Partnerships Specialist

  • Mid-level
  • Posted on 17 January 2019

Job Description

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Ghana Operational Hub based in Accra –Ghana with Country Offices in Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone with compelling solid reputation across the globe in delivery of its core mandates in the areas of Project Management, Infrastructure and Procurement.

What drives us is a passion to fight inequalities and to provide opportunities to those most vulnerable. This means we often work in the most challenging environments, building foundations for communities to function and people to live with dignity and respect.

To succeed here, he/she need to be able to combine creativity with the organizational skills to manage numerous different projects to tight deadlines simultaneously, as well as working with the different units to meet their expectations.

We are therefore, looking for intellectually curious talented qualified Ghanaians with solid Partnership acumen, excellent communication skills with stakeholder focus to join the formidable team. Things happen quickly at UNOPS-Ghana Operational Hub and the work culture encourages you to be an enthusiastic team player - a self-starter who can work cross-functionally and isn’t frightened to take risks or try out new ways of doing things within UNOPS.

This position will be provided with a multi- the Country Offices responsibilities within the hub and will be travelling 1/3 or more of the time.

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Ghana Operational Hub Director and, in close coordination with the Regional Office and the Partnerships Practice Group, the Partnerships Specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing the partnership and programme development plan for the Operational Hub

Funtions/ Key Results Expected:

  1. Partnership and programme development planning
  2. Development and follow up of partnership opportunities
  3. Representation, inter-agency collaboration and partnership development
  4. Knowledge management and innovation
  5. Support the GHOH

Impact of Resuls

The effective and successful achievement of results by the Partnerships Specialist impacts on the performance of the Operational Hub by maintaining a robust and diverse pipeline of project opportunities, which leads to sustainable growth and strengthens the achievements of UNOPS management results and the fulfilment of its mandate.

About the Organization

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.

Diversity

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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