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Re-Advertisement: Partnerships Specialist - Public Private Partnerships Advocacy (P-3),#117776, Bangkok, UNICEF Thailand Country Office

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Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Bangkok
Level: P-3
Location: Thailand
Categories: Partnerships

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, an advocate.

Visit our website to learn what we do :

How can you make a difference?

The Specialist reports to the Representative with matrix management by the Deputy Representative Programme. The Specialist is accountable for supporting the representative in leading the integrated advocacy agenda of the office and leveraging partnerships for children. The Partnership Specialist position’s purpose is to deepen collaboration with key stakeholders including decision makers, donors, and the UN entities, and provide an interface for the scanning of the environment, 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 the development partnerships (including in the area of business for child rights)  and advocacy messages. The key result is to ensure greater influence for UNICEF in support of its mission for every child in Thailand and the SDGs. 

Key Duties/ Accountabilities:

Contributes to strategies for engagement and the development of partnerships to enhance UNICEF’s influence with existing and prospective partners and key stakeholders by providing analysis of the current development cooperation environment; trends in financing for SDGs and UN reform; and formulating messages and recommendations for strategic approaches. 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 supports, aligned with UNSDCF. Contributes written inputs and reviews for communications instruments that best inform and influence decision makers.

  1. Coordinate the implementation of advocacy strategies and plans, working across teams to deliver a range of coherent advocacy tactics, such as: developing advocacy briefs, producing advocacy narratives, coordinating proposals, and organizing advocacy events and UNICEF’s representation.
  2. Establish baselines against which advocacy outcomes are regularly monitored; analyze the effectiveness of the strategy, engagements, and activities, and report on advocacy M&E results on a regular basis.     Maps, seeks and promotes new partnerships and resource mobilization, working with UNICEF colleagues and UN partners to identify partnership and resource mobilization needs and opportunities, and broker agreements and MOUs to formalize those partnerships.
  1. Develops and maintains deep knowledge and familiarity with current and prospective partners and relevant stakeholders, contributing to a database of key contacts and to UNICEF’s base of knowledge on partnership and resource mobilization.
  2. Expands UNICEF’s network of key interlocutors to build stronger relationships between UNICEF and partner governments, other key-decision makers, regional development institutions, foundations, UNCT, international financial institutions and/or other relevant constituencies.
  3. Acts as a focal point for identification and pursuit of opportunities for outreach, engagement, policy influence and collaboration, including on how to anticipate and respond to partners’ concerns and priorities, ensure that UNICEF’s interests, perspectives, and knowledge are taken into account in relevant policy and institutional processes, and ensure that they are fully aware of UNICEF’s perspectives, policies, priorities and capabilities. Contribute to the development and management of initiatives for high-level outreach, including for UNICEF’s Senior Management.
  4. Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the success of the team, including guiding, training, and coaching of the staff on partnership development and formulation of advocacy strategy.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields: international relations, political science, communications, economics, 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 five years of relevant professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public affairs, diplomacy, advocacy, partnership management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • 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.
  • Current knowledge of development issues, trends, as well as programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation. 
  • In-depth knowledge of partnership development and resource mobilization.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate new approaches in respect of financing for SDGs and outreach- related activities.
  • Skill in the mapping and identification of new opportunities or requirements for partnerships.
  • Excellent communications skills, verbal and written.
  • Familiarity with political and governmental processes
  • Ability to conduct sound policy analysis

For every Child, you demonstrate...

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

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Only shortlisted candidates with pre-screening according to child safeguarding will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

This is a re-advertisement in order to expand the candidate pool, previous applicants no need to reapply. 

Please send application with CV and Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs) of the last two years.

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.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.



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.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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