Head of Unit - Partnership Development Office

Job categories Partnerships
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5301/28278
Level ICS-11
Department/office AFR, CDMCO, DR Congo
Duty station Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Ongoing
Application period 11-Jun-2024 to 09-Jul-2024

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UNOPS Democratic Republic of Congo Multi-Country Office (CDMCO) is recruiting for this position: Head of Unit-Partnerships Development Office to be based in Kinshasa, Congo (Family Duty Station)

Qualified women and candidates from groups which are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply
. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.

The Role:
The Head of Unit-Partnerships Development Office (HPDO) is the senior Partnerships Development Lead for the Multi-Country Office, managing and advising other partnerships officers and/or adjacent roles. Directly reporting to the Congo Democratic Multi-Country Office (CDMCO) Director, the Head of Unit-Partnerships Development is a member of the Office Senior Management Team and responsible for developing and implementing the sub-regional partnerships and programme development strategy and donor and client coordination activities. This includes new countries wherein UNOPS is planning to initiate or broaden operations. Under the direction and guidance of the CDMCO Director, the HPDO is responsible for the elaboration of the annual CDMCO strategic plan, working in close collaboration with Africa Regional Office (AFR), the Head of Programme & Programme Management Office (PMO), the Head of Support Services, and CDMCO’s country managers/Heads of Offices.

The Head of Partnership Development Office provides situation analyses, donor mapping and programme/project development documents and concept notes/proposals in collaboration with UNOPS’s existing and potential partners, including national governments, the UN System, multilateral and bilateral donors and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). In addition,  s/he liaises with these and other relevant stakeholders to identify partnership opportunities for UNOPS, based on the organisation’s mandate and role as part of the UN system.

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