Public Partnership Manager, P-4, Washington, DC, PPD, #101529

Washington D.C

The Public Partnerships Division (PPD) is developing strengthened public partnerships through evidence-based policy advocacy and resource mobilization for realizing children’s rights in the context of UNICEF Strategic Plan. The Division continue positioning children at the heart of the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UNICEF out-posted staff member will be an integral part of the UNICEF Public Partnerships Team in New York, supporting UNICEF in managing the partnership and resource mobilization with the various institutions of the Government of the United States, including but not limited to, State/IO, USAID, USAID/OFDA, State/PRM. The UNICEF staff member will also work closely with US Fund for UNICEF staff based on Washington, who are the main interlocutors with the U.S. Congress. In addition to relationship management with U.S. government officials, this position will also increase the capacity of the UNICEF partnership team in clearing agreements and proposals and reporting.

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, partnerships

The Public Partnerships Division (PPD) is developing strengthened public partnerships through evidence-based policy advocacy and resource mobilization for realizing children's rights in the context of UNICEF Strategic Plan. The Division continue positioning children at the heart of the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The UNICEF out-posted staff member will be an integral part of the UNICEF Public Partnerships Team in New York, supporting UNICEF in managing the partnership and resource mobilization with the various institutions of the Government of the United States, including but not limited to, State/IO, USAID, USAID/OFDA, State/PRM. The UNICEF staff member will also work closely with US Fund for UNICEF staff based on Washington, who are the main interlocutors with the U.S. Congress.

In addition to relationship management with U.S. government officials, this position will also increase the capacity of the UNICEF partnership team in clearing agreements and proposals and reporting.

How can you make a difference? 

  • Develop funding opportunities, strategies and workplans for assigned government donors, inter-governmental funds, and international financial institutions.
  • Implement and manage resource mobilization activities; identify all possible sources of new and continued funding; monitor and evaluate existing resource mobilization channels to ensure achievement of UNICEF fundraising goals to meet the objectives and financial targets of the Strategic Plan.
  • Monitor global trends in development cooperation and aid; monitor donors' development policies, budgets, systems and procedures and revise UNICEF resource mobilization strategies, activities and income projections for assigned donors as required; take appropriate action and/or advise UNICEF senior management on recommended action with donors to maintain and increase UNICEF's resource base.
  • Establish and maintain high level contacts with senior officials of departments of assigned donor governments, inter-governmental funds and international financial institutions responsible for support to and relations with UNICEF; to promote, advocate, mobilize and influence cooperation with UNICEF to ensure UNICEF's resource base and the attainment of UNICEF's goals and objectives.
  • Prepare comprehensive and substantive briefs, reports, statistics, income projections and requirements for Executive Director's and Deputy Executive Directors' meetings with ministers, senior donor government officials, senior parliamentarians, members of cabinet or heads of major institutions.
  • Negotiate terms of agreements of funding consistent with UNICEF Rules and Regulations in coordination with the UN Legal Division, HQ divisions and field offices.
  • Develop policy papers and guidelines to enhance fundraising efforts and initiatives for assigned donors for review/consideration of senior management.
  • Guide and support field offices to prepare and package programme proposals for assigned donors, advise them of funding opportunities for other resources and on their relations with assigned donors in the field.
  • Serve as focal point for UNICEF relations with assigned donors, negotiating agreements, funding support and feedback to donors, as well as arranging meetings for funding purposes with assigned donors and assigned thematic area.
  • Attend relevant meetings of UN system and assigned donors, to present and promote UNICEF goals and objectives and resource requirement.

 

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) degree in social and economic or political sciences or international relations or law.  Specialized training in international relations and/or international development. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of eight (8) of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in the areas of social and economic development and cooperation, preferably fundraising in an international organization. 
  • US congressional work experience or US Executive branch experience would be a significant asset.
  • 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…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. To view our competency framework, please click here

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Washington D.C
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-24

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