Partnerships Officer, NOB, TA, Niamey, #110106
Job Number: 529040 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Niger
Work Type : Temporary Appointment
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
1. Support partnership development:
Contribute to monitoring the financing levels and resource needs of the country programme against targets through updating the
donor 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 expectations
as 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.
2. Support partnerships management:
Contribute to strengthening institutional memory related to partnerships and timely follow-up to donor interactions by updating the
donor 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.
3. Support timely, quality donor reporting:
Support the timely submission of quality donor reports for public and private sector donors through updating the reports planning
database, reviewing reports to ensure that they meet UNICEF quality standards, including coherence between financial and narrative
information, 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, programme
management, 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 Core Values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and Core Competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
Relating and networking (II)
Persuading and influencing (I)
Planning and organizing (II)
Coping with pressure and setbacks (I)
Entrepreneurial thinking (I)
View UNICEF competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
Duration: 364 days.
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Fri Jan 24 2020 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)