Partnerships Advisor

Job categories Partnerships
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5009/27909
Level ICS-11
Department/office GPO, GPOOD, Office of the Director
Duty station New York , United States of America
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level P4
Duration One (1) year with possibility of extension based on performance and funds availability
Application period 08-Apr-2024 to 22-Apr-2024

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.

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The UNOPS Global Portfolios Office (GPO) works across the globe. It brings together:

  • The New York Portfolios Office, including the Sustainable Development Cluster and the Peace and Security Cluster
  • The Geneva Office, including hosted engagements, the Water, Environment and Climate (WEC) team based in Vienna, and other global programmes.

The office harnesses the collective expertise, resources, and networks of our Geneva and New York offices and the WEC team to amplify our impact in support of UNOPS strategic priorities and SDGs on a global scale. This ensures a streamlined and harmonized approach to global programmes and promotes collaboration and communication with multi-country offices.

The office works closely with major global partners and internal corporate and policy units and benefits from close links with the Geneva Liaison Office and the New York Board and External Relations Office.

We implement projects in over 130 countries on diverse thematics:

  • Sustainable development
  • Climate action and energy
  • Health
  • Peace & Security
  • Humanitarian leadership and people’s displacement

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the GPO Director, and in close collaboration with the NYPO and Geneva Senior Management teams, the Partnerships Advisor will lead the development, implementation, tracking and reporting of the GPO partnership and communication strategy, which focuses on:

  • Partnership building and growth: promoting UNOPS business positioning at the global scale in support of the UNOPS Strategic Plan and its contribution to Agenda 2030 and the SDGs; driving GPO's partnerships work, ensuring effective coordination and maximised impact
  • Lead on internal and external communications for the GPO office
  • Consolidating, curating and sharing knowledge, innovation and thematic competencies within GPO and in collaboration with other UNOPS offices and regions
  • Promoting UNOPS standards and culture with respect to managing partnerships, talent, engagement and efficiencies in programme delivery.

In doing so, the Partnerships Advisor will draw on the Geneva and NYPO partnership and communication strategies, develop a workplan outlining priorities for GPO’s global engagement with current and potential partners and track and report progress, adjusting as needed to meet agreed targets and in line with emerging opportunities.  The Partnerships Advisor will work across GPO under the guidance of the Director and collaborate with NYPO and GVA Managers, NYPO and GVA partnership and communication colleagues, as well as UNOPS PLG, Geneva Liaison Office and NYBER, leading the efforts to strengthen relationships with the UN system of organizations, IFIs and other current and potential global partners for GPO in NY, Geneva and globally.

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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.

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