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UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The Strategic Partnerships Division (SPD) is responsible for proactively driving the positioning of UN Women so that the size, sources and predictability of its resources help the organization achieve its strategic goals. A service centre to UN Women HQ Divisions and Field Offices, SPD is organized into functional clusters, comprising: Resource Mobilization (RM) (including Liaison Offices), Multi-Stakeholder Partner Engagement and Communications and Advocacy. Given the scope and inter-relationships of SPD’s functional responsibilities, the work of SPD is highly synergistic, involving constant and direct interaction and information-sharing among team members, to provide high quality advice, services and support to UN Women.

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Head, Private Sector Engagement, the consultancy will assist on Private Sector Outreach and Engagement.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Packages UN Women’s work vis a vis private sector priorities to inspire investments and impact:
  • Business Intelligence Support for Aviation and Hotel partners to engage in Generation Equality
  • New business outreach to partners identified
  • Tailoring of presentations and briefing notes to support leaders in donor meeting
  • Assist in logistical and operational support including donor pipeline management and provide other assistance as identified during the consultancy.


  • 5-7 high potential partners identified, contact information sourced, & business intelligence conducted
  • Graphic and Visual Design and Narratives prepared to support donor outreach and communication
  • Tailoring of Pitches and Briefing Notes to support ELT requests.
  • Bi-weekly updating of prospect list and actions taken


Core Values and Guiding Principles:


  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.


  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff; and
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
  • Organizational Awareness:
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Development and Innovation:

  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

Work in teams:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards other.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Functional Competencies:

  • Meticulously organized.
  • Go-getter and eager to apply insights and experience from international development, corporate fundraising and the non-profit sector.
  • An information sponge and fast researcher, who stays up to date on current U.S. and international events, social responsibility and marketing trends and is excited to research a variety of topics in-depth.
  • Strong communicator and synthesizer of content.
  • Creative thinker, who can distill complex content visually and through dynamic presentations
  • Powerpoint, excel and outlook pro with experience in strong visual
  • Excellent research and analytical skills (including the ability to succinctly summarize research findings in written briefs, reports, etc.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook).
  • Experience with Adobe Elements Package or other electronic design software.
  • Attention to detail, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds
  • Familiarity with UN structure and values
  • Research and analysis skills.

Familiarity with UN structure and values is an asset.

Required Skills and Experience

  • University degree, studied academic or professional experience in marketing, PR, business intelligence, international relations or related field.


  • Entry level with knowledge of programme and/or project support, resource mobilization, research, and/ or development initiatives in a large international organization. Experience in the UN Common System is preferred.
  • Experience in donor relations and partnership building is required.
  • Capabilities in collating, analyzing and disseminating varied information to different audiences is preferred.
  • Exceptional powerpoint, in-design and graphic experience.


  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required. Working knowledge of French, or Spanish desired.

Click here for important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders).

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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