of UNISON partnership database to prepare for new Resource Mobilization StrategyDevelop donor profiles for top 10 donors10%
Editing and quality assurance on fundraising proposals and investment cases including compilation of information.Log of funding proposals completed as per the agreed tracker25%
Support new country programme strategy processConduct donor mapping of traditional and non-traditional, including potential financial and non-financial partnership opportunities to support new CPD.15%

Requirements
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Science, Public Relations, International Affairs or any other related field.
  • Five years of experience with writing reports and developing fundraising materials.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordination and strong writing skills.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, and other related software packages
  • Experience from Nigeria will be a strong advantage.
  • Good communication and writing skills in English
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

For Every Child, you Demonstrate

  • UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

Remarks

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  • Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage).
  • Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors.
  • Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws

Application Closing Date
23rd November, 2021; W. Central Africa Standard Time.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

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  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • UNICEF 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.
  • 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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles.
  • All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.

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