Public Finance for Children (PF4C) and Private Sector Partnerships Officer (, TA, Podgorica, Montenegro) - Montenegro nationals only
Application deadline 9 months ago: Sunday 27 Feb 2022 at 22:55 UTCOpen application form
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.
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For every child, equality
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations. The private sector directly and indirectly impacts the lives of children as consumers, family members of employees, young workers and as future employees and business leaders. Children are also part of the communities and environments in which companies operate. Business leaves a footprint on the lives of children through its products and services, supply chains, manufacturing methods, marketing methods, distribution practices, environmental and social impacts and investment in local communities. The interest of the private sector to use its voice and actions to have positive impact on equity and social outcomes has been steadily growing over the last decade. In order to achieve results and change, public and private sector need to work togeter in convening and further promoting collective action, mobilizing resources for children. UNICEFs work takes place within an ecosystem of private and public institutions, stakeholders of multiple forms, standards, policies and laws linked in relationships of differing power and influence, connecting the global and the local
The position’s purpose is to support CO senior management in deepening collaboration with key stakeholders and helping to provide an interface for environmental scanning, knowledge exchange, social policy programming, private sector engagement and related advocacy from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable results. This includes programmes aimed at: a) Increasing public and private partnerships to address priorities for children in the country and reduce multidimensional child poverty; b) Improving the transparency, adequacy, equity, efficiency and efficacy of child-focused public investments and financial management; and c) Strengthening the governance, decentralization and accountability measures to increase public participation and the quality, equity and coverage of social services.
This requires a global approach to partnerships, encompassing the private sector, the government (public finance), the Parliament and civil society partners, as well as linkages and support to teams working on education, social and child protection, and ECD including health.
How can you make a difference?
Under the direct supervision of the CRM+E NOC and oversight from the Representative, assists in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF in Montenegro partnership and alliances for public finance management and with business to support UNICEF program objectives in the country.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
1.Developing, planning and coordination
- Analyzes the macroeconomic context and its impact on social development, emerging issues and social policy concerns, as well as implications for children, and proposes and promotes appropriate responses in respect of such issues and concerns focusing on government resource allocation policies and potential for private sector engagement for the realization of the rights of children. - Ensure compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations: ensure timely private sector partners Due Diligence clearance and review partner agreements and amendments for senior staff approval, support the donor reports. - Undertakes budget analysis to inform UNICEF’s advocacy and technical assistance to Ministries of Finance and Social Welfare, planning commissions to improve equitable allocations for essential services for children. Works with sector colleagues to build capacity to undertake costing and cost effectiveness analysis on priority interventions to help inform policy decisions on child-focused investments. - Coordinate the CO’s efforts in strengthening partnerships and collaboration with existing partners and pursues new partnership opportunities for public finance management and private sector engagement. - Acts as focal point for identification and pursuit of opportunities for outreach, engagement, policy influence and collaboration, by ensuring that UNICEF’s interests, perspectives, and knowledge are taken into account in relevant policy. - Maintain effective relationships with the Regional Office in order to keep them informed on important, strategic operational activations.
2.Building alliance, resource mobilization
- Support the CO management with the development and implementation of a sound cross-sectoral partnership engagement and alliances building strategy for public finance management and private sector engagement. - Identifies key partners and opportunities for their engagement in initiatives that promote the realization of children’s rights and support UNICEF programme goals and objectives. - Assist with the development and monitoring of implementation of an office-wide work plan for partnership and alliances building activities, and provides support and guidance to the other colleagues to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of results, in accordance with UNICEF’s partnership strategy, and that objectives and targets are met. - Ensure the maintainance of up-to-date information on partners and income trends, analyses development assistance policies and keeps resource partner profiles updated.
- Oversees private fundraising activities related to acquisition of new donors both individual and corporate through various channels.
3. Advocacy, networking and partnership building
- Support CO management in developing strategies and communication impact and outreach to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support resource mobilization for UNICEF’s programmatic priorities. - Develops and maintains deep knowledge and familiarity with current and prospective partners and relevant stakeholders, contributing to a database of key contacts and to UNICEF’s base of knowledge on partnership and resource mobilization. - Conduct research on potential new partners for UNICEF, and provide analysis of the areas of work, outreach, financial based and reputation of prospective partners. - Contribute to ideas for opportunities to develop new and existing synergies with the private and public sector in order to support a more effective and efficient approach to programme delivery. - Identify and maximize opportunities for UNICEF Montenegro engagement in global multi-stakeholder platforms and initiatives involving the private sector. - Maintain up-to-date information on partners and income trends, analyse development assistance policies and keep resource partner profiles updated.
4. Knowledge management, capacity building and innovation
- Support the development and implementation of standards and guidance for UNICEF partnerships, formulation of work plans and strategies. - Lead capacity-building of corporate partners in Children's Rights and Business Principles including innovative approaches to support child rights among business operations. - Provides strategic, logistical and programmatic support to senior management and other UNICEF staff in corporate engagement and interaction with assigned partners; - Assists in generating public support for special events to renew the commitment for partnership at national and local levels. Identifies recruits and supervises technical resources and consultants, as necessary, for the above activities. - Maintain awareness of current activities, political and social events of UN and other multilateral bodies/governments, conduct analysis to understand how they may impact UNICEF activities and programmes and provide timely information to UNICEF staff for decision-making.
Impact of Results: The PF4C and Partnerships Officer is a experienced professional in the field of external relations, in particular partnership development and resource mobilization. The quality of work and external communications performed by the Officer directly impacts on the professionalism of the incumbent and the overall reputation of UNICEF. S/He follows established procedures but is expected to make recommendations on strategies for engagement and communications products. The Partnership Officer is accountable for quality, substantive input and ability to project a competent and trusted image of UNICEF to partners.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A university degree is required in one of the following fields: international relations, public affairs, political science, communications, international development, responsible business conduct, sustainability or another relevant technical field.
- A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public affairs, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- 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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
• Care • Respect • Integrity • Trust • Accountability
• Communication (II) • Drive for results (II) • Working with people (II)
• Formulating strategies and concepts (I) • Analyzing (II) • Relating and networking (II) • Persuading and influencing (I) • Applying technical expertise (II) • Learning and researching (II) • Planning and organizing (I)
To view our competency framework, please visit 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.
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.
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.