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Partnership and Coordination Specialist

  • Added Date: Friday, 01 February 2019
  • Organization: UN Office External Relations & Advocacy
  • Country: United States
  • City: New York City
  • Contract Type: TA International
  • Post Level: P3
    • Planning and organizing the GPEDC’s first Senior-Level Meeting;
    • Secretariat support to the Co-Chairs and Steering Committee; 
    • Partnership coordination, including with partners beyond the Steering Committee; 
    • Management of the BERA/GPEDC communications function; 
    • Support to new Co-Chair continuity and transition planning.   
    • Support coordination between Co-Chairs and the Steering Committee in elaborating the concept and programme for the SLM, and to elaborate a political narrative for the meeting; 
    • Ensure high-level engagement, in particular within the UN system (including the Deputy Secretary-General , UNDP Administrator, and others); 
    • Liaison with UN-DESA to properly position the SLM within the broader HLPF; 
    • Drive practical preparations, including budgeting, securing a venue, and other logistical requirements; 
    • Support the design of a limited-negotiation ‘Co-Chairs’ Statement’ outcome document.  
    • Coordinate monthly discussions with/between Co-Chairs; 
    • Facilitate clear information flow between JST/Co-Chairs and Steering Committee, including on SLM programme consultations and latest SLM planning, to ensure stakeholder buy-in;
    • Convene, plan and manage Steering Committee Meetings (next due in April 2019); 
    • Track and advise on Steering Committee membership rotations and changes. 
    • Coordinate outreach to NY-based permanent missions and other stakeholders in build-up to SLM;
    • Track and propose interventions in related inter-governmental forums; 
    • Drive stakeholder engagement with SLM, including with Steering Committee, Global Partnership Initiatives, and with others, as needed.
    • Supervise workload and task distribution of a  communications consultant within the team;
    • Oversee communication product development for the SLM; 
    • Manage relevant contracts for individual contributors within the team such as  a communications consultant, website developer, and data dashboard manager, and monitor associated budget.    
    • Provide interim/on-boarding support to Co-Chair transition (June/July 2019);
    • Provide continuity of secretariat support role (no.2, above) during transition period; 
    • Identify and develop appropriate roles for in-coming Co-Chairs at SLM. 
    • Ability to make new and useful ideas work.
    • Ability to persuade others to follow
    • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.
    • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.
    • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement.
    • Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships.
    • Ability to engage and foster strategic partnerships with other parties, Inter-Agency Coordination and forge productive working relationships.
    • Ability to prepare quality briefs and/or speeches.
    • Ability to make decisions that align with strategy, vision, and mission.
    • Ability to scan and synthesize diverse sets of information to arrive at strategic priorities and positioning recommendations.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.
    • Ability to harvest country voices for global policy dialogues on policy and financing frameworks.
    • Master’s degree in social policy, public policy, politics, economics, development studies or a related area.
    • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible working experience in public policy and with international organizations (NGOs, UN system, multilateral cooperation, etc.) is required. 
    • Sound knowledge of UN systems, procedures and policies, is required. 
    • Good knowledge of UN inter-governmental processes is required. 
    • Experience with UNDP is an asset. 
    • Experience in other parts of the UN system is an asset. 
    • Experience working in developing country settings, including MICs, LICs, and LDCs, is an asset.
    • Proficiency in English. 
    • Proficiency in French is desirable; 
    • Working knowledge of another UN language is desirable. 

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    Contract Duration: 6 months

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