Partnerships Manager (Development Finance), P4, EAPRO

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This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 127,904 USD and 164,906 USD.

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The international rate of 90,970 USD, with an additional 40.6% at this the location, applies.

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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, innovation!

UNICEF has set ambitious goals for its 2022-25 Strategic Plan in response to the Sustainable Development Goals agenda. Meeting the SDGs will require developing and scaling innovations, supported by sustainable resourcing strategies, for all those who need them, and successfully leveraging resources for children through the use of new financial structures (e.g., blended finance, guarantees, impact bonds).

Financial innovation is key to UNICEF’s resource mobilization strategy and Strategic Plan, to help address the complex challenges (e.g., conflict and displacement, urbanization, disease outbreak, disasters, and climate change, among others) faced by millions of children and adolescents across the globe.

This role is based within the Bangkok PFP Regional Support Centre, with a dotted line to China CO, with whom the postholder will work closely.

How can you make a difference?

Working within the broader global Partnership strategy for innovative/alternative finance, you will deepen collaboration with key Multilateral Development Banks, International Financial Institutions and relevant development finance stakeholders based in EAP, with the goal of mobilizing resources for UNICEF programmes while also increasing UNICEF’s strategic policy influence with MDBs/IFIs, including in the area of financial innovation to leverage resources for children.

You will provide the PFP Regional Support Centre in EAPRO with capacity to support country offices to develop viable, investment-grade innovations and initiatives. Moreover, you will provide capacity to pursue partnership opportunities with Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in the region, increasing support for better outcomes for children and child rights in key financial allocations of the banks and governments. In addition, you will play a key leadership role in this area in Financial Innovation across East Asia Pacific, leading major initiatives and high level internal and external stakeholders, with responsibility for developing policy changes in how UNICEF responds to this agenda. You will also be responsible for the management of TAs/Consultants supporting on major projects.

You will also provide strategic support to EAP country offices on financing related initiatives; keeping current with financing models relevant to UNICEF’s results and proposing scaling platforms that address demand, supply, partnership and financing opportunities and bottlenecks; creating and/or strengthening strategic alliances around innovation and innovative finance priorities; and, providing strategic guidance to identify, incubate and scale innovations and innovative finance initiatives to deliver results for children, women and adolescents.

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

  • Advanced university degree in relevant field, e.g. Public Policy, Business Administration, Finance, International Development or related degree. *Alternatively, a first level University Degree in a relevant field combined with (2) additional years of qualifying professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of relevant professional experience at the international level, with an emphasis on programming, policy and strategic planning, new financial or investment products and services.
  • An in-depth understanding of, and experience working in, UNICEF or the UN is essential.
  • Programme country experience will be an asset.
  • Experience in working with multilateral and bilateral partners and with multilateral development banks/IFIs.
  • Strong capacity to work effectively in inter-divisional teams.
  • Strong capacity to distill and translate multifaceted and critical issues for organizational attention.
  • Strategic and global thinking, analytical ability and strong curiosity.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Credible presence, strong presentation skills, and ability to communicate with senior leaders.
  • Flexible and able to multi-task; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment while also driving towards clarity and solutions.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

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

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrate Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Work Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Build and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovate and Embraces Change (1)
  • Think and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manage ambiguity and complexity (1)

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 committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles 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.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable Male candidates who are national of Programme Country are encouraged to apply.

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 may also be 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.

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.

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