Partnerships Senior Advisor - Washington Liaison

Job categories Partnerships
Vacancy code VA/2021/B0047/22171
Level ICS-12
Department/office RP, PLG, Partnerships and Liaison Group
Duty station Washington DC, United States of America
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level P5
Duration 1 year, renewable upon satisfactory performance and budget availability
Application period 12-Jul-2021 to 09-Aug-2021


Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.



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UNOPS is looking for a new colleague to join our Partnerships Group (PLG), to expand our network with Washington DC-based partners and support UNOPS partnerships strategies to expand our global portfolios. We’re looking for an excellent networker who can build on and develop our existing partnership with the World Bank and the US Government. The ideal candidate has a good understanding of the Washington development landscape, including demonstrated experience working with DC-based partners in HQ and the field, as well as outstanding networking and communication skills. This role offers a demanding and exciting opportunity to contribute to UNOPS global partnerships team. 

As part of the Partnerships Group, the UNOPS Washington Liaison Office (WLO), aims to bring the organization closer to key global partners based in the Washington DC area, with a focus on the World Bank (WB), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the US Department of State (DoS), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The WLO seeks to link UNOPS strategic solutions to partner delivery challenges with a view of improving their client’s performance related to project management, infrastructure, procurement, and organizational maturity.

The Partnerships Group (PLG) supports UNOPS efforts to build closer ties with partners across the full spectrum of UNOPS activities. By forging strategic relationships and working with partners, both in the field and at headquarters, PLG seeks to not only ensure high partners satisfaction with UNOPS project implementation and support, but also to integrate best practices and innovative solutions from experienced non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector into UNOPS operations. Based in Copenhagen, PLG has active liaison offices in New York, Geneva, Brussels, Washington DC, and Nairobi and supports partners such as the World Bank, USAID, the European Union, UNEP, the Global Fund, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and others. 



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