Every year, over 1 billion children experience violence.
Violence in childhood undermines all other investments in children; in their health, education and development, often with negative lifelong consequences and intergenerational impact.
Recognizing the devastating impacts of violence against children, in 2015 world leaders committed to end all forms of violence, abuse and neglect by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. In July 2016, the UN Secretary-General launched the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and an associated Fund.
The Partnership includes governments, UN agencies, international organizations, civil society, faith groups, the private sector, philanthropic foundations, research practitioners, academics and children themselves - uniting their voices, actions and resources in a unique public-private collaboration focused solely on ending violence against all children.
In its first three years, the Partnership has: enrolled 26 governments as 'Pathfinder' countries; grown its membership to over 350 organizations; helped develop and promote the INSPIRE solutions to end violence; awarded $38 million in grants to tackle online child sexual abuse, and violence against children in conflict and crises; and galvanized those working to end violence through an inaugural End Violence Solutions Summit.
Building on this initial progress, the Partnership Secretariat is evolving its strategy, operational approach and business model, to better support the collective impact of the Partnership and lay the foundations for systemic change at scale.
Heading into the scale-up phase, the Secretariat will: raise awareness and grow demand for change; make a compelling investment case and mobilize new resources for everyone working to end violence against children; and get the solutions, expertise and resources to all those working to end violence.
Objectives, Purpose & Expected results
As part of efforts to mobilize new resources and deliver on the recently developed resource mobilization strategy, the End Violence Secretariat is seeking a consultant to support its investor relations and develop new resource partners. The consultant will support all aspects of resource mobilization, from donor research, to tracking, outreach and engagement. S/he will develop proposals and reports based on information available across the End Violence Secretariat, and where needed manage specific donor relationships. The consultant will invigorate and standardize End Violence's relationship with donors, act as an ambassador for End Violence's mission and strategic priorities at events and conferences and strengthen the fundraising culture within the organization.
The consultant will:
- Drive the implementation of End Violence's resource mobilization strategy and manage key major donor relationships where appropriate.
- Draft and edit funding proposals, using and updating as necessary the team's prospect pipeline and case for support.
- Support proposal writing and donor reports based on available case studies and evidence, and contribute to the team's public reports where needed.
- Leverage the various boards and committees related to End Violence for their experience and connections to support End Violence's fundraising ambitions.
- Build on the existing database of donor research, including for specific themes as needed
- Track donor engagement through existing or new tools
- Prepare senior staff with briefings and background information
The consultant is expected to deliver the following key results:
- Develop and implement a plan to deliver End Violence's resource mobilization strategy.
- Prepare regular briefing notes and other materials for use by the End Violence Executive Director and other senior leaders to engage with existing and prospective donors
- Manage the timing, preparation, and submission of donor proposals, working across the team and partners to collect and synthesize information.
- Conduct regular donor research, targeting and tracking in key databases (at least monthly)
- Prepare donor reports, and other donor requirements, and monitor and track the timing of when reports are needed to ensure timely submission.
- Work with the communications team to develop public reports, pitch decks and other products that directly support resource mobilization.
The consultant will report to the Investor Relations lead of the End Violence Secretariat, and work in close collaboration with the Secretariat as well as key constituents of the End Violence Partnership. The consultant will provide monthly updates on progress toward the expected results.
Location and Duration
The consultancy will be based out of the New York office of the End Violence Secretariat. The consultancy is expected to commence by 3 Sept. 2019 for a duration of 11.5 months.
- Advanced university degree in international relations, social sciences, public relations, communication or a related field (a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree).
- A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work in resource mobilization and a track record of securing significant funding.
- Excellent English oral and written communication skills
- An ability to research and write quickly and clearly to take advantage of fast-moving funding opportunities.
- Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of external partners - public including United Nations Member States and private - in mobilizing resources and/or strategic partnership management; experience working with multi-stakeholder partnerships an asset.
- Experience working in international development context highly preferred
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment
- Knowledge of another UN language desirable
- Payment schedule
- Payment will be made monthly, based on satisfactory receipt of deliverables and progress reports, approved upon monthly review with supervising unit.
- Consultant is responsible for his/her own health insurance.
- Consultant is eligible for standard DSA for all work-related travel.
- Consultant is responsible for assuming costs for obtaining visas and travel insurance.
- Consultant is expected to cover any housing and travel to the New York duty station, or commuting costs.
Applications must include:
- Cover letter
- Sample writing sample
- Please indicate your ability, availability and daily or monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily or monthly rate will not be considered.
Evaluation of short-listed candidates may include an interview and/or written test.
Please send your application by 1 August 2019. Please include a cover letter, CV and writing sample, and the following reference in the email subject line: "Application - Investor Relations Consultant". Your application must also include a financial and technical proposal for the consultancy, including: the total consultancy fee (broken down into daily or monthly rate in US Dollars). Applications submitted without a financial proposal will be automatically disqualified from the process.
Consultants and individual contractors are fully responsible for arranging, at their own expense, such life, health and other forms of insurance covering the period of their services as they consider appropriate. They are required to certify that they are covered by medical/health insurance.
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=524011