United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Consultant (Public Partnerships Division)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

The Public Partnerships Division’s International Financial Institutions Team in Washington, DC supports UNICEF’s work by managing partnerships and Resource Mobilization with International Financial Institutions including the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), as well as the U.S. Development Finance Corporation. The partnerships with the Washington, DC-based IFIs are among UNICEF’s most important and multi-faceted external partnerships.

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 Public Partnerships Division’s International Financial Institutions Team in Washington, DC supports UNICEF’s work by managing partnerships and resource mobilization with International Financial Institutions including the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), as well as the U.S. Development Finance Corporation. The partnerships with the Washington, DC-based IFIs are among UNICEF’s most important and multi-faceted external partnerships.

How can you make a difference?

In 2020, the DC IFIs team tripled its agreement output compared to the 2016-2019 period, with over 80 agreements completed across 46 countries. This increase is expected to continue as more country offices deepen their operational relationships with the World Bank. The Consultant will support the expanding work of the Public Partnerships Division office in Washington, DC, with a focus on managing UNICEF’s operational partnerships with DC-based IFIs and will report to Senior Partnership Manager in Washington, DC.

  • Perform initial review of operational partnership agreements between UNICEF and DC-based IFIs.
  • Track and prepare weekly reports on the status of agreements based on communications with team members and COs.
  • Maintain the master agreement tracker updated.
  • Perform analyses of agreement data using agreement documentation and other data sources, and develop presentations as needed.
  • Support the development of guidance and tools for partnership agreements between UNICEF and DC-based IFIs, including the team’s guidance for engaging the World Bank and checklist for drafting agreements.
  • Support the development of Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) guidance for World Bank agreements and the review of project-specific ESF requirements.
  • Support other functions of the UNICEF Public Partnerships Division DC Office team as needed.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) is required with a preferred focus on finance, business Administration, development or related field. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant professional experience in preferably with an international organization or a government agency.  Knowledge of UN or UNICEF programs and procedures is an asset. Post requires initiative, mature judgement, diplomacy, tact and excellent skills writing and Public Relations.
  • Excellent English writing skills and word processing skills and knowledge of Windows Operating System applications are required.
  • Strong analytical skills and a capacity to work independently on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapt to changing demands and circumstances.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
Visa Information:

In the event that the fellow is expected to report to Washington D.C., United States, they will be responsible for obtaining their G-4 visa before traveling to United States. They will not be permitted to enter the United States without a valid G-4 visa.  UNICEF will only issue guidance and a letter stating acceptance of an individual as an Intern/fellow and the conditions governing the Internship/Fellowship. Insurance:

UNICEF will not be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the volunteer’s service. Therefore, the selected candidate must provide proof of enrollment in a health/accident plan prior to starting his/her work.

How to Apply:

Please apply online with cover letter, resume and indicate your availability and monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a rate will not be considered.

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:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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