UN Women: Partnerships Development Analyst



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Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :09-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-2
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women for a fully productive society; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The Strategic Partnerships Division (SPD) is responsible for proactively driving the strategic positioning of UN Women so that the size, sources, and predictability of its resources help the Entity achieve its strategic goals. A service centre to UN Women HQ and Field Offices, SPD is organized into three sections:

  • Public Partnerships Section (PPS), including Liaison Offices
  • Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships and Advisory Services (MPAS) Section
  • Communications and Advocacy Section.

The Partnerships Development Analyst will be situated in the Public Partnerships Section, which works to strengthen UN Women’s position as a partner of choice for gender equality and the empowerment of women among governments and inter-governmental actors around the world. Under the overall supervision of the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist, with matrixed reporting to the Team Lead, Partnerships Intelligence, Visibility and Analysis Unit (PIVA), the Partnerships Development Analyst will coordinate external relations and provide technical inputs and coordination support for the partnership portfolio of an assigned group of countries (60%) as well as support in the collation, analysis, and development of partner intelligence (30%).  The Partnerships Development Analyst will also provide support to the Office of the Chief of Public Partnerships as needed in fulfilment of the Strategic Plan and associated workplan (10%).


Duties and Responsibilities

Capture and disseminate partner intelligence:

  • Prepare substantive briefs, reports, statistics, revenue projections and requirements for senior management meetings with minister-level counterparts, senior funding government officials, senior parliamentarians, or heads of major institutions;
  • Analyzing and sharing annual funding trends in the quarterly business review (QBR), corporate annual reports (the annual report of the Executive Director, the illustrated annual report/statement of financial performance, and the regular resources report), the Strategic Dialogue on Financing, Integrated Budget documents, Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review of UN system operational activities (QCPR) reports, Funding Compact reports and the corporate website (partnerships pages);Support in gathering, analyzing and disseminating partner intelligence including collating partner contributions information and developing annual funding pipelines in consultation with portfolio managers and Finance and Budget colleagues;
  • Monitoring and tracking of regular resource pledges/agreements and funding received and providing periodic updates against the annual pipeline (including producing regular resources monthly reports)

Provide technical and coordination support on external relationship management and overall partnership of assigned funding partner portfolio, working within a portfolio cluster:

  • Implement the work plan for assigned area, in order to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of results, in accordance with UN Women’s Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Strategy;
  • Develop and implement partnership engagement and resource mobilization plans;
  • Develop and maintain deep knowledge and familiarity with partners and relevant stakeholders including on global trends in development cooperation and aid, resource partner development policies, budgets, systems and procedures, contributing to UN Women’s base of knowledge on partnership and resource mobilization;
  • Maintain contacts with officials of missions to the UN and departments of assigned funding governments to promote, advocate, mobilize and influence cooperation with UN Women to ensure the Entity’s resource base and the attainment of its outcomes and outputs;
  • Seek and promote new partnerships and resource mobilization, working with UN Women colleagues to identify partnership and resource mobilization needs and broker resource mobilization agreements to meet those needs;
  • Receive and screen inquiries from potential collaborators and facilitate communication with appropriate UN Women staff. Scan and scout external environment within designated partnership area for opportunities and risks and share information in a timely fashion with relevant UN Women staff;
  • Coordinate negotiation of terms of agreements of funding consistent with UN Women Rules and Regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Provide logistical and programmatic support to senior management and other UN Women staff in corporate engagement and interaction with assigned partners.

Provide support to field and HQ offices on resource mobilization and partnership opportunities:

  • Provide technical support to Regional, Country, and thematic leads including overall donor-funded project management cycle and donor liaison support and linking them with key donors under portfolio for funding support;
  • Liaise with field offices to support preparation and packaging of programme proposals for assigned resource partners;
  • Support Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Community of Practice activities such as Learning Cafés and other activities to promote Funding Compact principles.
  • Monthly update of the donor engagement calendar to provide an overview of UN Women’s corporate engagement, to strengthen and align coordination in donor engagement with senior management, HQ and field colleagues.

 

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely technical and coordination support on fulfilment of funding targets including for unrestricted regular resources and flexible other resources;
  • Timely attention and response to UN Women’s partners;
  • Quality communication and advocacy inputs, which result in increased resources and a strong investment case for UN Women;
  • Regular collaboration, coordination and teamwork with colleagues globally;
  • Quality and timeliness of technical inputs on documents as requested;

 


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and sensitivity regarding gender issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative problem solving;
  • Effective communication;
  • Inclusive collaboration;
  • Stakeholder engagement;
  • Leading by example.

Required functional competencies:

  • Affinity with UN Women’s mandate;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with government representatives of Member States;
  • Ability to network and mobilize support;
  • Strong negotiating skills;
  • Knowledge and understanding of UN system and familiarity with inter-governmental processes;
  • Strong IT skills, including databases, statistical software and office software packages;
  • Strong reporting and data visualization skills
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women's Core Values and Competencies:  https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf

 


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields: international relations, political science, communications, international development, business/public administration, women's studies or another relevant technical field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant professional experience in one of the following areas is required: public affairs, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, business development or other relevant area.
  • Experience working with international institutions or Government partners is required;
  • Experience with statistical software, data visualization and reporting is an asset
  • Experience in gender equality and women's empowerment is an asset; and
  • Experience working in the UN system is an asset

Language:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN official working language is an asset.

Application:

All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need. 

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

 


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