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  • Posted: Aug 5, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 16, 2022
  • United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the program...
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    Programme Management Officer - Donor relations and resources mobilization, P3

    The incumbent will directly report to the Head of the External Relations and Partnerships Branch and Director of External Relations, Strategy Knowledge and Innovation Division.


    • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned resource mobilization initiatives, etc.; monitors and analyzes resource mobilization and donor relations; reviews relevant resource mobilization documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
    • Performs resource mobilization assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
    • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources related to resource mobilization.
    • Assists in the development of internal donor policy guide for private sector/foundations engagement. including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
    • Undertakes resource mobilization survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews,
    • analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
    • Prepares various resource mobilization written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
    • Provides substantive support to donor consultations and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, and promotes resource partnership with the UN common system etc.
    • Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations related to resource mobilization.
    • Participates in or lead donor relation field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
    • Coordinates activities related to donor relations and funding opportunities (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.) and coordinates joint efforts to mobilize resources, map interests of potential donors, initiate contract with new and emerging partners to explore funding opportunities and develop partnerships.
    • Responsible for leading and developing resource mobilization and outreach strategies to governments, intergovernmental organization, private donors and the UN common system
    • Responsible for coordinating joint efforts to mobilize resources, map interests of potential donors, initiate contract with new and emerging partners to explore funding opportunities and develop partnerships in line with UN-Habitat Resource mobilization strategy.
    • Performs other duties as required.


    • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of resource mobilization theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized donor relations field. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent donor research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various resource mobilization research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of donor relations; 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.
    • COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
    • CLIENT ORIENTANTION: 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 donors 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) in public policy, management, community development or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management or related area is required.
    • Experience working with the UN or similar international organizations/donors/ resource mobilization is desirable.
    • Experience in conducting meetings on resource mobilization with Member States and government officials is desirable.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) on to apply

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