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United Nations recruiting Fund Raising Programme Officer


Geneva, Switzerland, 26 October 2015

Job-specific

The purpose of the position is to help drive the resource mobilization strategy for the organization by maintaining relations with a set of core donor governments and by securing new cooperation agreements with bilateral agencies, private foundations and corporate philanthropies. The incumbent will be based in the Directorate reporting to the Executive Director.

Functional Responsibilities

Donor Relations

  • Serve as focal point within WSSCC responsible for maintaining day to day relations with six current donor governments, developing a strong rapport with donor counterparts;

  • Develop and manage a log to track for each donor their respective reporting requirements, grant disbursements, distribution of funding to WSSCC trust funds, ammendments, and experation dates;

  • Support the Executive Director to work with donor governments to prepare requests for additional funding as amendments to existing cooperation agreements, securing "top up" monies sourced from end-of-year donor reprogramming exercises.

  • Support the Executive Director to work with donor governments to renew cooperation agreements in line with the WSSCC Long-Term Prospectus, 2016-2030.

Additional Bilateral Development Cooperation Agencies

  • Develop and implement a strategy to expand the donor base by four to five additional donor governments based on research and analysis of prospective contributors;

  • Support efforts by Executive Director and relevant senior managers to undertake preliminary consultations with donor governments and establish relations with focal points;

  • Work with Advocacy and Communications Department to prepare fact sheets on WSSCC tailored to the specific policy priorities of these respective governments;

  • Work with senior managers to develop concept notes that reflect preliminary consultations and that align WSSCC programming with donor government policy priorities;

  • Develop detailed grant proposals and work with donor focal points to prepare mutli-year cooperation agreements.

Private Foundations and Corporate Philanthropies

  • Expand the donor base to include four to five private foundations and corporate philanthropies based upon research and analysis of prospective contributors;

  • Support efforts by Executive Director and relevant senior managers to undertake preliminary consultations and establish relations with donor focal points;

  • Work with Advocacy and Communications Department to prepare fact sheets on WSSCC tailored to the specific policy priorities of these foundations/philanthropies;

  • Work with senior managers to develop concept notes that reflect preliminary consultations and that align WSSCC programming with the policy priorities of foundations/philanthropies;

  • Develop detailed grant proposals and work with donor focal points to prepare mutli-year cooperation agreements.

Individual and Institutional Investors

  • Support efforts by the Directorate to develop mechanisms for social impact investment.

  • Assist in the establishment of an advisory group of individual wealth managers and social impact investors, as well as soveign wealth fund managers.

  • Participate in and support efforts by the advisory group to guide the design of investment instruments (debt and equity).

Support to the Directorate

  • Serve as a member of the Directorate, a fast-moving, front office setting, comprising a small number of professionals;

  • Undertake special time-bound assignments at the request of the Executive Director such as taking part in or leading working groups or acting as an internal resource person to support cross-departmental activities;

  • Participate actively in the preparation of WSSCC reports

Impact of Results

The post contributes to the following organizational outcomes and outputs:

  • Outcome 1: Access and use. Tens of millions of previously unserved people in 10–25 sanitation-needy countries; with focus on related Outputs 1(a) to 1(f)

  • Outcome 2: Equity and inclusion, with focus on outputs related to policy reforms

  • Outcome 3: Involvement, with focus on outputs related to supporting WSSCC National Coordinators and strengthening WSSCC membership

  • Outcome 4: Knowledge, with focus on outputs related to supporting WSSCC National Coordinators

  • Outcome 5: Delivery, with focus on strategic partnerships that leverage GSFinvestments and WSSCC advocacy and knowledge management in ways that mobilize funding for sanitation from governments and external support agencies.

Contract duration: 1 year, renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability

Submission Deadline:  15 November 2015

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