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Business Development & Partnership Officer

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UNDP provides equal opportunity to all qualified female & male including the physically challenged candidates.

Industry:
N.G.O./Social Services
Total Position:
1
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent ( First Shift (Day) )
Department:
UNDP
Job Location:
Islamabad
Gender:

UNDP provides equal opportunity to all qualified female & male including the physically challenged candidates.

Minimum Education:
Masters
Degree Title:
Master\'s Degree in business management, economics, communications, or other management or development-related discipline
Career Level:
SB - 4/2
Required Experience:
2 Years - 30 Years(Minimum 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level)
Apply By:
Apr 30, 2018
Posted On:
Apr 13, 2018
Job Description

Organizational Context 

 

UNDP Pakistan is realigning its organizational structure to ensure relevance and impact in the next 5 years and taking into account wider changing circumstances in Pakistan. The changing nature of engagement with donors and partners require that UNDP continuously demonstrates its value added through innovative approaches and multi-stakeholder engagements. The UNDP Country Programme 2018-2022 underscores the need to establish and leverage new partnerships to maximize development impact towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through new ways of financing for development. 

 

The Strategic Positioning Unit acts as the facilitator to explore innovative approaches to achieve development results, connect and forge new partnerships with non-traditional partners, support strategic positioning and maximize outreach and communications around UNDP’s work. 

 

Business development represents the high-level partner outreach, especially with influential governmental, non-governmental and private sector actors to secure collaboration and commitment towards scaling up development impact through UNDP-managed initiatives.

 

Under the supervision of the Country Director and direct collaboration with the Development Policy, Innovation and Communications staff, the Business Development Officer will support building new partnerships and alliances with a wide range of stakeholders to boost development impact and contribute to UNDP’s role in supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Pakistan. 

 

Summary of key functions:

  • Support development, implementation and success of the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Strategy by collaborating with diverse stakeholders and focusing mostly on private sector partners including Corporations, Impact investors, CSR managers, family/private foundations and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI). 
  • Assist in the facilitation of stakeholder engagement that leads to successful partnership initiatives and resource mobilization
  • Work with internal teams to support the design and operationalize a comprehensive and strategic positioning strategy 
  • Work with internal teams to support the design knowledge platform for codification of knowledge and follow-on communication of results, specifically in the area of Innovation and SDG Financing  

1. Partnerships and Resources Mobilization

  • Support the development and implementation of the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Strategy with defined timelines and milestones under the guidance of Senior Management and in close collaboration with staff in the Strategic Positioning Unit and other Programme Unit leads.
  • Provide inputs to design and implement a partnership strategy that includes specific areas of collaboration.  The strategy shall focus on non-traditional / innovative partnerships with the private sector / business sector, social entrepreneurs, investors, government (as a financing partner) and other actors.  The strategy will also map-out potential partners in relation to the priorities of UNDP, their value added and potential roles.
  • Draft a complimentary fund-raising strategy with timelines and milestones 
  • Undertake external and internal analysis that maps out opportunities for partnerships and resource mobilization.
  • Scanning of opportunities in the country; identification of where UNDP strengths overlap with partner/stakeholder needs 
  • Analysis of the Government of Pakistan’s federal and provincial budgets and investment targets to identify areas for collaboration, as well as the policy and legal frameworks for private-public impact investments
  • Explore, map and identification of new and emerging sources of partnerships, funding and innovation and potential for the future

 

2. Stakeholder Engagement

  • Support the creation of a suitable enabling space to broker productive dialogue between Government of Pakistan, private sector, social entrepreneurs, civil society, development partners and UNDP with the purpose of identify business opportunities and policy innovations that are supportive of scaling up SDG related development impact.
  • Network and connect with key government, industry, financial institutions and development partners in order to build strategic alliances that establishes a pipeline of bankable ventures 
  • Keep abreast of the evolving development finance and innovation landscape to identify new stakeholders, new gaps or barriers, and how UNDP can act as a catalyzing force to resolve challenges faced by social entrepreneurs, social businesses and social impact investors
  • Participate in and organize high value and media attractive events, policy dialogues, roundtables, forums, and other awareness and networking opportunities, supportive of UNDP’s innovation and partnerships strategy
  • Preparation and closing of UNDP standard partnership documents such financing agreements, letters of intent, MOUs, etc.

