Partnerships Officer at UNOPS January, 2023
Job categories Partnerships
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5303/25314
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya MCO
Duty station Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration 1 year renewable subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funds
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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Background Information – Job-specific
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational
arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of
its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects
around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and
countries achieve sustainable development. UNOPS areas of expertise
cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial
management and human resources.
The Partnerships Officer will be
responsible for developing and implementing the partnership development
plan for the United Republic of Tanzania, where UNOPS is planning to
initiate and broaden operations with key partners, such as the
government, EU, World Bank, etc.
to the Partnerships Specialist, the Partnerships Officer will be
responsible for developing the strategic partnership with key partners
in the United Republic of Tanzania. The Partnerships Officer will work
closely with the KEMC Partnerships Development Office (PDO) in defining
needs and matching partnering opportunities especially within the
mandate of UNOPS. The incumbent will exercise a strong sense of
diplomacy, articulate the operationalization of the sustainable
development goals, understand policy and operations as well as represent
the value of the organization in his/her personal interaction and
communications.Under the overall guidance of the Director of the Kenya
Multi Country Office (KEMC), and in close coordination with the KEMC
Partnerships Specialist, the Partnerships Officer will be tasked to:
to the identification, design, formulation and negotiation of new
projects and programs and draft concept notes, project proposals,
budgets and legal agreements.
- Initiate and/or participate in meetings with potential partners and ensure their systematic and timely follow-up.
to the analysis, mapping and identification of potential opportunities
with partners such as the UN agencies, governments, IFIs,
intergovernmental organizations, foundations, NGOs, academia, think
tanks and private sector.
- Liaise and coordinate with the KEMC Senior Management Team and the KEMC PDO team.
- Advise the KEMC Partnerships Specialist on opportunities for expanding the UNOPS portfolio with priority partners.
- Build a network of key partners, keeping abreast of evolving social, economic and political trends.
- Provide business intelligence and analysis on the strategic partners to support meetings, projects and negotiations.
to the ongoing research, development and implementation of best
practices and innovative approaches to maximize performance and sustain
achievements in project and partnership development.
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Master’s degree in a relevant field preferably in Business
Administration, Public Administration, International Development,
Engineering, Political Science, Communications or International
Relations is required.
- A combination of a Bachelor’s degree
preferably in the fields mentioned, with an additional 2 years of
relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education
requirements outlined above.
- A minimum of 5 years experience in development or related fields is required.
- A minimum of 2 years experience working in developing and implementing partnerships programmes is required.
- A minimum of 2 years experience in project implementation is required.
- A minimum of 2 years working experience in the United Republic of Tanzania is required.
- Experience working with a development partner and donors in-country, is highly desirable.
- Working experience within the UN system, bi-/multilateral donors, and/or an international organization is an added advantage.
- Skills in partnership building and project proposal development are essential.
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- Fluency in oral and written English is required
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to
differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational
and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role
model for diversity and inclusion.
- Demonstrates understanding
of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end
beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships
and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or
others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment
through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes
the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of
resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
- Open to
change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own
approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on
experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even
under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic
decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks.
Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner.
Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of
others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles
conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding
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- Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.
- Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to
the next stage of the selection process, which involves various
- UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal
employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse
nationalities, cultures, languages, races, gender identities, sexual
orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this
diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working
environment for its entire workforce.
- 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.
would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the
assessment process. If you are shortlisted and require additional
assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable
accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive
Terms and Conditions
positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a
lower level than the advertised level of the post.
retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (they take
around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services
to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.
UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in
accordance with the UN Charter and UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as
well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all
personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and
the UN Common Agenda.
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It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct
background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is
contingent on the results of such checks.
Contract type, level and duration
- Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
- Contract level: ICS10 (LICA 10)
duration :Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational
requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
Application period 25-Jan-2023 to 08-Feb-2023
Background Information – Kenya
Background Information – Kenya Multi Country Office
Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a
growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and
operational risks. The KEMCO sub-region currently consists of an
established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio
of engagements in multiple countries in East and South Africa. This
includes primarily transactional projects in partnership with the
Nairobi based UN Agencies, UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple
‘operational’ projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and several