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Partnerships Officer (Mission Coordination)

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: LICA-6, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2019-10-21

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Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.


Background Information - Job-specific

UNICEF is the leading United Nations agency on child rights (www.unicef.org).  It works in 190 countries around the world and it advocates for children, mothers and their well-being. The global strategy of UNICEF focuses on supporting child survival and development, basic education, child protection and policy advocacy. In countries affected by crises, UNICEF leads humanitarian effort to help children and women living in challenging circumstances and provides support to help them survive and thrive.

Since 2011, the Syrian crisis has been putting children lives at risk. Over 650,000 people fled their homes in Syria and registered as refugees in Jordan. Around half of all displaced Syrians are children and adolescents, who face interruption of schooling, limited access to basic services, and psychosocial distress caused by witnessing violence and displacement.

UNICEF has been operating in Jordan since 1962 and has scaled up its operations to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable children, adolescents and youth in the following priority areas: child rights advocacy, education and child protection, water, sanitation and hygiene services, in line with the ‘Core Commitments to Children’, a global document which highlights the humanitarian action for children undertaken by UNICEF and its partners (find out more here http://goo.gl/2Wn2Zc). In order to ensure continuous resource mobilization and accountability to its donors, UNICEF participates in and/or facilitates over 150 donor visits per year to its different programme areas, in host communities and refugee camps, requiring high levels of planning and coordination.

The UNICEF Jordan Country Office seeks a dedicated, highly motivated and proactive Visit Coordination Officer for its Partnerships Team. 

Functional Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief of Partnerships, the Visit Coordination Officer will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of all donors visits with the aim to contribute to demonstrate UNICEF Jordan’s results on the ground and to further strengthen partnerships with donors.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Planning and coordination of all donor visits, including:
    • Develop and regularly update visits calendar tool  to effectively communicate within UNICEF on donor visits to the field
    • Develop custom itinerary for each donor visit, in collaboration with programmatic sections, and in line with donor interest
    • Coordinate logistical details of visits are with relevant sections (entry permits for camps with security officers; vehicles with Administration section)
    • Conduct pre-visits in advance of all high level visits, with a focus on donor visibility
  • Planning and coordination of all special events involving high-level invitees (from Government of Jordan, donor community, etc.) such as site openings, conferences, contributing to strengthening UNICEF’s relations with donors
  • Provide briefing and/or English/Arabic interpretation services during visits and special events
  • Ensure the donor briefing package is updated at all times, and tailored to the needs of each donor visit.

Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • University degree in business administration, public relations, journalism or a related science
  • Two years of experience in the field of development and/or humanitarian programming, from the on-going Syria crisis or from another emergency context, with a focus on coordination or communication.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, social media, graphic design)
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: ICA

Contract level: LICA 6
Contract duration: Until 31st March 2020 


For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx 

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

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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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