Partnerships Officer, P2, Lome - Togo # 109121
Recruitment of a Partnerships Officer P2, Fixed Term who will work under the supervision of the Deputy Representative.
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, a fair chance
The Programme Coordination Unit (PMU) coordinates UNICEF TGO Country Office reporting obligations. During the new program cycle (2019-2023), PMU must continue to ensure meets fundraising and reporting obligations, upholding UNICEF's high standards in terms of quality and timeliness of donor reports and proposals. Under the leadership of the country representative, the PMU will support fundraising efforts and partnership engagements, assist in the processing of grant extensions, and providing necessary support to the Resource Mobilization Task Force (RMTF).
How can you make a difference?
Under the general supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Partnerships Officer is responsible for the timely and quality submission of reports and to assist the organization in deepening collaboration with key stakeholders. S/He may also serve as a focal point and resource for colleagues on specific thematic areas of strategic relevance for partnership development. The key result is to ensure greater visibility for UNICEF and influence in support of its mission.
The selected candidate will undertake the following key assignments:
- Support to deepen collaboration with key partners and stakeholders.
- 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. Support the office in expanding UNICEF's network of key interlocutors to build stronger relationships between UNICEF and governments, other key-decision makers, regional development institutions, foundations, the private sector, international financial institutions and/or relevant constituencies.
- Review and regularly update annual partnership engagement and resource mobilization plans and assist the office for their implementation.
- Support to development of new partnership and resource mobilization practices.
- Support the country office for identification and pursuit of opportunities for outreach, engagement, policy influence and collaboration, including on how to anticipate and respond to partners'concerns and priorities, ensure that UNICEF's interests, perspectives, and knowledge are taken into account in relevant policy and institutional processes, and ensure that they are fully aware of UNICEF's perspectives, policies, priorities and capabilities. Contribute to the development and management of initiatives for high-level outreach, including for UNICEF's Senior Management.
- Contributes to the development of new partnership and resource mobilization practices and approaches by formulating recommendations for action based on on-going monitoring, analyzing current trends within designated partners and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development.
- 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.
- Reporting to donors:
- Track reports due for donors and develop a coherent system for centralizing, recording and monitoring the Country Office's commitment so specific terms and conditions of funding;
- Prepare a process to track the completion and transmission of donor reports; Develop practical ways to assist Programme Officers with a clear, high quality standard for writing English-language donor reports (e.g., by developing templates that incorporate simplification and harmonization of reporting with other UN agencies);
- Edit, and in some cases rewrite, drafts of English-language donor reports.
- Support for project proposals
- Provide support to Project officers to conceptualize and draft outlines for project proposals; With substantive input from Project Officers and field staff, finalize and format English language project proposals; Liaise with PFO, GRO, RO and National Committees in identifying prospective donors and ensuring that project proposals are drafted in compliance with criteria set out by donors; Ensure the completion and correct transmission of project proposals to required addressees
- Writing country office reports:
- Assist in the development, consolidation, drafting and editing of English-language reports and papers, for example: the Annual Report, the Mid Term Review Summary, Country Programme Documentation, etc.; Ensure overall quality of documents and compliance with criteria set out in Executive Directives, UN/UNICEF policy papers, Communication Programme manuals, UNICEF Country Programme plans and other official guidelines and directive.
- 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…
- University degree in international development, public affairs, international relations, political science or other related fields
- A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience is required in a field related to Communication, external relations, liaison and/or any resource-mobilization related activities, preferably in an international organization
- Advanced ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written form; specific skills in report writing and editing
- Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) 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 functional competencies required for this post are:
- Formulating strategies and Concepts (I)
- Analyzing (I)
- Relating and Networking (I)
- Persuading and Influencing (I)
- Applying Technical Expertise (I)
- Planning & organizing (II)
- Entrepreneurial Thinking (II)
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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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
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.