Job Opening

Posting Title: Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Consultant
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: BRASILIA
Posting Period: 09 September 2020 - 20 September 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-United Nations Environment Programme-141242-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Result of Service

Within delegated authority, the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Consultant will be responsible for the following:

• Identify and recommend a fundraising strategy for the UNEP Brazil Country Office:
- Develop a roadmap with set targets and indicators for implementing the strategy.
- Develop an internal assessment of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for each main programmatic area, according to UNEP Mid Term Strategy;
- Map organizations and institutions with relevant work vis-à-vis UNEP working programs and unique niche;
- Map funding sources vis-à-vis UNEP working programs, UNEP Partnership Policy and comparative advantage;
- Consult with relevant personnel and support the development of the strategy;
- Monitor performance vis-à-vis set targets and indicators and adapt strategy accordingly;
- Deliver final roadmap with fundraising strategy validated and tested;
- With the support of Project Officers, liaise with UNEP divisions and sub regional coordinators in order to gather inputs for the strategy.

• Assess the viability of environmental projects and program elements, negotiating suitable arrangements and project financing;

• Initiate the mobilization of resources for program activities;

• Consult with the representatives of UN agencies, multilateral and bilateral donors, relevant embassies, and private sector to ensure the coherence;

• Perform other related duties as may be requested for the delivery of the Office’s workplan.

• Develop/improve the annual UNEP Brazil Country Office activities report with the purpose of supporting the fundraising work (e.g. Impact Report using visualization tool/platform such as MapX).

Work Location

Brasilia, Brazil

Expected duration

12 months

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
The UNEP Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC), located in Panama City, works closely with the 33 countries of the region and its activities are integrated into the Medium Term Strategy and the Programme of Work approved by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).

In 2004, UNEP inaugurated its office in Brazil, in the city of Brasilia, to strengthen its activities in the country, in order to facilitate the identification of priorities and develop initiatives that meet sub regional and national specificities. Since then, the organization has grown, expanding the scope of its presence in the country and, through strategic partnerships with the Brazilian government and several stakeholders, has implemented projects in key areas of sustainable development in Brazil.

To achieve a sustainable future for the planet and people, inclusive Partnerships that build on clear principles and values, a shared vision and common goals, have a vital and transformative role at the global, regional, national and local level. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recognizes the pivotal nature of working together with a wide variety of stakeholders in order to address the urgent environmental challenges of our time. UNEP also recognizes that funds available to address main problems or important solutions are insufficient and efforts to fund them are critical to the overall delivery of impact and relevance.

Under the overall supervision of the UNEP Brazil Country Office Representative, the incumbent will lead the design and implementation of a Resource Mobilization Strategy and Action Plan reflective of UNEP's strategic vision and direction and in accordance with established in the Partnership Policy and Procedures (PPP), the Medium Term Strategy and the current Programme of Work. The objective of the strategy and action plan is to mobilize the necessary financial resources to build sustainable support for the activities of the UNEP Brazil Office.

The consultant will work at the offices of UNEP in Brasilia with the possibility of telecommuting on a frequency to be do determined by the supervisor. The incumbent will report to the UNEP Brazil Office Representative and will work 40 hours per week, from Monday to Friday, full time.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:
Master's degree in business or public administration, economy, finance, law, development, international relations or a related area.

Experience:
Mandatory:
- A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in resource mobilization and private sector fundraising;
- Track record - proven experience in developing successful funding strategies.

Desirable:
- Experience working in resource mobilization with International Funds, International Cooperation, Embassies, National and International Private Initiatives, including partnership building with governments and donors is highly desirable;
- Experience with environmental and sustainability issues is desirable;
- Knowledge of the UN system is highly desirable.

Language:
Proficiency in Portuguese and English are mandatory. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Competency:
Professionalism, Communication, Accountability, Teamwork, Decision Making, Drive for Results

Assessment:
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview

No Fee

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