Chief, Strategic Resource Mobilization and Global Funds Coordinator -- UNEP, NAIROBI

Posting Title: Chief, Strategic Resource Mobilization and Global Funds Coordinator
Job Code Title: Chief of Service, Programme Management
Department/Office: UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 12 October 2015 - 18 December 2015
Job Opening Number: 47226

Special Notice
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Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP's Office for Operations (OfO) is the guardian of UNEP’s corporate interest, mitigating its exposure to risk and supporting the organization with management tools, plans and related capacity building. It oversees UNEP’s efficient and effective management, in line with UNEP's accountability requirements, rules, regulations and UN core values. This position is located at UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi.
The Chief supports the Director OfO in the Divisions’ overall responsibility for UNEP’s strategic resource mobilization and strategic partnerships, knowledge management related to UNEP’s funding environment and partners as well as strategic support to the Organization in such areas. Under the direct supervision of the Director of OfO, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
 
Responsibilities
1. LONG- TERM STRATEGIC PLANNING AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT WITH GLOBAL FUNDS, PARTNERS AND SPECIAL INITIATIVES 
  • Gather and report on intelligence on new initiatives in the field of Environment financing and major initiatives; 
  • Identify and assist in developing strategic partnerships for the delivery of Medium-Term Strategy (MTS) priorities and strategic program planning; 
  • Initiate and facilitate special fund-raising efforts as well as other programmatic initiatives to support UNEP’s strategic priorities; and provide support to new initiatives to be institutionalized within the Divisional Structures; 
  • Develop a set of scenarios for the medium to long term financing for the environment and identify strategic opportunities/priorities for UNEP’s strategies; 
  • Manage and lead the GEF Coordination Unit and the Donor Partnership and Coordination;
  • Coordinate UNEP's corporate engagement with relevant Global Funds and partners, especially the Secretariats of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF); 
  • Provide guidance on GEF and GCF eligibility criteria and funding priorities, facilitate the integration of GEF and GCF activities within UNEP programmes and operations; 
  • Develop and update corporate policy guidelines for GEF and GCF, in collaboration with all partners, ensuring eligibility criteria and funding priorities are addressed, to foster effective and efficient implementation of GEF and GCF programmes.
  • Develop and implement UNEP’s strategic approach to corporate knowledge management related to UNEP’s funding Environment and partners working in close cooperation with UNEP Regional Offices and Divisions and in the context of Resource Mobilization and Resource Planning.
2. CORPORATE RESOURCE MOBILIZATION 
  • Develop a comprehensive UNEP Corporate Resource Mobilization Framework and an implementation plan to support UNEP’s Medium Term Strategy (MTS), Strategic Framework and approved programme of Work (PoW); •¿Develop standards/guidelines for the priorities of MTS and PoW for resource mobilization and allocation across all sources of funds; Support the Director during internal deliberations in preparation for UNEP’s annual bilateral donor consultations and other donor related special initiatives; 
  • Initiate the development, negotiations and coordination of donor agreements and partnerships; 
  • Promote the expansion of UNEP’s Financial donor base, including foundations, private sector International Financial Institutions.
3. MANAGEMENT OF THE SECTION
  • Oversee the management of activities undertaken by the section, ensure that activities are carried out in a timely fashion and co-ordinate work in the different areas within the section; •¿Manage, guide, develop and train staff under his/her supervision; 
  • Foster teamwork and communication among staff in the section and across Organizational boundaries;
  • Oversee the administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Section, including the preparation of budgets, the reporting on performance, the evaluation of staff performance (PAS), and the management of human and Financial Resources;

4. Other duties as may be requested by the Director of Operations.
Competencies
Professionalism: Demonstrates mastery of the subject and high-level managerial and programmatic competencies, including the ability to provide technical and substantive support in administration, environmental partnerships and related management issues. Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; 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. Leadership: Ability to develop strategies and empower others to accomplish objectives and solve problems; ability to evaluate performance and mentor subordinate staff. Managing Performance: Proven effective supervisory skills; ability to delegate; mentor staff and provide guidance and essential support. Judgement/Decision Making: Ability to make sound judgment, identify key issues in a complex situation and propose a course of action based on all available facts.
 
Education
Advanced university degree in Environmental Sciences, Economics, Business Administration, Management or related discipline, or a first university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
 
Work Experience
Minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible work experience in programme/project management, policy development or related filed is required. At least five years in a multi-cultural setting and in a supervisory capacity.
 
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat, for this post, fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of French or Spanish is an advantage.
Assessment Method
 
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
 
United Nations Considerations
Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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