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Consultant: Coordination, Partnership and Resource Mobilization for GEWE in Sudan

UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Khartoum, Sudan

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support building of smart partnerships, developing and undertaking effective resource mobilization strategies;
  • Ensure effective coordination of Sudan Country Programme/Portfolios with all relevant partners and stakeholders in Sudan.

Support building of smart partnerships, developing and undertaking effective resource mobilization strategies

  • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Develop a prospective donor profile database that includes prospective donor funding areas, geographical and sectoral preferences, criteria, and policies with a view to identify funding opportunities;
  • Determine programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UN Women, country needs and donors’ priorities and develop the relevant partnerships;
  • Undertake preparation of donor proposals including reviewing proposals;
  • Oversee donor and other reporting requirements;
  • Track all donor reporting requirements of projects and identify “pending” reporting and funding requirements of all on-going and closed projects; Ensure that both financial and progress reports are timely submitted as per donor’s requirements;
  • Review all donors reports before submission to Country Representative;
  • Develop and implement strategies for maximizing potential for existing trust funds and regional projects and other sources;
  • Provide support in proposal development submission to potential donors;
  • Disseminate publications and reports to donors and partners in a timely manner;
  • Explore and provide inputs for creative option in resource mobilization;
  • Identify funding opportunities while facilitating, developing and negotiating competitive proposals;
  • Develop and maintain an updated dataset of funding organizations and opportunities;
  • Ensure grant compliance and timely reporting;
  • Contribute to the development of UN Women programmes and strategies through support to the programme staff in the areas of proposal writing, internal reporting, donor reporting, and equality assurance of outgoing documents;
  • Provide relevant input when needed on key developments and opportunities to develop and strengthen institutional partnerships for the promotion of gender equality and women´s rights and to ensure the inclusion of a gender perspective in the intergovernmental fora;
  • Develop and expand knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies;
  • Keep the supervisor informed of incoming requests, correspondence and all matters requiring attention pertaining to partnership and resource mobilization, provide sound input as appropriate to facilitate decision making and ensure follow-up action, as directed;
  • Ensure effective coordination of Sudan Country Programme/Portfolios with all relevant partners and stakeholders in Sudan;
  • Support of coordination of joint mechanisms on GEWE in Sudan including GTG, GiHA, Partners in Development (Group (donors’ group), CSOs forum and any other coordination mechanism established by UN Women Sudan Co;
  • Ensure cross fertilization and sharing of best practices amongst the coordination mechanisms (GTG, GiHA, Partners in Development (Group (donors’ group), CSOs forum and any other coordination mechanism established by UN Women Sudan Co);
  • Gather inputs and coordinate the preparation of Joint Programmes/Projects, work-plans, periodic narrative progress reports and expenditures status reports;
  • Establish systems, processes and mechanisms to support Joint Programme/Projects’ planning, implementation, monitoring and progress reporting, in collaboration with partners;
  • Record and maintain documents on Joint Programmes/Projects activities, issues, and risks;
  • Record and maintain documents on coordination mechanisms meetings and joint activities and initiatives;
  • Ensure effective information flow, communication and coordination across the office and with other UN Women units;
  • Coordinate the process of gathering information and preparing reports on progress of programme implementation for RO/ HQ and donors, assessing results and identifying areas for senior management action and/or decision;
  • Keep the supervisor informed of incoming requests, correspondence and all matters requiring attention pertaining to coordination, provide sound input as appropriate to facilitate decision making and ensure follow-up action, as directed.

Deliverables

The consultant is expected to contribute to the implementation of effective coordination, partnership and resource mobilization strategies based on UN Women Sudan Strategic Note (2017 – 2019). In particular, the key results have an impact on implementation of UN Women coordination, partnership and RM strategies across the main impacts areas of UN Women Sudan AWP 2017; which impact in turn on the overall effectiveness of the UN Women programme of the CO in Sudan.

Specifically, the consultant is expected to deliver the following:

  • Submission of resource mobilization strategy;
  • A smart proposal of Nomadic Women in Darfur Network Initiatives;
  • Submission of at least 3 smart proposals for resource mobilization;
  • Finalize ToRs for the donors group (Partners in Development Group), and submission of relevant documents and tools to strengthen this group;
  • Submission of prospective donor profile database that includes prospective donor funding areas, geographical and sectoral preferences, criteria, and policies with a view to identify funding opportunities;
  • An updated dataset of funding organizations and opportunities;
  • Production of tools to ensure cross fertilization and sharing of best practices amongst the coordination mechanisms (GTG, GiHA, Partners in Development (Group (donors’ group), CSOs forum and any other coordination mechanism established by UN Women Sudan Co);
  • Establish systems, processes and mechanisms to support Joint Programme/Projects’ planning, implementation, monitoring and progress reporting, in collaboration with partners;
  • Submission of records and documents on Joint Programmes/Projects activities, issues, and risks;
  • Record and maintain documents on coordination mechanisms meetings and joint activities and initiatives;

Competencies

Core Values/Guiding Principles:

  • Integrity:
    • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct;
  • Professionalism:
    • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work;
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
    • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
    • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Ethics and Values:
    • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity;
  • Organizational Awareness:
    • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Development and Innovation:
    • Take charge of self-development and take initiative;
  • Work in teams:
    • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Communicating and Information Sharing:
    • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication;
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
    • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others;
  • Conflict Management:
    • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution;
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
    • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge;
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
    • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity and fairness by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards, shows commitment to UN Women’s mission, vision, values and strategic goals of UN Women’s and displays cultural, gender, religion, race, and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability to establish and maintain strategic partnerships with government institutions, donors, civil society partners and other UN agencies. Has proven expertise in resource mobilization and strong negotiation skills;
  • Excellent personal and professional communication and presentation skills abilities; Has the ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor the progress of the projects and activities within the area of responsibility and achieve planned results;
  • Strong teamwork spirit and interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to gain the assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavour; ability to build trust through operating with transparency and creating an open, positive and enabling environment; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills, with the ability to make effective timely decisions;
  • Results based programme development and management;
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and be proactive and initiative;
  • Has the ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor the progress of the projects and activities within the area of responsibility and achieve planned results;
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills, with the ability to make effective timely decisions; Ability to lead effectively, mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills;
  • Generate new ideas and approaches for communication and visibility of UN Women.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • University Master’s degree or higher in international development, Gender Studies, Management, Social science or related field.

Experience:

  • At least 7 years relevant experience in programme/project development and management, including resource mobilization and partnership building;
  • Experience with UN highly desirable;
  • Experience of international development institutions and well developed networks of international economic and gender experts;
  • Knowledge of the culture and social environment of Sudan is highly desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English;
  • Working knowledge of Arabic would be an added advantage but not a prerequisite.

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