Supply Division in Copenhagen is seeking a Partnerships Manager (Corporate Engagement) at the P-4 level for a 12 month temporary assignment
Partnerships Manager (Corporate Engagement), P-4, 1 year TA
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) in UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen.
Under the overall guidance and leadership of the Chief, Strategy, Change and Communication Centre (SCCC), the Partnership Manager (Corporate Engagement) acts as a focal point and is responsible for supporting the overall coordination of corporate engagement activities with key businesses and industries, other UNICEF divisions, UNICEF National Committees, and other relevant external partners. This includes the coordination of Supply Division’s input and support to the global Business for Results (B4R) strategy and implementation activities related to, for example but not limited to: learning and capacity development, including guidance material and case studies; knowledge management; resource mobilization; development and review of partnership agreements, including templates and terms and conditions; technical assistance to the Supply Community with regards to engagement with potential or existing suppliers.
The Partnership Manager also supports the Director’s Office, the chief SCCC, and other centre chiefs in Supply Division with the development of partnership agreements with the private sector. The Partnership Manager supports the division in maintaining an up-to-date and holistic view of Supply Division’s and the broader UNICEF engagement with the private sector, and in implementing a corporate engagement strategy for the division, as well as the implementation of continuous improvements that can increase the division’s corporate engagement effectiveness in compliance with the division’s public procurement principles and strategic procurement approaches.
While the focus of the job is on engagement with the private sector, there may be occasional involvement in public partnerships as well.
The Partnership Manager also coordinates all Contribution in Kind (CIK) requests from private and public donors.
How can you make a difference?
The key functions of this position is:
- Act as focal point for partnerships with the private sector (corporate engagement) in Supply Division:
Develop and regularly update a strategy for partnership engagement with the private sector.
Receive and screen potential partnership requests from other UNICEF offices and facilitate review of such requests within Supply Division to ensure recommendations to the Director Supply Division are made in an efficient and effective manner.
Provide strategic, logistical and programmatic support to senior management and other Supply Division staff in corporate engagement and interaction with assigned partners.
Develop and maintain deep knowledge and familiarity with current and prospective partners and relevant stakeholders, contributing to a database of key contacts and to Supply Division’s base of knowledge on partnership and resource mobilization.
Support the Chief SCCC in the development of policy guidance and communications on engagement with businesses and contribute to the development of new partnership and resource mobilization strategies, practices and approaches.
Manage and coordinate the preparation of briefing notes, business engagement strategies and related material as required.
Coordinate Supply Division’s input and support to the global Business for Results (B4R) strategy and implementation activities related to, for example but not limited to: learning and capacity development, including guidance material and case studies; knowledge management; resource mobilization; development and review of partnership agreements, including templates and terms and conditions; technical assistance to the Supply Community with regards to engagement with potential or existing suppliers.
Develop and implement annual partnership engagement and resource mobilization plans.
Act as a focal point for identification and pursuit of opportunities for outreach, engagement, policy influence and collaboration, including on how to anticipate and respond to partners’ concerns and priorities, ensure that UNICEF’s interests, perspectives, and knowledge are taken into account in relevant policy and institutional processes, and ensure that they are fully aware of UNICEF’s perspectives, policies, priorities and capabilities. Contribute to the development and management of initiatives for high-level outreach, including for UNICEF’s Senior Management.
- Expand UNICEF’s network of key interlocutors to build stronger relationships between UNICEF and governments, other key-decision makers, regional development institutions, foundations, civil society organizations, international financial institutions and/or other relevant constituencies.
- Contribute to the development of new partnership and resource mobilization practices and approaches by formulating recommendations for action based on on-going monitoring, analyzing current trends within designated partners and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development.
- Contribute to strategies for engagement and the development of communications and advocacy products to enhance UNICEF’s visibility and influence with existing and prospective partners and key stakeholders by providing analysis of the current environment and trends and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development. Works closely with UNICEF’s colleagues to ensure that policy advocacy and outreach is strongly grounded in the experience and insights of the programmes that UNICEF’s supports. Contribute written inputs for communications instruments that best inform and influence decision makers.
- Support senior advisers and senior management in establishing the annual work plan, setting priorities/targets and performance measurements.
- Monitor work progress for unit managed and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
- Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines for team members; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently.
- Lead the work plan for assigned area, in order to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of results, in accordance with UNICEF’s partnership strategy.
- Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the success of the team, including guiding, training, and coaching short-term staff, including interns and consultants, as needed.
- Act as the Supply Division Coordinator for Contribution in Kind (CIK) requests originating from different offices in UNICEF and in line with the global CIK policy and Supply Division’s internal procedures. This includes but is not limited to participating in the global CIK policy review, development of related templates and processes, the review of specific requests, coordination of the response within Supply Division, providing recommendations and providing technical assistance.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree is required in one of the following fields: law, business administration, international relations, political science, communications, international development, or another relevant technical field.
- A minimum of eight years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: law, business administration, public affairs, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area.
- Experience in working in and with the private sector, especially with public private partnerships or shared value partnerships is an asset.
- 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:
- Leading and Supervising (II)
- Formulating strategies and Concepts (III)
- Relating and Networking (III)
- Analyzing (II)
- Deciding and initiating action (II)
- Persuading and Influencing (II)
- Applying Technical Expertise (II)
- Learning and researching (II)
- Creating and innovating (II)
- Planning and organizing (II)
- Adapting and responding to change (II)
- Coping with pressure and setbacks (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.
The closing date of this advertisement is 27 October 2019.
To apply for this job please visit www.unicef.org.