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Posting Title:Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships And Development Finance
Job Location: Yaounde, Comeroom
Skill Required: Project/ Programme Management,
Preferred Experience: 7-10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 22th Dec, 2021

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Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordination Office (RCO) in Cameroon and reports to the Senior Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning, and RCO Team Leader.

The officer will work in close collaboration with relevant UN Agencies through the UN Country Team (UNCT) and the UNSDCF Results Groups and other inter-agencies groups. The officer will maintain close working relationships with relevant Government officials, subject matter experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors, and development partners ensuring successful implementation of the One UN Partnerships Development Finance strategy.


  • Within delegated authority, the Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships, and Development Finance will be responsible for the following duties:

Summary of Functions:

  • Provides substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UN Country Team (UNCT) partnerships
  • Guides joint resource mobilization for the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF)
  • Plans and facilitates substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Conducts knowledge management and capacity development activities

Description of Functions:

Assists with the provision of substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UNCT partnerships

  • Provides guidance on the development and implementation of the UN Partnership Strategy in alignment with and support of the UNSDCF in the country;
  • Coordinates the monitoring and assessment of the strategy at regular intervals to harness new emerging opportunities, to anticipate changes to the internal direction and external environment, and to make mid-term adjustments;
  • Advises the Resident Coordinator (RC) and the UNCT in identifying risks and opportunities related to specific partnerships, and suggests mitigation measures as relevant;
  • Provides analysis and recommendations on due diligence processes of potential investment and partnership opportunities, in accordance with UN regulations and procedures;
  • Advises the RC/UNCT on developing and implementing locally-tailored partnerships and resource mobilization strategies and initiatives;
  • Plans and facilitates dialogues with partners to improve development assistance policies and practice;
  • Advises the RC/UNCT on Private sector engagement in the country;
  • Conducts liaison and coordination with UN entities at country, regional, and HQ levels, to help package and define UN business strategies, including differentiated value propositions, to attract partners, both traditional and non-traditional.

Guides joint resource mobilization for the UNSDCF

  • Advises the RC/UNCT on developing and implementing locally-tailored resource mobilization strategies and initiatives, and identifies appropriate data and benchmarks to measure progress and success;
  • Monitors analyze, and enhance existing resource mobilization partnerships and relationships, including those with high net worth;
  • Plans and facilitates the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of joint programs and programming processes for use in joint resource mobilization;
  • Provides advice and guidance for the production and distribution of marketing materials to raise awareness about opportunities for working with the UN on SDG investment;
  • Strengthens the UN brand via events, media, and public relations opportunities targeted to the diverse partners, in close collaboration with the UN Communications Group.

Plans and facilitates substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the SDGs

  • Provides advice on financing for development options, instruments, modalities to the RC/UNCT, in alignment with the Common Country Analysis (CCA), UNSDCF, MAPS (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support), and similar processes;
  • Analyzes trends and provides advice on new and innovative financing mechanisms for development and SDG acceleration;
  • Prepares briefing papers and discussion points on issues related to financing for development for consideration by RC/UNCT;
  • Plans and facilitates engagements with external stakeholders – including the national government, international financial institutions, and others – on financing for SDG acceleration;
  • Guides the design and execution of innovative proposals to strengthen the UNCT engagement and reputation, and to generate greater financial resources in support of the SDGs;
  • Advises on the establishment and management of the country-based SDG Fund, in close collaboration with UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (where relevant).

Conducts knowledge management and capacity development activities

  • Plans and facilitates the development, maintenance, and sharing of knowledge and intelligence, to ensure RC/UNCT are informed and positioned to effectively generate and harness opportunities to meet its resource mobilization targets;
  • Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice at national, regional, and global levels;
  • Coordinates activities to strengthen the capacity of UNCTs to mainstream and promote SDG investment partnerships;
  • Advises on the discovery, evaluation, and selection of partnership opportunities at the sourcing and origination stages.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, sustainable development, social sciences, education, or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to partnerships, project/program management, resource mobilization, or development finance in the context of development cooperation or related area is required.
  • Experience developing and implementing Private sector engagement is desirable.
  • Experience working in an inter-agency coordination role is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the post advertised, fluency in French or in the English language is required. Knowledge of the other is desirable.


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