Post Number: BSP 004
Job Family: Programme Coordination
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Duration of contract: 2 years
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 05-JAN-2022
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
The Division for Partnerships is located within UNESCO’s Bureau of Strategic Planning (BSP) and is responsible for coordinating UNESCO’s public and private partners including key interlocutors from bilateral donors, United Nations and multilateral organizations, regional institutions such as the European Union (EU) and regional banks, civil society, philanthropy, foundations and corporations. It will diversify and expand UNESCO’s donor base and provide backstopping and guidance to UNESCO Programme Sectors, field offices, and category 1 institutes in support of their efforts to engage with partners and mobilize resources. The Division for Partnerships will be responsible for the elaboration of strategies for partnership and resource mobilization, in line with UN reform and best practices in these areas.
The Division for Partnerships will ensure that UNESCO promotes the right partnerships and has adequate resources to deliver on its Medium-Term Strategy (C/4) and Programme and Budget (C/5) to meet the increasing demand by its beneficiary Member States. It will also contribute to the creation of a stronger enabling environment for resource mobilization, through the provision of capacity building and knowledge resources for internal and external stakeholders, by providing support for structured financing dialogues and other donor consultations, and promoting the refinement of systems and processes to make them ever more conducive to efficient engagement with partners.
The Director for Partnerships, acting under the direct authority of the Director of BSP, will lead and set strategic directions to improve and expand UNESCO’s partnership as well as structure appropriate solicitation strategies that ensure critical resources for advancing the Organization’s work. The Director for Partnerships will drive the Organization's strategic engagement and partnerships through the mobilization and leveraging of resources from these entities in order to maximize flexible, longer-term revenue in support of UNESCO’s programmes, in furtherance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Director will oversee teams in Headquarters and collaborate closely with field offices, Programme Sectors and Central Services to strengthen relations with key partners and expand their engagement. He/She will develop, for the Organization, technical support for partnership and resource mobilization as well as funds oversight and management.
Under the direct authority of the Director of BSP, the incumbent will:
For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
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