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UN Volunteers: Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance

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UN Volunteers: Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance

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Funding Type
Fully Funded

Description

Description

Located in the Northern part of South America, Guyana, the “land of many waters” is a unique blend of Caribbean and South American culture and history. With 965 miles of navigable rivers, 83% of Guyana is covered by pristine rainforest. The country is bordered by the Atlantic Coastline on the northeast, Venezuela on the west, Suriname on the east and Brazil on the West and South. The national language in Guyana is English. With an area of approximately 214,969 square kilometres, close to 90% of the population of approximately 736,000 people (2012 Census) live along the Atlantic coast.

 

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at its core, and in response to the General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system, the UN Secretary General’s report (December 2017) “Repositioning the United Nations development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda: our promise for dignity, prosperity and peace on a healthy planet” puts forward a comprehensive proposal on further improvements to the resident coordinator system to ensure more coherent, accountable and effective support for the 2030 Agenda. This was further reinforced by General Assembly resolution 72/729 of 1 June 2018, which gave the Secretary-General the mandate to implement the repositioning. This post is part of this new generation of resident coordinator office, with the new skillset and competencies required to deliver on the 2030 Agenda. The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) in Georgetown, Guyana.

 

Within the delegated authority and under the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator and reporting to the Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader the UN Volunteer Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance will be responsible for the following duties:

 

  • Provides substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UN Country Team (UNCT) partnerships.
  • Participates in joint resource mobilization for the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, which currently for Guyana is the UN Multi-country Sustainable Development Framework (MSDF) in the Caribbean 2017-2021.
  • Provides substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Supports knowledge management and capacity development

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

Minimum age of applicants must be 25 years old, Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty station.

 

Required Degree Level:

 

  • Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 

Required Experience:

 

  • 60 Months
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to partnerships, project/programme management, resource mobilization or development finance in the context of development cooperation or related area is required. Work experience in partnerships and development finance in Guyana is desirable.
  • Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in national development initiatives, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

 

Language skills:

 

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • Spanish(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge

 

Area of expertise: 

 

  • Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Development programme/project administration
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to partnerships, project/programme management, resource mobilization or development finance in the context of development cooperation or related area is required. Work experience in partnerships and development finance in Guyana is desirable.
  • Driving license not required

 

Competencies values:

 

  • Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

Benefits

Benefits

The key benefit of being a UN Volunteer is the personal satisfaction the volunteer assignment brings you as you make a positive impact on peace and development. However, UNV supports you during your assignment in several ways.

 

UNV program will provide:

 

  • A monthly Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of **USD 2,385.70** to cover the costs of accommodation, housing and regular living expenses.
  • Health insurance (including dental and up to three dependents) [specialists and experts], life and permanent disability insurance are included, as well as a resettlement allowance upon satisfactory completion service.
  • Annual, medical and parental leave (if applicable), e-learning courses and training allowance (reimbursement).
  • Settling-in grant and repatriation grant are provided

 

 

Program Venue

Program Venue
Georgetown
Program Country
Guyana

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

All Regions

Eligible Countries

All Countries

Eligible Regions
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Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Angola, Africa, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia), Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City (Holy See), Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Hungary, Cook Island, Congo (Republic)

Application Process

Application Process

Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

 

 

Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Description of Functions:

 

Assists with the provision of substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UNCT partnership:

 

  • Provides advice on the development and implementation of the UN Partnership Strategy in alignment with and support of the UN MSDF in the country;
  • Monitors and assesses the strategy at regular intervals to harness new emerging opportunities, to anticipate changes to the internal direction and external environment, and to make mid-term adjustments;
  • Provides substantive support to the Resident Coordinator (RC) and the UNCT in identifying risks and opportunities related to specific partnerships, and suggests mitigation measures as relevant;
  • Provides inputs on due diligence processes of potential investment and partnership opportunities, in accordance with UN regulations and procedures;
  • Provides substantive support to RC/UNCT to develop and implement locally-tailored partnerships and resource mobilization strategies and initiatives;
  • Contributes to dialogues with partners to improve development assistance policies and practice;
  • Plans and facilitates liaison and coordination with UN entities at country, regional and HQ levels, to help package and define UN business strategies, including differentiated value propositions, to attract partners, both traditional and non-traditional.

