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Partnership and Mobilization Support Officer


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Bishkek
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2023-12-06


Mission and objectives

UNV KGZ organization mission TBD


UNV’s services and solutions in Europe and CIS are covered on website and social media. To increase awareness of these initiatives among key audiences and to enhance co-operation with the UN and external partners in the region is one of the main priorities of the UNV Regional Office for Europe and CIS, related to diversification of informational content, design of visual materials and speed of news flows. The UNV Partnership and Mobilization Support Officer will provide strategic direction to ensure volunteers mobilization and ensure volunteers growth in Uzbekistan

Task description

Under the general guidance of the UNV Regional Manager and immediate supervision of the Regional Portfolio Analyst, the Partnership and Mobilization Support Officer will undertake the following tasks 1- Business development for volunteer mobilization • Liaise with targeted UN agencies (UNDP, RCO, WHO, UNICEF, OCHA, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, IOM, OHCHR, UNFPA, etc.) in Kyrgyzstan to ensure an understand-ing of UNV’s mandate, key offers and the added value that UN Volunteer assignments bring in support to the achievement of their respective mandates. • Identify volunteer placement opportunities and present UNV value proposition and vol-unteer modalities with the objective of maximizing international and national volunteer presence, including collaboration in the preparation of descriptions of assignment, with partner agencies and other partners in Kyrgyzstan. • Support the Regional Office in building strategic partnerships with UN entities by identi-fying relevant entry points for UNV’s mobilization of volunteers based on the develop-ment challenges and priorities in Kyrgyzstan. • Ensure UNV positioning in relevant projects/programme solutions, response planning processes, regional and country response strategic documents, country emergency task forces and assessments to identify opportunities for volunteers and volunteers placement; • Leverage the value added of UNV’s impact on development through its products and services, to identify niches for UNV’s positioning in UN joint projects. • Ensure quality and accuracy of comprehensive UN Volunteer data, including analysis of political and socio-economic issues and trends in Kyrgyzstan. • Manage a country UN Volunteers mobilization in accurate forecasting and demand generation, monitoring of assignments and contract extension negotiation (securing funding), mediation in volunteer management cases and compliance with workplans and delegated authority. 2- Advocacy, Partnership building and demand generation • Support UNV ROECIS team to develop, strengthen and monitor relationships with the UN partners as well as with the Government, VSOs, CSOs, NGOs, universities, community organizations and other partners. • Assist the Regional Portfolio Analyst to develop and sustain ways of working in coun-tries without UNV presence to support volunteer mobilization. • In coordination with UNV Sections, assist the Regional Office in building partnerships with UN organizations including regional entities and field-based organizations to iden-tify opportunities and promote UNV and volunteer mobilization. • Participate, as requested, in relevant fora and inter-agency meetings and events in Kyrgyzstan to seize opportunities for volunteer mobilization. • Participate in the development and inclusion of volunteer solutions for UN partners and other stakeholders’ initiatives. Expected Results • Partnerships with targeted UN entities (UNDP, RCO, WHO, UNICEF, OCHA, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, IOM, OHCHR, UNFPA are strengthened • Recommendations on partners engagement and are clearly elaborated and shared with relevant sections at HQ and with top management. • Updates, developments on UNV response are shared with HQ senior management as per the set deadlines. • UNV solutions are reflected in the regional, country response offers to Kyrgyzstan.

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