Partnerships Specialist – UNICEF

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Job no: 501716
Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Zimbabwe
Categories: Alliances and Resource Mobilization, Communication / External Relations, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, UN and Multilateral Affairs, Operations and Business Management, NO-3


For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines, here in Zimbabwe, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, safe drinking water and sanitation, quality basic education for all girls and boys and the protection of children from violence, exploitation and AIDS.


Purpose of the Job:

Under the general guidance and supervision of the Chief of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and in close collaboration with the Deputy Representative, the Chief of Communications and Section Chiefs, the incumbent is accountable for quality development of donor proposals, the management of partnership including the submission of timely high quality Results-based Reports based on information gathered from programme sections for all multi donor development funds, programme and thematic funds including humanitarian funds in line with UNICEF’s standards of transparency and accountability. The incumbent will be responsible for exploring the opportunities of fundraising from the NATCOMS and maintain close relationships that lead to resource mobilization. The incumbent will develop long term Private Sector Partnerships Strategy and fundraise from private sector. The incumbent will be involved in the timely preparation and dissemination of other mandatory and special reports relating to programme activities in support of the UNICEF mission in the country. In addition, the post holder will also direct interface between PFP, PARMO New York, Brussels and Tokyo with regards to issues of partnership and donor relations, processing of agreements/MoUs and follow up actions.


 Key accountabilities

  • Develops and facilitates implementation of a comprehensive private sector collaboration and engagement for UNICEF Zimbabwe to motivate private and public partnerships to contribute and work together towards the realization of children’s and women’s rights in Zimbabwe. Develops strategic partnerships with companies, business associations and organisations whose support is essential to support UNICEF’s advocacy objectives and to raise funds.
  • Leads in the coordination of all aspects of private sector management and partnerships oversight activities, including planning, coordination and preparation of concept notes, proposal development, consolidation of data and knowledge, analysis of progress indicators, preparation of assessment missions and visits; monitor implementation of activities and results against annual and multi-year plans.
  • Develops and facilitates implementation of a comprehensive NATCOMS engagement strategy for UNICEF Zimbabwe. Maps the priority areas for support for NATCOMS in Zimbabwe, maintains close relationships with the identified NATCOMS and coordinates proposal development and fundraising efforts leading to resource mobilization. Coordinates NATCOMS visits to Zimbabwe, and ensures reporting requirements are met as per the mutually agreed terms and conditions.
  • In collaboration with the Communications Section, contribute to updating the Country Office Resource Mobilization strategy document 2016-2020, and the functionality of the ZCO resource mobilization Task Force; establish a funding gap analysis mechanism to track fundraising efforts.
  • Contribute to the development and management of partnerships for Development Funds in Health (HDF), Basic Education and Gender Equality (EDF), Child Protection (CPF) and WASH through support to proposal development, agreement processing and production of regular results based reports in collaboration with the Deputy Representative and Section Heads. Also includes the compilation of additional ‘unrequired’ reports that the office has agreed to provide on a regular basis to some donors.
  • Establish good relations with relevant focal points in PARMO New York, Brussels, Tokyo PFP including all donor focal points at each local representation for better interpretation and harmonization of UN/INICEF global policy and guidance on partnerships with each donor.
  • Develop high quality donor toolkits targeting National committees and other interest groups. This will be done in close collaboration with the Communication Section.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date donor profiles (keep records of agreements and funding requirements) and donor trends funding analysis.
  • Ensure effective donor relations with traditional and potential new donors (government, National Committees, the business sector) by developing materials to increase public understanding of UNICEF work in Zimbabwe and participating in meetings with donors to ensure full understanding of donor interests and information needs.
  • Through networking with PFP and PARMO, ensure quality development of agreements and MOUs for signature by the Representative and Donors.
  • Enhance positive relations with donor groups through timely and accurate reporting and monitoring of donor interests and information needs. Ensure that all donor reports are submitted in a timely and accurate manner as per donor and UNICEF reporting requirements. This includes gathering of information, writing, consolidation, editing, layout and branding, production of all final required reports on contributions to Country Programme. In reviewing the reports ensure compliance with donor requirements, quality of data and systematic-results based reporting. Include donor report feedback form in all donor reports sent and review donor reports checklists;
  • Establish an ‘institutional memory’ within the office through development and maintenance of complete records of all contributions (Grants, funding proposals, contribution agreements, donor reports and other relevant documents).
  • Ensure the updating and maintaining of information relating to all the donor and programme reporting requirements and liaise with PARMO for any necessary amendments. Ensure section heads are updated on these requirements and follow up as required.
  • Ensure regular update of donors reports sent including attaching the reports in the VISION system.
  • Ensure the production of programmatic and country office reports: Annual Report, PMT, quarterly, mid-year reviews reports, programme and management annual review reports, Situation Analysis and key studies and evaluations, among others.
  • Ensure the writing of humanitarian mid-year and annual report in collaboration with Sections and Programmatic updates (CERF, CAP, HAC).
  • Contribute to compiling and editing UNICEF Zimbabwe emergency update (Sitrep) and also the UN monthly emergency report/bulletin in collaboration with OCHA and the Emergency Officer or any other report.
  • Ensure training of staff on relevant guidelines for reporting – both narrative and financial, including reporting formats (Thematic, National Committee, and specific bilateral or multi-lateral and multi-donor reports) including relevant information on country specific resource mobilization and other relevant tips for reporting;
  • Roll out monitoring and reporting mechanisms, ensuring adequate training in donor reporting, troubleshooting and revision of mechanisms as required.
  • Ensure sections are updated on best practical approaches of financial report using the VISION platform and the Result Assessment Module;
  • Ensure adequate link with the new IPSAS requirement and the production of evidence of utilization of resources against each agreement.


