Deadline: 27 October 2021
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Public Partnership Specialist in Washington, D.C., United States.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Public Partnership Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Implement the work plan for assigned area, in order to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of results, in accordance with UNICEF’s partnership strategy.
- Seek and promote 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.
- Receive and screen inquiries from potential collaborators and facilitates communication with appropriate UNICEF staff.
- Scan and scouts external environment within designated partnership area for opportunities and risks and shares information in a timely fashion with relevant UNICEF staff.
- Provide strategic, logistical and programmatic support to senior management and other UNICEF staff in corporate engagement and interaction with assigned partners.
- Contribute to team oversight of grant management issues and other compliance matters outlined in financing agreements.
- Develop and maintain deep knowledge and familiarity with current and prospective partners and relevant stakeholders, contributing to a database of key contacts and to UNICEF’s base of knowledge on partnership and resource mobilization.
- Develop and implements partnership engagement and resource mobilization plans.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields international relations, political science, communications, international development, business/public administration or another relevant technical field.
- Minimum 5 year’s relevant professional experience in one of the following areas is required public affairs, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area.
- Diplomatic communication and negotiation skills to establish and maintain trusted partnerships for achievement of objectives and to develop close and effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
- Current knowledge of development issues, strategies, as well as programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation.
- Demonstrate ability to formulate new approaches in respect of resources management and outreach- related activities.
- Knowledge of UNICEF grant management rules, regulations and systems.
- Excellent communications skills, verbal and written.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.