Org. Setting and Reporting
The UN Development Coordination Office (UN DCO) is the UN Office at the forefront of coordinating a collaborative contribution to the UN development system, towards its achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordination Office (UN RCO) in Bangkok, Thailand. The incumbent will reports to the Resident Coordinator.
Within delegated authority, the Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance will be responsible for the following duties:
1. Assists with the provision of substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UNCT partnerships
• Provides guidance on the development and implementation of the UN Partnership Strategy in alignment with and support of the UNSDCF in the country;
• Coordinates the monitoring and assessment of 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;
• Advises the UN Resident Coordinator (UN RC) and the UNCT in identifying risks and opportunities related to specific partnerships, and suggests mitigation measures as relevant;
• Provides analysis and recommendations on due diligence processes of potential investment and partnership opportunities, in accordance with UN regulations and procedures;
• Advises the UN RC/UNCT on developing and implementing locally-tailored partnerships and resource mobilization strategies and initiatives;
• Plans and facilitates dialogues with partners to improve development assistance policies and practice;
• Conducts 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.
2. Guides joint resource mobilization for the UNSDCF
• Advises the UN RC/UNCT on developing and implementing locally-tailored resource mobilization strategies and initiatives, and identifies appropriate data and benchmarks to measure progress and success;
• Monitors, analyzes and enhances 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 advice and guidance for the production and distribution of marketing materials to raise awareness about opportunities for working with the UN on SDG investment;
• Strengthens the UN brand via events, media and public relations opportunities targeted to the diverse partners, in close collaboration with the UN Communications Group.
3. Plans and facilitates substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the SDGs
• Provides advice on financing for development options, instruments, modalities to the UN RC/UNCT, in alignment with the Common Country Analysis (CCA), UNSDCF, 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;
• Prepares briefing papers and discussion points on issues related to financing for development for consideration by UN RC/UNCT;
• Plans and facilitates engagements with external stakeholders - including the national government, international financial institutions and others - on financing for SDG acceleration;
• Guides 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;
• Advises on the establishment and management of the country-based SDG Fund, in close collaboration with UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office.
4. Conducts knowledge management and capacity development activities
• Plans and facilitates the development, maintenance and sharing of knowledge and intelligence, to ensure UN 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;
• Coordinates activities to strengthen the capacity of UNCTs to mainstream and promote SDG investment partnerships;
• Advises on the discovery, evaluation and selection of partnership opportunities at the sourcing and origination stages.
• Professionalism: Ability to apply sustainable development theories, concepts and approaches. Ability to conduct independent research and analysis on sustainable development topics, determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by different sources. Shows skill in developing sources for data collection. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
• Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
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.Work Experience
A minimum of seven (7) 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.
Experience with supporting UNCT partnerships and joint resource mobilization for UNSDCF including UN Joint Programmes is desirable.
Experience with partnerships and resource mobilization in relation to responses relevant to the context in Thailand is desirable
Fluency in English is required; knowledge of the other working language of the UN Secretariat is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
This Initial appointment against this post is for a period of one year and may be subject to extension. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
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