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Partnerships Officer (Private Sector), P-2, Temporary Appointment, Copenhagen, Denmark, #116690

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Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Level: P-2
Location: Denmark
Categories: Supply/Logistics

Partnerships Officer (Private Sector), P-2, Temporary Appointment (364 days)
UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark

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.

This position is situated in UNICEF’s Supply Division in Copenhagen. Supplies are essential to fulfill children's rights. UNICEF procures and supplies over 5,000 products to address the needs of children supporting  UNICEF's ongoing programmatic activities,  rapid supply response to emergencies, as well as procuring  and supplying through  procurement services  essential commodities on behalf of governments and other partners in their efforts.

How can you make a difference?

This position is located within the Strategy, Change and Country Support Centre (SCCC). Its purpose is to enable private sector support to UNICEF Supply Division and the Supply Function, which adds real strategic value, is directed to priority areas (with a focus on supply chain activities), and with any risks duly assessed and mitigated. The highest priority area for support in the short-term will be the Access to COVID Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) and COVAX. 

Key Responsibilities:

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Partnership Manager, Strategy, Change and Country Support Centre (SCCC) - and in close liaison with key stakeholders within Supply Division, and in other UNICEF offices and National Committees - the Partnership Officer will:

  1. Contribute to the development of the partnership strategy and focus areas for partnerships in support of the key Supply Division priorities outlined in the new Office Management Plan (OMP). The incumbent will be supporting the needs assessment analysis and consultations across Supply Division, and be supporting the drafting of concept notes capturing supply-related partnership needs (Theory of Change and potential partnership activities) based on consultations with key stakeholders in Supply Division; 
  2. Aligned with (1) above, support the development of Supply-related partnerships enabling equitable access to essential supplies;
  3.  Manage and help maintain existing Supply-related partnerships, including liaison with external stakeholders; operationalization/coordination of activities, reporting, and coordination of activities related to partnership communication (visibility);
  4. Facilitate the Supply Division processing of contributions-in-kind (CIKs) of programme supplies and transportation services from private and public donors; including as relevant ad hoc support to operationalization of CIK agreements to enable a smooth delivery to country offices, tracking and reporting of CIKs;
  5. Contribute to the development of the new CIK policy and procedure, including inputs to development of training and lessons learned; and
  6. Contribute to partnership reporting, communication and learning exercises on collaboration with the private sector. 


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


  • An advanced university degree in business administration, political science, international development, public affairs, international relations, communications, law or another related field.
  • At least two (2) years of relevant, progressively responsible professional experience including partnerships, external relations and/or resource mobilization, preferably in an international organization.
  • Experience with, or exposure to, the logistics and transportation industry.
  • Fluency in English. 


  • Experience with in-kind donations.
  • Knowledge of another UN language is considered an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA). 

Attributes and competencies required (refer to UNICEF’s competency framework here):

Competencies required (level 2):

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Works collaboratively with others


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.


  • For UNICEF Fixed Term staff, the 1-year time in post must be observed in order to apply for another position.
  • UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at:
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Please submit your application by August 1, 2021.

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