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Partnerships Development Advisor


Maputo, Mozambique
Partnerships Development Advisor -Retainer

Job categories: Partnerships
Vacancy code: VA/2021/B5323/21217
Department/office: AFR, KEMCO, Kenya
Duty station: Maputo, Mozambique
Contract type: Local ICA Specialist
Contract level: LICA Specialist-11
Duration: 1 year renewable subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funds
Deadline date:  15-Mar-2021

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

 Background Information - Job-specific
UNOPS plays a critical role in providing management services for our life-saving, peace-building, humanitarian and development operations. I have seen many examples of how these activities help suffering people in troubled parts of the world.”-Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary-General.

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need.

UNOPS mandate is to act as a project delivery platform for UN system agencies, funds and programmes, international and regional financial institutions, intergovernmental organizations, donor and recipient governments, and non-profit, non-governmental organizations. As a self-financing entity within the UN system, UNOPS must ensure that the projects it delivers meet client expectations in terms of cost, quality and time, while at the same time ensuring that these projects collectively meet a broader array of success criteria. 

UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.

Kenya Multi-Country Office (KEMC)
UNOPS KEMC helps partners achieve their project goals in sectors, including: governance, education, health, the environment, grant management and rural development.

UNOPS KEMC has over twenty five years of experience working in East and Southern Africa, including infrastructure, project management and procurement projects. With a flexible and responsive organizational structure throughout the region, UNOPS is able to scale up rapidly, through various mechanisms - including in remote and high risk areas. This operational agility provides ‘on demand’ resources and value to partners.

Background Information 
Mozambique is recovering very slowly from the effects of Cyclone Idai and Kenneth which struck in quick succession in 2019. The country is in pursuit of peace between the Government and RENAMO - a process supported by UNOPS. At the same time, the North of Mozambique, traditionally marginalised and endemically poor is experiencing an insurgency by Islamic fundamentalists - allegedly supported by ISIS that has made thousands homeless and is already spilling into Tanzania. The same area happens to be the location where massive natural gas reserves have been discovered and are meant to be exploited.

The Government and Cooperation Partners are keen to: 
1. stabilise the current peace process

2. provide long term reintegration assistance

3. ensure accelerated Stabilization and Recovery and reconstruction of cyclone affected areas and communities and 

4.strengthen equitable resource allocation to the marginalised North - now beset by an ever accelerating insurgency. The instrument established to facilitate this process is a 'Development Authority for the North (ADIN)'.

The UN Resident Coordinator is making a substantial effort to position the UN as a strategic partner to help address 'normal Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) priorities' and the stabilisation, emergency/early Stabilization and Recovery and development process in the North. This is where an expanded UNOPS role can be envisaged. Equally, a role in taking the 'current peace process' from demobilisation to reintegration holds potential for a continued and enhanced UNOPS role.

UNOPS will engage two retainers: a suitable partnerships advisor and a partnerships development advisor with specialization in stabilization and recovery who can help us build an interface and open doors for more resource mobilization opportunities, based on a level of recognition already achieved through the peace secretariat support role and transactional procurement support to Government ministries. Engagement of these retainers are expected to help KEMC to strengthen existing ties and identify and pursue specific partnership opportunities.

The Partnerships Development Advisor (Stabilization and Recovery) will work under the direct supervision of the Director of UNOPS KEMC. The post is based in Maputo, Mozambique. S/he will work in coordination with the Partnerships Specialist in Nairobi and Maputo-based Senior Advisor in the identification of key stakeholders and new engagement development opportunities and development of project document(s). S/he is expected to coordinate with the Senior Advisor and make regular visits to priority partners, including Provincial and District Governments. The incumbent coordinates across all relevant projects and units of the UNOPS KEMC portfolio for Mozambique, focusing primarily on supporting UNOPS KEMC’s efforts to expand its value adding projects and partnerships in Mozambique.  S/he will liaise with all relevant stakeholders to identify UNOPS partnership opportunities - on the basis of its mandate and role as part of the UN family. This will include but not limited to engagement with government ministries and departments. The work is diverse and requires a significant level of multitasking.

 Functional Responsibilities
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Additional Considerations
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 Contract type, level and duration
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Background Information - UNOPS
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