Public Partnership Specialist (Major Donors), P-4, New York, PPD, #86287

New York City

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. The Public Partnerships Specialist would be part of the Europe Team in PPD, managing external relations and the overall partnership portfolio of an assigned group of countries within Europe. This position also manages a small team.

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.

The Public Partnerships Specialist would be part of the Europe Team in PPD, managing external relations and the overall partnership portfolio of an assigned group of countries within Europe. This position also manages a small team.

How will you make a difference…

  • Develop partnership, advocacy and resource mobilization strategies and workplans for assigned government donors in coordination with different UNICEF Divisions, and Regional and Country Offices;
  • Advocate for Children's Rights and UNICEF programmes and humanitarian actions in alignment with UNICEF Strategic Plan objectives and Agenda 2030;
  • Implement and manage resource mobilization activities with the objective of increasing core and other quality resources; identify all possible sources of new and continued funding; monitor and evaluate existing resource mobilization channels to ensure achievement of UNICEF resource mobilization goals to meet the objectives and financial targets of the Strategic Plan;
  • Monitor global trends in development cooperation and aid, donors development policies, budgets, systems and procedures, and revise UNICEF partnership and resource mobilization strategies, activities for assigned donors as required; take appropriate action and/or advise UNICEF senior management;
  • Facilitate and maintain high level contacts with senior officials of missions to the UN and departments of assigned donor governments; 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 meetings with minister level counterparts, senior donor government officials, senior parliamentarians, or heads of major institutions;
  • Negotiate terms of agreements of funding consistent with UNICEF Rules and Regulations, HQ divisions and field offices;
  • 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.

To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in in social and economic sciences or international relations. Specialized training in international relations would be an asset. *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) years of relevant progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in the areas of social and economic development and cooperation, preferably in partnership development and resource mobilization in an international organization.
  • Some management experience would be desirable
  • 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: New York City
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional
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  • Closing Date: 2017-04-17

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