READVERTIEMENT - Partnerships Specialist (Private Sector), FT, P4, Kinshasa, DRC (Open for non-DRC nationals only)
Job no: 550152
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Kinshasa
Location: Democratic Republic of Congo, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
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, Partnerships
Despite vast natural resources, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the poorest countries in the world. Extreme poverty, economic crisis, conflict situations, food insecurity, epidemic outbreaks, etc. are all factors that negatively impact the social situation and well-being of Congolese people, especially women and children.The county has the third largest population in Africa with an estimated 90 million inhabitants, 54% of whom are children under 18. Although DRC has made significant progress in reducing child mortality and access to education for children, a majority of children remain deprived of many of their rights.
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Chief of Communication, the Partnership Manager with the Private Sector will deepen collaboration with key stakeholders and provide an interface for environmental scanning, knowledge exchange, resource mobilization, and policy influence within the scope of assignment. S/He may also serve as focal point and resource for colleagues on specific thematic areas of strategic relevance for partnership development with the private sector. The key result is to ensure greater visibility for UNICEF and influence in support of its mission.
- Lead the work plan for assigned area, in order to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of results, in accordance with UNICEF’s partnership strategy
- Seeks and promotes new partnerships and resource mobilization with the private sector, working with UNICEF colleagues to identify partnership and resource mobilization needs and broker resource mobilization agreements to meet those needs.
- Develops and maintains deep knowledge and familiarity with current and prospective partners with the private sector and relevant stakeholders,
- Develops and implements annual partnership engagement with the private sector and resource mobilization plans.
- Acts as a focal point for identification and pursuit of opportunities for outreach, engagement, policy influence and collaboration. Contribute to the development and management of initiatives for high-level outreach, including for UNICEF’s Senior Management.
- Contributes to the development of new partnership with the private sector and resource mobilization practices and approaches by formulating recommendations for action based on on-going monitoring, analyzing current trends within designated partners and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development.
- Contributes to strategies for engagement and the development of communications and advocacy products to enhance UNICEF’s visibility and influence with existing and prospective partners with the private sector and key stakeholders.
- Works closely with UNICEF’s colleagues to ensure that policy advocacy and outreach is strongly grounded in the experience and insights of the programmes that UNICEF’s supports. Contributes written inputs for communications instruments that best inform and influence decision makers.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree is required in one of the following fields: international relations, political science, communications, international development, or another relevant technical field.
- *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
- A minimum of eight 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.
- Fluency in French and English is required.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- The ability to allocate appropriate time and resources for successful achievement of goals, and foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning.
- Ability to implement clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies, identify priority activities and assignments, adjust priorities as required.
- Diplomatic communication and negotiation skills to establish and maintain trusted partnerships for achievement of objectives and to develop close and effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
- Authoritative knowledge of development issues, strategies, as well as programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation.
- Authoritative knowledge of practices in private sector partnership development and resource mobilization.
- Demonstrated ability to formulate new approaches in respect of resources management and outreach- related activities.
- Skill in the identification of new opportunities or requirements to meet challenges in the field and propose changes.
- Excellent communications skills, verbal and written.
- In-depth familiarity with private sector processes
- Ability to conduct sound policy analysis.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies of Nurtures, Leads and Manages People, Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness, Works Collaboratively with others, Builds and Maintains Partnerships, Innovates and Embraces Change, Thinks and Acts Strategically, Drives to achieve impactful results, and Manages ambiguity and complexity.
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
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.
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.
Qualified female will are encouraged to apply.
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Deadline: Korea Standard Time