Job Opening

Posting Title: ASSOCIATE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION OFFICER, PARTNERSHIPS AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE, NOB (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION OFFICER, PARTNERSHIPS AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
Department/Office: Resident Coordinator System
Duty Station: TRIPOLI (LIBYA)
Posting Period: 11 June 2021 - 23 June 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Sustainable Development-RCS-157502-J-Tripoli (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordination Office (RCO) in in Libya and reports to the Senior Development Coordination Officer / Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance will be responsible of the following duties:

Summary of Functions:
1.Assists in providing substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UN Country Team (UNCT) partnerships
2.Participates in joint resource mobilization for the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF)
3.Provides coordination support on financing and accelerating longer-term stability, peacebuilding and development efforts of the UNCT, as directed
4.Supports knowledge management and capacity development

Description of Functions:

1.Assists with the provision of substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UNCT partnerships

•Provides substantive support, as assigned, for the development and implementation of the UN Partnership Strategy in alignment with and support of the UNSDCF in the country;
•Monitors and assesses the strategy at regular intervals to harness new emerging opportunities, to identify probable changes to the internal direction and external environment, and to make mid-term adjustments;
•Provides substantive support to the Resident Coordinator (RC) in gathering and analyzing partner intelligence, providing talking points, and following up, in coordination with the UNCT members.
•Provides substantive support to the Resident Coordinator (RC) and the UNCT in identifying risks and opportunities related to specific partnerships, and suggests mitigation measures as relevant;
•Prepares inputs on due diligence processes of potential investment and partnership opportunities, in accordance with UN regulations and procedures;
•Provides substantive support to RC/UNCT to develop and implement locally-tailored partnerships and resource mobilization strategies and initiatives;
•Contributes to dialogues with partners to improve sustainable development policies and practice;
•Assists in liaison and coordination with UN entities at country, regional and HQ levels, to help package and define UN strategies and strategic positionings, including differentiated value propositions to attract partners, both traditional and non-traditional.

2.Participates in joint resource mobilization for the UNSDCF

•Provides substantive support to the RC/UNCT to develop and implement locally-tailored resource mobilization strategies and initiatives, and identify appropriate data and benchmarks to measure progress and success;
•Monitors and analyzes existing resource mobilization partnerships and relationships;
•Contributes to the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of joint programmes and programming processes for use in joint resource mobilization;
•Assists in the production and distribution of marketing materials to raise awareness about opportunities for working with the UN on SDG investment;
• Contributes to building the UN brand via events, media and public relations opportunities targeted to the diverse partners, in close collaboration with the UN Communications Group.

3.Provides coordination support on financing and accelerating longer-term stability, peacebuilding and development efforts of the UNCT, as directed

•Provides substantive support on financing for development options, instruments, modalities to the RC/UNCT, in alignment with the Common Country Analysis (CCA), UNSDCF and similar processes;
•Analyzes trends and provides substantive support on domestic and/or innovative financing mechanisms for peacebuilding and development;
•Assists in engaging with external stakeholders, including the national government, international financial institutions and others;
•Contributes to the design and execution of project proposals to strengthen the UNCT’s joint initiatives, and to generate greater financial resources in support of the SDGs.

4.Supports knowledge management and capacity development

•Assists in the development, maintenance and sharing of knowledge and intelligence, to inform and position the RC/UNCT to effectively generate and harness opportunities to meet its resource mobilization targets;
•Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice at national, regional and global levels;
•Undertakes activities to strengthen the capacity of UNCTs to mainstream and promote SDG investment partnerships;
•Provides substantive support for the discovery, evaluation and selection of partnership opportunities at the sourcing and origination stages.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of sustainable development theories, concepts and approaches. Ability to identify and develop sources for data collection. Ability to undertake research, analyze data, make recommendations and write draft reports on sustainable development issues. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

•Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

•Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to partnerships, project/programme management, resource mobilization or development finance in the context of development cooperation or related area is required.

Languages

Fluency in English and Arabic is required.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available for six months, with possibility of six months extension subject to performance. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

• National Professional Officers for this post need to be nationals of Lybia, and their functions must have a national context, i.e. functions that require national experience or knowledge of the national language, culture, institutions, and systems.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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