If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Position
The Division of Public Partnerships (PPD) works to strengthen UNICEF's position as a partner of choice for children's rights among governments and public actors around the world. The division is doing this by positioning children's rights in the intergovernmental and multilateral fora and engaging with governments and public institutions (including IFIs) as resource, policy and programme partners. A key premise for PPD is that the engagement with countries should be holistic based on multiple aspects of partnerships, including policy advocacy and resource mobilization.
The Public Partnerships Specialist would manage the overall external relations and partnership portfolio of East Asia and the Pacific as well as thematic issues that are relevant to the portfolio. The Manager will also backstop the Senior Advisor of the team in managing the team, supervising the staff, and above all formulating and implementing partnership strategy.
Key Accountabilities and Duties and Tasks
Develop partnership ideas, strategies, and work plans for East Asia and the Pacific region in coordination with different HQs Divisions, Regional and Country Offices for review/consideration of the senior advisor, PPD Director and/or senior management; Identify and design new and innovative partnerships – possibly multi-stakeholder ones – with selected member states in consultation with PFP, Country Offices, Regional Office, and National Committees.
Implement and manage plans and activities with the objective of increasing core and quality resources from the East Asia and the Pacific region; identify possible sources of new and continued funding; monitor and evaluate existing fundraising channel to ensure achievement of UNICEF resource mobilization goals to meet the objectives and financial targets of the Strategic Plan.
Monitor, analyze and report on perspectives on the global development agenda as it is expressed in the multilateral arena, and track trends and directions which directly or indirectly affect children, with special attention to the East Asia and the Pacific region; Advise senior management of developments and trends and report back to relevant UNICEF senior staff on meetings attended, with advice on and recommendations regarding follow-up activities, with due consideration to the views of Member States.
Prepare comprehensive and substantive analyses, briefs, notes, statistics, and other information requirements for senior management's meetings with minister level counterparts, senior Member State officials, parliamentarians, or heads of major institutions.
Guide and support field offices on opportunities for partnership and resource mobilization, including providing advice on improving the quality of funding and reporting.
Negotiate terms of partnership consistent with UNICEF Regulations and Rules in coordination with the UNICEF Legal Office, HQ divisions and field offices. Ensure appropriate management of negotiated partnership initiatives and financial contributions according to UNICEF Regulations and Rules.
Facilitate and maintain contacts with Permanent Missions to the UN and departments of assigned Member States; to promote, advocate, mobilize and influence cooperation with UNICEF and the attainment of UNICEF's goals and objectives for children.
Arrange and/or attend relevant meetings on assigned Member States/region to present, represent, and promote UNICEF's goals, positions, and resource requirements.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced university degree in social sciences, including but not limited to political science, economics, international relations, development studies, legal studies. A first level university degree (Bachelor's) in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Eight years of progressively responsible relevant work experience at national and international levels in the areas of social and economic development and cooperation, as well as experience in the East Asia and the Pacific region, preferably in the area of managing external relations and partnership in an international organization.
Fluency in English is required. Fluency in an Asian-Pacific language is an asset.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Diversity and Inclusion
Communication - Level III
Working with People - Level II
Drive for Results - Level II
Leading and supervising - Level II
Formulating strategies and concepts - Level II
Relating and networking - Level II
Persuading and influencing - Level II
Entrepreneurial thinking - Level II
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=501312