 

Participates in joint resource mobilization for the UN MSDF

 

  • Provides substantive support to RC/UNCT to develop and implement locally-tailored resource mobilization strategies and initiatives, and identify appropriate data and benchmarks to measure progress and success;
  • Monitors and analyzes existing resource mobilization partnerships and relationships, including those with high net worth;
  • Plans and facilitates the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of joint programmes and programming processes for use in joint resource mobilization;
  • Provides substantive support for the production and distribution of marketing materials to raise awareness about opportunities for working with the UN on SDG investment;
  • Contributes to building the UN brand via events, media and public relations opportunities targeted to the diverse partners, in close collaboration with the UN Communications, Information and Advocacy Group;
  • Collaborates with other RC Offices in the Caribbean for joint resource mobilization initiatives under the UN MSDF.

 

Provides substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the SDGs

 

  • Provides substantive support on financing for development options, instruments, modalities to the RC/UNCT, in alignment with the Common Country Analysis (CCA), UN MSDF (and future UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks), MAPS (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support) and similar processes;
  • Analyzes trends and provides advice on new and innovative financing mechanisms for development and SDG acceleration;
  • Provides inputs for briefing papers and discussion points on issues related to financing for development for consideration by RC/UNCT;
  • Plans and facilitates engagements with external stakeholders – including the national government, international financial institutions, private sector and others – on financing for SDG acceleration;
  • Undertakes the design and execution of innovative proposals to strengthen the UNCT engagement and reputation, and to generate greater financial resources in support of the SDGs;
  • Assists in the establishment and management of the country-based SDG Fund, in close collaboration with UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (where relevant).

 

Supports knowledge management and capacity development

 

  • Plans and facilitates the development, maintenance and sharing of knowledge and intelligence, to ensure RC/UNCT are informed and positioned to effectively generate and harness opportunities to meet its resource mobilization targets;
  • Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice at national, regional and global levels;
  • Undertakes activities to strengthen the capacity of UNCTs to mainstream and promote SDG investment partnerships;
  • Provides substantive support for the discovery, evaluation and selection of partnership opportunities at the sourcing and origination stages;
  • Collaborates with other RC Offices in the Caribbean for joint knowledge management and capacity development initiatives under the UN MSDF.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

 

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

 

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Fully Funded

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UN Volunteers: Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance

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Internship
Job Type
Full Time

Description

Description

Located in the Northern part of South America, Guyana, the “land of many waters” is a unique blend of Caribbean and South American culture and history. With 965 miles of navigable rivers, 83% of Guyana is covered by pristine rainforest. The country is bordered by the Atlantic Coastline on the northeast, Venezuela on the west, Suriname on the east and Brazil on the West and South. The national language in Guyana is English. With an area of approximately 214,969 square kilometres, close to 90% of the population of approximately 736,000 people (2012 Census) live along the Atlantic coast.

 

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at its core, and in response to the General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system, the UN Secretary General’s report (December 2017) “Repositioning the United Nations development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda: our promise for dignity, prosperity and peace on a healthy planet” puts forward a comprehensive proposal on further improvements to the resident coordinator system to ensure more coherent, accountable and effective support for the 2030 Agenda. This was further reinforced by General Assembly resolution 72/729 of 1 June 2018, which gave the Secretary-General the mandate to implement the repositioning. This post is part of this new generation of resident coordinator office, with the new skillset and competencies required to deliver on the 2030 Agenda. The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) in Georgetown, Guyana.

 

Within the delegated authority and under the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator and reporting to the Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader the UN Volunteer Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance will be responsible for the following duties:

 

  • Provides substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UN Country Team (UNCT) partnerships.
  • Participates in joint resource mobilization for the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, which currently for Guyana is the UN Multi-country Sustainable Development Framework (MSDF) in the Caribbean 2017-2021.
  • Provides substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Supports knowledge management and capacity development

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

Minimum age of applicants must be 25 years old, Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty station.

 

Required Degree Level:

 

  • Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 

Required Experience:

 

  • 60 Months
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to partnerships, project/programme management, resource mobilization or development finance in the context of development cooperation or related area is required. Work experience in partnerships and development finance in Guyana is desirable.
  • Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in national development initiatives, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

 

Language skills:

 

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • Spanish(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge

 

Area of expertise: 

 

  • Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Development programme/project administration
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to partnerships, project/programme management, resource mobilization or development finance in the context of development cooperation or related area is required. Work experience in partnerships and development finance in Guyana is desirable.
  • Driving license not required

 

Competencies values:

 

  • Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

Benefits

Benefits

The key benefit of being a UN Volunteer is the personal satisfaction the volunteer assignment brings you as you make a positive impact on peace and development. However, UNV supports you during your assignment in several ways.

