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Partnerships and Planning Associate

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: LICA-6, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-25

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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

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.


UNICEF is supporting children to realize their right to education, with a focus on inclusion and learning recovery during the COVID19 pandemic.  This includes all children, irrespective of nationality and including refugees, children with disabilities, and vulnerable girls and boys.

Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Education Officer, NOB, this consultancy is required to provide UNICEF Jordan Education section with support by orchestrating the drafting of quality-on time donor reports and concept notes for resource mobilization and donor accountability, as well as providing support to section budget management and communications 

The consultancy will primarily contribute to major milestones during the period by: 

  • Support to section budget management 

Support the section in refining and updating existing management tools in close coordination with Chief Education.

  • Quality reporting for resource mobilization and donor accountability Collaborating with the Donor Relations and Education sections, plan, develop, compile, draft and edit reports to be used for donors (including: Consolidated Emergency Reports (CERs), progress and final reports for donors, and ad-hoc donor updates as required). 


  • Regular reporting

Develops and edits COVID-19 and regular sitreps, presentations, and annual reports as required


  • Innovation and knowledge management

Support the section in recording, drafting and publishing best practices, lessons learned and documenting UNICEF’s response to COVID-19 and the Syria crisis. Under this milestone, there may be opportunities to support section communications, including human interest stories and social media posts in conjunction with the Communications section.

Functional Responsibilities

This consultancy is required in order to support the Education section in the area of donor reporting, knowledge management, communications and section budget management support.

KEY DELIVERABLES: 

  1. Provide support to quality reporting for resource mobilization and donor accountability

Provide the needed support in drafting and editing up to 20 progress and final donor reports from June 2022 onwards with opportunity to develop skills in quality reporting through support for current consultants who will lead this work up to June 2022.

  1. Regular reporting

Support in drafting and editing qualitative COVID-19 and regular quarterly sitreps – COVID-19 due quarterly (1 x 4 months), regular quarterly sitreps, draft mid-year and final RAM/results assessment modules, annual report consolidation.   This will be based on programmatic inputs provided by the Program Officers and with data inputs provided by the Education Information Officer.


  1. Innovation and knowledge management 

Providing editing and copywriting required to support programme managers in the development of knowledge management briefs – i.e. learning recovery, school reopening, prevention of dropout, COVID-19 education response update, social media posts, human interest stories and other communications related pieces.

  1. Support to section budget management

Supporting the program leads in the section in updating management tools, such as grant utilization plans, AWP funding gap status, and grant indicator tracker, when necessary.   This includes chairing bi-monthly finance meetings, sharing minutes and follow up to ensure needed actions taken by Program Leads and the Administrative Associate.

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.

Functional competencies

Drive with Energy

  • Initiative

  • Ability to learn


Focus and Execute

  • Ability to analyse

  • Organising and Quality Orientation


Impact and Energize

  • Communication skill

  • Teamwork Skills


Guide with Passion

  • Motivation and Inspiration

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • University degree in Sciences, International Relations, Social Development, or other relevant disciplines        

  • 4 years of relevant experience is required.

  • 1 year of the 4 years of experience will have to be in the development or humanitarian sector. 

  • Fluency in both English and Arabic is required.

Contract type, level and duration

  1. Contract type: ICA
  2. Contract level: Local ICA Support, level 6
  3. Contract duration: 12 months

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
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • 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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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