Partnership Analyst

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United Nations Office for Project Services

Background Information – Job-specific

The Partnerships and Liaison Group (PLG) supports UNOPS efforts to build closer ties with partners across the full spectrum of UNOPS activities. By forging strategic relationships and working with partners, both in the field and at headquarters, PLG seeks to not only ensure high partners satisfaction with UNOPS project implementation and support, but also to integrate best practices and innovative solutions from experienced non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector into UNOPS operations. Based in Copenhagen, PLG has liaison offices in Amman, Bangkok, Brussels, Geneva, Nairobi, Tokyo and Washington DC, and supports partners such as the World Bank, the European Union, the United Nations Environment Programme, UNHCR, WHO, UN-Habitat, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Islamic Development Bank, national governments and others.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Director of Partnerships, the Head of Partnership Development and Partner Analytics Team Lead, the Partnerships Analyst’s responsibilities cover but are not limited to the below:  
1. Partnerships development and analytical support to Partnerships and Liaison Group

  • Support management of key partners with partner-specific business intelligence, research and substantive review and critical analysis of information 
  • Assist with internal capacity building efforts (business intelligence, system training, and partnerships development-related efforts) 
  • Provide partnership development support to UNOPS country, hub and regional offices for partner analysis, pipeline identification, meeting preparation, etc.
  • Prepare, review, update and support the dissemination of briefing materials
  • Liaise with relevant liaison teams, regional and field offices, as well as HQ practices, when applicable 

2. Support PLG Knowledge Management and internal communication efforts

  • Develop, update and ensure consistency of PLG intranet content for improved access to partnerships development resources
  • Contribute to the development, design and continuous improvement of knowledge products, including support materials and guidance documents, for colleagues in partnerships functions
  • Support seminars, workshops, training(s) and other special events facilitated by PLG, including content development, logistics, etc.
  • Support capacity-building activities targeting the UNOPS Partnerships Network, including through coordination of webinars and contributions to COPs and UNOPS Newsletters 
  • Build relationships with personnel across the organization to improve information dissemination and facilitate data collection and knowledge management
  • Support the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned in partnerships development 

3. Management Support to PLG Director and Senior Management

  • Support the preparation of  high-level analysis, reports and presentations for Partnerships Director (e.g. participation in the Quarterly Business Review, Global Leadership Meeting and other senior management meetings)
  • Prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of briefing papers, speeches, detailed presentations, and other materials as needed for the Director of Partnerships for internal and external use
  • Ensure the smooth, professional, and efficient HR support for the Partnerships team. Coordinate and support Partnerships recruitment processes in HQ and Liaison Offices
  • Support onboarding and exit efforts for new joiners and personnel
  • As required, assist the Director in administrative tasks including, but not limited to, expenses, travel, budget, HR follow up, procurement, meeting coordination, and external communications 
  • Ad hoc support as needed


Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • First level university degree (bachelor’s) in development studies, international affairs, political science, communications or related field with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience is required
  • Advanced university  degree (Master’s) in a relevant field  may be accepted in lieu of the first level university degree and can compensate for certain required years of experience


  • 2 years of prior experience working in international development or humanitarian organisations is required.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with Google Suite applications (Docs, Slides and Sheets) and/or MS Office programmes, particularly with Word, PowerPoint and Excel  is required.
  • Demonstrated experience working in the areas of Analysis and reporting, Partnerships, Partnership development, Project or programme support is an asset
  • Experience with data analytics concepts and tools is an asset
  • Knowledge of Craft Content Management Systems or similar is an asset.
  • Good understanding of key concepts of Knowledge Management and Learning is an asset

Language requirements 

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required.
  • Knowledge of French or Spanish is an asset

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: ICA
Contract level: I-ICA 1
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

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Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

    Background Information – UNOPS

    UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

    UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

    Working with us

    UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


    With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

    Work life harmonization

    UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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