Individual Consultancy - Public Partnership Officer (3 Months), Nordic Cluster
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Location: United States
Grade: Consultancy
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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, hope...

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.

BACKGROUND

The Public Partnerships Division (PPD) works to strengthen UNICEF's position as a partner of choice for children's rights among governments and inter-governmental 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.

The Public Partnerships Officer in the Public Partnerships Division is part of the team responsible for the relationship with several European partners, including the Nordics and the Netherlands. This position reports to the Public Partnerships Specialist Public Partnerships Divisions in New York. Depending on the COVID-19 situation, the consultant is expected to work remotely for most of the time.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of Public Partnerships Specialist, the incumbent is responsible for a defined set of work packages that supports the overall implementation of the partnership management strategy for Norway and the Netherlands, and other partners as needed:

  • Resource mobilization and partner engagement (50%)
    • Draft briefings for high level engagement (calls, meetings, etc.) and notes for the record
    • Arrange and/or attend in person relevant meetings in (Covid restrictions permitting) to present, represent, and promote UNICEF's goals, positions, and resource requirements
    • Review engagement strategy and develop partner profiles
    • Coordinate content development on priority topics
    • Support the implementation of the joint communication plan and lead on specific work items
    • Research data from reports on results achieved
    • Analyze data and conceptualize a prototype for feedback from government partners
    • Support the annual strategic dialogue with partners  
    • Explore virtual field visit pilot initiative
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  • Advocacy support (40%)
    • Assist in UNICEF’s advocacy and initiatives
    • Contribute to the preparation of UNICEF senior management participation in advocacy related events.
    • Develop/ coordinate impact storytelling pieces
    • Share regular information with partners (e.g. publications, SitReps)
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  • Quality assurance and monitoring (10%)
    • Follow up with country offices on management of funding
    • Review proposals and reports as needed
    • Provide support on contributions management

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Education

    • University degree in Global Studies, Political Studies, International Relations or a relevant field. 
    • Expertise in research analysis and excellent understanding of project and stakeholder management.
    • The individual should be highly proficient in a range of PC/web applications, including but not limited to: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook.

    2) Work experience

    • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in international development.
    • It is preferable that the individual has experience with a broad range of development related topics.
    • In-depth knowledge of gender equality around development, security, peace and conflict is needed.
    • Strong coordination and organizational skills, including customer orientation, are required.
    • Knowledge of UNICEF processes and ways of working is essential.

Core Competencies

· Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)

· Works Collaboratively with others (2)

· Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)

· Innovates and Embraces Change (2)

· Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)

· Drives to achieve impactful results (2)

· Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Functional Competencies

· Analyzing (2)

· Persuading and influencing (1)

· Applying technical expertise (2)

· Learning and researching (2)

· Planning and organizing (1)

View our competency framework at:

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are requested to upload a resume/CV, P-11 form (which can be downloaded from our website at:

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc

Please also indicate your availability in your cover letter and upload a financial proposal.  Applications submitted without a financial proposal will be disqualified. 

Financial proposal should include your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference.

Insurance information:

Consultants and individual contractors are fully responsible for arranging, at their own expense, all insurance, such as life, health and other forms of insurance, covering the period of their services as they consider appropriate.  They are required to certify that they are covered by medical/health insurance. 

Location:

All staff are required to work virtually until the re-opening of New York Headquarters, which will be under the guidance of Management.  Consultants and individual contractors, that are required to work on-site and were recruited internationally, are fully responsible for arranging, at their own expense, travel to duty station. 

Duration: Three (3) months (15 September - 15 December 2020)

U.S. Visa information:

All consultants and individual contractors and any family members, who are not United States citizens, regardless of their nationality, must qualify for and obtain a G-4 non-immigrant visa prior to their arrival in New York.

 

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

About UNICEF

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is also the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries. As a global authority UNICEF is able to influence decision makers at the global level and turn the most innovative ideas into reality.