External Relations and Projects Consultant, Jerusalem

CONSULTANCY - TERMS OF REFERENCE

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions.

External Relations and Projects Consultant, Jerusalem

Description of Duties and Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Senior External Relations and Projects Officer (Team Leader) in the External Relations and Communication Department based in UNRWA, Jerusalem, the Consultant:

· Manages a portfolio of traditional and non-traditional donors (subject to change depending on the department’s needs and candidate’s capacities and experience). This management of donor relationships includes the following duties:

· Provides a consistently high level of responsiveness and service to donors locally and at capital level; negotiates bilateral agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with donors on behalf of the Agency; suggests, negotiates and drafts project proposals for donors in coordination with field offices and headquarter departments; analyzes, reviews and edits project proposals and donor reports;

· Drafts correspondence for the purpose of fundraising and advocacy; produces briefing materials and talking points for senior management including the Commissioner-General, Deputy Commissioner-General, Director, and the Representative Offices in New York, Washington, Brussels and Cairo; Supports senior managers in policy-level bilateral discussions with UN Member State civil servants or at the political level;

· Organizes and participates in donor field trips in the five fields of operations;

· Ensures adequate visibility for donors according to agreements, visibility plans and donor-specific requests;

· Strengthens department-wide efforts to enhance UNRWA’s brand profile. Duties include: production of existing and development of new communication tools in line with programme funding and advocacy priorities, contribution to reporting;

· Contributes substantially to: ERCD’s development of fundraising strategy and planning (also in as much as required, in line with the ongoing Resource Mobilization Strategy); gathering intelligence on selected donors; developing and strengthening contacts with donors at capital and local level; exploring and undertaking resource mobilization initiatives; preparing fundraising documents including appeals and Department’s reports and policy documents; supporting Executive Office and Representative Offices in contacts with donors;

minimum Qualifications and Experience

● A university degree from an accredited educational institution in communications, social sciences, economics, Business Administration, humanities or related fields.

● A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible experience in a relevant field, preferably in an international context.

· Fluency in spoken and written English.

dESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

● Previous experience with a UN agency;

● Knowledge of the Middle East region;

● Knowledge of at least one other (European) language, or Arabic.

COMPETENCIES

· Ability to plan and prioritize the work under tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent activities;

· Positive attitude and strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills;

· Proven ability to exercise initiative;

· Proficiency in using computer applications, including Excel and MS word.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

· The duration of the consultancy which is based in Jerusalem, is for 6 months, with the possibility of a 6 month extension, and an expected start date of 15 December, 2019;

· Remuneration will be based on an annual P3 salary / US$6,000 per month.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit an up to date resume and cover letter that clearly indicates how their experience and qualifications meet the requirements above, including providing the names of at least two recent references via consultancy@unrwa.org, indicating the title of this consultancy External Relations and Projects Consultant in the subject line of the message. The deadline for the submission of applications and references is 20 October 2019. Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men. UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women. Only those applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted. UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.

03 October 2019

How to apply:

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit an up to date resume and cover letter that clearly indicates how their experience and qualifications meet the requirements above, including providing the names of at least two recent references via consultancy@unrwa.org, indicating the title of this consultancy External Relations and Projects Consultant in the subject line of the message. The deadline for the submission of applications and references is 20 October 2019. Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.