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.
The Division of Public Partnerships (PPD) works to strengthen UNICEF's position as a partner of choice for children's rights among governments and public actors around the world. The division is doing this by positioning children's rights in the intergovernmental and multilateral fora and engaging with governments and public institutions as resource, policy and programme partners. A key premise for PPD is that the engagement with countries should be holistic based on multiple aspects of partnerships, including policy advocacy and resource mobilization.
How can you make a difference?
The Public Partnerships Officer will support external engagement and manage contributions and reporting for the partnership portfolio within the Europe team with a focus on France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Monaco and the Holy See. PPD offers a great team environment
representing a diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and talents.
- Act as a focal point for all contributions management aspects e.g. recording of donor agreements, information management and correspondence in close coordination with other divisions.
- Guide and support field offices and the HQ teams on contributions management issues, including providing advice on improving the quality of funding and reporting.
- Support negotiation of terms of partnership agreements consistent with UNICEF Regulations and Rules in coordination with the UNICEF Legal Office, HQ divisions and field offices. Ensure appropriate management of negotiated partnership initiatives and financial contributions according to UNICEF Regulations and Rules.
- Prepare comprehensive and substantive analyses, briefs, notes, statistics, and other information requirements for senior management's meetings with minister level counterparts, senior public sector partners and member state officials, parliamentarians, or head of major institutions.
- Facilitate and maintain contacts with permanent missions to the UN and departments of assigned public sector partners and member states; to promote, advocate, mobilize and influence cooperation with UNICEF and the attainment of UNICEF's goals and objectives for children.
- Arrange and/or attend relevant meetings on assigned public sector partners/member states/region to present, represent, and promote UNICEF's goals, positions, and resource requirements.
- Support implementation of partnerships strategies, and work plans for assigned governments/region in coordination with different HQs Divisions, Regional and Country Offices, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, and National Committees for UNICEF.
- Implement and manage plans and activities with the objective of increasing core and quality resources from partners; identify possible sources of new and continued funding; monitor and evaluate existing fundraising channels to ensure achievement of UNICEF resource mobilization goals to meet the objectives and financial targets of the Strategic Plan.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A university degree in international relations, political science, communications, international development, or another relevant technical field.
- A minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public affairs, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area.
- Professional experience related to external relations or resource mobilization, planning, or project management related activities. Candidates with some experience in contributions management or donor reporting would be preferred.
- Current knowledge of development issues, strategies, as well as programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation.
- Strong communications skills, verbal and written.
- Strong networking and negotiation skills.
- Strong familiarity with political and governmental processes.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
- Advanced knowledge of partnership development and resource mobilization.
- Ability to conduct sound policy analysis.
- Ability to contribute to formulation of strategies and policies.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.