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Public Partnership Specialist, P-3, New York, USA (PPD), #93446

New York City (United States of America)

Under the general guidance and direction of the Sr. Advisor, PPD, New York, responsible for various aspects of external relations, development and implementation of resource mobilization strategies and approaches for humanitarian fundraising and liaison as well as liaison with: the CERF Secretariat, UN agencies, UNICEF Headquarter Divisions and UNICEF Field Offices. Responsible for some aspects of contribution management and maintaining on-going contacts at working levels with these various offices.

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, an advocate

Under the general guidance and direction of the Sr. Advisor, PPD, New York, responsible for various aspects of external relations, development and implementation of resource mobilization strategies and approaches for humanitarian fundraising and liaison as well as liaison with: the CERF Secretariat,  UN agencies, UNICEF Headquarter Divisions and UNICEF Field Offices.  Responsible for some aspects of contribution management and maintaining on-going contacts at working levels with these various offices.

How can you make a difference?

1.   Resource Mobilization and  relationship management

•    Monitor and analyze humanitarian trends and new partnership  opportunities  in support of UNICEF humanitarian  appeals. Together with the Senior Advisor and country offices, develop fundraising strategies  for ORE contributions  and implement and manage fundraising  activities.

•    Recommend  resource mobilization opportunities  and approaches  based on analysis of donor trends and new initiatives.

•    Prepare comprehensive, analytical and substantive briefs, reports, statistics and other documentation for senior management meetings or trips involving humanitarian resource mobilization.

•   Negotiate,  review and clear donor agreements for PPD's signature in compliance  with UNICEF rules and regulations.

•   Keep up-to-date  facts and figures on funding for the humanitarian resource mobilization, particularly  for L3 and other emergencies.

•   Initiate and manage day-to-day direct contacts with L3 emergency country offices, OCHA, CERF Secretariat  and other IASC agencies.

•   Facilitate  organization  of briefings on humanitarian crises for meetings for member states, including key donors.

•   Draft correspondence, follow-up on decisions, agreements and processing of contributions.

•   Work with communication colleagues to bring more visibility to UNICEF's humanitarian results and funding needs.

2.  Field  Support and  Internal Coordination for Humanitarian  Resource Mobilization

•   Travel to provide surge support to regional and country offices when needed

•   Work with EMOPS and DFAM to ensure resources from CERF and country based pooled funds flow into UNICEF in a timely manner and that commitments from UNICEF's side are honored.

•   Act as a link between other PPD teams and UNICEF field offices/HQ divisions.

•   Participate  in and summarize results from internal and external meetings on humanitarian funding, including Emergency Management Team Meetings.

•   Respond to donor/field  office queries in a timely manner.

•   Provide guidance to field offices on various issues pertaining to resource mobilization, donor-specific information, and contribution management issues.

•   Support  country offices to improve donor contribution  management and reporting.

•   Contribute  to the Humanitarian  Action for Children appeal and mid-year review.

3.  Humanitarian  Financing Inter-Agency Policy Work

•   Participate  in inter-agency humanitarian  financing discussions  in the IASC, and the Pooled Fund Working Group.

•    Monitor discussions  in the Good Humanitarian Donorship Initiative and other fora involving financing.

•    Contribute  to internal inter-divisional  discussions on financing solutions that provide more predictable and flexible funding for humanitarian  activities.

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Social sciences, or related technical field.

    *A first University Degree (Bachelor's) 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 5 years of relevant professional experience at the national and international levels, preferably in external relations, resource mobilisation and programme management, including work in humanitarian settings. Current knowledge of fundraising environment, aid policies of government donors, humanitarian issues, resource mobilization strategies, as well as UNICEF programming policies and procedures.  Working knowledge of SAP and UNICEF InSight strongly encouraged

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) 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.

This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

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 (United States of America)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-19

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