Mission and objectives
UNICEF is a key UN agency working in Somalia in various aeras such as WASH, Child Protection, Social Policy, Health and Nutrition, and Education sectors. With a population of 3,798,828 people and a significant youth and adolescent proportion forming a huge youth bulge, Somalia faces an unprecedented challenge in addressing the youth and adolescent needs of the people in a complex context where conflict, natural disasters and climate change divert resources from the needs of this important cohort of the population. Approximately 62% of the population is between 5-29 years old, while three-quarters (72%) of the population is less than 30 years old. The unemployment rate is high (estimated at 50%) that also contributes to poverty.
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 fulfil their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child every where, every day to build a better world for everyone and we never give up. This UNV assignment is part of UNICEF's Communication, Advocacy and Partnerships team and more specifically the Donor Relations Unit. as part of the DRU team, the incumbent will help report, mobilize and manage contributions to UNICEF Somalia. this is an exciting time to join the team, as the office is scaling up to respond to the worst drought emergency in over 40 years.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Donor Relations Specialist or his/her designated mandated representative(s) the Partnership Officer will: 1. Support in coordinating donor meetings and other internal meetings (including weekly head of section meeting, emergency management meeting, grant coordination meetings). 2. Support Donor Relations Team in knowledge management and dissemination as necessary including updating and maintaining the SharePoint site and UNISON. As well as updating and maintaining the donor distribution lists. 3. Support with fund tracking (including monthly SitRep). 4. Supports in coordination of responses of donor related-queries (including with PPD) as necessary. 5. Supports in Donor Reporting, including the compilation and quality assurance, as necessary. Other related donor relations tasks