Deadline: 28 June 2016
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Partnerships, Policy and Communications in New York, United States. The duration of this post is 3 to 6 months.
The Partnerships, Policy and Communications Unit will be responsible for implementing the UNCDF Partnerships, Policy Communications Strategy and plans and its components.
UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Partnerships, Policy and Communications will perform the following functions-
- Strategic Partnerships and External Relations with donors, development partners, the UN System, the media and the general public, increasing awareness and support for UNCDF’s work in the two practice areas: Local Development Finance and Inclusive Finance.
- Executive Board Relations.
- Strategic Policy and Analysis and Business Development.
- Support in researching potential new partners, including corporations, non-profits and individuals, for UNCDF programmes and activities as well as its advocacy campaigns and initiatives.
- Support in editing partnership documents, such as agreements and proposals.
- Support in planning corporate events, such as side events, the LDC Seminar Series, to cultivate new partners and continue engaging current partners.
- Provision of effective support in the preparation, planning, implementation of meetings related to different corporate initiatives, such as donor consultations and side events on the margins of major inter-governmental meetings.
- Research on economic trends in LDCs and key development challenges impacting local development and financial inclusion including those related to climate change, food security, and women’s empowerment.
- Collect and analyze information, policies of new and emerging development partners as well as material from external sources (including from other UN agencies).
- Understand each country’s approach to international development assistance and cooperation in developing countries.
- Understand these countries’ approaches to collaboration with other donors and funding agencies/organizations.
- Collect and analyze donor information with potential impact to funding projections.
- Contribute to improvement of corporate tools related to resource mobilization.
Applicants must have-
- Currently enrolled in or possessing a Master’s degree in economics, public policy, public or business administration or related field.
- Strong background in economics is preferred.
- Background in public administration, international relations and knowledge of current development issues is an asset.
- Experience working on partnerships is an asset.
- Experience working in or with developing countries is an asset.
- Knowledge of the UN work environment is an advantage.
- Proficiency in MS-Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) is required.
- Fluency in English.
- Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNDP.