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  • Posted: May 16, 2022
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  • Founded in 1946, UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child in 190 countries and territories, with a special focus on reaching those in greatest need. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for poor countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from v...
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    Senior Programme Associate (Partnership), GS-7, South Africa Country Office, Pretoria # 120155 (Temporal Appointment 364 days)

    In this position, the Partnerships Consultant will play a key role in supporting the partnerships team, serving as a channel coordinator and project administrator. This will require strong organizational and operational expertise, coupled with the ability to demonstrate tactical execution. Furthermore, this role will work closely with enabling functions (legal, compliance, IT, Social Media etc.) in SACO, Regional Office (RO) and PFP to optimize local execution of key partnership activities.

    Key responsibilities of the Partnerships Officer will be as follows:
    Administration and Operational Support

    • Records and manages all partnership interactions and engagements on UNISON, uploading and tracking contracts, MOUs and partner agreements
    • Prepares donor invoices, donor certificates and tracks incoming partner payments and transfers
    • Manages partnership vendors relationships with partners’ operational focal points
    • Tracks and oversees the central partnerships action log and works to resolve open cases
    • Oversees administrative and operational issues emerging across corporate, major donor and individual giving channels
    • Provides project assistance and operational support to Partnerships team, such as tracking project timelines and schedules, mapping priorities and managing data entries
    • Field travel and travel for partner meetings and engagements will also be necessary according to COVID-19 safety measures. These can be discussed with HR and Partnerships Manager on recruitment.

    Partnership Coordination

    • Works collaboratively with internal Programme Associates to track and monitor movement of donor funds into PSFR accounts and SACO more broadly
    • Conducts and catalogues resource mobilization reporting across all channels monthly
    • Analyzes fundraising trends using forecasting tools and suitable data management systems
    • Contributes to proposal development and reporting by helping to manage deadlines, compile submission packages, and applying a strong attention to detail
    • Applies clear understanding of partner strategies and priorities to identify linkages with UNICEF programmes and campaigns that create/produces fundraising opportunities

    Fundraising and Relationship Management

    • Enable the most suitable digital and traditional mechanisms for UNICEF to engage individual donors in South Africa taking into account cost-per-acquisition per channel
    • Regularly liaise with PFP and RO colleagues on diversifying giving channels and enabling systems upgrades to fast-track ease-of-giving
    • Offer and activate secondary individual giving fundraising channels for UNICEF through institutional partners
    • Facilitate outreach to donors on the preparation of partnerships surveys and donor follow-ups
    • Actively mobilize partners and supporters to activate omni-channel giving options
    • Continuously seek out ways to improve the partner journey and the individual giving experience
    • Maintain up-to-date contact database for individual givers and support online and print promotion of partnership and giving activities

    Event and Project Management

    • Manages the upkeep and the execution of the annual partnerships calendar
    • Leads in planning strategic partnership meetings and managing stakeholder correspondence
    • Directs the end-to-end logistics of fundraising and partnership activities (pledge uptake, security, registration, room set-up, event services, maintenance, catering, bookmark sales, etc.)
    • Compiles post-event/engagement reports and creates appropriate feedback loops
    • Co-ordinates and delivers successful partnership site visits (venue, sponsorship, travel, catering, security management etc.)

    Critical Skills And Experience Required

    • Proven track record in fundraising and donor management
    • Experience in organizing and managing external stakeholder events
    • Ability to conduct research and sound policy and business analysis
    • Experience managing multi-stakeholder relationships and coordinating information across internal (inside the organisation) and external (external to the organisation) stakeholders
    • Proven experience in organizing, facilitating and managing meetings and events
    • Skill in the identification and establishment of new partnership and fundraising opportunities
    • Ability to reconcile or match the needs of the organization with those of the account
    • Good negotiation skills with experience across different cultures and educational backgrounds
    • Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in a service-oriented manner under tight deadlines
    • Proficiency in the use of CRM software for the management of donor accounts and donor data

    Key Competencies

    • Building Trust – Delivers against objectives while working collaboratively across teams.
    • Execution – Manages preparation of plans, budgets and activities that support these goals.
    • Planning and Organizing – Prepares, monitors and oversees the workplans of the section.
    • Stakeholder Management – Client focused, happy to help, flexible attitude.
    • Attention to Detail – Accurately records details and delivers according to the brief.

