Org. Setting and Reporting
The UN Development Operations Coordination Office (UN DOCO) 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. This position is located in the Office of the Resident Coordinator, Praia, Cape Verde. The Development Coordination Officer
reports to the Strategic Planning and Resident Coordinator's Office Team Leader. Within delegated authority, the Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development
Finance will be responsible of the following duties
1.Assists with the provision of substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination
of UN Country Teams (UNCT) partnerships
•Provides guidance on the development and implementation of the UN Partnership Strategy in
alignment with and support of the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) in the
•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
•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 UNDAF
•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.
3.Plans and facilitates substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of
the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)s
•Provides advice on financing for development options, instruments, modalities to the
RC/UNCT, in alignment with the Common Country Analysis (CCA), UNDAF, 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
•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
•Advises on the establishment and management of the country-based SDG Fund, in close
collaboration with UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (where relevant).
4.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
•Coordinates activities to strengthen the capacity of UNCTs to mainstream and promote SDG
•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
•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.
• 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.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, sustainable development, social sciences 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, resource mobilization and development finance including innovative finance in the context of development cooperation is required.
Experience in innovative financing relevant for small island development states and low middle income contexts and resource mobilization is desirable.
Experience in policy/programme development and financing prospects in areas related to green and blue economy and other SIDS specific needs is an asset.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is required. Knowledge of any other UN Official language is an asset.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. 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.
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