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Communications and Donor Liaison Specialist


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5 Year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree


  • Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Suva
  • Grade: Mid level – IPSA-10, International Personnel Services Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2023-05-24


UNDP Programe is well arranged and manifestly image Albania’s improvement priorities articulated in the National Strategy for Development and Integration as well as in the Albania-United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2022-2026. Our Programme is alike with the UNDP Global Strategic Plan. It is  contributed towards the European Union Integration Agenda through several European Union acquis chapters. The Programme contributes to the goals of several Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, Drawing on its reputation and strength as a UN system integrator for Agenda 2030 and trusted impartial partner, UNDP will set economic transformation and eradication of multidimensional poverty and establish systems that address risks disasters and social injustice within the SDGs. In addition ,The key component of UNDP’s means will be integration and innovation.


The duties for Communications  and Donor Liaison Specialist are :

Lead Partnership Liaison
  • Simplify donor liaison on behalf of the project team, including being the focal point for some day to day communication
  • Help the Gov4Res team in the preparation of meetings and other consultations with donors, including the preparation of notes, briefs and other materials as required
  • Track upcoming possibilities for Gov4Res to jointly deliver risk-informed demonstration projects with donor bilateral offices
  • Backing mobilisation and delivery of joint projects with donor partners

Set up mechanisms to set and track relationships with donors

  • Set up and operationalise a system to track donor connections and opportunities
  • Supply regular updates on donor profile, databases (e.g. contacts management) and donor intelligence
  • Launch ongoing mapping of opportunities for the project through donor pipelines
  • Recognize opportunities to secure additional non-core resources and, where appropriate, liaises with relevant officers for action, including recommendation on positioning with donor; timely follow-up and support
  • Help the drafting and review of partner-specific Framework Arrangements and Cost Sharing Agreements.

Improve profile of Gov4Res through communications and events and facilitate knowledge building

  • Aid the project in strengthening communications and visibility, including development of project communication materials
  • Support the timely production and management of transmissions , advocacy and knowledge management products

Develop a system to coordinate donor reporting process with broader Gov4Res monitoring and reporting, and develop initial donor reports

  • Provide sponsorship to Gov4Res Management for the preparation of high quality and timely donor reports. This contains the monitoring, consolidation, editing and revision of all required reports on contributions to ensure the quality and relevancy of all products aimed for external audiences, in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders

APPLY ALSO: Intern  Project Management Support


The requirements for Communications  and Donor Liaison Specialist are :

  • Minimum Masters’s level of education in the area of international relations, communications, social sciences or connected major.
  • A minimum of 5 years of work background in partnership liaison or connected field
  • Capability to work effectively and harmoniously with other colleagues from various cultures and professional backgrounds
  • Substantial experience in the usage of computers and office software packages relevant for development of communications products (MS Office incl. Word, PowerPoint, relevant design software) as well as experience in handling of web-based management systems
  • Background in an international setting with the UN or with international organisations an asset
  • Knowledge of the project management cycle is desirable.
  • Outstanding communication, networking and advocacy skills
  • Proven capability to conceptualise, develop, plan and manage communications interventions as well as transfer knowledge and skills
  • Illustrated experience in organisation and delivering training and other needed capacity/ institutional building support to a wide range of stakeholders and impact evaluation of communications intervention
  • Ability to coach, mentor, motivate and develop staff and encourage good performance
  • Advances sharing of knowledge and experience, and actively works towards continued learning and development
  • Adequate interpersonal skills with experience of networking with partners at all levels
  • Useful understanding of national and international human rights mechanisms, and excellent inter-personal skills
  • Capability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work of others, ability to make timely decisions
  • Shows cultural, gender, religion, race, and age sensitivity and adaptability and capacity to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Fluency of English (written and oral) and Korean (written and oral) languages are demanded.
  • Understanding of Pacific Island languages and culture would be an asset.


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