United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Public Partnership Officer

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Chad Country Office in N’Djamena seeks a dedicated, experienced and highly motivated Partnerships Officer for its Partnerships Team. Under the supervision of the Partnerships Manager, the Officer will contribute to initiating and enhancing donor relations with existing and potential partners, carrying out donor mapping exercise, producing briefing and advocacy materials, work in close collaboration with the Communication section on key events for advocacy, drafting proposals in collaboration with sections, and keeping abreast on issues related to UNICEF Chad Country Programme. 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, [insert tagline] How can you make a difference? 1. Contribute to developing the UNICEF Chad Country Office resource mobilisation Strategy through analysis of the global, regional and in-country donor trend and keep an up-to-date partners list, with a view to enhancing partnerships. 2. In collaboration with the programme section chiefs and officers, develop funding proposals in line with the resource mobilisation strategy. Undertake research on donor interests and advise the sections of new funding opportunities. 3. Adopt a proactive and strategic approach to new partnerships, by supporting the negotiation process and finalization of strategic alliances for leveraging resources for children (financial and non-financial). 4. Develop talking points, briefing notes and fact sheets to enhance advocacy and leverage resources. 5. Ensure regular monitoring of funding needs. Contribute to analysis and strategic orientation of funds with section chiefs and Deputy Representative. 6. Support overall donor relations including meetings with donors, preparation of background information materials for donor visits. Support field offices during missions in collaboration with the Communications and programme sections. 7. Support the Deputy Representative and section chiefs to compile and produce mandatory UNICEF reports, including the annual report. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have Education Advanced university degree in International Relations, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, or related field. A first University Degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of Advanced University Degree. Work Experience - At least two years practical professional work experience in donor relations, communication or related field - Strong demonstrated experience in proposal writing required. Proven ability to synthesize and powerfully convey messages and good knowledge and understanding of UNICEF programmatic work and principles will be an advantage - Excellent organizational and analytical skills, with close attention to detail - Solid experience in the usage of computers and office software programmes and experience in handling web-based management systems. - International and national work experience - Background/familiarity with emergency situations would be an asset Language Proficiency Fluency in English and French. Knowledge of the local working language is an asset The functional competencies required for this post are... Competency areas Builds and maintains partnerships:  Build a network of external stakeholders and alliances with government counterparts, civil society, the media and the private sector, in order to promote and advance the work of the organization Drive to achieve results for impact: Commits to action and assumes responsibility and ownership for own performance and the associated outcomes. Thinks and acts strategically: Understands the big picture and is able to identify potential opportunities for action and challenges that exist. Forms sound evidence-based judgements in the delivery of UNICEF’s results Manages ambiguity and complexity: Demonstrate resilience and composure, get things done despite challenges and maintain performance levels in pressured, adverse and uncertain environments Works collaboratively with others: Establish and maintain mutually supportive working relationships, demonstrating sensitivity to people of diverse backgrounds, respecting differences and ensuring that all can contribute and succeed For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.   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. Remarks: 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.
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