    Qualifications
    Education

    • Completion of Secondary School, university level courses in one of the following fields: public relations, international relations, political science, communications and marketing, international development, business studies or another relevant technical field.

    Work Experience

    • 7 years administrative experience in one or more of these areas: public/business administration, private sector partnership, stakeholder management, hospitality, resource mobilization, fundraising and/or external relations.
    • Two years in a client facing and/or account management function strongly preferred
    • Background in fundraising and multi-stakeholder project administration required

    Language Proficiency

    • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, working knowledge of other UN language a plus.
    • Knowledge of national languages in South Africa is an asset.
    • South Africa Nationals Only

    Closing Date: 26th, May 2022

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    Partnerships Officer, (NO-1), South Africa Country Office, Pretoria # 120154 (Temporary Appointment 364 days)

    In this position, the National Partnerships Officer will play a leading role in prospecting potential partners, onboarding incoming partners and developing that the national partnerships pipeline. Furthermore, the Partnerships Officer will serve as the key account manager for active partners and will coordinate the management of these relationships with relevant internal stakeholders, Regional Office and National Committees. This will require strong organizational and operational expertise, coupled with the ability to demonstrate tactical execution and apply strategic thinking.

    Key responsibilities of the Partnerships Officer will be as follows:

    Coordination and Communication

    • Collaborate closely with the programme sections to develop compelling and successful project proposals directed at partners and supporters with complementary interests and priorities
    • Interface with the principal contacts and program managers in National Committees and partner organizations to ensure that proposals, reports, and submissions are managed timeously
    • Collect, coordinate and distribute information and updates across relevant internal and external stakeholder channels to provide account details and up-to-date accounts of relationship status
    • Arrange monthly calls with Regional Office on local pipeline management, advancing areas of collaboration and strategic
    • Field travel and travel for partner meetings and engagements will also be necessary according to COVID-19 safety measures.

    Reporting, Data Management and Governance

    • Record and manage all donor interactions and engagements on UNISON, including record of proposals submitted and active leads being managed
    • Assist in the development and of contracts, MOUs and partner agreements governing the partnership terms between SACO and external partners

    Account Management

    • Develop a deep understanding of partner strategies and priorities, identifying key linkages with UNICEF programmes and campaigns
    • Arrange quarterly check-in calls with active partners and supporters, ensuring continuous alignment of expectations and providing feedback on key deliverables
    • Actively mobilize partners and supporters to activate omni-channel giving options
    • Continuously seek out ways to improve the partner journey and the individual giving experience
    • Lead the day-to day execution of fundraising engagements and events

    Critical Skills and Experience Required

    • Proven track record of building and maintaining long term relationships
    • Experience in the creation of proposals, annual plans and budgets
    • Experience managing multi-stakeholder relationships and coordinating information across internal (inside the organisation) and external (external to the organisation) stakeholders
    • Proven experience in organizing, facilitating and managing meetings and events
    • Strong personal and group presentation and communication skills
    • Ability to conduct research and sound policy and business analysis
    • Skill in the identification and establishment of new partnership and fundraising opportunities
    • Ability to reconcile or match the needs of the organization with those of the account
    • Good negotiation skills with experience across different cultures and educational backgrounds
    • Proven ability to write, draft, and edit letters, proposals, appeals, reports, acknowledgements, briefings, and donor correspondence for external supporters
    • Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in a service-oriented manner with tight deadlines
    • Proficiency in the use of CRM software for the management of donor accounts and donor data
    • Familiarity with engaging philanthropic institutions and family foundations is highly preferred

    Key Competencies

    • Building Trust – Delivers against objectives while working collaboratively across teams.
    • Strategy and Execution – Creates a shared vision with accounts that includes the preparation of plans, budgets and activities that support these goals.
    • Negotiation and Diplomacy – Addresses conflict and creates open, trusting relationships.
    • Planning and Organizing – Accurately records details and timeously executes tasks.
    • Stakeholder Management - Client focused, happy to help, flexible attitude.

