Jordan: Junior Professional Officer (JPO) at P2 level, Partnerships OfficerAmman, Jordan 340 views

Closing Date : 2019-12-13
Duty Station : Amman, Jordan
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Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 13 Dec 2019

* Must be a U.S. citizen to apply*

I. Overview

Through USAID s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), the United States sponsors qualified U.S. citizens for employment in the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Program.

These fully funded JPO positions strengthen the capacity of UNICEF country and regional offices dealing with humanitarian crises. They further encourage U.S. citizens to become active members of the international community. After completing their JPO assignments, a number of JPOs successfully compete for positions within UN System, and in other international and non-governmental organizations.

II. General Information

Title: Partnerships Officer (JPO)

Organization/Office: UNICEF/ Partnership Section

Duty Station: Amman, Jordan

Date Required: As soon as possible

Duration: 1 year (with possible extension for another year)

Title of Supervisor: Regional Advisor, Partnerships

The United Nations Children s Fund Jordan Country Office in Amman seeks a dedicated, experienced, highly motivated and proactive Partnerships Officer to join its Public and Private Partnerships Team. Under the general supervision of the Chief of Partnerships, the Officer will contribute to support the Partnerships Section s ability to mobilize essential resources (financial and non-financial) to sustain UNICEF s programmes in Jordan in the context of decreasing donor support to the protracted Syria crisis. Overall, the funding of this position will provide much-needed support for the organization’s commitment to strengthen value for money and cost-effectiveness of programmes and to develop innovative partnerships in support of the country office s ambitious planned results for children.

III. Duties, Responsibilities, and Output Expectations

Summary of key functions:

Manage a portfolio of government donors to the country office, ensuring regular review of developments from the donors side and maintaining excellent relations with the donor at a technical level in country; Contribute to identify key opportunities for donor engagement, including raising resources for UNICEF Programmes and leveraging resources from key partners for priorities that will complement UNICEF programmes to reach overall outcomes;Support the development of innovative non-financial partnerships of the country office with the private sector (e.g. policy of training and employment of vulnerable youth including refugees) and document lessons learned on innovations of the country programme on the ground to inform decision making;Support the country office s efforts to strengthen value for money and cost-effectiveness through setting up systems for costs planning and analysis.Planning, developing, compiling, drafting and editing of reports to be used for donors, partners, and stakeholders (Including: monthly newsletters, presentations, donor progress and final reports, annual reports);Support the production of newsletters, donor-updates, case studies, appeals specific to donors as may be required;Design and deliver briefing notes for Management when necessary. Provide inputs for background and briefing notes to the Donor Relations Team as well as other sections as necessary;Undertake visits to programme sites, when necessary.

Key End-Results Expected

The Partnerships Officer will provide critical support for the implementation of the country office s new partnerships strategy (2018-2022), supporting the overall goal of mobilizing US$ 755 million over a five year period. The Partnerships Officer will also support the country office s efforts to strengthen value for money and cost-effectiveness of programmes and to develop new innovative (financial and non-financial) partnerships.

IV. Eligibility

Education: An Advanced university degree in business administration, public relations, journalism or a related science.

Experience: Two or more years of professional work experience in the field of development and/or emergency programming with demonstrated experience in reporting, fundraising, monitoring of programme implementation, and/or communication, innovation.

Languages: Fluency in English is required with knowledge of another UN language considered as an asset.

Work Location: Amman, Jordan

Competency Profile

For details on competencies please refer to the UNICEF Professional Competency at

Core Values (Required):

o Commitment

o Diversity and Inclusion

o Integrity

Core Competencies (Required)

o Communication [ II ]

o Working with People [ II ]

o Drive for Results [ II ]

Functional Competencies (Required)

o Relating and Networking [ II ]

o Persuading and Influencing [ I ]

o Planning and Organizing [ I ]

o Entrepreneurial Thinking [ I ]

V. Background Information

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children s rights into actions. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society s most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention of the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Together with its partners, UNICEF works in190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

In all of its work, UNICEF takes a life-cycle based approach, recognizing the particular importance of early childhood development and adolescence. UNICEF programmes focus on the most disadvantaged children, including those living in fragile contexts, those with disabilities, those who are affected by rapid urbanization and those affected by environmental degradation.

UNICEF has established a Junior Professional Officers Programme (the JPO Programme ), which enables governments to fund Junior Professional Officer ( JPO ) posts at UNICEF so that young men and women from the government s country can acquire field experience in international development co-operation activities, such as those of UNICEF, under the close supervision of senior UNICEF officials, while also contributing to the implementation of the programmes and activities of UNICEF through temporary service in UNICEF’s field offices. In exceptional circumstances, subject to UNICEF s needs, UNICEF may offer experience in international development activities at its headquarters locations.

How to apply:

VI. Application Instructions

The JPO Program selection process is carried out jointly by USAID/OFDA and the UNICEF. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. To apply, please send a completed UN Personal History Statement (P11) (see link below), a resume (CV), and a cover letter to Please state which position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. If you wish to apply for both positions, please complete a Personal History Statement (P11) for each position and submit these to us in separate emails with the appropriate subject heading.

Application Details

Please complete the UN Personal History Statement (P11) thoroughly. The P11 provides the opportunity to include all required information in one document, including your professional work experience and references. Please attach a cover letter to explain your interest in the position and interest in working with the UN, along with a general resume. The P11 has instructions on how to complete the profile; however, please be sure to also follow the additional instructions below:

The P11 must be completed in English only.You may leave the signature/date sections blank at this time. If selected for one of the positions, you will then need to submit a signed version.Do not submit a photograph.Please attach a cover letter to explain your interest in the position and interest in working with the UN. Application deadline: December 13, 5:00 PMEastern Time

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