Partnerships Officer

United Nations Children's Fund




The Partnerships Officer will support Public partnership specialists and Senior management in deepening collaboration with key stakeholders and help to provide an interface for environmental scanning, knowledge exchange, resource mobilization, and policy influence within the scope of assignment thereby achieving the key result which is to ensure greater visibility for UNICEF and influence in support of its mission.

Key functions, accountabilities, and related duties/tasks:

  • Contribute to the implementation of the work plan for assigned area, to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of results, in accordance with UNICEF’s partnership strategy.
  • Build and maintain UNICEF’s partnerships with the private sector, by supporting the development and implementation of standards and guidance for UNICEF partnerships; formulation of work plans and strategies.
  • Support the development of partnership frameworks and templates and review partner agreements and amendments for senior staff approval, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations.
  • Conduct research on perspective new partners for UNICEF, and provide analysis of the areas of work, outreach, financial based and reputation of prospective partners and keep resource partner profiles updated.
  • Help supervisors maintain effective relationships through regular meetings with member states, UN agencies, NGOs, host government and other partners, in order to keep them informed on important, strategic operational UNICEF issues and synergized with all partners for effective programme delivery.
  • Maintain awareness of current activities, political and social events of UN and other multilateral bodies/governments, conduct analysis to understand how they may impact UNICEF activities and programmes and provide timely information to UNICEF staff for decision-making.
  • Work closely to support the Impact for Nutrition (I4N) platform and other multistakeholder platforms that will be initiated for programme results.

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


  • A bachelor’s degree from one of the following fields: Business Studies, Economics, International Relations, Political Science, Communications, International Development, or another relevant technical field.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more from the following areas is required: Public Affairs, Programme  Management, Resource Mobilization, External Relations, or other relevant area.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Language Requirements: 

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset





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