Job Description

Responsibilities: • Provides strategic advice to the Commissioner-General and the Deputy CommissionerGeneral on all matters pertinent to securing, diversifying, increasing and sustaining UNRWA’s funding base, including: opportunities and risks related to diverse Resource Mobilization sources, innovative Fundraising approaches, and other outreach strategies that will strengthen the Agency’s external positioning (including with the UN system); • Develops, implements, monitors and updates as needed UNRWA’s resource mobilization strategy, with clear objectives, roles and responsibilities, and effective information sharing systems and related working arrangements both within ERD and across the Agency; • Regularly develops high quality resource mobilization relevant Analysis including, inter alia, through horizon scanning of funding trends and opportunities and “return on investment” assessments of different fundraising approaches as well as funding opportunities related to Un Reform initiatives and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda; • Continuously seeks to identify and expand innovative sources of funding for the Agency, including by building on existing efforts in relations to the Waqf Fund, Islamic funding and the World Bank Trust Fund; • Contributes, advises and supports the work of other Departments related to External Relations, notably the Representative Offices, the Field Offices and the Communications Department; • Leads the External Relations Department effectively and efficiently, in line with the Agency’s Human Resources policies, rules and regulations, with a view to promoting teamwork, empowering staff at all levels, and promoting opportunities for professional development and growth, for national and international staff, ensuring sustainable sources of support for the delivery of ERD’s mission, on the basis of the most optimal internal arrangements; • Leads the National Committees, providing oversight and support to existing Committees while exploring opportunities for expansion; • Represents the Agency, and notably the Commissioner-General and the DeputyCommissioner General, as requested, in high level meetings with Member States and donors, as well as other outreach functions; • Participates in UNRWA’s Executive Committee with a view to providing strategic inputs into all matters under consideration, with a particular focus on resource mobilization strategies, approaches or options. Please click "Apply Now" button to view job description and further application details.
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