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Implementing Partnership Management Specialist (HACT), P3, Gaziantep-Turkey (MENARO) # 117211

Ankara (Turkey)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Ankara (Turkey)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Cash-Based Interventions
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-17

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Jordan Country Office in Gaziantep - Turkey seeks a dedicated, experienced, highly motivated, and proactive candidate for the Implementing Partnership Management Specialist (HACT)) at P3 level.

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.

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, life

How can you make a difference?

The Implementing Partnership Management Specialist reports to the Operations Manager, MENARO Gaziantep Outpost. The Implementing Partnership Management Specialist is responsible for providing technical and administrative support to ensure quality, effective and efficient management of implementing partnerships in the country office in line with respective operational policies, procedures and mainstreaming of risk based implementing partnership management at the CO level.  

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS 

  1. Support to implementing partnership management 
  • Provide technical support to the country office in the formalization of implementing partnerships with government, civil society organizations and other implementing partners in line with relevant policies, procedures and guidelines, including the CSO Procedure and guidance on work plans.
  • Provide technical and administrative support in the implementation of HACT in line with the HACT policy and procedure and other relevant organizational policies, procedures and guidelines, including the DFAM Policy 5.
  • Coordinate with and/or seek technical support of the Regional Office on implementation of the CSO and HACT procedures.
  1. Quality assurance 
  • Contribute to the design of and implement quality assurance strategies/processes for the implementation of the CSO procedure.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of quality assurance strategies/processes to ensure that HACT assessments and assurance activities are undertaken in accordance with corporate terms of reference and guidance and that appropriate follow-up action and escalation steps are taken as needed.
  • Contribute to development and monitoring of implementation of Office HACT related SOPs and internal procedures, including for escalation of issues identified through assurance activities.
  1. Analysis, monitoring and reporting  
  • Analyze and monitor cash transfers at the country office level, paying particular attention to outstanding direct cash transfers more than 6 months.
  • Using appropriate corporate tools and systems including InSight and e-Tools, report on status of implementation of HACT and identify high risk areas requiring special attention and/or support from the regional office.
  • Monitor internal country office processes for formalizing implementing partnerships with CSOs to ensure that corporate timelines are adhered to, especially in humanitarian responses.
  • Establish a central repository for HACT decisions, documentation and reports to provide timely and current information to facilitate implementation of HACT in the office.
  • Review assessments and programme assurance reports to identify areas of weaknesses related to the implementation of HACT and keep supervisor/partners informed of findings for timely action and/or intervention.
  1. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building 
  • Serve as the custodian of all implementing partnership documentation, design and implement capacity building strategy/initiatives for office staff, design and implement capacity building initiatives for staff of implementing partners. Identify, synthesize and share lessons learned from HACT and its implementation for integration into broader knowledge development planning and management efforts, identify, synthesize and share lessons learned and best practice in the implementation of HACT, contribute to design and implementation of capacity development strategy/initiatives for implementing partners.
  1.  Networking and inter-agency partnership  
  • Provide technical information and operational support to implementing partners, build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders, participate in appropriate inter-agency meetings/events, interact regularly with other country offices and the Regional Office on HACT.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Development studies, International Development, Business Administration, Financial Management, Economics, Auditing, Project/Programme Management or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: programme development/management, financial planning and management, or another related area.                                                              Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.                                                                                          Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

 

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) 

Core Values

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

Core Competencies  

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

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.

This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.

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