Deadline: 17 November 2019
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Partnerships Development Specialist in Paris, France. The duration of this post is 1 year.
The Partnerships Development Specialist will be responsible for ensuring the good functioning of the broader Coalition Partnership, including its governance, especially for the initiatives and partnership agreements.
UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Partnerships Development Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Ensure good functioning of the broader Coalition Partnership Initiatives:
- Manage the good functioning of the Coalition Partnership in line with the decisions of the Initiative Parners, as agreed by Working Group and Steering Committee by:
- Seek out opportunities for outreach to major players (e.g. Asia Pacific region) with a view to engaging them in the Coalition’s work.
- Manage the Coalition’s Initiative coordination reporting, encouraging submissions from Partners and providing guidance where necessary.
- Serve as the Coalition’s Asia-Pacific focal point, including as main point of contact for current and prospective partners, and responsible for following up on the implementation of the Coalition’s regional engagement strategy.
- Coordinate initiative reporting and responding to inquiries in close coordination with the Programme Manager (P-4), including on fund raising.
- Keep Partners informed and up-to-date and acts as focal point for new & prospective Partners in Initiatives:
- Take responsibility, and when required works closely with the Communication Officer, to ensure that all initiative Partners are kept informed and up-to-date on all Coalition matters by (with special focus on the heavy duty vehicle, HFC alternatives and mineral methane initiatives).
- Produce and keep up-to-date Coalition guidance materials on procedures for Partners in initiatives, in order to enable full Partner engagement in all Coalition work streams, initiatives and other activities, including internally for the secretariat.
- Advise on the needs for communication materials and updates to the CCAC website, with focus on initiatives.
- Ensure Partners are active and engaged in the Coalition:
- Take responsibility as well as advises the Programme Manager and Head of the Secretariat to ensure engagement of Coalition Partners by:
- Track Ministerial engagement to ensure the Coalition’s high-level political backing is maintained, with focus on Asia-Pacific region.; Preparing and proposing draft correspondence for ministerial engagement in that region.
- Seek out opportunities for Ministerial engagement, including in close coordination with the CCAC Communication Officer, UNEP’s Climate Change Sub-Programme Coordinator, and UNEP colleagues in Regional Offices in Asia Pacific.
- Participate in events to promote new Partner engagement in the Coalition, especially for target countries, development banks and private sector networks.
- Advise on the sound functioning of the Secretariat coordination of initiatives:
- Advise the Head of the Secretariat and Programme Manager by:
- Review and give advice on legal agreements.
- Prepare narrative reporting as required for UNEP programme management.
- Draft UNEP Executive Office briefings, and responding to other related requests for information from UNEP senior management.
- Advise on long-term planning, following bilateral consultations with Partners and research into complementary international events.
- Advise and overseeing the need for consultants and other contractors for the Coalition related to the initiatives.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent).
- A university degree in law is considered an asset.
- A bachelor’s degree plus 2 additional years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of the master’s degree.
- At least 5 years’ experience, preferably with knowledge of the UN and governments.
- Fluency in oral and written English is required.
- Knowledge of another UN working language or Asian language would be an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNOPS.