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Senior Adviser, Humanitarian Partnerships and Financing, P-5, Public Partnerships Division (PPD) NYHQ #8784

New York City

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Economics
    • Banking and Finance
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-13

The Public Partnerships Division leads and works with UNICEF country offices, regional offices, and other headquarters divisions to drive public sector fundraising, leveraging, and advocacy to increase income and influence from partnerships and engagement with public sector to deliver results for children. PPD serves as the UNICEF global knowledge leader on resource mobilization and partnership with public sector partners, including governments, international financial institutions, public-private partnerships (such as Global Programme Partnerships), inter-governmental and UN inter-organizational arrangements.

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, hope . . .

The Public Partnerships Division leads and works with UNICEF country offices, regional offices, and other headquarters divisions to drive public sector fundraising, leveraging, and advocacy to increase income and influence from partnerships and engagement with public sector to deliver results for children. PPD serves as the UNICEF global knowledge leader on resource mobilization and partnership with public sector partners, including governments, international financial institutions, public-private partnerships (such as Global Programme Partnerships), inter-governmental and UN inter-organizational arrangements.

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Division’s Deputy Director, the Senior Advisor leads the Humanitarian Partnerships and Financing Team composed of three other staff members at the Professional level.

The Senior Advisor for Humanitarian Partnerships and Financing is accountable for leadership and overall managerial support to the organization in a broad range of policy issues related to humanitarian partnerships and financing, including building and managing partnerships, development of humanitarian financing policies and strengthening of internal systems for greater accountability and reporting. The Senior Advisor leads the coordination of resource mobilization efforts for humanitarian response globally, including solutions to maximize quality funding to support preparedness and response to humanitarian and protection needs, particularly of the most vulnerable children. In this role, the incumbent ensures effective flow of information and coordination internally within UNICEF (within PPD, EMOPS as well as with relevant divisions, regional and country offices) and externally within inter-agency/inter-governmental humanitarian financing fora, the IASC, Good Humanitarian Donorship Group, Pooled Fund Working Group (PFWG) and others.

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

  • Advanced university degree (Masters' or higher) in social and economic sciences or related field is required. 

  • A minimum of 10 years' experience at national and international levels in the area of social and economic development and cooperation, preferably fundraising in an international organization.

  • Specialized training in international relations and policy desirable.

  • Experience at national and international levels in the area of social and economic development and cooperation, preferably fundraising in an international organization.

  • Fluency in 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 Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues

 

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others. (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

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.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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:

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable programme country nationals are encouraged to apply.

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.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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