Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance, P4, Chargé de coordination du développement, Partenariats et financement du développement, P4, Yaoundé, United Nations (UN)

Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance, P4, Chargé de coordination du développement, Partenariats et financement du développement, P4, Yaoundé, United Nations (UN)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job Opening

Posting Title:      Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance, P4

Job Code Title:   DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION OFFICER, PARTNERSHIPS AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

Department/Office:        Resident Coordinator System

Duty Station:      YAOUNDE

Posting Period:  04 November 2021 – 17 November 2021

Job Opening Number:    21-Sustainable Development-RCS-167800-R-Yaounde (X)

Staffing Exercise               N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Apply Now

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordination Office (RCO) in Cameroon and reports to the Senior Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader.

The officer will work in close collaboration with relevant UN Agencies through the UN Country Team (UNCT) and the UNSDCF Results Groups and other inter-agencies groups. The officer will maintain close working relationship with relevant Government officials, subject matter experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and development partners ensuring successful implementation of One UN Partnerships Development Finance strategy.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance will be responsible of the following duties:

Summary of Functions:

  1. Provides substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UN Country Team (UNCT) partnerships
  2. Guides joint resource mobilization for the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF)
  3. Plans and facilitates substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  4. Conducts knowledge management and capacity development activities

Description of Functions:

  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 Resident Coordinator (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 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;
  • Advises the RC/UNCT on Private sector engagement in the country;
  • 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.
  1. Guides joint resource mobilization for the UNSDCF
  • Advises the 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.
  1. 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 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 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 (where relevant).
  1. Conducts knowledge management and capacity development activities
  • 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;
  • 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.

Competencies

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 seven 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 developing and implementing the Private sector engagement is desirable.

Experience working in an inter-agency coordination role is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the post advertised, Fluency in French and English language is required.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

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.

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.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply, as supported by the Secretary General’s Disability Inclusion Strategy.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

Postuler (Apply for the job) sur son site Internet: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=167800&Lang=en-US

The Weekly Job Report, Le rapport de travail hebdomadaire, 25/10/2021: https://afriquejobs.com/2021/10/31/the-weekly-job-report-le-rapport-de-travail-hebdomadaire-31-10-2021/

All companies hiring (Entreprises qui emploi au Cameroun): https://www.afriquejobs.com/2020/07/emplois-jobs-au-cameroun-liste-des.html

More jobs (Plus d\’offres d\’emploi): https://www.afriquejobs.com/