Partnerships Officer

UNICEF , Niger

Skill Required:, Project Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
12th June, 2020


Job Description

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential - to the benefit of a better world. And we never give up.

For Every Child, hope

UNICEF supports the Government of Niger's efforts to improve the situation of women and children, focusing on the following seven sectors through its 2019-2021 programme of cooperation: health, nutrition, water, hygiene and sanitation, education, child protection, and social inclusion, and adolescent and social norms. The vision for the new country programme is to support the Government towards ensuring that all children, especially the most vulnerable, enjoy their rights; adolescents and youth are empowered; communities and systems are strengthened and resilient; and humanitarian assistance and development address the structural causes of fragility and vulnerability.

To implement its country programme, UNICEF relies on both internal and external resources. The partnerships unit, part of the greater coordination team headed by the Deputy Representative, supports the Country Office in developing and maintaining partnerships with resource partners to ensure that adequate resources are available to implement the Country Programme.

How can you make a difference?

The position's purpose is to support the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist, programme sections and senior management in establishing and deepening financial and non-financial partnerships with resource partners, through partnerships development, relationship and contributions management and donor reporting.

Key Expected Results:

The key result is that adequate resources are mobilized to implement the UNICEF Niger country programme and reach expected results for women and children.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

Support partnership development:

  • Contribute to monitoring the financing levels and resource needs of the country programme against targets through updating thedonor proposal and pledges database and the resource mobilization tracker.
  • Review concept notes and project proposals for public and private sector donors to ensure that they meet the partner's expectationsas well as UNICEF quality standards, including the result-based approach, and are submitted on time.
  • Monitor the Niger donor/project landscape to support the Country Office's fundraising and leveraging efforts.

Support partnerships management:

  • Contribute to strengthening institutional memory related to partnerships and timely follow-up to donor interactions by updating thedonor interaction database and monitoring the status of action points.
  • Support the monitoring of sensitive grants.
  • Support the dissemination of donor recognition requirements to the communications section and programme section and facilitate the production of quality donor recognition products as needed.

Support timely, quality donor reporting:

  • Support the timely submission of quality donor reports for public and private sector donors through updating the reports planningdatabase, reviewing reports to ensure that they meet UNICEF quality standards, including coherence between financial and narrativeinformation, and supporting capacity strengthening to programme section staff in charge of report writing.
  • Support the timely submission of a quality yearly Country Office Annual Report (narrative part).
  • Support the production of other reports or documentation as needed.

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have...

  • A first university degree is required in one of the following fields: international relations, political science, international development,communications, public relations 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, programmemanagement, resource mobilization, external relations, reporting, or other relevant area.
  • Good command in English and fluency French are required.
  • Strong logical skills.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English and French.
  • Attention to details.

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.

The functional competencies required for this post are...

  • Analyzing 
  • Relating and networking 
  • Persuading and influencing 
  • Planning and organizing 
  • Coping with pressure and setbacks 
  • Entrepreneurial thinking 

Source: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=531900


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