3. Strategic Positioning and Innovation

  • Contribute to the design of a multi-level business model for the following: ‘UNDP as the development consultant of choice’, ‘UNDP as a catalyst of Innovation’ and ‘UNDP as the partner for SDG Impact Financing’ in order to promote UNDP’s development services to prospective partners / clients
  • Support the articulation of UNDP’s UVP (unique value proposition) (i.e. preparation of a ‘menu’ of UNDP development services that clearly resonates UNDPs value added)
  • Input into the government cost sharing strategy and implementation plan
  • In collaboration with programme team leads and the innovation lead, contribute to strategize on the use of new ways of doing development work and promote innovative approaches to create development solutions

4.  Knowledge Management and Communication of Results

  • Makes substantive contributions to UNDP corporate business development through the participation in regional for a, webinar and other applicable means, focusing on partnerships and innovations for financing for development
  • Supports the codification of knowledge and communication of results
  • Facilitates discussions and strategy-setting for scaling up of UNDP projects in terms of outreach, policy impact and sustainability.  
  • Assists senior management in the participation of national and international events to promote UNDP-Pakistan’s work and results.
  • Develop an innovative model for reporting and communicating UNDPs success.

 

Impact of Results 

UNDP anchors its projects in government and ensuring national ownership, leading to greater sustainability of results and policy related achievements. 

 

Core Competencies 

 

Innovation

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them

 

Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers

 

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others

 

Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions

 

Technical/Functional Competencies 

 

Innovation

Ability to manage organizational resources and deployment in pursuit of innovative approaches and initiatives

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

 

Global Conversations and Outreach

Ability to manage global conversations and knowledge campaigns

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

 

Partnerships and Resource Mobilization

Ability to effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build strategic alliance with institutions and individuals relevant to UNDP’s mandate and mobilize resources. 

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

 

Knowledge Facilitation

Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share knowledge.

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

 

Social Cohesion

Knowledge of methods and experience of supporting communities to achieve greater inclusiveness, more civic participation and creating opportunities for upward mobility

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

 

Substantive positioning of UNDP

Knowledge of global institutions (such as the UN, IFIs), processes (such as G20 and various UN initiatives), good grasp of UNDP’s niche, and ability to engage and foster strong networks with those institutions in an innovative manner.

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

 

Community (of Practice) Management

Ability to maintain a community on innovative approaches for development.

Level 5:Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

 

Information Systems & Technology (General)

Knowledge of IST innovations and concepts and ability to apply them to strategic and/or practical situations

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

 

Qualification

 

Minimum requirement: Master’s Degree in business management, economics, communications, or other management or development-related discipline

 

Experience 

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level (with a Master’s degree);
  • Able to list personal examples of networking, partnership, brokerage or fund-raising successes; 
  • Good knowledge of current development issues including the latest and most innovative thinking on new ways of tackling development challenges (e.g. social innovation, blended finance, next generation technology, etc);
  • Experience in commercial and/or impact investment finance, investment analysis, and/or innovative social entrepreneurship is required; experience in development finance is a strong advantage;
  • Practical experience in designing and implementing large-scale complex programmes;
  • Excellent networking and partnership-building skills is a must;
  • Experience in the usage of computers, ERP systems and office software packages, experience in handling of web- based management systems.

 

Language Requirements:

Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Urdu desirable.

 

Disclaimer 

Please Note:

 

The position is for Pakistani Nationals

 

HEC Attested degrees are a prerequisite for employment at UNDP. During the recruitment process candidates may be required to present HEC attested degrees.

 

Foreign Qualified Candidates: Foreign degree holders shall be required to (i) Present a verification/certification letter from the university verifying the degree & student enrollment, or (ii) Foreign degree Equivalence Letter from HEC.

 

UNDP provides the Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the physically challenged candidates, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply’’ (local and internal VA)

 

 “United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) does not charge fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interviews, selection or induction etc. Moreover, UNDP does not concern itself with any information on the applicants’ bank accounts

 

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