ASSOCIATE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION OFFICER, PARTNERSHIPS AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
United Nations Secretariat (UN)
Resident Coordinator System
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Grade: NO-2, Entry Professional
Occupations: Finance, Budget and Accounting, Management and Strategy, Partnership and Resource Mobilization
Closing soon: 15 Mar 2021
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Job Description
Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and reports to the Senior Development Coordination Officer.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Associate Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance will be responsible of the following duties:

Summary of Functions:
1.Assists in providing substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UN Country Team (UNCT) partnerships
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3.Provides substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as directed
4.Supports knowledge management and capacity development

Description of Functions:

1.Provides substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UNCT partnerships

• Provides substantive support, as assigned, for the development and implementation of the UN Partnership Strategy in alignment with and support of the UN Cooperation Framework in the country;
• Provides substantive support to the UNCT Partnership Working Group including supporting the Chair in planning meetings and following up on key issues, developing an annual workplan for Partnership and providing regular reports to the RC, RCO and UNCT on partnerships;
• Monitors and assesses the strategy at regular intervals to harness new emerging opportunities, to identify probable 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;
• Prepares 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;
• Contributes to dialogues with partners to improve development assistance policies and practice;
• Assists in 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.Provides substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the SDGs, as directed

• Provides substantive support on financing for development options, instruments, modalities to the RC/UNCT, in alignment with the Common Country Analysis (CCA), UNCF, MAPS (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support) and similar processes;
• Analyzes trends and provides substantive support 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;
• Assists in engaging with external stakeholders - including the national government, international financial institutions and others - on financing for SDG acceleration;
• Contributes to 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 Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (where relevant).

3.Supports knowledge management and capacity development

• Assists in the development, maintenance and sharing of knowledge and intelligence, to inform and position the RC/UNCT to effectively generate and harness opportunities to meet its partnerships 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.
Competencies
• Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of sustainable development theories, concepts and approaches. Ability to identify and develop sources for data collection. Ability to undertake research, analyze data, make recommendations and write draft reports on sustainable development issues. 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.
• Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Education
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 two 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.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

For this position, fluency in English is required. Fluency in Arabic is required.

Note: “Fluency” equals a rating of ‘fluent’ in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and Knowledge of” equals a rating of ‘confident’ in two of the four areas.
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
Special Notice
• National Professional Officers are nationals of the country in which they are serving, and their functions must have a national context, i.e. functions that require national experience or knowledge of the national language, culture, institutions, and systems.
• This is a National Professional Officer (NPO/NO) position located in Saudi Arabia. Only candidates with Saudi Arabian nationality are eligible to apply to this position.
• The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
• At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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