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Senior Adviser, P-5, Public Partnerships Division (PPD)/NYHQ


Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child and has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of the world. UNICEF works with a wide-range of partners to help realize the rights of all children. Join us as a Senior Advisor, working with some of our major Government partners, in the Public Partnerships Division in New York Headquarters. For every child, partnerships are key… The Public Partnerships Division (PPD) works to strengthen UNICEF's position as a partner of choice for children's rights among governments and inter-governmental actors around the world. The Division is doing this by positioning children's rights in the intergovernmental and multilateral fora and engaging with governments and public institutions as resource, policy and programme partners. A key premise for PPD is that the engagement with countries should be holistic based on multiple aspects of partnerships, including policy advocacy and resource mobilization. The Senior Advisor leads the team working with a range of Governments, and works closely with senior officials in government to maintain and strengthen the partnerships with UNICEF. How can you make a difference? The post is responsible for developing and managing the implementation of strategies to mobilize political, policy and financial support for children with Governments including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States and providing expert advice and support to UNICEF’s senior management in their engagement with these partners. The Senior Advisor will: Develop and manage advocacy and fundraising strategies and work plans for assigned partners to mobilize support for UNICEF’s priorities and major initiatives and coordinate public messaging with partners to enhance collaboration. Implement and manage advocacy and fundraising activities; identify all possible sources of new and continued funding; monitor and evaluate existing fundraising channels to ensure achievement of UNICEF fundraising goals to meet the objectives and financial targets of the Strategic Plan. Monitor global trends in development cooperation and international assistance; monitor partners’ policies, budgets, systems and procedures and revise UNICEF advocacy and fundraising strategies and activities as required; take appropriate action and/or advise UNICEF senior management on recommended action with partners to maintain and increase support for children and UNICEF’s resource base. Establish and maintain high level contacts with senior officials of missions to the UN and departments of assigned donor governments, inter-governmental funds and international financial institutions responsible for support to and relations with UNICEF. Negotiate terms of agreements of funding consistent with UNICEF’s mandate, business model and Rules and Regulations in coordination with relevant offices. Develop policy papers and guidelines to enhance advocacy and fundraising efforts and initiatives for assigned partners. Guide and support Country and Regional Offices to prepare and package programme proposals for assigned partners, advise them of strategic partnership and fund raising opportunities and on their relations with assigned donors in the field. Attend relevant meetings of UN system and assigned partners, to present and promote UNICEF’s goals priority initiatives and resource requirements. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields is required: Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Business Administration, or another relevant technical field. A minimum of ten years of relevant professional experience is required at national and international levels in the areas of social and economic development and cooperation. Experience in advocacy and fundraising in a partner government or international organization is highly desirable. A strong network of contacts with partner governments, UN Missions, United Nations Organizations. In depth knowledge of decision-making processes in partner governments. In depth experience with UN process, intergovernmental and member state negotiations. 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.


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