Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 17 Mar 2017
Purpose of the Position
The Partnerships Manager is responsible for:
Developing Country Office partnerships and donor relations with public and private donors, as well as the UNICEF National Committees
Developing resource mobilization strategies and tracking of resource mobilization efforts;
Ensuring quality of funding proposals and donor reports;
Tracking funding efforts and monitoring the schedule of donor reports;
Ensuring the timely preparation and dissemination of other reports, as well as briefing documents relating to programme activities;
With regards to donor relations and partnerships, providing direct interface with Private Funding and Partnerships (PFP) and Private Partnerships Divisions, and the Head Quarters and Regional Offices;
Contributing to resource mobilization tasks of the UN Coordination Team within the “Delivering as One” framework.
Key Expected Results
1. Enhance positive relationships with partnerships
Enhance positive relationships with donor groups through timely and accurate reporting and monitoring of donor interests and information needs. This includes gathering of information, consolidation, editing and production of all required reports on contributions to the Country Programme.
Develop resource mobilization strategy and technical guidance/quality control in proposal preparation and follow-up, as well as compilation of information, editing and layout, support donor and National Committees missions through the preparation of briefing documents for advocacy or information sharing.
Advocate and position UNICEF’s brand to generate a strong positive UNICEF image to motivate and inspire donor support in collaboration with Communication section.
Coordinate high level engagement with key donors from the public and private sectors to mobilize and influence cooperation with UNICEF to accelerate the achievement of results for children.
Motivate and inspire the corporate sector to collaborate with UNICEF within a social responsibility approach, while nurturing and cultivating relationships with existing and new supporters and donors.
Actively participate and contribute to the UN Coordination Team fundraising and reporting tasks within the framework of “Delivering as One”
2. Analysis, monitoring and reporting
Regularly monitor and share the donor reporting schedule, to ensure that quality reports are prepared and submitted timely to donors.
Collaborate with other staff to compile, produce and disseminate mandatory UNICEF reports.
Propose solutions for harmonization and standardization of reporting and monitoring mechanisms in order to limit parallel reporting and enhance the quality of data collection
Using appropriate tools and systems including InSight, report on status of Grant implementation and provide support in funds utilization and reporting.
Prepare reports for Country Management Team and Regional Office/HQ as may be required.
3. Supervision of the Partnerships unit
Ensure overall supervision of staff in the Partnerships Unit.
Enhance teamwork for management of partnerships and resource mobilization, to enhance credibility of the Chad programme and achieve the funding targets as set out in the country programme.
Organize training to programme staff as necessary
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
An advanced university degree in Political Science, Social Studies, Marketing, Business Administration, Communication, Public Relations or related field, with training and experience in fundraising. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
*First university degree with additional two-years ofrelevant work experience is acceptable in lieu of anadvanced university degree.
A minimum of 8 years progressively responsible professional experience in partnerships, fundraising, external relations, funds management, reporting or information management at the national and international level some of which with the UN and/or in a developing country is required.
Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of the local language is an asset.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Diversity and inclusion
Working with people (III)
Drive for results (III)
Formulating strategies and concepts (III)
Leading and Supervising (II)
Relating and networking (II)
Deciding and Initiating action (II)
Applying technical expertise (III)
Planning and organizing (III)
* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
* Please note that is a non-family duty station.
Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=503273
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