Consultant: Partnership Management

Contract Type: Consultancy
Closing date: 28 February 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: New York, USA

UNFPA's Strategic Partnerships Branch (SPB) within the Division of Communications and Strategic Partnerships (DCS) is leading corporate efforts to expand UNFPA's strategic partnerships with the private sector and to mobilize resources from non-traditional partners.


As part of its mandate to mobilize resources for UNFPA’s three transformative goals, the SPB mobilizes resources from both new and existing strategic partners. The Branch currently manages a number of high value, longstanding and multi-country partnerships with strategic partners which  require high quality account management and stewardship of  the relationship with the partner, resulting in an expansion of the partnership and leveraging of additional resources for UNFPA priorities.


We are looking for a Partnership Management Consultant to join our team to focus on existing large corporate partnerships within the maternal health portfolio. You will have a good knowledge of corporate fundraising and account management. expertise in digital fundraising and direct response marketing with experience in managing large-scale campaigns. You will work on strengthening UNFPA’s existing partnerships with existing partners with the view to steward the partnerships towards leveraging additional resources for UNFPA’s work and mandate. The post holder will report to the Strategic Partnerships Specialist.


How Can You Make a Difference?


UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan 2018-2021, focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal death; to end unmet need for family planning; end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results. We need staff who are transparent and exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and commit to deliver excellence in programme results.  


Job Purpose:


The Partnership Management Consultant is responsible for the following:

  • Plan and deliver activities foreseen in individual ‘partnership work plans’ and ensure the timely delivery of UNFPA commitments.
  • Liaise with Country and Regional Offices to ensure development and submission of quality progress and financial reports to strategic partners.
  • Monitor the delivery of UNFPA commitments under each agreement with strategic partners.
  • Coordinate donor engagement events aimed at showcasing and strengthening the partnership with key strategic partners.
  • Develop new ‘asks’ and pitch proposals to existing partners.
  • Propose innovative and creative ideas to strengthen partnerships with existing strategic partners.
  • Contribute to the development of annual and capital campaigns  aimed at securing contributions from major individual donors.
  • Participate in donor mapping to identify new business opportunities.
  • Any other task as assigned by the supervisor.


Required knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor’s or Postgraduate University Degree or equivalent in marketing, fundraising, communications, political or social sciences or other fields directly related to the substantive area.
  • At least 1 years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong knowledge of the fundamentals of private sector partnerships.
  • Good understanding of effective client relationship management.
  • Able to work in a small and dynamic team in collaboration with multiple units.
  • Able to work in a start-up mode where work plans are fluid.
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of another UN language is an asset but not required.

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
  • Communicating for impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Creating visibility for the organization
  • Delivering results-based programmes
  • Facilitating quality programmatic results
  • Generating, managing and promoting the use of data, evidence, knowledge and information;
  • Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness


  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity
  • Embracing change

Compensation and Benefits:


This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send a letter of motivation and a detailed Curriculum Vitae/Resume, with "Consultant: Partnership Management" in the subject, to:, by 28 February 2020.


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.




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