Resource Mobilization Consultant at UN Women, SA

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Background
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Much of this works takes place at the national/country level in which UN Women either have a Country UN Women Representative on site to manage this programme of work, or a UN Women Representative covering several countries where an integrated multi-country programme (MCO) is in place. UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office (SAMCO) covers, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland which are all middle income countries at different levels.

Traditional donors are substantially reducing development assistance to middle-income countries and increasing their engagement on trade and commerce as these economies are recognized as having the capacity to finance their own development if their resources are well managed.

With this background in mind, there is a need to widen and diversify UN Women’s resource base.   With the largest presence of corporate sector in the region, tapping into domestic resources available from the private sector is an opportunity worth exploring.  For the purpose of this document the term donor refers to any funding opportunity, – whether it be traditional avenues such as the development arms of UN member states or private foundations or private sector partnerships, DFIs and any other funding vehicles available in the countries covered by SAMCO.

UN Women South Africa MCO is hiring an international consultant who will design a Resource Mobilization Action Plan, tools, and procedures in a way that is responsive to UN Women’s strategic vision and plans.

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Much of this works takes place at the national/country level in which UN Women either have a Country UN Women Representative on site to manage this programme of work, or a UN Women Representative covering several countries where an integrated multi-country programme (MCO) is in place. UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office (SAMCO) covers, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland which are all middle income countries at different levels.

Traditional donors are substantially reducing development assistance to middle-income countries and increasing their engagement on trade and commerce as these economies are recognized as having the capacity to finance their own development if their resources are well managed.

With this background in mind, there is a need to widen and diversify UN Women’s resource base.   With the largest presence of corporate sector in the region, tapping into domestic resources available from the private sector is an opportunity worth exploring.  For the purpose of this document the term donor refers to any funding opportunity, – whether it be traditional avenues such as the development arms of UN member states or private foundations or private sector partnerships, DFIs and any other funding vehicles available in the countries covered by SAMCO.

UN Women South Africa MCO is hiring an international consultant who will design a Resource Mobilization Action Plan, tools, and procedures in a way that is responsive to UN Women’s strategic vision and plans.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Holder of Masters degree in the social sciences, gender studies, international studies, development studies or related field.

Experience:

  • At least ten years of experience, demonstrating significant results in the field of resource mobilization, including development of strategies and action plans;
  • Proven experience and results related to mobilizing resources from both traditional UN sources and non-traditional sources such as the private sector;
  • Knowledge of current terrain of financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment in Southern Africa (particularly South Africa);
  • Significant experience in communicating with donors;
  • Experience with UN system operations and management of donor relations;
  • Knowledge of UN Women Vision, Mission and Strategic goals.

Language:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is mandatory.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Closing date: 02 September 2017

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