Partnership Manager – Public Partnership, (P-4), EAPRO, Bangkok, Thailand #128145 (Temporary Appointment for 6 months, with possibility for extension)

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UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, deliver.

East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) works to strengthen UNICEF’s position as a partner of choice for children’s rights among governments, regional groupings, and international financial institutions. The Regional Office is doing this by positioning children’s rights in the intergovernmental and multilateral environment and by engaging with Governments, UN systems, Regional Intergovernmental bodies, International Financial Institutions (IFIs), and Academic Institutions.

How can you make a difference? 

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Director of EAPRO, responsible for outreach to selected member states, regional political groupings, IFIs, and academic institutions for resource mobilization, policy influence, coordination of progress reports, strategic and operational handling of questions, analysis of strategic opportunities, coordination of policy inputs from various parts of UNICEF, and assistance in the development of operational policies.

Under the supervision of the Regional Director, work closely with the Public Partnership Unit and Private Sector Fund Raising Team, to strengthen and expand partnerships to accelerate results for children in EAPR.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Coordinate and support engagement strategies with Public Sector Partners for resource mobilization in the region and assess and monitor the donor landscape regularly.

  • Assess, analyze, and interpret data and information to strengthen all relevant partnerships through information gathered and assimilated within and outside UNICEF (e.g., annual reports, UN reports, evaluations, briefings from the field, and annual international financial institution meetings). Coordinate and/or participate in review and analytical exercises with colleagues and experts within and outside UNICEF.
  • Ensure that dialogues and relations are maintained in a well-coordinated manner with priority donors, potential partners, and IFIs.
  • Facilitate and maintain close contact with all partners and member states to promote UNICEF as an important player in policies and programmes for the effective mobilization of resources for children.

2. Facilitate and maintain the relationship with government missions and other public sector partners in close collaboration with PPD teams in the region and NYHQ PPD team.

  • Prepare comprehensive and substantive analyses, briefs, notes, statistics, and other information requirements for senior management’s meetings with partners.
  • Ensure regular dialogue and information sharing with PPD Tokyo, PPD Seoul, and PPD NYHQ

3. Advocate for strategic child rights issues in the region and strengthen the regional partnerships with Regional Intergovernmental Bodies, UN, and civil society organizations for the strategic position of children’s agenda in the region.

  • In close collaboration with RO programme teams, coordinate the policy dialogue and implementation plans with the regional intergovernmental bodies (such as ASEAN, PIF, etc.), regional UN entities (RCP, IBCs), and civil society organizations on child rights priorities.
  • In close collaboration with RO programme teams, foster new and existing collaborations with partners and academic institutions on child rights advocacy.

4. Provide technical guidance and support to COs to strengthen capacity for partnership management and resource mobilization.

  • Support information sharing, training, and orientation activities to strengthen capacity at the regional and country levels through partnership networks and community of practices.
  • Oversee the development and use of tools and resources to support partnership management and resource mobilization at the country level.
  • Provide support to the regional and country offices in interpreting and applying UNICEF guidance to working with IFIs and regional groupings, including resource mobilization. Document good practices and lessons learned.

5. Collaborate with RO programme teams to develop multi-country, multi-sectoral funding concept notes and proposals and support the quality assurance of donor proposals and reports.

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

Minimum requirements:

  • Education: An advanced university degree in social sciences, including but not limited to political science, economics, international relations, development studies, legal studies or any other related field.
  • Work Experience: At least 8 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in the areas of social and economic development and cooperation, preferably in the area of inter-agency relations and partnerships in an international organization.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English and another official language of the UN. Knowledge of an additional language from the region is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships

(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness

(3) Drive to achieve results for impact

(4) Innovates and embraces change

(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity

(6) Thinks and acts strategically

(7) Works collaboratively with others 

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of measures to include a more diverse workforce, such as paid parental leave, time off for breastfeeding purposes, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.


As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable male or female from programme countries are encouraged to apply.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. 

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

Advertised: 11 Jun 2024 SE Asia Standard Time
Deadline: 30 Jun 2024 SE Asia Standard Time

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