Partnerships Senior Officer

Job categories Partnerships
Vacancy code VA/2022/B0047/25115
Level ICS-9
Department/office DP, PLG, Partnerships and Liaison Group
Duty station Washington, United States of America
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-1
Duration ongoing
Application period 16-Dec-2022 to 06-Jan-2023

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

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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General Background 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 in our areas of expertise: infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources. Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality, speed and cost effectiveness. 

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. 

 Background Information - Job-specific 

UNOPS Partnerships and Liaison Group (PLG) has the mandate to support: (1) the development and expansion of new and existing partnerships, in collaboration with UNOPS headquarters groups, regions and countries; and (2) the strengthening of UNOPS positioning across the United Nations System, Member States, intergovernmental, and inter-agency bodies as required. The Group creates and maintains strategies, policies, standards, tools and templates and facilitates training related to partnerships. PLG supports the Director, Regional Portfolios to operationalize approved partnerships strategies across UNOPS regions and countries. 

PLG consists of a network of liaison offices spread globally; as well as a central team based in UNOPS Headquarters in Copenhagen. Liaison offices manage relationships with UNOPS key global partners and provide support to offices managing relations with these partners throughout the project cycle. The Washington Liaison Office (WLO) represents UNOPS in Washington, D.C. The office's mission is to strengthen the partnership with the World Bank Group, the US Government (the State Department, USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation), the International Development Finance Corporation, other DC-based institutions, and the Government of Canada.

Functional Responsibilities  Under the overall guidance and dir...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Education: ● Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) p...

Contract type: ICA Contract level: I-ICA 1 Contract duration: O...

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UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

We are proud of our people. The UNOPS family brings together approximately 160 nationalities, represented by over 5,000 UNOPS personnel as well as some 7,800 personnel recruited on behalf on our partners. Spread across 80 countries, our workforce is rich in diversity and culture – with inclusion at its core.

We understand the importance of balancing professional and personal demands and offer several flexible working options.

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