Implementing Partnership Management officer, NOB, FT, Cairo, Egypt - Nationals only

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This is a NO-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-2 contracts.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Hope.

How can you make a difference?

The Implementing Partnership Management Officer is responsible for providing technical and administrative support to ensure quality, effective and efficient management of implementing partnerships in the country office in line with respective operational policies, procedures and mainstreaming of risk-based implementing partnership management at the CO level. The IP Management Officer reports to the Chief of PME, P4 and is required to work with programme sections, operations, CSOs and government counterparts and external service providers.

Summary of key results:

The Implementing Partnership Management Officer will:

-Provide technical support to the country office in the formalization of implementing partnerships with government.

-Provide technical & administrative support in the implementation of HACT in line with the HACT policy and procedure and other relevant organizational policies, procedures and guidelines.

-Coordinate with and/or seek technical support of the Regional Office on implementation of the CSO and HACT procedures.

-Contribute to the design of and implement quality assurance strategies/processes for the implementation of the CSO procedure to ensure that all documentation is in line with corporate standards as stipulated in the CSO procedure.

-Contribute to the design and implementation of quality assurance strategies/processes to ensure that HACT assessments and assurance activities (programmatic visits, spot checks) are undertaken.

-Preparation of the TORs, selection of the service providers, review of the findings and IP management responses, with the implementation of corrective actions.

-Improve the quality, identification and implementation of high priority action points.

-Using tools and systems including InSight and e-Tools, to identify high risk areas.

-Monitor internal country office processes for formalizing implementing partnerships with CSOs, also preparing reports for the country management team and regional office.

-Design and implement capacity building strategy/initiatives for CO staff to comply with the HACT and CSO procedures and other relevant corporate policies, procedures and guidance.

-Participate in country office ERM exercises to ensure that risks for implementing partnership management are identified.

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

University Degree in International Development, Programme/Project Management, Business Administration, Financial Management, Economics, Accounting, and Auditing, or other relevant field, is required.

A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: programme development/management, financial planning and management, audit, internal controls, accounting or another related area.

Experience in the usage of MS Office software and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database solutions. Experience in handling of web-based management systems and ERP financial, preferably SAP is an asset. Experience of IPSAS and/or IFRS is an asset.

Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Selection Criteria:

Experience managing implementing partners for medium to large development organizations.

Experience in capacity development in one or more of the functional areas related to this position.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Core Competencies: Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness, Works Collaboratively with others, Builds and Maintains Partnerships, Innovates and Embraces Change, Thinks and Acts Strategically, Drive to achieve impactful results, Manages ambiguity and complexity.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable [Insert diversity profile] are encouraged to apply.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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