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This is a IICA-1 contract. This kind of contract is known as International Individual Contractor Agreements. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's an external contract. It usually requires 2 years of experience, depending on education. More about IICA-1 contracts.
Background Information - Job-specific
The Partnerships and Liaison Group (PLG) drives the development and expansion of new and existing partnerships, in collaboration with UNOPS headquarter groups, regions and countries. PLG consists of a network of liaison offices spread globally and a cross cutting partnership development support team based in Copenhagen.
PLG’s Liaison Offices support the management of relations and development of partnerships with UNOPS key global partners with offices in Amman, Brussels, Geneva, London, Tokyo, Washington DC, and Nairobi and supports partners such as the World Bank, the European Union, France, Germany, Japan, the UK, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Global Fund, USAID, national governments and others.
The partnership development support team based in Copenhagen provides a range of cross cutting partnership development support across the organisation.
Under the direct supervision of the Partner Analytics Team Lead and the overall guidance of the Director of Partnerships, and the Head of Partnership Development, the Partnerships Analyst’s responsibilities primarily include:
1. Prepare briefing materials for UNOPS Executive Director’s high-level engagements with partners and participation in external events
- Prepare talking points, background notes, speeches, and other briefing materials for the various engagements of the Executive Director (e.g.: meetings with partners, UN agencies, and other international organizations, as well as participation in external events and relevant UN inter-agency platforms such as the General Assembly and the Executive Board, among others).
- Liaise with relevant stakeholders (HQ units and field offices) for their inputs into the briefing materials, ensuring inputs are provided in a timely manner and meet the expected quality.
- Research, review, analyse and summarise substantive information for the Executive Director’s briefings, ensuring the required quality and deadlines are met.
- Coordinate with the Executive Office on the Executive Director’s planning for meetings and missions and ensure required briefing packages are developed.
Other responsibilities may include the following:
2. Support partnership resources development and internal communication efforts
- Support, when relevant, the updating of PLG intranet content for improved access to partnerships development resources.
- Contribute to developing and continuously improving knowledge products, including support materials and guidance documents for colleagues in partnership functions.
3. Support to the PLG Director and senior management
- In collaboration with the Partner Analytics Team Lead, contribute to high-level analysis, reports, and presentations for the Partnerships Director (e.g., participation in the Quarterly Business Review, Global Leadership Meeting, and other senior management meetings).
- Assist the Director of Partnerships in managing liaison, regional, and field offices through meeting preparation and logistics coordination.
- Support onboarding and exit efforts for new joiners and personnel.
- As required, assist the Director in administrative tasks including, but not limited to, expenses, travel, budget, HR follow up, procurement, meeting coordination, and external communications.
- Ad hoc support as needed.
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent), preferably in development studies, international affairs, political science or related field with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or
- A first level University degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) in combination with 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
- 2 years of prior experience working in international development or humanitarian organizations is required (with an advanced university degree);
- Demonstrated experience working in the following areas is an asset:
- Preparation of high-level briefing materials for senior management
- Analysis and reporting
- Partnership development
- Project or programme support
- Demonstrated ability to summarize complex and detailed information clearly and concisely is required;
- Knowledge of and experience with Google Suite/Workspace applications (Docs, Slides, and Sheets) and/or MS Office programmes is required;
- Experience with data analytics concepts and tools is an asset.
- Fluency in both written and spoken English is required.
- Knowledge of another official UN language is desired.
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
Contract type, level and duration
- Contract type: ICA
- Contract level: I-ICA 1 (ICS-8)
- Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
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- Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
- Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
- Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified
- Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
- UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
- Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
- For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
- For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS
- The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
With over 5,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,400 personnel recruited on behalf of our partners, spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced and diverse labour force — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs. We continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage the recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.