Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Partnerships Manager (P4), the consultant will be part of the UN Partnerships Team and provide support in i) coordinating information with internal divisions and UN agencies, ii) document member state discussions during the QCPR negotiations and iii) monitor UNICEF’s contributions to various UN coherence mechanisms & reform discussions. 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 strengthen 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 program partners. A key premise for PPD is that the engagement with countries is based on multiple levels of partnerships, including around Resource Mobilization and Policy Advocacy. The UN Partnerships team is part of the Public Partnerships Division (PPD). Its primary function and responsibilities are: i) monitor and report on implementation of the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review Resolution; ii)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 (UNSDG Principals and Core Group Meetings, etc.; iii) provide guidance and maintain communication with field colleagues on issues related to UN Coherence as a part of field engagement. Job organizational context: This consultancy position is located within the UN Partnerships Team which forms part of the multi-lateral team in the Public Partnerships Division in UNICEF New York Headquarters. How can you make a difference? Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Partnerships Manager (P4), the consultant will be part of the UN Partnerships Team and provide support in:Apply Now
- Contribute to the preparation of and monitoring outcomes from the i) UNICEF Executive Board in September on issues related to UNDS Reform, ii) UNSDG and the Core Group meetings.
- Support UNICEF’s corporate engagement in the 2020 Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR)
- Monitor UNICEF’s contributions to various UN coherence mechanisms & reform discussions.
- A University Degree (Bachelor's or higher) in International Development, International Relations, Social Sciences, or related technical field.
- A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant professional experience, or equivalent training/schooling.
- Familiarity with UN Reform, Coherence and the QCPR.
- Familiarity with communication tools such as Sway, Skype for Business, etc.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Excellent research and Analysis skills.
- Sets high levels of quality and productivity for self.
- Seeks and quickly absorbs new information and techniques.
- Proven ability to work under tight deadlines and drive for results.
- Fluency in English (both written and oral) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
- Applications submitted without a financial proposal will be disqualified.