 

UNV program will provide:

 

  • A monthly Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of **USD 2,385.70** to cover the costs of accommodation, housing and regular living expenses.
  • Health insurance (including dental and up to three dependents) [specialists and experts], life and permanent disability insurance are included, as well as a resettlement allowance upon satisfactory completion service.
  • Annual, medical and parental leave (if applicable), e-learning courses and training allowance (reimbursement).
  • Settling-in grant and repatriation grant are provided

 

 

Program Venue

Program Venue
Georgetown

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

All Regions

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

All Countries

Application Process

Application Process

Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

 

 

Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Description of Functions:

 

Assists with the provision of substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UNCT partnership:

 

  • Provides advice on the development and implementation of the UN Partnership Strategy in alignment with and support of the UN MSDF in the country;
  • Monitors and assesses the strategy at regular intervals to harness new emerging opportunities, to anticipate changes to the internal direction and external environment, and to make mid-term adjustments;
  • Provides substantive support to the Resident Coordinator (RC) and the UNCT in identifying risks and opportunities related to specific partnerships, and suggests mitigation measures as relevant;
  • Provides inputs on due diligence processes of potential investment and partnership opportunities, in accordance with UN regulations and procedures;
  • Provides substantive support to RC/UNCT to develop and implement locally-tailored partnerships and resource mobilization strategies and initiatives;
  • Contributes to dialogues with partners to improve development assistance policies and practice;
  • Plans and facilitates liaison and coordination with UN entities at country, regional and HQ levels, to help package and define UN business strategies, including differentiated value propositions, to attract partners, both traditional and non-traditional.

 

Participates in joint resource mobilization for the UN MSDF

 

  • Provides substantive support to RC/UNCT to develop and implement locally-tailored resource mobilization strategies and initiatives, and identify appropriate data and benchmarks to measure progress and success;
  • Monitors and analyzes existing resource mobilization partnerships and relationships, including those with high net worth;
  • Plans and facilitates the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of joint programmes and programming processes for use in joint resource mobilization;
  • Provides substantive support for the production and distribution of marketing materials to raise awareness about opportunities for working with the UN on SDG investment;
  • Contributes to building the UN brand via events, media and public relations opportunities targeted to the diverse partners, in close collaboration with the UN Communications, Information and Advocacy Group;
  • Collaborates with other RC Offices in the Caribbean for joint resource mobilization initiatives under the UN MSDF.

 

Provides substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the SDGs

 

  • Provides substantive support on financing for development options, instruments, modalities to the RC/UNCT, in alignment with the Common Country Analysis (CCA), UN MSDF (and future UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks), MAPS (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support) and similar processes;
  • Analyzes trends and provides advice on new and innovative financing mechanisms for development and SDG acceleration;
  • Provides inputs for briefing papers and discussion points on issues related to financing for development for consideration by RC/UNCT;
  • Plans and facilitates engagements with external stakeholders – including the national government, international financial institutions, private sector and others – on financing for SDG acceleration;
  • Undertakes the design and execution of innovative proposals to strengthen the UNCT engagement and reputation, and to generate greater financial resources in support of the SDGs;
  • Assists in the establishment and management of the country-based SDG Fund, in close collaboration with UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (where relevant).

 

Supports knowledge management and capacity development

 

  • Plans and facilitates the development, maintenance and sharing of knowledge and intelligence, to ensure RC/UNCT are informed and positioned to effectively generate and harness opportunities to meet its resource mobilization targets;
  • Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice at national, regional and global levels;
  • Undertakes activities to strengthen the capacity of UNCTs to mainstream and promote SDG investment partnerships;
  • Provides substantive support for the discovery, evaluation and selection of partnership opportunities at the sourcing and origination stages;
  • Collaborates with other RC Offices in the Caribbean for joint knowledge management and capacity development initiatives under the UN MSDF.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

 

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

 

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Fully Funded

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UN Volunteers: Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance

Deadline
December 20, 2020
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Opportunity Type

Opportunity Type
Internship
Intership Type
Paid

Description

Description

Located in the Northern part of South America, Guyana, the “land of many waters” is a unique blend of Caribbean and South American culture and history. With 965 miles of navigable rivers, 83% of Guyana is covered by pristine rainforest. The country is bordered by the Atlantic Coastline on the northeast, Venezuela on the west, Suriname on the east and Brazil on the West and South. The national language in Guyana is English. With an area of approximately 214,969 square kilometres, close to 90% of the population of approximately 736,000 people (2012 Census) live along the Atlantic coast.

