Partnership and Communications Analyst

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Job Description

Background

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

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.

The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA) is responsible for positioning UNDP as the world’s leading global development network, promoting its global authority and thought leadership on sustainable development and the interconnected issues of poverty, inequality, and climate change. BERA leads and supports UNDP in building and nurturing strategic relationships and alliances essential to achieving its mission. Creating strong political and financial backing for UNDP by providing partners and supporters with a clear understanding of what UNDP does and how our mission, capabilities and flagship services relate to them. The Bureau leads UNDP’s work on innovative and diversified partnerships and ways of financing the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It is also responsible for global campaigns on critical development issues, which aim to inform government policies and build partnerships around high-impact solutions. BERA coordinates and sets corporate standards across the functions of partnerships, marketing and communications within UNDP and leads on internal communications.

The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy is positioned around three service lines; Public Partnership; Advocacy, Marketing and Communications; and Private and Finance Partners, all working in close collaboration and coordination under the guidance of the Directorate and with the support of the Management Support Unit and Strategic Analysis and Engagement team.

BERA has a robust network of Representation Offices (Brussels, Copenhagen, Geneva, Tokyo and Washington D.C) and Regional Teams in five hubs (Africa, Arab States, Asia Pacific, Europe and CIS, and Latin American and the Caribbean) co-led with Regional Bureaux, all of which play a critical role in audience centric communications and management and strengthening of relationships with Public and Private Partners to help build a strong brand for UNDP within the local ecosystem.

UNDP’s Nordic Representation Office (NRO) is located in Copenhagen with satellite offices in Norway and Sweden. NRO works both as a partnership and liaison office between UNDP’s Headquarter in New York (BERA) and the Nordic member states, and as a communication office, which focuses on reaching the public through the media, public events, presentations, field trips and cooperation with Nordic stakeholders, including civil society, private sector, and schools and research institutions. The Partnership and Communications Analyst will be based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Position Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Director and in collaboration with the Deputy Director, the Partnership and Communications Analyst will support management to advance the Nordic Representation Office’s efforts and strategies in the Nordics in terms of partnership and resource mobilization efforts, communication and outreach efforts, corporate planning and compliance requirements as well as support the Director in the management of the UNCity and his/her leadership and representation across all UNDP entities and personnel in Denmark.

UNDP adopts a portfolio approach to accommodate changing business needs and leverage linkages across interventions to achieve its strategic goals. Therefore, UNDP personnel are expected to work across units, functions, teams, and projects in multidisciplinary teams in order to enhance and enable horizontal collaboration.

Duties And Responsibilities

Coordination of partnerships and resource mobilization efforts

  • In collaboration with the Director and Deputy Director, contributes to political intelligence and analysis for effective partnership and resource mobilization efforts in the NRO and provides support in coordinating incoming and outgoing missions and supports events.
  • Leads the engagement of the Nordic Office with Foundations and, when relevant,
  • If relevant, contributes to the overall engagement with specific countries in the Nordics.

Coordination of communication and outreach efforts

  • Under the guidance and collaboration of the Deputy Director supports the effective implementation of the corporate Engagement Plan and Resource Mobilization Strategy in in the Nordics and supports the development of communications and engagement strategies targeting Nordic partners and key interlocutors to advocate for UNDP’s development agenda, and to deepen and broaden UNDP’s existing partnerships.
  • The incumbent further contributes and coordinates the visibility efforts across the Nordics through media and social media.

Corporate planning, compliance and assurance

  • Keeps track of corporate reporting and compliance requirements (including for projects) and assists in ensuring streamlined flow of requests for inputs to different strategic and corporate documents and demands.
  • Assists in the efficient running of the NRO Directorate, including HR-related matters, operations, finance, procurement, while ensuring information is synthesized and summarized for the NRO Directorate to facilitate decision-making.
  • Drafts timely and high-quality background papers, briefing notes, talking points, analyses, note to files, and speech inputs as requested
  • Supports the NRO Director in maintaining and strengthening close collaboration with UN agencies within the UN City and in the management of coordinated approaches and joint activities.
  • Supports and leads, as necessary, other functions within the NRO Directorate

The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities: None

Competencies

Core – CoreBehaviouralCompetencies.pdf (undp.org)

Achieve Results

  • Level 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively

  • Level 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously

  • Level 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility

  • Level 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination

  • Level 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner

  • Level 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion

  • Level 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

General – Public relations

  • Ability to build and maintain an overall positive public image for the organisation, its mandate and its brand, while ensuring that individual campaigns and other communications and advocacy initiatives are supported in reaching the public.

Partnership management – Relationship management

  • Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding.

Partnership Management – Multi- stakeholder engagement and funding

  • Knowledge and ability to forge multi-stakeholder partnerships and remove any obstacles to resource mobilization and multi-stakeholder funding platforms.

Partnership Management – Resource mobilization

  • Ability to identify funding sources, match funding needs (programmes/projects/initiatives) with funding opportunities and establish a plan to meet funding requirements.

Partnership management – Strategic engagement

  • Ability to capture and sustain attention, interest and agreement of high-level, influential policy and decision makers and secure their buy-in of high-level vision and objectives.

Communications – Advocacy strategy and implementation

  • Ability to support the creation and implementation of advocacy strategies which lead to impactful change.

Communications – Media Relations

  • Ability to support the development of media relations across all aspects of media work including relationships with media and preparing media materials such as messages.

Education

Required Skills and Experience

  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in International Development, Public or Business Administration, Public Policy or related discipline. communication, journalism, international relations, public administration, or related field is required, or
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in the areas mentioned above in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years (with master’s degree) or 4 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience at the national or international level in the development field or in a government, multilateral, UN System setting.
  • Proven track record in building partnerships and networking and resource mobilization with a wide range of partners.
  • Familiarity with the UN/UNDP system and the SDGs is an asset.
  • Experience and skills to support and/or implement communication strategies, outreach and/or media is required.
  • Experience in project management is an asset.
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.). and advanced knowledge of web-based management systems such as ERP.

Language Requirement

  • Fluency in English required.
  • Knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.

Disclaimer

Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant Information About UNDP Rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Non-discrimination

UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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