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Partnership & Coordination  As

Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Managerial positions
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-20

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The UN Secretary-General's bold new global reform agenda launched on 1 January 2019, in response to General
Assembly resolution 71/243, repositions the UN Development System to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for dignity,
prosperity and peace on a healthy planet. Central to this process, and as further mandated by General Assembly
resolution 72/279, a new generation of UN Resident Coordinator Offices across the world are being strengthened under
the leadership of an empowered UN Resident Coordinator, the highest-ranking representative of the UN Development
System at country level.
In order to effectively coordinate the collective work of UN Country Teams in support of national aspirations, Resident
Coordinator Office (RCO) enhanced core capacities include expertise in coordination and strategic planning, economics,
tailored policy support, results monitoring and evaluation, strategic partnerships and robust communications. The
Resident Coordinator leads the United Nations Team for Saudi Arabia, which is represented by several United Nations
agencies, funds and programmes.
The UN Resident Coordinator’s Office also supports Saudi Arabia and the UN in Saudi Arabia to work together to
towards the achievement of Vision 2030 and Agenda 2030. The UN Country Team (UNCT) comprises UN entities
working in or with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The UNCT is led by the UN Resident Coordinator.
Under the direct supervision of the Partnerships and Development Finance Officer of the RCO, the intern will focus on
support to engagement with private sector, civil society and academia, mapping potential partnerships and setting the
groundwork for establishing a stronger overall engagement with civil society and academia on the UN agenda 2030 and
the Sustainable Development Goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Partnership Officer, the intern will:
• Complete research and mapping of private sector, civil society organizations and academic institutions for
potential partnerships for SDGs with recommendations for prioritization.
• Provide substantive support, as assigned, for the implementation of the UN Partnership Strategy
• Provide substantive support to the UNCT Partnership Working Group
• Provide substantive support to RCO/UNCT to develop and implement locally-tailored partnerships
• Support requests for background notes, talking points, briefing materials to support the RCO's engagement
with all Partners in the KSA.
• Support Communications efforts of the RCO
• Assist in taking notes during meetings and in preparing minutes
• Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.


Innovation: Ability to make new anduseful ideas work: Level 1: Assesses work with critical eye
Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow: Level 1: Takes responsibility for and ensures high quality of own work
People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction: Level 1: Understands personal and team roles, responsibilities and objectives
Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform: Level 1: Reliably and consistently listens and interprets information and instruction correctly
Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement: Level 1: Meets goals and timelines for team deliverables
Planning & Organizing:Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;uses time efficiently.
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to
Teamwork: Acts as a team player and facilitates team work; works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others'
ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and
accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to
Commitment tocontinuous learning: willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to


Required Skills and Experience

Education: Currently a bachelor's, master's or PhD student of social sciences or similar, or,
alternatively, must have graduated from a bachelor's, master's or PhD within the last
12 months.
Experience:  No work experience required.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required.
Other: Good Microsoft Office knowledge is required. Knowledge statistics is desired.
Knowledge of graphics design can be useful as well. Good writing skills are essential.


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