Job no: 537219
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Location: United States
Categories: P-4, Programme Management
Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) is a global alliance of around 300 national governments, donors, civil society organizations and other development partners working together to catalyze political leadership and action, improve accountability and use scarce resources more effectively. As the SWA partnership is expanding, its Secretariat has developed a long-term resource mobilization strategy aimed at increasing resources, diversifying its pool of donors and ensuring that its energy and resources are directed where they have the greatest chance of success.
The Resource Mobilization Manager (Programme Management) is a new post that brings together the functions of resource mobilization, donor proposal and report writing and contribution management functions for the SWA Secretariat.
How can you make a difference?
Under the general guidance and supervision of the CEO the post of Resource Mobilization Manager (Programme Management) will be accountable for tasks related to maintaining, and growing, the donor base in support of SWA programming. This will include implementing the SWA resource mobilization strategy and the production and quality assurance of donor updates, reports and proposals. The incumbent will also undertake a variety of tasks related to contribution management, ensuring that donor relationships remain strong through maintenance of a database of donor-related documents (proposals, reports, correspondence, agreements etc), increased monitoring of donor conditions, monitoring of expenditure levels, addressing expenditure concerns or issues as needed, and other related tasks. The incumbent will also be accountable for managing and overseeing all budget monitoring processes and related financial matters. This includes budgeting, establishing solid monitoring standards, leading on the financial reporting process to hosting partners, managing the SWA trust-fund and submitting progress reports and financial statements to key stakeholders.
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
1. Support the Secretariat in implementing the SWA resource mobilization strategy and action plan.
2. Cultivate and retain donors through maintenance and implementation of efficient and transparent contribution management systems.
Donor retention and diversification:
3. Budget monitoring and programme management
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.
This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.
SWA is hosted by UNICEF. The Fund is administered under UNICEF’s financial, human resources and administrative rules and regulations, while operations are run by the Fund’s own independent governance structure that provides strategic guidance and oversight to its investments. SWA’s day-to-day activities are carried out by a Secretariat under the direction of the Sanitation and Water for All Director.
If selected for this post, the resulting appointment will be limited to SWA, a UNICEF hosted fund. While UN staff regulations and rules, as well as UNICEF policies and procedures, apply during the appointment, certain provisions therein may apply differently due to the limited scope of the appointment.
This applies equally to UNICEF internal candidates if they are selected for and appointed to this post. The scope of their appointment will thereafter be limited to SWA, and in order to return to a UNICEF appointment outside SWA, they will need to be selected in a competitive recruitment exercise. In particular, they will not be eligible or subject to rotation exercise, conversion to a continuing appointment, or priority in the selection process for UNICEF posts outside SWA during their appointment.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Advertised: 04 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Deadline: 29 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time