ADVISOR, RESOURCE MOBILIZATION (PAHO/14/FT299)

28 June 2016
 
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Vacancy Notice No: PAHO/14/FT299
 
Title: Advisor, Resource Mobilization
 
Grade: P4
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Two years, first year probationary period.
 
Date: 16 June 2014
 
Application Deadline: 14 July 2014 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Washington, D.C., United States of America
 
Organization unit: AM Americas (AM) /
AMRO Americas Regional Office (AM/RGO)
External Relatons, Partnership & Resource Mobilization (ERP)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The mission of the External Relations, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization (ERP) Department is to mobilize political will and resources, and build strategic alliances to support achievement of hemispheric health goals and improvements in the lives of people in the Americas. ERP manages the PAHO Secretariat's diplomatic functions and supports Member States and the Director in fulfilling their mandates.
Description of duties:
Under the general supervision of the Director, External Relations, Partnerships & Resource Mobilization (ERP), and the direct supervision of the Senior Advisor, Resource Mobilization, the incumbent is responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:

a) Provide strategic resource mobilization advice to develop, update, and implement the Organization's resource mobilization strategy and plan of action;
b) Analyze the international development environment; develop strategies for attracting support and the establishment of partnerships with the international community;
c) Collaborate with the WHO based resource mobilization effort.
d) Conduct research and update resource mobilization tools to guide the resource mobilization strategy; contribute to institutional capacity building in results based project management, grant development and monitoring, establishing guidelines and procedures for proposal development that ensure efficient and effective coordination for resource mobilization;
e) Develop donor relations with new and existing donors, including research to identify new funding streams from existing donors and non-traditional partners;
f) Participate in negotiations and consultations with funding and collaborating partners regarding the approval of grant agreements;
g) Advise on the development of grant proposals and programs related to the interests of a variety of funding agencies and non-traditional partners interested in support of the technical work of the Organization;
h) Provide advice and support to the Organization's technical departments, inter-programmatic discussions, and governments in formulating proposals for grants supporting health, ensuring that the design is sound from the technical, managerial, economic, and administrative point of view, and in accordance with established policies and strategic priorities and the corresponding partner;
i) Collaborate with the Organization's planning and coordination functional entity to focus resource mobilization efforts on established funding gaps and on Member States' established priorities;
j) Lead inter programmatic activities related to fundraising for projects and programs, including: gathering information, identifying potential interested parties, conducting negotiations and consultations with partner agencies and technical staff; participating, when necessary, at the country level, in preparatory activities leading to such requests;
k) Develop and provide training for building technical capacity of staff for international negotiation, resource mobilization, as well as preparation of sound project proposals, monitoring, and fundraising;
l) Develop, maintain and coordinate internal partnerships and cross-functional team inputs to achieve resource mobilization objectives to support the Organization's strategic plan;
m) Perform other related duties, as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
A bachelor's and a master's degree in economics, law, public policy, business administration, international relations, political sciences, or related field from a recognized university.
Skills:
-- Intrainstitutional Action: Leads team efforts toward full understanding of the policies the organization must operate within as well as the Standard of Conduct for the International Civil Service. Leads employees and co-workers toward operating in a fair, consistent and equitable manner, and displays such behavior by example. Behaves consistently in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Organization.
-- Analysis, Synthesis, and Forecasting: After analyzing situations on the basis of the available evidence and knowledge, leads one's area of responsibility toward individual and collective actions. Encourages the importance of continual analysis. Verifies and promotes that action is taken in situations that will require future intervention, based on ongoing analysis. Leads others in decisions needed to implement required actions. Is capable of anticipating the implications of analyzed situations between one and two years ahead.
-- Communication: Actively engages in conversation with the key players in a multicultural environment both within and outside the organization. Develops a network of appropriate contacts inside and outside PAHO to gain information or to build an alliance. Takes into consideration the multicultural differences within the organization.
-- Teamwork: Embraces and leads consensual decision-making, that is, leading the fulfillment of team decisions, even when they may not fully coincide with one's own opinions or proposals. Knows how to manage difficult team situations and promotes consensus building. Takes responsibility for the team's successes and failures.
-- Interinstitutional and Intersectoral Action: Demonstrates, through measurable results, effective participation in decision-making spheres where policy priorities are set. Oversees activities/interventions designed to meet the needs of users and interinstitutional and intersectoral partners, while promoting the consolidation of productive partnerships in terms of the Organization's mission.
-- Accountability: Accepts responsibility for the results, for the work of subordinates, for the tasks delegated, the deadlines, and any deviations from them. Requires and oversees the adherence according to the budget. Monitors the progress made upon reaching the objectives and deadlines. For any deviations on the work plan, looks for corrective actions.
-- Resource Mobilization: Works in an objective manner to obtain and apportion resources (financial and non-financial) according to need. Supports and advises technical areas to enable best use of resources are aligned with the mission and vision of the Organization. Is able to work in a multicultural environment. Is flexible and has the ability to work well under pressure. Is able to give feedback to partners within and outside the organization about the use of the resources and the results acquired.

Technical Expertise
- Theoretical and practical knowledge of resource mobilization strategies, policy analysis and relationship development involving external partners.
- Strong interpersonal skills; diplomacy, tact and ability to effectively communicate with senior level officials, multiple stakeholders and professionals from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds; ability to develop and coordinate networks with relevant players in the international health field.
- Excellent analytical skills in performing complex analyses on a wide range of factors, requirements, priorities for the assessment and implementation of activities in multi sectoral and multi cultural environments.
- Mature judgment, strong technical, analytical, conceptual, inter-personal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to identify, assess, analyze, synthesize and provide recommendation on key political and technical issues.
- Ability to integrate political, technical and managerial inputs into recommendations for decision-making.
- Ability to manage multiple issues and tasks in a complex organizational environment to re-prioritize actions on short notice.
- Strong professional oral and writing skills including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization.

IT Skills
Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs such as Visio, Microsoft SharePoint and Project would be an asset.
Experience:
Nine years of combined national and international experience in resource mobilization, fundraising, donor or development cooperation organizations, non-governmental organizations, and in the design, review, implementation, and/or evaluation of health projects. Experience must include a proven successful track record in resource mobilization.
Languages:
Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with a working knowledge of the other language. Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.
Additional Information:
PAHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance scheme, and 30 days annual leave. Benefits for internationally recruited staff may include travel and removal expenses on appointment and separation, assignment grant, rental subsidy, and home leave.

CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED ONLY IF THEY ARE UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION. A WRITTEN TEST AND/OR INTERVIEW WILL BE HELD FOR THIS POST. THE POST DESCRIPTION IS THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION FOR ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSES.

THIS VACANCY MAY BE USED TO FILL OTHER POSITIONS IN THE ORGANIZATION THAT MAY BECOME VACANT AT A LATER DATE, AND WHICH HAVE SIMILAR REQUIREMENTS AND DUTIES AS THE ONES STATED IN THIS NOTICE.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US $67,611.00 at single rate
US $72,605.00 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 50.3 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

INTERVIEWS MAY BE USED AS A FORM OF SCREENING

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