Senior Partnership Specialist

UN Children's Fund, United States

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource Mobilization
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st December, 2019

Job Description

We work 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.

For every child, hope

Building on work across the UN with and for young people, and in line with the UN Youth Strategy, UNICEF has developed a new global partnership dedicated to expanding opportunity for young people, ages 10-24. Generation Unlimited is centered on finding new ways to ensure that every young person is in school, learning, training or employment by 2030 — with a focus on those in the greatest danger of being left behind, including girls, the poorest, those with disabilities, young people on the move and those affected by conflict and natural disasters.

This partnership brings together leaders from governments, UN agencies, the private sector, academia, international and civil society organizations, and young people. The partnership will identify, co-create, resource and scale-up innovative solutions to expand opportunity for young people. Good programmes will be matched with adequate financing and technical support; investors will find viable solutions to invest in and strong accountability mechanisms that provide adequate assurance of results and financial management; and young people will participate meaningfully in the co-creation of solutions, informing, advising and helping implement at every step of the way.

The consultant is part of GenU Global Team (formerly Secretariat), working closely with UNICEF and key Division and Offices, but overall serving and supporting the broader GenU governance and its members. As part of the Global Team, the consultant will interact closely with Board members, with an aim of engaging them closely in areas of responsibility and develop approaches to leverage members’ assets and capabilities.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Senior Adviser Partnership, Generation Unlimited, the consultant is responsible to undertake an analysis of the global development and humanitarian landscape, with a particular focus on MDBs and RDBs, with a view to strengthen GenU’s institutional collaboration with these entities around shared priorities. The output of this work is a set of engagement options for strengthening collaboration between GenU and key entities across all institutional levels:

  • IMF
  • Islamic Development Bank
  • Asian Development Bank
  • EBRD
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • Including other entities where there is potential for deepening engagement around GenU priorities.
  • Expected results: (measurable results)

Based on a careful analysis of the business models of Generation Unlimited, and each of the MDBs/RDBs above, the consultant is expected to prepare a detailed outline that:

  • identify synergies between the corporate priorities/agendas and business models between GenU and the above-mentioned entities;
  • identify specific programme, project and financial assistance tools of each of the above entities that can be leveraged by GenU in countries;
  • mapping of priority countries where there is alignment with GenU countries and priorities, including key global/regional partnerships where GenU might also have strong ties.

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

  • Advanced degree in social sciences, international relations, economics, development or another relevant technical field.
  • At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible work experience in the international development field and working experience with IFIs and MDBs/RDBs, and experience with development issues at the regional and country levels is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.


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