Partnerships Senior Analyst (Angola is a family duty station)

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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 Angolans who are fulfiling the requirement's stated on this job advert are strongly encouraged to apply.

Local Context:

To expand our work in Angola by strengthening our value proposition, fortifying our internal capacity to respond rapidly to funders’ and government’s requests, enhancing our added value in our contribution to UNCT in the UNSDCF process and to the country’s National Development Plans, UNOPS is recruiting a Technical Analyst to support technical proposals that will help to build further the pipeline in Angola.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Multi-country Office Director or Partnerships Advisor for the Multi-country Office, the Partnership Senior Analyst will conduct technical analyses, inputs and reviews for project documents and proposals in the area of (but not limited to) energy; particularly solar systems and mini grids. The Partnerships Senior Analyst will work in close collaboration with the Partnership Development Unit team, Programme and project teams in CDMCO, for successful programme and project development activities to include their technical reviews and analyses.

The Partnerships Senior Analyst serves as a technical analyst, reviewer and advisor in support of the development of new projects and/or functional areas so as to ensure that technical, infrastructural services and products are designed, developed and implemented in accordance to customer and UNOPS quality requirements.

Partnerships Senior Analyst serves as focal point for developing and monitoring the Quality Control strategy across projects in CDMCO Angola.

Background information - DR Congo

Located in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo the UNOPS Multi-Country office covers eleven countries: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Rwanda, and has an active portfolio of over $300 million, with many infrastructure projects. The office has developed strong working relations with international partners, UN agencies including UN Missions and Governments across Central Africa over the years. It provides technical support and capacity building in strategic development areas including infrastructure rehabilitation and development across health, education, public works, governance/public administration sectors; procurement, project management and sectoral advisory services; peace and security, environmental preservation and protection among others.

Functional Responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

Support the oversight of CDMCO Portfolio performance management through provision of analytics and reports for the countries assigned:

  • Support CDMCO management on the implementation and monitoring progress/ reporting of corporate and strategic initiatives
  • Identifies requirements related to marketing materials and presentation materials and the distribution thereof, as well as any reports/publications required for existing and potential clients and partners
  • Communicates with the relevant UNOPS personnel on matters pertaining to their respective responsibilities in relation to program and business development
  • Develops UNOPS capacity statements for the various services provided by UNOPS
  • Supports CDMCO operations and contributes to knowledge sharing, enhancing the harmonization of projects while facilitating synergies with team members
  • Contributes to CDMCO annual strategic plan through portfolio and comparative analyses

Project Development & Project Support:

  • Prepares project documents, legal agreements, budgets and support engagement clearance. Assists the preparation of meetings and events, draft talking points, and meeting minutes
  • Supports CDMCO management in project compliance and quality assurance, by providing up to date analysis of project progress, by facilitating project board meetings and by keeping track of performance vs portfolio Key Performance Indicators - KPIs.
  • Collaborates with business area teams to understand project requirements, shape the initial project request, and provide a high-level estimate of the project effort and costs (project budget elaboration)
  • Support to internal coordination of corporate and strategic initiatives, planning and reporting and knowledge sharing and communications

Development and follow up of business opportunities:

  • Contributes and supports the development and implementation of CDMCO business strategy
  • Conducts research on donor aid flows worldwide, UN and other agencies, trends in aid, potential future markets for growth, creating criteria for selecting target markets and partners, comparison of donor types, and UNOPS market with special emphasis to CDMCO core business.
  • Synthesizes and summarizes information relevant to business development and prepare relevant reports, briefing notes/talking points/presentations and other materials for internal and external use
  • Advocates UNOPS as a partner and service provider of choice
  • Supports development of strategic partnerships with key counterparts and business opportunities
  • Maintain and develop contacts and partnerships within the donor community (UN agencies, donor governments, donor organizations, etc.), monitor communications, follow-up activities and proposal submissions

Support communication and knowledge management:

  • Promote the circulation of information within CDMCO and its clusters, in order to support knowledge management and create cross synergies within CDMCO Clusters.
  • Produce high quality communications and visibility materials of CDMCO on websites, twitter etc... and for partners, government officials and potential donors, clients and stakeholders
  • Ensure strong stakeholder management through continuous communication with partners and governments

Monitoring and Progress Controls:

  • Supports preparation of the PDO monthly reports including KPI reports as per CDMCO target agreement
  • Prepare periodic updates on the progress of CDMCO and AFR RO action plans and annual strategic plans
  • Provides ad hoc research on potential business partners
  • Maintain the CDMCO intranet web page and UNOPS website on Angola and other countries assigned

Education

  • Advanced University degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Social Sciences, Law, Project Management, or other related fields is required.
  • First University degree (Bachelor's degree) in Business Administration, Social Sciences, Law, Project Management, or other related fields plus two (2) additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience - At least two (2) years in project development, partnerships, or resource mobilization is required - Previous experience within the UN system is an asset.

Language - Fluency in English is required. - Fluency in Portuguese in required.

Certifications

  • PRINCE2 certification, at least at Foundation Level, or Project Management Professional (PMP) methodologies is desirable.

Competencies

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. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. 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: IICA (International Individual Contractor Agreement) Contract level: IICA1 (ICS9) Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Additional Considerations

  • 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
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • Duty Stations Antananarivo,Yaoundé and Luanda are a Family Duty Station
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
  • CANDIDATES WITH NO UN OR UNOPS EXPERIENCE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
  • *****NB: This VA is also open to Nationals of Madagascar, Cameroon and Angola. A Madagascar, Cameroon or Angola National selected will be contracted under a Local Individual Contractor Agreement at (LICA 9)*****

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 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.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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