Consultant – Public Partnerships Officer, Asia and Latin America Team, Public Partnerships Division (PPD)/NYHQ

By UN Children’s Fund Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 27 Oct 2018

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child and has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. UNICEF works with a wide-range of partners to help realize the rights of all children. Join us as a Public Partnerships Specialist, working with some of our major Government donors, in the Public Partnerships Division in New York Headquarters.

For every child,partnerships are key…

The Public Partnerships Division (PPD) works to strengthen UNICEF’s position as a partner of choice for children’s rights among governments and inter-governmental actors around the world. The Division is doing this by positioning children’s rights in the intergovernmental and multilateral fora and engaging with governments and public institutions as resource, policy and programme partners. A key premise for PPD is that the engagement with countries should be holistic based on multiple aspects of partnerships, including policy advocacy and resource mobilization.

How can you make a difference?The Public Partnerships Officer would be part of the Asia and Latin America Team in PPD. Under the supervision of the Public Partnerships Manager, the Consultant will contribute to the mobilization, management and development of resources and partnerships with the countries in the Asia and LAC Regions.

Support the Asia and LAC Team in identifying and designing new and innovative multi-stakeholder partnerships with member states in consultation with UNICEF’s HQ Divisions and field offices. The overall results of the team include:

  • Strengthened partnerships by exploring all possible sources of new and continued funding and horizontal cooperation opportunities with Asia/LAC governments
  • Engage with Member States in the UN inter-governmental space
  • Country Offices in these regions supported in fundraising, leveraging resources, and horizontal cooperation, including providing advice on improving the quality of funding and reporting
  • Strategic analyses, including tracking and analyzing donor intelligence, trends and directions; Mapping funding modalities and instruments, and identifying/disseminating good practices
  • Collaboration strengthened with Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division (PFP), and National Committees in select countries
  • To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree in social science, international relations, public administration, law or related field.
  • A minimum of eight to ten years of progressively responsible professional work experience is required at national and international levels in the areas of social and economic development and cooperation.
  • Specialized experience with partnerships and resource mobilization, research (secondary-sources minimum), databases, analyzing and synthesizing information, producing briefing notes for senior managers.
  • Work experience in UNICEF or another UN development agency would be an asset.
  • Experience in inter-governmental processes would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of office computer systems (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and internet research tools.
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    View our competency framework at:

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    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=516955

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