International consultancy: Partnerships Specialist

  • Added Date: Monday, 24 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 06 March 2020

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, education

The key result is to ensure greater visibility for UNICEF and influence in support of its mission. The Partnership Specialist reports to the Representative who is at level 5.


1. Supports the development of the new Country Programme, the Country Programme Management Plan and other planning documents as relevant (40% of time);2. Seeks and promotes new partnerships and resource mobilization, working with UNICEF colleagues to identify partnership and resource mobilization needs and broker resource mobilization agreements to meet those needs;3. Provides strategic, logistical and programmatic support to senior management and other UNICEF staff in corporate engagement and interaction with partners;4. Develops and maintains deep knowledge and familiarity with current and prospective partners and relevant stakeholders, contributing to a database of key contacts and to UNICEF’s base of knowledge on partnership and resource mobilization;5. Develops and implements annual partnership engagement and resource mobilization plans;6. 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;7. Coordinates the development of donor proposals by providing technical support in review of programme logical frameworks, and in preparation of project/programme briefs and compilation of relevant information for donor visits;8. Contributes to strategies for engagement and the development of communications products to enhance UNICEF’s visibility and influence with existing and prospective partners and key stakeholders by providing analysis of the current environment and trends and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development. Works closely with UNICEF’s colleagues to ensure that policy advocacy and outreach is strongly grounded in the experience and insights of the programmes that UNICEF’s supports. Contributes written inputs for communications instruments that best inform and influence decision makers.9. Develops and updates policy briefs, briefing notes, talking points, fact sheets and collaborate with other staff to compile, produce and disseminate mandatory UNICEF reports;10. Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the success of the team, including guiding, training, and coaching short-term staff, including interns and consultants, as needed.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

An advanced university degree is required in one of the following fields: international relations, political science, communications, international development, or another relevant technical field. A minimum of five years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public affairs, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area. Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of local language of the duty station is considered as an asset. Diplomatic communication and negotiation skills to establish and maintain trusted partnerships for achievement of results and to develop close and effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders. Current knowledge of development issues, strategies, as well as programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation. In-depth knowledge of partnership development and resource mobilization. Demonstrated ability to formulate new approaches in respect of outreach- related activities. Skill in the identification of new opportunities or requirements to meet challenges in the field and propose changes. Excellent communications skills, verbal and written. Ability to conduct sound policy analysis.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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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.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


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.

Consultants and Individual contractors are responsible for paying any taxes derived from the earnings received from UNICEF.

This vacancy is archived.

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