 

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at its core, and in response to the General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system, the UN Secretary General’s report (December 2017) “Repositioning the United Nations development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda: our promise for dignity, prosperity and peace on a healthy planet” puts forward a comprehensive proposal on further improvements to the resident coordinator system to ensure more coherent, accountable and effective support for the 2030 Agenda. This was further reinforced by General Assembly resolution 72/729 of 1 June 2018, which gave the Secretary-General the mandate to implement the repositioning. This post is part of this new generation of resident coordinator office, with the new skillset and competencies required to deliver on the 2030 Agenda. The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) in Georgetown, Guyana.

 

Within the delegated authority and under the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator and reporting to the Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader the UN Volunteer Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance will be responsible for the following duties:

 

  • Provides substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UN Country Team (UNCT) partnerships.
  • Participates in joint resource mobilization for the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, which currently for Guyana is the UN Multi-country Sustainable Development Framework (MSDF) in the Caribbean 2017-2021.
  • Provides substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Supports knowledge management and capacity development

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

Minimum age of applicants must be 25 years old, Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty station.

 

Required Degree Level:

 

  • Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 

Required Experience:

 

  • 60 Months
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to partnerships, project/programme management, resource mobilization or development finance in the context of development cooperation or related area is required. Work experience in partnerships and development finance in Guyana is desirable.
  • Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in national development initiatives, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

 

Language skills:

 

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • Spanish(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge

 

Area of expertise: 

 

  • Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Development programme/project administration
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to partnerships, project/programme management, resource mobilization or development finance in the context of development cooperation or related area is required. Work experience in partnerships and development finance in Guyana is desirable.
  • Driving license not required

 

Competencies values:

 

  • Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

Benefits

Benefits

The key benefit of being a UN Volunteer is the personal satisfaction the volunteer assignment brings you as you make a positive impact on peace and development. However, UNV supports you during your assignment in several ways.

 

UNV program will provide:

 

  • A monthly Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of **USD 2,385.70** to cover the costs of accommodation, housing and regular living expenses.
  • Health insurance (including dental and up to three dependents) [specialists and experts], life and permanent disability insurance are included, as well as a resettlement allowance upon satisfactory completion service.
  • Annual, medical and parental leave (if applicable), e-learning courses and training allowance (reimbursement).
  • Settling-in grant and repatriation grant are provided

 

 

Program Venue

Program Venue
Georgetown

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

All Regions

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

All Countries

Application Process

Application Process

Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

 

 

Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Description of Functions:

 

Assists with the provision of substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UNCT partnership:

 

  • Provides advice on the development and implementation of the UN Partnership Strategy in alignment with and support of the UN MSDF in the country;
  • Monitors and assesses the strategy at regular intervals to harness new emerging opportunities, to anticipate changes to the internal direction and external environment, and to make mid-term adjustments;
  • Provides substantive support to the Resident Coordinator (RC) and the UNCT in identifying risks and opportunities related to specific partnerships, and suggests mitigation measures as relevant;
  • Provides inputs on due diligence processes of potential investment and partnership opportunities, in accordance with UN regulations and procedures;
  • Provides substantive support to RC/UNCT to develop and implement locally-tailored partnerships and resource mobilization strategies and initiatives;
  • Contributes to dialogues with partners to improve development assistance policies and practice;
  • Plans and facilitates liaison and coordination with UN entities at country, regional and HQ levels, to help package and define UN business strategies, including differentiated value propositions, to attract partners, both traditional and non-traditional.

 

Participates in joint resource mobilization for the UN MSDF

 

  • Provides substantive support to RC/UNCT to develop and implement locally-tailored resource mobilization strategies and initiatives, and identify appropriate data and benchmarks to measure progress and success;
  • Monitors and analyzes existing resource mobilization partnerships and relationships, including those with high net worth;
  • Plans and facilitates the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of joint programmes and programming processes for use in joint resource mobilization;
  • Provides substantive support for the production and distribution of marketing materials to raise awareness about opportunities for working with the UN on SDG investment;
  • Contributes to building the UN brand via events, media and public relations opportunities targeted to the diverse partners, in close collaboration with the UN Communications, Information and Advocacy Group;
  • Collaborates with other RC Offices in the Caribbean for joint resource mobilization initiatives under the UN MSDF.

