Job Opening

Department/Office: Resident Coordinator System
Duty Station: DJIBOUTI
Posting Period: 15 January 2022 - 22 January 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Sustainable Development-RCS-172377-J-Djibouti (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is the basic programmatic framework for all development activities of the United Nations agencies in Djibouti and is operationalized by the United Nations Country Team (UNCT).
The United Nations agencies in Djibouti and their partners in the Government and civil society have begun updating the extension on the current UNDAF till 2022 and preparing the formulation of the new Cooperation Framework. This, with a view to integrating the conclusions and recommendations of the CCA 2021 currently being endorsed which reaffirmed the need for a framework plan developed in a participatory manner, coinciding with the major national challenges and aiming for greater coordination, efficiency and monitoring in the delivery of development assistance in Djibouti.
In this framework and in line with the UNDS reform the RCO is recruiting a Development Coordination Officer in charge of Partnerships and Development Financing . Setting and Reporting The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordination Office (RCO) in Djibouti and reports to the Senior Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader


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

Summary of Functions:
1.Provides 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 substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
4.Supports knowledge management and capacity development.

Description of Functions:
.Assists with the provision of substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UNCT partnerships
•Leads in the development and implementation of the UN Partnership Strategy in alignment with and support of the UNSDCF in the country, including by giving dedicated priority to the implementation of the Leaving No-One Behind concept;
•Monitors and assesses the strategy at regular intervals to harness new emerging opportunities, to anticipate 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;
•Serves as the immediate governmental liaison officer on matters such as UNSDCF, UN – Government of Djibouti
coordination mechanisms, annual results report and other relevant matters.
•Provides 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 new and innovative partnerships
and resource mobilization strategies and initiatives with a strong focus on LNOB;
•Contributes to dialogues with partners to improve development assistance policies and practice especially from the
LNOB perspective;
•Plans and facilitates 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
2.Participates in joint resource mobilization for the UNSDCF
•Provides substantive support to 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
•Plans and facilitates the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of joint programmes and
programming processes for use in joint resource mobilization including serving as a focal point for one or more
Results Groups;
•Provides substantive support for the production and distribution of marketing materials to raise awareness about
opportunities for working with the UN on SDG investment and other relevant topics;
•Contributes to building the UN image 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
•Provides substantive support on financing for development options, instruments, modalities to the RC/UNCT, in
alignment with the Common Country Analysis (CCA), UNSDCF, MAPS (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support) and similar
processes; •Analyzes trends and provides advice on new and innovative financing mechanisms for development and SDG
•Provides inputs for briefing papers and discussion points on issues related to financing for development for consideration by RC/UNCT;
•Plans and facilitates engagements with external stakeholders - including the national government, international financial institutions
and others - on financing for SDG acceleration;
•Undertakes 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 UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund
Office (where relevant).
4.Supports knowledge management and capacity development
• Plans and facilitates the development, maintenance and sharing of knowledge and intelligence, to ensure RC/UNCT are informed and
positioned 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 the LNOB concept and
possibly SDG investment partnerships;
. Provides substantive support for the discovery, evaluation and selection of partnership opportunities at the sourcing
and origination stages.


•Ability to apply sustainable development theories, concepts and approaches.
•Ability to conduct independent research and analysis on sustainable development topics, determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by different sources. •Shows skill in developing sources for data collection.
•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.
•Primarily speaks and writes clearly and effectively French with a good command of English
•Listens to others, 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 and keeping people informed.
•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.


An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five 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.

Experience in resource mobilization or development finance, preferably with a UN agency, national institution or international organization, is desirable.


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


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.

• This position is temporarily available until Six months. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• 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.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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