Back Senior Advisor (UN Partnerships), P-5, New York, USA (Public Partnerships Division), #17094

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 10 January 2018
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 01 February 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach theworld’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defendtheir 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, results.

Job organizational context

The Public Partnerships Division (PPD) works to strengthen UNICEF's position as a partner of choice for children's rights among governments and public actors around the world. The division is responsible for fundraising, advocacy, and leveraging engagement with public sector partners, including multilateral partners in the UN system and international finance institutions (IFIs).

Purpose for the job

The Senior Advisor & Team Leader of the UN Partnerships Team in PPD manages a small team with a combination of skills and competencies to ensure UNICEF strategically partners with other UN agencies and member states to deliver results for children in support of the 2030 Agenda. The primary function and responsibilities are: 1) To support UNICEF’s positioning in the UN reform agenda and its implementation thereof; 2) To enagage in and influence UN interagency processes and policies to leverage results for children in the context of SDGs; 3) To monitor and report on the implementation of the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review Resolution and UNICEF’s contribution to the attainment of the 2030 Agenda; 4) To support senior management’s engagement in the Chief Executive’s Board for Coordination (CEB) and its three pillars and other interagency fora on issues related to UN coherence and UN reform; and 5) To provide guidance and maintain communication with field colleagues on issues related to UN Coherence as a part of field engagement and knowledge management.

How can you make a difference?

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Associate Director of the Multi-lateral and Inter-Governmental Partnerships Cone and in close collaboration with other PPD teams, the Senior Advisor and Team Leader manages the UN Partnerships team. S/He is responsible for providing strategic advice to various members in the organization about UN partnerships, in relation to maximizing its impact on delivering results for children.

Major duties and responsibilities:

Provide oversight for facilitating and tracking UNICEF’s representation and inputs into inter-agency mechanisms, UNDG results groups and working mechanisms while working along with inter-agency colleagues. Support high level committees and subsidiaries of the Chief Executives Board (CEB), contribute to improving the functioning of the UN Development System processes and programmes through simplification, harmonization, cost-effectiveness and results focus. Coordinate and provide quality assurance on UNICEF inputs into major UN system wide processes from Divisions of HQ, regional and country offices; facilitate documentation of lessons learnt on UN coherence; facilitate interface with various divisions including with EMOPs and PD on UNICEF’s inputs to SG’s prevention and sustaining peace agenda, with FRG on reporting on UNICEF contribution to SDGs through UNDAF and joint programmes, with PD to accelerate SDG implementation through partnerships with other UN agencies; draw key lessons and opportunities to influence internal policy discussions at OED on UN reform and coherence. Facilitate, monitor and report on UNICEF’s implementation of commitments to GA resolutions, UNDG agreements; engage with member states; facilitate review of various documents, preparation of strategic analysis on various UN and intergovernmental processes relevant to UN reform, coherence and briefing notes for meetings in collaboration with UNICEF Divisions, regional offices and country offices, facilitate review of policy, procedures and guidance incorporating UN partnership and coherence principles. Oversee, guide and contribute to a systematic analysis of country office annual reports, draw out the recommendations for presentation to regional, country office and HQ divisions; monitor compliance and capacity of ROs, COs on UN partnerships; lead/facilitate knowledge sharing opportunities through various regional and global meetings of Reps. Dep Reps, PME and other network meetings; oversee design of communication strategies, materials and tools concerning UN coherence work for children to guide HQ Divisions, ROs and COs to enhance UNICEF’s engagement in results driven efforts with other UN partners within the context of SDGs. Oversee and facilitate UNICEF’s engagement in Joint Programmes and Pooled funding through strategic analysis of data available within UNICEF, through knowledge sharing and communication; through engagement in inter-agency processes and through trouble shooting on specific issues relating to joint programmes and pooled funding.

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

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in social sciences, international relations, government and public relations, public or social policy, sociology, social or community development or other related fields, is required. A minimum of 10 yearsof relevant professional experience that combines technical and managerial leadership in development cooperation at the international level, some of which served in developing countries is required. Relevant professional experience in managing UN Partnerships and experience in any UN system agency or organization is an asset. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

For every child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

This vacancy is archived.

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