Partnerships Coordinator (Bilateral and Multilateral partnerships)
Created in 1948, IUCN has evolved into the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its 1,400+ Member organisations, and the input of some 16,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. Our experts are organised into six commissions dedicated to species survival, environmental law, protected areas, social and economic policy, ecosystem management, and education and communication.
This is an exciting new opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to join IUCN’s Strategic Partnerships team. The Strategic Partnerships Unit has a specific focus on development of sustainable and impactful partnerships with bilateral and multilateral organizations, foundations, the private sector and major donors and on driving the resource mobilization efforts across the IUCN Secretariat. As a member of the Strategic Partnerships Unit, the Partnerships Coordinator will support the drive to diversify and grow IUCN’s engagement with key Government donors and multilateral funding institutions. The Coordinator will collaborate with internal stakeholders to strengthen IUCN’s approach to partnerships with bilateral and multilateral partners. In particular, s/he will work to secure new core donors as well as work with IUCN Thematic Programmes and Regional and Country offices to develop new partnerships with donors.
The Partnerships Coordinator will support relationship-building and engagement efforts, with a clear understanding of donor priorities and funding trends and support the capacity building of IUCN staff in securing bilateral and multilateral funding and stewarding donor relationships.
• Identify and support the growth of core funders by developing targeted engagement strategies with IUCN’s current and new bilateral donors
• Contribute to the development of a strong business case for support from government donors
• Develop and coordinate new structured programmatic partnerships with OECD DAC and non-OECD DAC donors as well as multilateral institutions to support IUCN’s Programme priorities and the Director General’s initiatives
• Build, maintain and expand networks with key officials from donor agencies, promoting new ideas and opportunities for engagement
• Work with IUCN’s regional offices to develop specific strategies with emerging donors aimed at developing new partnerships opportunities
• Gather and analyze Official Development Assistance (ODA) and emerging donors’ policies, trends, and priorities and identify opportunities for engagement
• Prepare funding partners' profiles (geographic and thematic priorities/areas of interest, eligibility criteria, funding mechanisms, etc.).
• Prepare briefings and pitches for use with specific donor agencies supported by a comprehensive understanding of policies and priorities.
• Identify strategically relevant calls for proposals and coordinate internal processes for submission
• Contribute to the development of communications products and outreach events to support engagement, visibility, and outreach with existing and prospective donors/partners
• Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director to contribute to the success of the team, including guiding and coaching IUCN staff as needed.
Core Competencies: Applying Expertise; Effective Communication; Learning and Knowledge Sharing; Organizational Commitment; Results-Focused, and; Teamwork and Collaboration.
Essential Functional Competencies: Analysis, Judgement and Decision Making; Client and Service Orientation; Innovation; Networking and Building Partnerships; Planning and Organizing
Essential Technical Competencies: Proven experience and knowledge in resource mobilization principles and strategies, relationship management at all levels- Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities, and risks and to formulate and take responsive initiatives; Ability to maintain efficient working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, with sensitivity to IUCN’s multi-cultural environment and respect for diversity.
• Advanced university degree in international development, business, international relations, political science or related field.
• At least eight years of progressively responsible professional experience in outreach and liaison and/or any resource-mobilization related activities, preferably in a multi-cultural organization or national organization providing support on a global scope with at least five years at the international level of progressively responsible experience in the development and implementation of resource mobilization, partnership building and fundraising, including at least five at the international level
• Extensive knowledge of partnership development and resource mobilization
• Communication and negotiation skills to establish and maintain trusted partnerships
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Working knowledge of French or Spanish desirable.
• Core Competencies: Applying Expertise; Effective Communication; Learning and Knowledge Sharing; Organizational Commitment; Results-Focused, and; Teamwork and Collaboration.
• Essential Functional Competencies: Analysis, Judgement and Decision Making; Client and Service Orientation; Innovation; Networking and Building Partnerships; Planning and Organizing
• Essential Technical Competencies: Proven experience and knowledge in resource mobilisation principles and strategies, relationship management at all levels- Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks and to formulate and take responsive initiatives; Ability to maintain efficient working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, with sensitivity to IUCN’s multi-cultural environment and respect for diversity.
The minimum gross annual salary for this position is CHF 100'355, subject to deductions for social security contributions and second-pillar pension, and before tax. While this is an indicative amount effective as of the current date, changes may occur as per IUCN's compensation practices without prior notice. The same applies to other organisations hosted by IUCN.
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