Job Opening

Posting Title: ASSOCIATE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION OFFICER, PARTNERSHIPS AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE, NOB
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION OFFICER, PARTNERSHIPS AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
Department/Office: Resident Coordinator System
Duty Station: BELIZE
Posting Period: 08 January 2022 - 22 January 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Sustainable Development-RCS-172102-R-Belize (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 Belize and typically reports to the Senior Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader

Responsibilities

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

Summary of Functions:
1. Provides substantive support, as assigned, for the development and implementation of the UN Partnership
Strategy in alignment with and support of the UNDAF 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) 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 development assistance policies and practice;
• Assists in liaison and coordination with UN entities at country, regional and HQ levels, to help package and
define UN business strategies, including differentiated value propositions to attract partners, both traditional and
non-traditional.

2. Participates in joint resource mobilization for the UNDAF

• 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, including those with high
net worth;
• 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 substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the SDGs, as directed

• Provides substantive support on financing for development options, instruments, modalities to the RC/UNCT, in
alignment with the Common Country Analysis (CCA), UNDAF, MAPS (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy
Support) and similar processes;
• Analyzes trends and provides substantive support on new and innovative financing mechanisms for development
and SDG acceleration;
• Provides inputs for briefing papers and discussion points on issues related to financing for development for
consideration by RC/UNCT;
• Assists in engaging with external stakeholders - including the national government, international financial
institutions and others - on financing for SDG acceleration;
• Contributes to the design and execution of innovative proposals to strengthen the UNCT engagement and
reputation, and to generate greater financial resources in support of the SDGs;
• Assists in the establishment and management of the country-based SDG Fund, in close collaboration with Multi-
Partner Trust Fund Office (where relevant).

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. Builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, 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 honours 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.

Prior experience in resource mobilization in the local context is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; and ‘knowledge’ of the other is desirable. Knowledge of Spanish is an advantage. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

NOTE: "Fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Candidates for the National Professional Officer category shall be of the nationality of the country where this position is located.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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.

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