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Partnerships Manager – Advocacy

Partnerships Manager – Advocacy, P-4 HQ Amman, Jordan

Closing date: 19 Dec 2018

Vacancy Announcement
Partnerships Manager – Advocacy, P-4
HQ Amman, Jordan
Deadline for Applications
19 December 2018
(12 December 2018 for internal applicants)
Duration
1 year, renewable. Appointment subject to funding confirmation
Vacancy Announcement Number
18-HQ-AM-71
UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed professionals wishing to make a change.
UNRWA’s strategic objectives
The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live. In line with this mission, the Agency works towards five strategic outcomes: (a) Palestine refugee rights under international law are protected and promoted; (b) Palestine refugee health is protected and disease burden is reduced; (c) school-age children complete quality, equitable and inclusive basic education; (d) Palestine refugee capabilities are strengthened for increased livelihood opportunities; and (e) Palestine refugees are able to meet their basic human needs of food, shelter and environmental health. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions.
Do you want to make a lasting difference?
If you are passionate about making a lasting difference for Palestine refugees, this role will provide you with the opportunity to manage the development and implementation of advocacy strategy to ensure optimal strategic outreach and fundraising efforts for UNRWA’s private sector portfolio.
The main responsibilities include:
 Managing the development and implementation of advocacy strategy for UNRWA’s private
sector portfolio to ensure optimal outreach and fundraising efforts; advising on outreach
efforts for advocacy with various local and international partners (including civil society
groups) in order to raise the strategic profile of the Agency;
 Developing new approaches for improving advocacy and outreach planning and reporting
procedures to raise strategic outreach efforts for private partners; providing strategic
advice to the Director, Deputy Director and other senior staff and consultants in the
Division through regular follow up and reporting on advocacy efforts and presenting
evidence-based proposals for engagement in advocacy; conducting regular research on
potential partners for the Agency for advocacy and fundraising efforts, including outlining
and monitoring risks and opportunities;
 Representing UNRWA in advocacy and outreach efforts and managing relationships with highlevel
influential celebrities, Arab and Palestinian diaspora and other supporters who wish to
engage with UNRWA in advocacy and fundraising efforts; working closely with Student
Parliamentarians on advocacy events, and mentoring them on messaging in support of
UNRWA;
 Being responsible for the implementation of the advocacy plan for the Division; working
closely with the Social Media Specialist and the Communications Division staff to ensure
systematic implementation of and follow up on advocacy plans and efforts that are directly
related to fundraising;
 Managing and organizing local and high-level international events that are meant to
promote advocacy of UNRWA’s work both internally and externally;
 In collaboration with the Communications Division and the Social Media Specialist,
contributing to the creation of advocacy products including social media ads and power point
presentations that carefully promote the work of UNRWA for target audiences.
Conditions of service
UNRWA offers an attractive compensation package including annual salary starting at $71,332
net tax free with post adjustment of 48% (subject to change without notice). All UNRWA duty
stations (with the exception of Gaza and Syria) are family duty stations. Other benefits, subject to
eligibility, include:
 Dependency allowances
 Rental subsidy
 Education grant for children
 Home leave travel
 6 weeks (30 working days) annual leave
 Pension fund entitlements under the
UN Joint Staff Pension Fund
 International health insurance; optional
life insurance
 Disability protection
Additional information
The incumbent may be required to travel whenever requested to meet local and international
partners.
To qualify for this position, you will need:
Education Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited
educational institution in political science, international relations, business
or public administration, law, economics, development or humanitarian
studies or a related discipline; a first-level university degree in
combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be
accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Work
experience
A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience in
advocacy, including developing and implementing projects with an
international NGO or UN agency, including two years of relevant
experience at international level outside one’s home country.
Extensive experience in developing and implementing advocacy plans and
messaging particularly in support of vulnerable/minority groups.
Demonstrated experience in public speaking, working with partners and
with well-known public figures on advocacy efforts.
Language(s) Excellent command of written and spoken English.
Who we are
For almost 70 years, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA) has
been working on the ground in five fields of operations in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank
and the Gaza Strip providing direct assistance and protection for some 5 million Palestine
refugees in the Middle East. UNRWA is mandated by the UN General Assembly to provide this
assistance and its mission is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human
development until there is a just and lasting solution for their plight. UNRWA restores safety,
dignity and hope to millions who have been uprooted by conflict with services encompassing
education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement,
microfinance and emergency assistance.
For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/
You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:
UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity and Core
Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default.
Default managerial competencies may apply.
 Relating and Networking
 Adapting and Responding to Change
 Persuading and Influencing
 Formulating Strategies and Concepts
 Planning and Organizing
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:
https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI
How to apply
To start the application process, applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by
creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications
received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of
applications received for UNRWA vacancies, only applicants short-listed for interview will be
contacted. The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment
process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank
accounts.
General information
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality
at all times. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and non-violent
means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to
these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non-smoking work
environment.
The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower
grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
Date of issue: 29 November 2018/ CX

HOW TO APPLY:

How to apply
To start the application process, applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by
creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications
received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of
applications received for UNRWA vacancies, only applicants short-listed for interview will be
contacted. The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment
process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank
accounts.