Partnerships Specialist, P-3, based in Amman, Jordan
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, a champion
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, 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 Jordan requires US$ 755 million to implement high-impact evidence-based interventions for children from 2018 to 2022 including its Syria emergency response programme, and work towards the realization of six outcomes:
- Equitable access to quality health and nutrition services;
- Access to quality inclusive early and basic education;
- Child protection: prevention of and response to violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect;
- Positive engagement (social, civic and economical) of young people;
- Safe drinking water, clean environment, and hygiene;
- Social inclusion for the most vulnerable children.
How can you make a difference?
The United Nations Children’s Fund Jordan Country Office in Amman seeks a dedicated, experienced, highly motivated and proactive Chief of Partnerships. Under the direct supervision of the Representative, the Specialist will be responsible for the overall coordination, planning, development and realization of the country office’s resource mobilisation strategy, in line with UNICEF’s global public and private partnerships strategies. The incumbent will oversee and coordinate various fundraising channels and activities, ensure engaged and long-term partnerships, and drive revenue growth for both the Country Programme needs as well as for UNICEF globally.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
- Seeks and promotes new partnerships and resource mobilization, working with UNICEF colleagues to identify partnership and resource mobilization needs and broker resource mobilization agreements to meet those needs. Receives and screens inquiries from potential donors and partners and facilitates communication with appropriate UNICEF staff. Scans and scouts external environment within designated partnership area for opportunities and risks and shares information in a timely fashion with relevant UNICEF staff. Provides strategic support to senior management and other UNICEF staff in engagement and interaction with donors and partners.
- Develops and maintains deep knowledge and familiarity with current and prospective donors and partners, contributing to a database of key contacts and to UNICEF’s base of knowledge on partnership and resource mobilization. Expands UNICEF’s network of key interlocutors to build stronger relationships between UNICEF and donors, partners, international financial institutions and other key interlocutors.
- Develops and implements annual partnership engagement and resource mobilization plans.
- In consultation with relevant programme sections, draft concept notes and proposals, and ensure that these are aligned with donor interests and UNICEF’s programme priorities under the Country Programme strategies.
- Coordinate the production of high quality donor reports, situation reports and other documents.
- Coordinate high quality field visits and events with donors.
- Contributes to the development of new partnership and resource mobilization practices and approaches by formulating recommendations for action based on on-going monitoring, analyzing current trends within designated partners and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development.
- Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the success of the partnerships team, including guiding, training, and coaching a team of four staff, in addition to other short-term staff, including interns and consultants, as needed.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Education:An advanced university degree in international development, public affairs, international relations, political science or other related field
- Work Experience:At least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in external relations, liaison and/or any resource-mobilization related activities, preferably in an international organization is required.
- Language Proficiency:Fluency in English is required with knowledge of another UN language considered as an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are:
- Leading and Supervising (I)
- Formulating strategies and Concepts (II)
- Relating and Networking (II)
- Persuading and Influencing (II)
- Applying Technical Expertise (II)
- Entrepreneurial Thinking (II)
View our competency framework at:http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
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.
* 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 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=517052