UNICEF seeks a Partnerships Specialist (Resource Mobilization)

Partnerships Specialist (Resource Mobilization)

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Partnerships Specialist (Resource Mobilization)

  • Post Date:December 21, 2021
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  • Career Level Specialist
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

(Not open to Zimbabwean nationals)

Job no: 546960
Position type: Fixed Term Appointment – 1 year
Location: Zimbabwe
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
School/Unit: Zimbabwe
Department/Office: Harare, Zimbabwe
Categories: Programme Management

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, a champion!

UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights.

The current UNICEF-Government of Zimbabwe Country Programme of Cooperation (2016-2021) aims to support Zimbabwe to sustain and build upon the gains achieved for children during the 2012-2015 Country Programme of Cooperation. The programme focuses on improving the quality of social services, increasing access to services, and helping to build national and sub-national capacities to provide low-cost, high-impact interventions for all children, especially the most vulnerable.

For more information about UNICEF Zimbabwe please click here

You can also access and explore all new UNICEF vacancies and create job alerts via the UNICEF Zimbabwe website link below: https://www.unicef.org/zimbabwe/work-us

How can you make a difference?

A challenging and exciting opportunity has arisen within UNICEF Zimbabwe under the Office of the Representative for a passionate and committed Partnerships Specialist (Resource Mobilization).

Under the general supervision and guidance of the UNICEF Representative, the Resource Mobilization and Partnership Specialist will support the Office in (1) establishing partnerships with new and emerging public sector donors like the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and the middle East Countries of Qatar and the United Arab Emirate, (2) deepen and expand UNICEF’s engagements with the private sector and tap into its core businesses and expertise with a view to accelerate results for children; (3) raise awareness among corporate actors on child rights and the need for businesses to respect and support children’s rights in their operations and value chains; (4) engage with emerging donors, international and regional development financial institutions and actors in the business sector to explore innovative financing, including blended financing and impact bonds, in support of children ‘s agenda; and (5) strengthen UNICEF staff capacity to effectively engage with the business sector in line with the UNICEF Programme Guidance on Engagement with Business.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Partnership and engagement with emerging public sector donors / partners.
  • Shared-value partnerships
  • Child Rights in Business Principles
  • Innovative Development Financing
  • Staff Capacity in Business For Result (B4R)
  • Planning, monitoring and documentation

Please refer to the attached job description for more information: Resource Mobilization Specialist P4 JD.pdf

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

  • An advanced university degree is required in one of the following fields: international relations, political science, communications, international development, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of eight years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public affairs, private sector partnership management, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area. Familiarity with engagement with business sector is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit 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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Application close: South Africa Standard Time