United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Senior Policy and Strategic Partnerships Adviser (Division for Communications and Strategic Partnership)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Job Description

The Position: UNFPA’s Brussels Office is part of the Division for Communication and Strategic Partnerships and provides liaison with the European Union (EU) institutions and several EU countries. It represents UNFPA in this setting, engages with partners and mobilizes political and financial support for UNFPA’s mandate and work. At the same time, the office is a knowledge-hub within UNFPA on Resource Mobilization from the EU.

You will report directly to the Director of UNFPA’s Brussels Office.

How you can make a difference: UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for Family Planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental Human Rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose: The Senior Policy and Strategic Partnerships Adviser will be responsible for positioning UNFPA in an ever-changing context, to garner political, substantive and financial support for UNFPA’s mandate and work. This involves environmental scanning, relationship building and management, substantive dialogue and the negotiation and management of major donor contributions.

You will also guide and support the negotiation, implementation, management and reporting on donor-funded programmes.


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced university degree in Public Health, International Relations, demography, gender, or related discipline.

Knowledge and Experience: 

• 10 years of relevant working experience in development cooperation at considerable levels of responsibility • Programme Management experience, preferably in programme countries • Excellent advocacy and negotiation skills, coupled with political adroitness and problem-solving abilities • Profound knowledge of international development policies and institutions and network within the development community • Excellent interpersonal skills • Strong verbal and written communications skills Languages: 

Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French, is desirable.

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