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6 Jul 2022

Resource Mobilization Specialist,(P-3) at UNICEF

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Job Description

Job no: 552527
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam
Level: P-3
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Communication, Partnerships, Programme Management, Fund Raising

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, dedication

Under the general guidance and supervision Chief of Communication will be responsible for responsible for development of Country Office resource mobilization strategies and tracking of resource mobilization efforts of programme sections. The position will also be responsible for all aspects of donor reporting based on information gathered from programme sections and field offices, monitoring the schedule of reports, based on information consolidated by the Programme Officers/ Specialists particularly as they relate to donor relations, ensures the timely preparation and dissemination of other mandatory and special reports, as well as briefing documents and corporate publications relating to programme activities in support of the UNICEF.He/She will provide direct interface between PEP, and Brussels with regards to donor relations and follow up action as well as be focal point for all donor relations with National Committees and bilateral donors

How can you make a difference?

  1. Donor relations and reporting activities
    • Enhance positive relationships with donor groups through timely and accurate reporting and monitoring of donor intere9ts and information needs. This includes gathering of information, consolidation, editing and production of all required reports on contributions to the Country Programme.
    •  Collaborate with other staff to compile, produce and disseminate mandatory UNICEF reports, including the Annual Report
    • Development of the resource mobilization strategy and technical guidance/ quality control in proposal preparation and follow up, as well as compilation of information, editing and layout, support donor and Natcom missions through the preparation of briefing documents for advocacy or information sharing.
    • Actively participate and contribute to the UNCT fundraising and reporting tasks within the framework of “Delivering as One” 
  2. Harmonization and Standardization of Reporting and Monitoring Mechanism
    • Assess the existing UNICEF systems for informationcollection, storage, and management — which eventually feed into donor reporting.
    • Roll out monitoring and reporting mechanisms, ensuring adequate training, troubleshooting and revision of mechanisms as required
    • Propose solutions for harmonization and standardization of reporting and monitoring mechanisms in order to limit parallel reporting and enhance the quality of data collection.
  3. Promoting Compliance, Utilization and Control Methodologies
    •  Build systems to promote compliance with terms of specified grants and agreements. This will involve training in donor conditions and donor friendly inputs in Vision.
    • Work with, train and plan regular meetings with PAS in the Country Office structure to ensure awareness of utilization and reporting requirements, familiarization with contribution process and where to find key information

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Political Science, Social Studies, Communication, Journalism, Public Relations; or equivalent professional work experience in the communication area combined with advanced university degree in a related discipline. Knowledge of quantitative methods and Information Management an asset.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in funds management, reporting or information management; two (2) years of which should be in developing countries.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we asses candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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Closing Date : 15th July, 2022.

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