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Partnerships Specialist (Public Sector), P-3, Fixed Term, Nairobi, ESARO

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

  • An Advanced university in international development, public affairs, international relations, political science, or another related field
  • At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience in external relations, liaison, and/or any resource-mobilization related activities, preferably in an international organization is required. Experience in Africa is a plus.
  • Fluency in English is required with knowledge of another UN language considered as an asset.


Key functions and accountabilities
1.  Seeks and promotes new partnerships and resource mobilization, working with UNICEF colleagues to identify partnership and resource mobilization needs and broker resource mobilization agreements to meet those needs. Provides strategic, logistical, and programmatic support to senior management and other UNICEF staff in corporate engagement and interaction with assigned partners.
2.  Develops and maintains deep knowledge and familiarity with current and prospective partners and relevant stakeholders, contributing to a database of key contacts and to UNICEF’s base of knowledge on partnership and resource mobilization. Expands UNICEF’s network of key interlocutors to build stronger relationships between UNICEF and governments, other key-decision makers, regional development institutions, foundations, the private sector, international financial institutions, and/or relevant constituencies.
3. Contributes to strategies for engagement and the development of communications products to enhance UNICEF’s visibility and influence with existing and prospective partners and key stakeholders by providing analysis of the current environment and trends and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development. 
4.  Acts as a focal point for identification and pursuit of opportunities for outreach, engagement, policy influence, and collaboration, including on how to anticipate and respond to partners’ concerns and priorities, ensuring that UNICEF’s interests, perspectives, and knowledge are taken into account in relevant policy and institutional processes.
5. Develops and implements annual partnership engagement and resource mobilization plans.
6. Contributes to the development of new partnership and resource mobilization practices and approaches by formulating recommendations for action based on on-going monitoring, analyzing current trends within designated partners, and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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