External Relations and Projects Consultant
UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, al-Batinah, Oman
CONSULTANCY - TERMS OF REFERENCE
UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated
to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees.
Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to
achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s
services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and
improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the
Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions.
External Relations and Projects Consultant, Jerusalem
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Working under the supervision of the Senior External Relations & Projects Officer (Team Leader) in
the External Relations and Communication Department based in UNRWA, Jerusalem. The Consultant
Manage a portfolio of traditional and non-traditional donors (subject to change depending on the
department’s needs and candidate’s capacities and experience). This management of donor
relationships includes the following duties:
Provides a consistently high level of responsiveness and service to donors locally and at capital level;
negotiates bilateral agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with donors on behalf of
the Agency; suggests, negotiates and drafts project proposals for donors in coordination with field
offices and headquarter departments; analyzes, reviews and edits project proposals and donor
Drafts correspondence for the purpose of fund-raising and advocacy; produces briefing materials
and talking points for senior management including the Commissioner-General, Deputy
Commissioner-General, Director, and the Representative Offices in New York, Washington and
Brussels; Supports senior managers in policy-level bilateral discussions with UN Member State
civil servants or at the political level;
Strengthens department-wide efforts to enhance UNRWA’s brand profile. Duties include:
production of existing and development of new communication tools in line with programme
funding and advocacy priorities, contribution to reporting;
Contributes substantially to: ERCD’s development of fund-raising strategy and planning (also in as
much as required, in line with the ongoing Resource Mobilization Strategy); gathering intelligence on
selected donors; developing and strengthening contacts with donors at capital and local level;
exploring and undertaking resource mobilization initiatives; preparing fund-raising documents
including appeals and Department’s reports and policy documents; supporting Executive Office and
Representative Offices in contacts with donors;
ERCD Field (or /and department) focal point. Duties include: regular engagement with a particular
Field on forecast income, resource mobilization and project implementation;
Organizes and participates in donor field trips in the five fields of operations;
Ensures adequate visibility for donors according to agreements, visibility plans and donor-specific
Other duties as might assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
● A university degree from an accredited educational institution in communications, social sciences,
economics, Business Administration, humanities or related fields.
● A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible experience in a relevant field, preferably in an
Fluency in spoken and written English.
● Previous experience with a UN agency;
● Knowledge of the Middle East region;
● Knowledge of at least one other (European) language, or Arabic.
Ability to plan and prioritize the work under tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent
Positive attitude and strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills;
Proven ability to exercise initiative;
Proficiency in using computer applications, including Excel and MS word.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The duration of the consultancy which is based in Jerusalem, is for 6 months, with the possibility
of extension, and an expected start date of 01 May 2019;
Remuneration will be based on an annual P3 salary / US$6,000 per month.
Applicants should submit an up to date resume and cover letter that clearly indicates how their
experience and qualifications meet the requirements above, including providing the names of at least two
recent references via email@example.com, indicating the title of this consultancy “External
Relations and Projects Consultant” in the subject line of the message. The deadline for the
submission of applications and references is 23 April 2019. Late applications will not be considered and
only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men.
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women. Only those applicants shortlisted for
interview will be contacted. UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.
08 April 2019