Partnerships Analyst

Location : Home Based
Application Deadline :21-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :IPSA (Regular)
Post Level :IPSA-9
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :7 Months

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.


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Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.

Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as  reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.


  1. UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their return to their home upon completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements.
  2. Any travels related to official performance of duties will be covered by UNDP.

Office/Unit/Project Description 

The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA) is responsible for UNDP’s external relations and advocacy functions. The Bureau leads and supports the organization in cultivating, building and nurturing strategic relationships and alliances that are essential for advancing and successfully achieving the mission of UNDP. These relationships encompass a wide range and number of key constituencies and development partners, that includes programme countries, existing and prospective donor countries/emerging economic powers, multilateral institutions such as the IFIs, the European Commission, civil society, the private sector, foundations, academia and think tanks, the wider UN system, various UN inter-governmental bodies, as well as global, regional and national media.

The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy consists of the Directorate, Public Partnerships Group, and Communications Group. In addition, BERA has 6 Representation Offices in 6 major donor capitals, namely: Brussels, Copenhagen, Geneva, Tokyo, Washington and Bonn. 

The IPSA will be working in the Partner Portfolio Management (PPM) Team, Public Partnerships Group in BERA.

The PPM team’s main areas of responsibility are:

  • Build and manage strategic partnerships with OECD donors, and as part of that protect and strengthen their flexible resource contributions.
  • Provide political analysis and donor intelligence to inform funding projections and to position the organization and its senior leadership with key government partners.
  • Build networks and partnerships within HQ and at regional and country level to support the coordination of non-core resource mobilization.

Institutional Arrangement

The IPSA will report to the PPM Team Leader. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support partnership development management and portfolio analysis.
  • Support coordination of core and non-core resource mobilization initiatives.
  • Collate expert RM and partnership advice, tools and intelligence on resource mobilization for internal clients, including country offices.
  • Build and maintain effective internal and external networks for donor relations.
  • Contribute to knowledge building and knowledge sharing across BERA Partnerships teams


 Core competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards; 
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP; 
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism; and, 
  • Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to conduct high-quality and detailed research and analyses of partnerships trends;
  • Strong data and information presentation skills, including the ability to present data in a clear, simple, concise way to inform decision-making;
  • Ability to engage with donors, other agencies, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships
  • Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources
  • Ability to scan and synthesize diverse sets of information to arrive at strategic priorities and positioning recommendations;
  • Ability for problem-solving, multi-tasking, meeting deadlines and working under pressure; and,
  • Strong communication skills.

Required Skills and Experience


Min. Academic Education

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent Advanced Degree in international affairs, economics, development studies or a related area.

Min. years of relevant Work experience

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in development, international relations, social science, economics, communications, or related field
  • Experience working with development partners including OECD DAC donors, and/or on partnership approaches and or strategies, and/or partner relations.

Desired additional skills and competencies

  • Knowledge of and previous experience in UNDP and/or another UN entity is desired.
  • Experience in the use of business intelligence tool developing communication materials with visuals.
  • Hands-on experience in design and implementation of innovative and strategic partnerships and related events.
  • Experience in the use of digital tools including social media and web-based design.

Required Language(s) (at working level)

  • Fluency in English (written and oral) a must
  • Knowledge of other UN languages desirable

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