 

Provides substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the SDGs

 

  • Provides substantive support on financing for development options, instruments, modalities to the RC/UNCT, in alignment with the Common Country Analysis (CCA), UN MSDF (and future UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks), MAPS (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support) and similar processes;
  • Analyzes trends and provides advice on new and innovative financing mechanisms for development and SDG acceleration;
  • Provides inputs for briefing papers and discussion points on issues related to financing for development for consideration by RC/UNCT;
  • Plans and facilitates engagements with external stakeholders – including the national government, international financial institutions, private sector and others – on financing for SDG acceleration;
  • Undertakes the design and execution of innovative proposals to strengthen the UNCT engagement and reputation, and to generate greater financial resources in support of the SDGs;
  • Assists in the establishment and management of the country-based SDG Fund, in close collaboration with UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (where relevant).

 

Supports knowledge management and capacity development

 

  • Plans and facilitates the development, maintenance and sharing of knowledge and intelligence, to ensure RC/UNCT are informed and positioned to effectively generate and harness opportunities to meet its resource mobilization targets;
  • Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice at national, regional and global levels;
  • Undertakes activities to strengthen the capacity of UNCTs to mainstream and promote SDG investment partnerships;
  • Provides substantive support for the discovery, evaluation and selection of partnership opportunities at the sourcing and origination stages;
  • Collaborates with other RC Offices in the Caribbean for joint knowledge management and capacity development initiatives under the UN MSDF.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

 

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

 

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

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UN Volunteers: Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance

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Description

Located in the Northern part of South America, Guyana, the “land of many waters” is a unique blend of Caribbean and South American culture and history. With 965 miles of navigable rivers, 83% of Guyana is covered by pristine rainforest. The country is bordered by the Atlantic Coastline on the northeast, Venezuela on the west, Suriname on the east and Brazil on the West and South. The national language in Guyana is English. With an area of approximately 214,969 square kilometres, close to 90% of the population of approximately 736,000 people (2012 Census) live along the Atlantic coast.

 

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at its core, and in response to the General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system, the UN Secretary General’s report (December 2017) “Repositioning the United Nations development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda: our promise for dignity, prosperity and peace on a healthy planet” puts forward a comprehensive proposal on further improvements to the resident coordinator system to ensure more coherent, accountable and effective support for the 2030 Agenda. This was further reinforced by General Assembly resolution 72/729 of 1 June 2018, which gave the Secretary-General the mandate to implement the repositioning. This post is part of this new generation of resident coordinator office, with the new skillset and competencies required to deliver on the 2030 Agenda. The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) in Georgetown, Guyana.

 

Within the delegated authority and under the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator and reporting to the Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader the UN Volunteer Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance will be responsible for the following duties:

 

  • Provides substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UN Country Team (UNCT) partnerships.
  • Participates in joint resource mobilization for the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, which currently for Guyana is the UN Multi-country Sustainable Development Framework (MSDF) in the Caribbean 2017-2021.
  • Provides substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Supports knowledge management and capacity development

BENIFITS

The key benefit of being a UN Volunteer is the personal satisfaction the volunteer assignment brings you as you make a positive impact on peace and development. However, UNV supports you during your assignment in several ways.

 

UNV program will provide:

 

  • A monthly Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of **USD 2,385.70** to cover the costs of accommodation, housing and regular living expenses.
  • Health insurance (including dental and up to three dependents) [specialists and experts], life and permanent disability insurance are included, as well as a resettlement allowance upon satisfactory completion service.
  • Annual, medical and parental leave (if applicable), e-learning courses and training allowance (reimbursement).
  • Settling-in grant and repatriation grant are provided

 

 

Eligibilities

Minimum age of applicants must be 25 years old, Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty station.

 

Required Degree Level:

 

  • Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 

Required Experience:

 

  • 60 Months
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to partnerships, project/programme management, resource mobilization or development finance in the context of development cooperation or related area is required. Work experience in partnerships and development finance in Guyana is desirable.
  • Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in national development initiatives, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

 

Language skills:

 

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • Spanish(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge

 

Area of expertise: 

 

  • Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Development programme/project administration
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to partnerships, project/programme management, resource mobilization or development finance in the context of development cooperation or related area is required. Work experience in partnerships and development finance in Guyana is desirable.
  • Driving license not required

 

Competencies values:

 

  • Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

For Further Queries:

https://www.unv.org/about-unv/contact-unv

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Program Venue:

It will be held in Georgetown.

APPLICATION PROCESS

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Applications will be closed at:
December 20, 2020
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December 20, 2020
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