Public Partnership Specialist (Thematic Marketing), P-3, Public Partnerships Division/NYHQ

  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 22

Position description

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, hope . . .

The Division of Public Partnerships (PPD) works to enhance UNICEF's position as a partner of choice for children's rights among governments and public actors around the world. The division is doing this by connecting UNICEF's positioning of children in intergovernmental and multilateral fora and negotiations to the engagement with governments and public institutions (including IFIs) as resource, policy and programme partners. A key premise for PPD is that the engagement with countries should be based on multiple levels of partnerships, including around resource mobilization and policy advocacy.

How can you make a difference?

Under the general guidance and direction of the Senior Adviser, the post is responsible for the overall oversight of thematic contributions to UNICEF for the Strategic Plan 2018-21. These responsibilities include developing an attractive partner engagement approach to further market each global thematic funding pool and overseeing the reporting mechanisms for (global, regional, country level) consolidated annual reporting and coordinating the dissemination of yearly annual results reports processes.

Major duties and responsibilities

  • Develop a partner engagement plan – public and private – in close collaboration with internal stakeholders to profile and incentivize investments in the global thematic funds
  • Develop and implement related marketing and communication strategy to position the global thematic funds with key partners. This will include key actions to promote donor visibility
  • Design and manage partner surveys to identify issues of relevance for partners to invest in the global thematic funds.
  • Identify best practices in pitching global pooled funds in terms of structure, purpose, targets. communications and engagement.
  • Co-ordinate analysis of funding disbursed in terms of results, thematic issues, regional/geographical to identify evidence-based advocacy messages on the value and relevance of the specific thematic funds.
  • Lead on and provide guidance on the production of the global thematic reports for all thematic funding pools and coordinate the annual donor briefings on thematic funding pools in collaboration with other UNICEF divisions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the success of the team, including guiding, training, and coaching short-term staff, including interns and consultants, as needed.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) is required in one of the following fields: international relations, political science, communications, international development, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant 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 English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

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.

The competencies required for this post are….

  • Core Values (Required)
    • Commitment
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Integrity
  • Core Competencies (Required)
    • Communication (III)
    • Working with People (II)
    • Drive for Results (II)
  •  Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Leading and Supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies and Concepts (II)
  • Relating and Networking (II)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Deciding and initiating action (I)
  • Persuading and Influencing (II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (II)
  • Learning and researching (II)
  • Creating and innovating (I)
  • Planning and organizing (II)
  • Adapting and responding to change (II)
  • Coping with pressure and setbacks (II)

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