Partnerships Officer, (NO-2), Caracas, Venezuela, #125639
Job no: 564190
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Caracas
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.
For every child, An Advocate
Under the general guidance and supervision of the Resource Mobilization Specialist, the position’s purpose is to support the UNICEF Venezuela Country Office in deepening collaboration with key stakeholders and helping to provide an interface for environmental scanning, knowledge exchange, resource mobilization, and policy influence within the scope of assignment. The key result is to ensure greater visibility for UNICEF and influence in support of its mission.
How can you make a difference?
- Contribute to the implementation of the work plan for the Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Unit, to ensure timely and cost effective delivery of results, in accordance with UNICEF’s partnership strategy.
- Build and maintain UNICEF’s partnerships, by supporting the development and implementation of standards and guidance for UNICEF partnerships; formulation of work plans and strategies.
- Support the development of frameworks and templates and review partner agreements and amendments for senior staff approval, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations.
- Maintain up-to-date information on partner and income trends, analyse development assistance policies and keep resource partner profiles updated.
- Coordinate preparation of quality reports submitted timely to resource partners. This includes gathering of information, consolidation, editing and production of interim and final reports.
- Help supervisor maintain effective relationships with member states, UN agencies, NGOs, host government and other partners, in order to keep them informed on important, strategic operational UNICEF issues.
- Attend meetings with the UN and other multilateral bodies, NGOs, member states, and other partners taking notes, sharing information, and supporting joint information programmes to increase UNICEF’s profile, and protect its interests.
- Contribute to ideas for opportunities to develop new and existing synergies with other UN agencies to senior external partnership officers in order to support a more effective and efficient approach to programme delivery
- Assist with the preparation of information and communication products to provide to member states, UN agencies, NGOs, host government and other partners on the strategy, design, relevance and impact of programmes, to advocate the work of UNICEF.
- Maintain awareness of current activities, political and social events of UN and other multilateral bodies/governments, conduct analysis to understand how they may impact UNICEF activities and programmes and provide timely information to UNICEF staff for decision-making.
- Conduct research on perspective new partners for UNICEF, and provide analysis of the areas of work, outreach, financial based and reputation of prospective partners.
- Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the success of the team, including delivering trainings and workshops for staff, assiting in the organization of meetings/calls/events with partners, among others.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A university degree is required in one of the following fields: international relations, political science, communications, international development, or another relevant technical field.
- A minimum of two 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.
- Experience working in UN System is an asset.
- Fluency in Spanish and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French or Russian) is an asset.
- 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 organisation.
- Advanced knowledge of partnership development and resource mobilization.
- Ability to conduct sound policy analysis.
- Ability to contribute to formulation of strategies and policies.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
- Works Collaboratively with others
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships
- Innovates and Embraces Change
- Thinks and Acts Strategically
- Drive to achieve impactful results
- Manages ambiguity and complexity
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Advertised: 19 Jul 2023 Venezuela Standard Time
Deadline: 02 Aug 2023 Venezuela Standard Time
To apply for this job please visit jobs.unicef.org.