Partnerships & Donor Relations Specialist

  • G03 Good Health and Well Being
  • G04 Quality education
  • G05 Gender equality
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2019-10-27


70 Years for Every Child

UNICEF Supply Division in Copenhagen is seeking a Partnerships & Donor Relations Specialist for a 1 year temporary appointment.

Partnerships & Donor Relations Specialist, P-2, 1 year Temporary Appointment

Strategy, Change and Communications Centre, Supply Division, Cph

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..

This position will be located in the Strategy, Change and Communications Centre (SCCC) within UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen.

The overall purpose is to support the Chief, Strategy, Change and Communications in the different strategic planning, change and development initiatives related to new forms of engagement with businesses, e.g. in form of shared value partnerships. The purpose is also to support the coordination of private sector engagement and shared value partnership requests and to deepen collaboration with key stakeholders in other UNICEF divisions and offices. S/He may also serve as a focal point and resource for colleagues on specific thematic areas of strategic relevance for partnership development as well as for related partnership elements, such as Contributions in Kind. Finally, s/he will also serve as focal point for donor visits originating from other UNICEF offices or National Committees.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities: 

  1. Acts as focal point for Shared Value Partnerships (SVPs) in Supply Division (SD):

Receives and screens potential SVP requests from other UNICEF offices and facilitates review of such requests within SD to ensure recommendations to the Director SD are made in an efficient and effective manner.

Provides strategic, logistical and programmatic support to senior management and other SD staff in corporate engagement and interaction with assigned partners.

Develops and maintains deep knowledge and familiarity with current and prospective partners and relevant stakeholders, contributing to a database of key contacts and to SD’s base of knowledge on partnership and resource mobilization. Works with SD and other offices to design and develop an online tool (or investigate feasibility of using existing tools) to maintain partnership details and log all interactions with the various partners, donors and stakeholders.

Supports the Chief SCCC in the development of policy guidance and communications on engagement with businesses and contributes to the development of new partnership and resource mobilization practices and approaches.

Manages and coordinates the preparation of briefing notes, business engagement strategies and related material as required.

2. Acts as focal point for Contribution in Kind requests originating from different offices in UNICEF.

3. Acts as focal point and coordinates and manages donor and other stakeholder visits to UNICEF’s warehouse.

4. Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the success of the team.

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

  • An advanced university degree in international development, public affairs, international relations, law, political science or other related field
  • At least two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in external relations, liaison and/or any resource mobilization related activities, preferably in an international organization is required.
  • 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:

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (level I)
  • Relating and networking (level I)
  • Persuading and Influencing (level I)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (level I)
  • Learning and researching (level II)
  • Planning and organising (level II)

View our competency framework at

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


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.

Note that this advertisement closes on 27 October 2019.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization’s page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.

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