Implementing Partnership Management Specialist


UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a fair chance.

How can you make a difference?

The Implementing Partnership Management Specialist is responsible for providing technical support and quality assurance to ensure quality and effective and efficient the management of implementing partnerships in the CO in line with respective operational policies and procedures and mainstreaming of risk based implementing partnership management at the CO level. The Specialist ensures proactive implementation of efficient risk-based oversight of cash transferred to partners and ensures adequate capacities of UNICEF staff and partners for effective use of HACT in support of programme implementation.

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


An Advanced University Degree in Development studies, Accounting, Programme/Project Management Business Administration, Financial Management, Economics, Auditing or other relevant field is required.


• A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in programme/project development and management or finance at the national and international level some of which with the UN and/or in a developing country is required.
• Demonstrated experience in supporting implementing partners, UN system partners and other stakeholders in the CO on the implementation of HACT to reinforce UN/CO harmonization and coordination.
• Experience in designing and implementing capacity building strategy/initiatives for CO staff to ensure that CO staff are knowledgeable and comply with the HACT and CSO procedures and other relevant corporate policies, procedures and guidance that impact on implementing partnership management.
• Experience in analyzing and monitoring cash transfers at the country office level.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are:

Core Values

• Commitment
• Diversity and inclusion
• Integrity

Core competencies

• Communication (II)
• Working with people (II)
• Drive for results (II)

Functional Competencies:

• Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
• Analyzing (III)
• Relating and networking (II)
• Deciding and Initiating action (II)
• Applying technical expertise (III)

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Dec 05 2018 South Africa Standard Time
Application close: Dec 18 2018 South Africa Standard Time