Programme Services Specialist - Tenders Global

Programme Services Specialist

United Nations Children's Fund

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Description

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Identify opportunities to position UNICEF as a key implementing partner for the new World Bank (WB) Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF) for pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response (PPR) and other initiatives;

Identify and work closely with UNICEF HQ divisions, ROs and Country Offices COs, as well as Supply Division Business Units (BU), on UNICEF programme Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and agreements with supply components; 

With the Procurement Services Manager, provide advice to Supply Division, UNICEF Country and Regional Offices on partnership management when there are supply components, including specific advice on relationship management, developing new partnerships and maintaining existing partner relations, and tailoring of partnership management to specific needs; 

Provide partnership lens oversight on supply chain components of such MoUs and agreements and facilitate BU engagement early on from planning to full execution, working closely with all relevant internal and external stakeholders; 

Supporting the Procurement Services Manager in the development of concept notes including strategy documents for operations, and exceptions; 

Establish and maintain relations with internal partners and external development partners through the development of mutual coordination and communication mechanisms in close coordination with the PSC Policy and Partnership Unit.  

Coordinate closely with UNICEF HQ resource mobilization teams (PPD, PFP) to cultivate relations with key external partners including donors, identify and pursue funding opportunities, and share information on UNICEF’s supply functions and capabilities. Work with these teams and relevant CO or RO colleagues to co-design and advance programme agreements that include supply elements.  

Other duties as may be required.

Key Deliverables:

  • Identify opportunities to position UNICEF as a key implementing partner for the new World Bank (WB) Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF) for pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response (PPR) 
  • Advise on engagement with IFIs on programmes with supply components and ensure coordination across SD and with CO and ROs
  • Maintain tracker and map of agreements with supply components with third party funding 
  • Develop concept note and strategy document on SD engagement with IFIs, specifically WB
  • Conduct training for ROs and COs for engagement with IFIs on procurement services

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

  • Masters in Political science, business administration, finance, project management, finance or related field
  • Five years professional work experience in partnership management, diplomacy, procurement, project management, or related field. 
  • Proven experience in project management related to the international public and commercial sector.  
  • Knowledge of Public Procurement principles 
  • Sound experience working with International Financial Institution’s donor mandates, structures and procedures in the development area .
  • Minimum 3 years’ of experience in resource mobilization.,  
  • Knowledge and experience of UNICEF Procurement Services processes and guidelines.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.   
  • UN experience necessary. UN Country office experience desirable.

Source: https://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/555720

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With the Procurement Services Manager, provide advice to Supply Division, UNICEF Country and Regional Offices on partnership management when there are supply components, including specific advice on relationship management, developing new partnerships and maintaining existing partner relations, and tailoring of partnership management to specific needs; 

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