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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2019-03-26

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Public Partnership Officer, United Nations, (P-2) JPO position, New York (Dutch Sponsored and open to developing countries nationals only, see the llink)

New York City (United States of America)

Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Senior Advisor, UN Partnerships, the UN Partnerships Officer will provide increased capacity to the work of the UN Partnerships Team, especially with regards to enhanced communications with UNICEF field offices, HQ colleagues and other UN agencies for effective program delivery and results for children.

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, results

The incumbent will be a member of the UN Partnerships Team which is at the center of UNICEF’s strategic engagement on the UN reform agenda and interagency work. The main function and responsibilities of the UN Partnerships Team are: 1) monitor and report on implementation of the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review Resolution; 2) support senior management's engagement in the Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) and its two pillars, and other interagency fora on issues related to UN Coherence and UN Reform; 3) provide guidance and maintain communication with field colleagues on issues related to the reform of the UN development system and UN coherence as a part of field engagement. 

How can you make a difference?

Responsibility 1: Develop communication products and strengthen information channels to keep UNICEF field staff as well as HQ colleagues abreast of the latest developments on UN coherence issues:

  • Develop regular UN Coherence updates and newsletters (e.g. weekly/bi-weekly/monthly/quarterly) and organize other information sharing opportunities such as presentations, webinars, field visits etc. Prepare accompanying materials for optimized information sharing and visibility of our work, this may also include ad-hoc products such as articles or papers;
  • Provide support in maintaining and updating the UN Partnerships intranet and public intranet website and ensure content is pertinent and accessible to audiences;
  • Provide support in the development and maintenance of (new) knowledge management tools to keep field staff informed and document good practices and lessons learned from our operations with a focus on UN partnerships

Responsibility 2: Contribute to the preparation for and monitoring outcomes of high level interagency meetings, including the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), the CEB and its pillars The High Level Committee of Programmes (HLCP) and the High Level Committee on Management (HLCM) among others:

  • Coordinate in-house expertise and analysis to optimize UNICEF’s effective engagement;
  • Prepare comprehensive and strategic briefing packages for senior management’s participation in interagency meetings;
  • Follow-up on interagency meetings, interact with other agency counterparts to help strengthen interagency relations and prepare meeting summaries to identify key takeaways and any necessary UNICEF follow-up.

Responsibility 3: Support operationalization of the relevant sections of the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) and strategic engagement with the UN system to influence the UN coherence agenda in support of results for children:

  • Assess, analyse and interpret data and information on UNICEF’s participation in the implementation of various UNDS reform workstreams;
  • Prepare UNICEF’s strategic contributions to relevant reports of the UN Secretary-General, interagency monitoring frameworks and guidance materials.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will …

  • Be a national of a developing country  that appear on the list  of the following countries eligible for the Dutch  JPO  Programme:

For criteria see the website of Nedworc Foundation:

Please read the criteria and FAQ section carefully before considering applying

  • Have an advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in any of the following fields is required: Social Sciences, Global studies, or another related field

    A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with qualifying experience (at least 3 years of relevant working experience) may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree

    Part of the candidates' academic training must have taken place in a developing country that appears on the following list of eligible countries of the Dutch JPO Programme.
  • Have two to maximal four years relevant working experience in international development, political and/or intergovernmental relations, or other fields related to the work of UN Partnerships. Experience at country level is an asset.

    All paid work experience since obtaining Bachelors degree will/can be  considered. 
  • 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) 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.

The competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


  • All applications should include a CV and Letter of Motivation.
  • To learn more about the JPO Programme, please visit the following link:

Applicants will receive acknowledgement of receipt of their submission

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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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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