    Qualifications

    Education

    • Bachelor’s degree is required in one of the following fields: international relations, political science, communications and marketing, international development, business science or another relevant technical field.
    • Bachelors in any of the fields mentioned above (+4 years’ experience) or advanced university degree (+3 years’ experience) will be an advantage.

    Experience

    • A minimum of 1 years of professional relevant experience in one or more of the following areas is an: public affairs, private sector partnership, stakeholder management, programme management, resource mobilization, fundraising and/or external relations.
    • Two years in client facing and/or account management function strongly preferred.
    • Background with an NGO or an international organization desirable.

    Language Proficiency

    • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, working knowledge of other UN language a plus.
    • Knowledge of any other national languages in South Africa is an asset.
    • South Africa Nationals Only

    Closing Date: 26th, May 2022

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    Chief Child Protection, (P-5), South Africa Country Office, Pretoria # 99016 (Open for UNICEF internal staff, externals and non-South African nationals only)

    The Chief will be responsible for the management and oversight of the child protection and child rights governance programme with UNICEF in SA; experience in human rights based approach to programming and experience in integrated collaboration with other programmes and with UN Sister Agencies are huge success factors.   Ability to manage and nurture many high level strategic partnerships with Presidency, line departments, Parliament, Human Rights Commission and civil society organizations, academic institutions and work in close collaboration with the Communications and Partnership team. 

    Purpose for the job

    Join our team for managing and leading all stages of child protection programmes/projects from strategic planning and formulation to achieving concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm and to protect their rights to survival, development and well being as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.

    Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

    Managerial leadership

    • Establish the section’s annual work plan with the child protection team; set priorities/targets and performance measurements. Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
    • Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently. Plan and ensure timely performance management and assessment of the team.
    • Supervise team members by providing them with clear objectives and goals, direction and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently.

    Programme development and planning 

    • Lead the planning and updating of the situation analysis to ensure that current and comprehensive data on child protection issues is available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection, and to set programme priorities, strategies, design and implementation plans.
    • Keep abreast of national, regional and international development priorities on child protection and rights to leverage UNICEF’s position and competencies with donors, national governments, communities and constituents to advocate and promote child protection interventions, policies and social change to achieve goals on child’s rights, protection, survival and wellbeing, as productive members of society.
    • Lead, coordinate and supervise the development of child protection programmes/projects (as a full component of the CO and/or UNDAF programmes). Establish plans of action, programme goals and results, using results-based planning methodology and terminology (RBM).
    • Oversee the timely preparation of programme recommendations and related documentation for inclusion in the Country Office Programme recommendation ensuring alignment with overall UNICEF Strategic (Child Protection) Plans, regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
    • Consult and collaborate with national and global colleagues, partners and allies to develop partnership frameworks to address specific needs and to leverage resources for enhancing and scaling up child protection programmes/projects. Ensure synergy, integration, coherence, and harmonization of programmes/projects with UNICEF Strategic Plans and priorities, donors’ development strategies/policies, national priorities/competencies and UN System development interventions/initiatives
    • Ensure emergency preparedness is contained in national programmes/projects to ensure the protection and well-being of children in cases of armed conflict, natural disasters and other emergency situations.

    Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results

    • Coordinate, plan and collaborate on monitoring and evaluation initiatives to establish benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results in child protection programmes. 
    • Participate in major monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to engage stakeholders to take required action and interventions to achieve results.
    • Assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths, and/or weaknesses in programme management. Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
    • Plan, approve, monitor, certify, and control the use of programme resources (financial, human, administrative and other assets) certifying/verifying compliance with organizational rules, regulations and procedures, donor commitments and standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
    • Submit and prepare programme/project reports to donors and other partners to keep them informed on programme progress and critical issues.

