ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT
DUTY STATION: Iligan/Marawi City
FUNCTIONAL
TITLE:
Capacity Development and
Partnership Officer
CONTRACT
MODALITY :
Local Individual Contract (LICA)
DURATION : 1 December 2019 – 31 March 2020, extendable
depending on funding availability and performance
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity  

Requirements of consultancy

Within the framework of the “Rebuilding Marawi, Republic of the Philippines, through Community-Driven Shelter and Livelihood Recovery Support”, funded by the Government of Japan, the Officer will establish systems and procedures to support the management, conduct and monitoring of community mobilization and capacity development activities, support the strengthening of community associations/groups to undertake their own development initiatives, develop and maintain strong partnerships and networks with all stakeholders and partners.

Duration

Initial contract up to 31 March 2020, renewable

Duty Station

The post will be based in Iligan/Marawi.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Capacity Development and Partnership Officer will:

  • Establish systems and procedures to support the management, conduct, and monitoring of community mobilization and capacity development activities;
    • Ensure the quality of community mobilization and capacity development activities and that they are internally and externally coordinated with other component units; 
    • Provide support for the strengthening of community associations/groups to undertake their own development initiatives, with special emphasis on women;
    • Assist community mobilization team leaders in the preparation of Community Action Plans;
    • Assist the technical team in the conduct of training for local work teams/groups;
    • Develop capacity development activities that target all stakeholders through on-the-job training, awareness-raising activities, knowledge and information sharing, and formal capacity development activities, including:
  • Develop training designs, program and modules, work plans;
  • Organize, conduct and/or facilitate training sessions workshops and exchange programmes for staff, partners and community members;
    • In collaboration with the KM officer, prepare appropriate monthly and quarterly progress reports to partners, donors, and other stakeholders;
    • ensuring timely information are shared and acted on;
    • Develop project proposals in consultation with partners leveraging on the current project to ensure sustainability and scale up.

Remuneration:

The salary will be determined according to the qualifications, skills and relevant experience of the selected candidate.

QUALIFICATIONS/SPECIAL SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Community Development, Human Resource Development, Organizational Development, Business Management or other related discipline

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • At least three (4) years experience in community development, organizing or mobilization
  • Have good people management skills
  • Have good partnership building and networking skills
  • Strong experience of working with local communities in implementing local development projects at community level
  • Knowledge and experience of community-driven processes including community action planning
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and interpersonal, will be essential, as most of the work will be done through a process of consultation at various levels
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications especially Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: Good command of English and Filipino. Knowledge of the local dialect is an advantage.

CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES

Core Values

  • Integrity – Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and behaviours. Acts without consideration of personal gain. Resists undue political pressure in decision making. Does not abuse power or authority. Stands by decisions that are in the Organization’s interest, even if they are unpopular. Takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.
  • Professionalism – Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Respect for Diversity – Works effectively with people from all backgrounds. Treats all people with dignity and respect. Treats men and women equally. Shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view and demonstrates this understanding in daily work and decision-making. Examines own biases and behaviours to avoid stereotypical responses. Does not discriminate against any individual or group.

Professional Competencies

  • Professionalism: Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of human settlement issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods.  Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. 
  • Communication:  Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; exhibits interest in having two-way communication; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.  
  • Teamwork:  Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.  
  • Planning& Organizing:  Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.  
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.  

Submission of Applications

Application letters should include:

1. Cover memo (maximum 1 page);

2. A completed UN Personal History Form (P-11) – Please download the form (MS-Word) from UN- Habitat ROAP web site: http://www.fukuoka.unhabitat.org/vacancy/index_en.html;

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their cover letter together with the signed and completed UN Personal History Form (P.11) and Curriculum vitae to warren.ubongen@un.org and copy rostrata@un.org by 22 November 2019.  Kindly indicate on subject line “Capacity Development and Partnership Junior Officer – Marawi/Iligan”. Please note that applications received after the closing date stated above will not be given consideration. Only short-listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted. The salary will be determined according to the qualifications, skills and relevant experience of the selected candidate. Details and conditions of the contract will be communicated at the interview.

Click on this link to read complete Terms of Reference: http://unhabitat.org.ph/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/EXTENDED-VA-UNH-Phil.-Marawi-Project-CapDevtand-Partnership-Officer-.pdfnce (TOR).

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

By applying to this post, you agree to UN-Habitat’s due diligence in securing highest standards of efficiency, competency and integrity from all its staff members. Candidates will not be considered for employment with United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that the candidates have been involved in the commission of these acts.

UN-Habitat has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UN-Habitat also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.