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UNV hiring Innovative Financing Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Consultant

Bonn, Germany, 24 February 2015


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UNV is headquartered in Bonn, Germany and has approximately 150 staff positions- with the majority in Bonn and some positions with different peacekeeping and political missions, and in other headquarters locations (e.g. New York and Tokyo).

The Partnerships and Communications Division (PCD) provides strategic leadership and management oversight to ensure coherent quality service delivery in UNV’s partnerships development, resource mobilization, external relations management and corporate communications.  To implement the UNV Strategic Framework for 2014-2017, new Partnerships Strategy was formulated in 2014, emphasizing the urgency to diversify and broaden UNV’s donor base through innovative financing partnerships with not only government but also with other non-traditional emerging partners in both the public and private sectors globally.  The Strategic Framework sets the annual target of external funds mobilization at US$50 million per annum, which requires significant growth from the current level of US$19 million per annum.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will have the following deliverables and deadlines:

  • Carry out new financing partnerships intelligence to identify relevant new financing partners, develop concrete new financing partnerships models and business cases, based on a number of exploratory outreach and consultations with identified new partners as well as internal clients, especially the Peace and Development Division. Date: By mid-May 2015;

  • Identify strategic outreach opportunities for PCD Chief and/or Executive Coordinator, and coordinate the required planning of outreach mission programmes, implementation and follow-up actions as required. Date: Ongoing between March and September 2015;

  • Provide CPAS Cluster leader and PCD Chief with a package of well-thought-through, concrete financing partnerships proposals as well as executive action briefs, for consideration by the Senior Management, with clear cost-benefit and risk analysis, to facilitate UNV’s informed investment decision-making related to new financing partnerships.Date: By mid-September 2015;

  • Support CPAS Cluster leader and PCD Chief to formalize and launch at least four new financing partnerships, endorsed by the Senior Management. Date: By mid-December 2015.

Duration: 10 months

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