    Advisory services and technical support

    • Provide technical advice to key government officials, NGO, UN system and other country office partners on strategies and best practices to influence approaches/policies, support social/economic/political/legal development planning & implementation, and to support delivery of results on child protection, human rights and other related issues.
    • Coordinate and ensure the availability of technical experts (with Regional Office/HQ) to ensure timely support throughout all stages of programming/project processes.
    • Participate in strategic discussions to influence policy and agenda setting for combating poverty and all forms of discrimination against women/children by advising on and advocating strategies and approaches to promote and catalyze social changes for child survival, development and well being in society.
    • Lead in country discussions on child protection emergency preparedness, programming and contingency planning to ensure proactive and appropriate responses are in place to meet onset of emergencies nationally, or in other designated locations.

    Advocacy, networking and partnership building

    • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships through networking and advocacy with local/national governments, UN system agency partners, donors, internationally recognized institutions, NGOs, funding organizations, research institutes and private sector to reinforce cooperation and/or pursue opportunities to promote goals and achieve sustainable and broad results on child protection.
    • Prepare communication strategies and implementation plans and activities for maximum communication impact and outreach to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances for sustainable results and support fund raising for UNICEF and Country Office child protection programmes and emergency interventions.
    • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on child protection and related issues to ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting. Collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of programmes/projects including emergency preparedness.

    Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

    • Promote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices for sustainable child protection programme/project initiatives through advocacy and technical advisory services.
    • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, introduce, and implement best and cutting edge practices on child protection management and information systems. Institutionalize and disseminate best practices and knowledge learned.
    • Lead the development of policies and procedures and introduce innovation and best practices to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
    • Lead, plan and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders to promote sustainable results on child protection and related programmes/projects.

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

    • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science 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 ten [10]  years of relevant professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas, at the international level, is required.
    • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
    • Relevant experience in programme management in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
    • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
    • 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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

    Core Competencies (For Staff with Supervisory Responsibilities) 

    • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)
    • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
    • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
    • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
    • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
    • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
    • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
    • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

    Closing Date: 25th, May 2022

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    Nutrition Advocacy Consultant, Pretoria, South Africa (20 working days)

    Scope of Work:

    • The consultant will support the health and nutrition section of UNICEF South Africa with the technical and contextual adaptation of the Youth Advocacy Guide.

    The consultant is expected to:

    • Prepare a training adaptation of the YAG materials from online to in-person format.
    • With technical support from the UNICEF nutrition team, incorporate technical adaptations of the YAG specific to nutrition and physical activity, based on the findings of the Baseline Study on Diet and Physical Activity amongst Youths and Adolescents for Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention in South Africa.
    • Deliver a detailed implementation plan for a contextualized, gender sensitive and adapted in-person YAG nutrition training to be delivered to young people in South Africa.

    Work Assignment Overview

    Tasks/Milestone:

    • Present an inception report, which include a detailed work plan to UNICEF health and nutrition and communication teams.
    • Inception report with a detailed work plan.- 3 Days (10%)
    • Present an outline of the proposed adaptations of the of the 2022 UNICEF Youth Advocacy Guide from online to in-person and specific to nutrition and physical activity for the prevention of noncommunicable diseases.
    • Draft Outline and presentation of adapted materials - 4 Days (20%)
    • Prepare a proposed training adaptation of the YAG materials to be shared with UNICEF for final feedback.
    • Presentation of the adapted materials for an in-person training based on available YAG materials - 5 days (40%)
    • Incorporate feedback and prepare final implementation plan
    • Final adapted training package - 8 days (30%)

    Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

    • Experience in planning and implementing trainings for young people as well as on youth advocacy is required.
    • Knowledge of health and nutrition is desirable.
    • Excellent English language skills are required.

    Closing Date: 24th, May 2022

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