Resource Mobilization and Communications Consultant - Tenders Global

Resource Mobilization and Communications Consultant

United Nations Children's Fund




The Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS) provides strategic and coordinated support to Country Offices preparing for and responding to humanitarian crises, in collaboration with Regional Offices, to ensure that they have the right capacities to respond effectively and deliver on its Corporate Commitments to Children in Humanitarian Action (CCCs). EMOPS leads efforts to ensure that UNICEF’s role in complex and protracted emergencies and natural disasters is clearly defined, that the organisation is properly equipped to fulfil that role, and that all levels of the organisation are prepared to deliver our mandate. The Deputy Director’s Office (DO) in Geneva manages large scale activities to support UNICEF’s organisational strategies and capacity to undertake effective humanitarian action.

Under the guidance of the Emergency Manager (Planning and Operations) and working closely with the EMOPS Geneva and New York teams, as well as relevant sections in Public Partnerships Division, Private Fundraising Partnerships, and partner contacts as necessary, the consultant will support the communication related to donor engagement and resource mobilization, led by EMOPS. The objective of the consultancy is to facilitate the review, mapping and development of a global support and humanitarian capacity narrative that can mobilize critical resources to enable EMOPS to deliver results for children in emergencies.

Scope of work:

Under the supervision of the Emergency Manager, the Resource Mobilization and Communications consultant will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Conducting a review and mapping of existing humanitarian resource mobilization mechanisms and products (e.g., Humanitarian Action for Children, Humanitarian Annual Results Report) to identify common themes, gaps, needs and opportunities for advocacy of core humanitarian capacity, to inform narrative development.
  • Developing a narrative on the impact and added value of core humanitarian support to deliver results for children in emergencies, based on the review and mapping. Examples of core humanitarian support include, but are not limited to, coordination, provision of field support, policy setting, risk management, localization, and anticipatory action efforts. The narrative will lay out a clear vision for EMOPS that can be effectively communicated to donors. It will provide understanding how investing in the humanitarian capacity would benefit UNICEF’s emergency preparedness and response and advocate for resources.
  • Identifying and producing investment cases based on priority needs and areas identified within the developed narrative.
  • Develop engagement strategy for amplification/propagation of the narrative product/s and investment cases with key stakeholders, partners, and donors. There is a possibility to expand this deliverable to the development of other advocacy and fundraising communications tools and products.
  • Any other activities identified during the course of the assignment.

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

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences, International Development, Humanitarian Emergencies, or related fields. A first-level university degree, in combination with qualifying experience, may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years progressive experience in the following fields: Programme development, Partnerships, Communications or Fundraising, is required.
  • At least five (5) years of experience at international level is desirable. Previous regional or country office experience is an asset.
  • Experience in partnerships, resource mobilization, partnership engagement, external communications, as well as strong analytical skills are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop communication or engagement plans/strategies/products are requirements.
  • Strong project management experience working across cross-functional environments is desired.
  • Strong experience in working with a diverse group of stakeholders is an advantage.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision is required.
  • Prior experience of direct engagement with donors, partners and stakeholders as well as specialized training/experience in emergency funding management are highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with UNICEF, its systems and ways of working is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.





Under the supervision of the Emergency Manager, the Resource Mobilization and Communications consultant will be responsible for, but not limited to:

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