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Public Partnership Specialist, (P-3), (Temporary Appointment), Public Partnerships Division (PPD), NYHQ

United States

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United States

Public Partnership Specialist, (P-3), (Temporary Appointment), Public Partnerships Division (PPD), NYHQ

  • Country: USA
  • Organization: UNICEF 
  • Deadline:  2023-11-25
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

The Public Partnership Specialist reports to the Public Sector Engagement Hub’s Team Lead and will support the team in the following areas of work:

Support the coordination of UNICEF’s engagement in selected key intergovernmental fora (e.g., ECOSOC/HLPF, SDGs, G20, UNGA, and others, as they are determined to be a priority for UNICEF) Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  1. Successful participation of UNICEF’s senior management in these processes
  2. Provide technical input and coordinate information exchange from both internal and external partners, as needed
  3. Engage with Permanent Missions, as needed, during the negotiation of resolutions and other outcome documents.

Support Team Lead’s engagement with the Group of Friends of Children and the SDGs (GOFs) in the following key areas:

  1. Partnership development with the co-chairs of the GOF and ensure that communication between UNICEF (as the technical secretariat) and the Group is fluid and constructive.
  2. Leveraging the GOF co-chairs on UNICEF’s key messages/asks, as well as with the broader Group members with support of PPD portfolio managers, COs and ROs, as needed.
  3. Preparation of talking points, NFRs, briefing notes and other documentation to support the advocacy objectives of the Group and OED/Senior Management’s participation in meetings of the Group.

Participate in the preparation of UNICEF’s inputs to key documents, resolutions, and outcomes, and analyze statements made by government delegations, for information-sharing, as relevant.

In collaboration with other divisions, develop content and key advocacy messages, as needed.

Help identify opportunities to engage with partner(s) on advocacy objectives, including through OED level engagement with partner(s) government(s).

Support the SDG Summit follow up engagement with public partners in preparation for the Summit for the Future (September 2024). In collaboration with relevant colleagues, advocate for the inclusion of key messages related to the implementation of the SDGs, and child and youth participation in the discussions, various documents and outcomes.

Analyze information, draft briefing notes and/or communications material for the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Directors, PPD Director and other senior staff for their participation in relevant intergovernmental/advocacy meetings.

Perform other tasks as it may be required, in discussion with the supervisor.

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

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields: Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in one or more of the following areas: partnerships, communications, advocacy, project management.
  • Experience of working across teams and ability to influence buy in is an asset. UN/UNICEF experience is also an asset.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills; ability to effectively collect, analyze, organize, distill, and present information.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and prioritize while working against multiple deadlines.
  • Fluency in English required. Knowledge of another UN official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.


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