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Partnerships Analyst


  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Copenhagen
  • Grade: Junior level - IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: Closed

Background Information - Job-specific

General Background 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 in our areas of expertise: infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources. Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality, speed and cost effectiveness. 

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. 

Partnerships and Liaison Group (PLG), Northern Europe Liaison Office

PLG drives the development and expansion of new and existing partnerships, in collaboration with UNOPS headquarter groups, regions and countries. PLG consists of a network of liaison offices spread globally and a cross cutting partnership development support team based in Copenhagen.
The Northern Europe Liaison Office manages relations and develops partnerships with Northern Europe based partners, in particular the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. 

Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Northern Europe Liaison Office, the Partnerships Analyst’s responsibilities cover but are not limited to the below:

  • Develop, support and implement partnership strategy with Northern Europe based partners. 

  • Contribute to deepening and expanding engagements with Northern European based partners with a view of presenting UNOPS as an organization that 1) provides solutions, 2) is recognised for the value of our services, and 3) is a resource in helping our partners deliver their vision. 

  • Contribute to building working relationships with key staff and decision makers with Northern Europe partners. 

  • Support management of Northern Europe partners with partner-specific business intelligence, research and substantive review and critical analysis of information.

  • Draft analysis, reports and presentations on Northern European partners. 

  • Provide advice and assistance to relevant UNOPS staff in regard to working with Northern Europe based partners, and provide continuous analysis and guidance on funding trends and opportunities. 

  • Share knowledge related to Northern Europe based partners across UNOPS, including identification and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned with a view of continuous improvement of partner engagement in the field. 

  • Facilitate high-level meetings between UNOPS senior management and Northern Europe based partners, including during key events such as relevant conferences and other forums. 

  • Support the preparation of briefing papers, speeches, detailed presentations, and other materials as needed for the Executive Office, the PLG Director, other senior managers as well as the Head of Northern Europe Liaison Office’s missions and meetings for internal and external positioning.

  • Contribute the process of negotiating new framework agreements etc. with Northern Europe partners and maintain existing ones. 

  • Provide quality assurance of UNOPS portfolio with Northern Europe based partners with a view to ensure that projects are delivered effectively and efficiently. 

  • Support the development and update of PLG intranet content for improved access to partnerships development resources.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • An advanced university degree (e.g. master’s) preferably in political science, economics, development studies, international affairs, communications or other relevant areas is required.

  • A first-level university degree (e.g. bachelor) with 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced degree.


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working in a relevant national or international organization, NGO etc. is required. 

  • Demonstrated experience working in the following areas is an asset:

    • Communication

    • Analysis and reporting

    • Partnership development

    • Relevant Northern Europe based partners (such as ministries, agencies, NGOs etc). 


  • Full working knowledge of English and at least one Nordic language is required. 


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.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: ICA
Contract level: IICA-1, ICS 8
Contract duration: Open-ended

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: 

Additional Information

  • Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.

  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.

  • UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures,  languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. 

  • Qualified women and candidates from groups which are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.

  • We would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the assessment process.  If you are shortlisted and require additional assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive an invitation.

Terms and Conditions 

  • 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 (they take around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.

  • All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter and UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.

  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

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