Partnerships Analyst

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 4 June 2019

Job Description

Background Information - Job-specific

The ongoing conflict has caused significant disruptions to the supply chain and to the overall availability of services. In light of the reduced or even absent provision of public services, communities have been affected by disease and environmental degradation. Physical damage to infrastructure including roads, municipal services, water and sanitation and energy. The lack of functionality in one sector often spills over into other sectors with significant consequences on both the access to, and quality of services, that are often interrelated.

UNOPS is undertaking a multi-sectorial engagement aims at restoring urban services mainly in energy, urban roads, water and sanitation (WASH), municipality services in targeted cities in Yemen using an integrated approach.

The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

UNOPS is committed to achieving a fully diverse workforce.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Partnerships Advisor the incumbent will be focus on achievement of the following results:

Partnerships development

  • Scan opportunities for partnerships (facilitate assessments of client needs, UNOPS comparative advantages, and partner survey analysis, among others);
  • Support active positioning of UNOPS and its services by building a network of key partners, keeping abreast of social, economic, and political trends;
  • Support establishing contacts with potential partners, organizing meetings and negotiations, and prepare subsequent records of meetings, plan of action and follow-up for potential partnership development opportunities;
  • In coordination with the Partnerships Advisor, actively participate in the identification, design, formulation, drafting and negotiation of new projects and programmes, including concept notes and project documents;
  • Liaise with UN partner agencies, governmental and non-governmental organizations for programme development and information dissemination purposes;
  • Coordinate preparation, review and comment on technical and progress reports prepared by projects and provision of advice as needed to improve content and quality;
  • Consolidate and finalize narrative and financial reports, in coordination with the Partnerships Team in Amman;
  • Carry out field visits for needs assessments;
  • Serve as the focal point for and participate in relevant national and UNCT sectoral coordination meetings and other working mechanisms;
  • Prepare background notes, briefings, meeting minutes, and other relevant documents;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above) Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground. Education/Experience/Language requirements
  • Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in gender study / development studies / international relations / social science/ political science or in any relevant area
  • A combination of Bachelors degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience project development, report writing, strategic planning including experience at the international level, partnerships and fundraising.
  • Good knowledge of the situation and challenges for development assistance projects in Yemen.
  • At least 2 years of experience in development/humanitarian programming is required.
  • Computer literate, in particular MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is required.
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: ICA
Contract level: Local ICA Support / LICA 8
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

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Additional Considerations
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
  • Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

About the Organization

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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