Partnerships Manager - Programme Partnerships and Coordination (P-4), FT, Programme Group Leadership Team (PGLT), New York HQ

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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 171,387 USD and 220,969 USD.

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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.

The Programme Group (PG) provides global programme leadership to achieve results for the most disadvantaged and excluded children everywhere within the overall framework of the UNICEF Strategic Plan 2022–2025 and in response to the universal scope of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). PG leads UNICEF’s global programmatic vision to provide countries with technical assistance to boost programme excellence, as well as support to leverage evidence, partnerships, and innovations that can be adapted and taken to scale in different country contexts – including humanitarian settings and low-, middle-, and high-income countries. Within the PG, the Programme Group Leadership Team (PGLT) facilitates cross-programme teams around UNICEF’s normative mandates (gender, human rights, disabilities) and life course, and fosters and champions special programming areas, such as humanitarian action and programming in high-income countries; and change strategies such as systems strengthening, business engagement for child rights and social and behavior change.

For every child, a change……

The Partnerships Manager will work closely with the Director, Deputy Director and other senior management of PG to advance programming approaches and implementation; strengthen strategic partnerships; and coordinate priority issues across the Division in support of leadership.

The incumbent will support effective inter-sectoral collaboration and coordination with other HQ Divisions, Regional and Country Offices in matter pertaining to the accountability of the Director, taking forward initiatives to strengthen programme partnerships, thought leadership and technical assistance to regional and country office. She/he will report to the Deputy Director of the Programme Group.

The Programme Manager will regularly interact with all PG teams including the PGLT anchored teams and the Programme Teams to support the horizonal integration of key programmatic issues and strategies.

How can you make a difference?

Support to leadership and coordination of programme and management priorities

  • Support to PG leadership in setting and perusing key strategic programme and management objectives; and monitor work progress and related results.
  • Specifically, support the Director in his/her convening of senior management within PG to promote coherence and the most appropriate use of limited resources, as well as effective coordination of key cross cutting divisional priority initiatives.
  • Support the communication of strategic priorities internally and externally, through preparation and/or review and coordination of key documents, talking points and presentations; drafting of correspondence for or on behalf of PG Director on sensitive or substantive matters.
  • Analytically review information received by the supervisor and management and identify priority matters that need to be urgently addressed, advising on action as appropriate.
  • Facilitate collaboration across the division on strategic matters as required.

Strengthen strategic programme partnerships including public private partnerships

  • Support PG to take forward global level collaboration with private sector ion support of public private partnerships as a programme approach to support country level results, by providing strategic and programmatic support to PG Director and senior management in corporate engagement and interaction. Support the setting of related priorities, monitoring work progress and results.
  • Lead and/or contribute to development of engagement strategies with strategic partners including private sector. Strengthen global level programme partnerships through relevant internal networks with a focus on intersectoral approaches and horizontal integration across all programmes.
  • Contribute to the development of practices and approaches for fostering new and existing programme partnerships based on on-going monitoring and analyzing current trends of current or potential partners.

Strengthen strategic programme partnerships and conduct light touch coordination of civil society organization partnerships

  • Support PG to take forward global level collaboration with CSOs by providing strategic and programmatic support to PG Director and senior management in corporate engagement and interaction. Support the setting of related priorities, monitoring work progress and results.
  • Act as the convenor for light touch organization wide coordination of engagement with CSOs.
  • Lead and/or contribute to development of engagement strategies with key CSO partners and the expansion of partnership where required to support acceleration of programme results, thought leadership and advocacy.

Advance programming approaches and implementation

  • Support PG in its role to take forward proven programme approaches and implementation at scale. Support the setting of related priorities, monitoring work progress and results.
  • Lead and/or coordinate the development of specific programme approaches convening relevant internal networks with a focus on intersectoral approaches and horizontal integration across all programmes, and alignment and engagement across the organization, UN and other partners.
  • Identify and document programming approaches across the organization and develop policy approaches, technical guidance, and other contributions to PG’s thought leadership.

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

  • Advanced University degree in the area of International Relations, Political Science, Programme and Policy, Partnerships, Public Administration, or another relevant technical field is required.
  • A minimum of 8 (eight) years of professional work experience at the national and/or international levels in in international development cooperation, programme, partnerships, coordination and implementation is required.
  • Experience in headquarters and developing country and/or field work experience, and working with multiple priorities in high-pressure environments is considered an asset.
  • Experience in multi-sectoral, cross-cutting programming an asset
  • Experience working for international organizations such as the United Nations is desirable.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA), and sustainability

Please click Here to view UNICEF's core values and Here to view our competency framework.

UNICEF competencies required for this post are.

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (3)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

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 including 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, 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 promoting 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 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.

“UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at

For more information on remuneration and benefits, please visit UNICEF’s Entitlements’ page. If you would like to find estimates for entitlements, you may use the online Salary Estimate Calculator

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