UNICEF is looking for a temporary appointment Sr partnerships manager, (P5), Ndjamena, Chad #109572, (7 months)


Job no : 520115

Work type : Temporary Appointment

Categories : Private Fundraising and Partnerships

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  • UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential ;
  • Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone ;
  • And we never give up.


For every child, hope :

How can you make a difference?

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Chad Country Office in N’Djamena seeks a dedicated, experienced and highly motivated Partnerships Manager to lead its Partnerships Team. Under the supervision of the Representative, the Partnerships Manager will be responsible for enhancing positive partnerships. The Partnerships Manager will carry out analysis and make recommendations to the Representative in regards to fundraising development and expansion with a view to reaching fundraising income targets and in expanding fundraising capacity in the long term. He/she will also contribute to the overall resource mobilisation efforts of the office by reviewing and providing quality assurance of all proposals and donor reports, developing advocacy tools and building capacity of relevant staff on reporting.


Main responsibilities and tasks :

Enhance positive relationships with partnerships :

  • Enhance positive relationships with donor groups through timely and accurate reporting and monitoring of donor interests and information needs. This includes gathering of information, consolidation, editing and production of all required reports on contributions to the Country Programme ;
  • Develop resource mobilization strategy and technical guidance/quality control in proposal preparation and follow-up, as well as compilation of information, editing and layout, support donor and NatCom missions through the preparation of briefing documents for advocacy or information sharing ;
  • Advocate and position UNICEF’s brand to generate a strong positive UNICEF image to motivate and inspire donor support in collaboration with Communication section ;
  • Coordinate high level engagement with key donors from the public and private sectors to mobilize and influence cooperation with UNICEF to accelerate the achievement of results for children ;
  • Motivate and inspire the corporate sector to collaborate with UNICEF within a social responsibility approach, while nurturing and cultivating relationships with existing and new supporters and donors ;
  • Actively participate and contribute to the UNCT fundraising and reporting tasks within the framework of “Delivering as One”.

Analysis, monitoring and reporting :

  • Regularly monitor and share the donor reporting schedule, to ensure that quality reports are prepared and submitted timely to donors ;
  • Collaborate with other staff to compile, produce and disseminate mandatory UNICEF reports ;
  • Propose solutions for harmonization and standardization of reporting and monitoring mechanisms in order to limit parallel reporting and enhance the quality of data collection ;
  • Using appropriate tools and systems including InSight, report on status of Grant implementation and provide support in funds utilization and reporting ;
  • Prepare reports for CMT and Regional Office/HQ as may be required.

Supervision of the partnerships unit :

  • Ensure overall supervision of staff in the Partnerships Unit (Donor Relations Officer P2, Resource Mobilization Officer P1) ;
  • Enhance teamwork for management of partnerships and resource mobilization, to enhance credibility of the Chad programme and achieve the funding targets as set out in the country programme ;
  • Organise training to programme staff as necessary.


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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in International Relations, Political Science, Public Relations, Marketing or related field ;
  • A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree ;
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience in partnerships, fundraising, external relations, funds management, reporting or information management at the national and international level some of which with the UN and/or in a developing country is required ;
  • Strong demonstrated experience in donor reporting required. Proven ability to synthesize and powerfully convey messages and good knowledge and understanding of UNICEF programmatic work and principles will be an advantage ;
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, with close attention to detail ;
  • Solid experience in the usage of computers and office software programmes and experience in handling web-based management systems ;
  • International and developing work experience is required, as is background/familiarity with emergency situations.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.


For every Child, you demonstrate :

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are :

Core values :

  • Commitment ;
  • Diversity and Inclusion ;
  • Integrity.

Core competencies :

  • Communication [III] ;
  • Working with People [III] ;
  • Drive for Results [III].

Functional Competencies :

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [III] ;
  • Leading and Supervising [II] ;
  • Analyzing [III) ;
  • Relating and networking [II] ;
  • Deciding and Initiating action [II] ;
  • Applying technical expertise [III) ;
  • Planning and organizing [III).

View our competency framework at : here

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


Remarks :

  • N’Djamena is a non-family duty station ;
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Applications close : W. Central Africa Standard Time

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