Entry Qualifications

  •  An Advanced University degree in Social Sciences, Political Science, International Relations or Public Relations. Professional work experience in donor relations area combined with advanced university degree in a related discipline. Knowledge of quantitative methods and Information Management an asset.


Work Experience

  • Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in funds management, donor reporting or information management, two years of which should be in developing countries.
  • An understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Strong statistical and analytical, quantitative and qualitative research skills.
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.


Language Fluency

  • Fluency in English required and knowledge of another UN language an asset.


Desirable qualifications

  • Past experience of working with UN in fundraising would be an asset
  • Experience of working with the NATCOMMS would be desirable
  • Experience of working with Pvt Sector in social sector fundraising in Zimbabwe will be an added advantage.



Core Values: Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity

Core Competencies: Communication, Drive for Results and Working with People

Functional Competencies: Leading & Supervising, Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Relating & Networking, Entrepreneurial Thinking, Persuading & Influencing.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff, and equal opportunities for people living with disabilities. Well qualified candidates, particularly women and people living with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

 UNICEF does not charge a fee or require personal banking details at any stage of the recruitment process

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Deadline: 10/12/2016

Education Support Consultant – UN Children’s Fund

UNICEF Zimbabwe is inviting proposals from individual International consultants for the provision of Technical Support in Education


UNICEF is managing two major funds, namely the Education Development Fund (EDF) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) grant. These funds together with other sources of funding available to UNICEF support the Government of Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) to undertake and fulfil interventions which are in the Ministry’s Strategic Plan. The programmes cover interventions implemented largely in the 72 districts spread across the 10 provinces of the country. Some of the activities are also implemented at the sub district levels of cluster and school. The education programme supports the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education in the monitoring of the usage of these funds at these levels as well as in building the capacity of the education officers and other Ministry staff in managing, administering and reportage on the usage of the funds. A number of tasks need to be accomplished to achieve the targets of the joint Rolling Workplan. The MoPSE is preparing for the implementation of the new education curriculum in 2017. With the envisaged demands for support to the Ministry, it will be imperative to have someone in the team who can design documents, track implementation of district operational plans, analyze action plans, document programme experiences, generate reports and data together with the officers responsible.

Scope of Work

The Consultant will assist with and see to the completion of the following tasks:

Assist UNICEF in making follow ups of the activities under the GPE and EDF components, including but not restricted to:

  1. Communications support to the Education Section
  2. Design and copy edit publications on education
  3. Draft inputs for communications strategy and plan of action
  4. Contributing to and reviewing programme reports in conjunction with Ministry partner
  5. receiving and analyzing Ministry requests and acquittals and related documents ,
  6. Programme documentation
  7. Analyzing programme reports from districts to extract follow up actions and new areas for attention
  8. Education Planning
  9. Support tracking and reporting on the ESSP
  10. Support roll out of GPE implementation plan
  11. Review and track implementation of the district operational plans
  12. Programme Implementation
  13. Support implementation of
  14. Non-formal education activities
  15. Early childhood Development
  16. The new curriculum
  17. Inclusive education


Methodology and Expected Outputs

The Consultant will work in the Education Section of UNICEF Harare. The activities will be implemented by the UNICEF Zimbabwe country office, Education Section in collaboration with Government through the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.

The expected outputs are:

  1. Monthly reports on work to support the educational interventions listed under Scope of Work above
  2. Regular updates on status of programme implementation from districts including progress in District Operational Plans (DOPs)
  3. New Syllabuses for primary and secondary education designed
  4. Produce plan of action to support communication strategy
  5. Comprehensive documentation of key lessons, best practices and experiences from Education interventions with a view to informing better programming
  6. programme and communication documents designed
  7. Support implementation of the non-formal education activities
  8. Human Interest Stories


Major Tasks and Deliverables

Tasks: Analyze reports submitted with acquittals for GPE and EDF funds as well as Identify gaps and bottlenecks in implementation

Deliverable: Six Monthly reports on progress in supporting education interventions

Tasks: Review 72 district operational plans (DOPs) and track implementation of district operational plans

Deliverable: Six Monthly updates on status of implementation of District Operational plans

Tasks: New Syllabuses for primary and secondary education designed; GPE and EDF programme communication documents designed

Deliverable: Education Documents designed and ready for print

Tasks: Consult Education programme team on what goes in the strategy; facilitate discussions with Ministry partner on communication strategy and Produce and share draft communication strategy

Deliverable: Plan of Action to support Communications Strategy and in place

Tasks: Analysis of reports; Field visits; Document review and develop Human Interest Stories

Deliverable: Documentation of key lessons, best practices and experiences from Education interventions

Tasks: Document analysis; participate in programme meetings with Ministry partner; research on best practices from elsewhere

Deliverable: Analytic Report on areas that require support in the implementation of the non-formal education activities; early childhood development and inclusive education



This Consultancy will start on 01 January 2017 up to 30 June 2017

Consultancy Requirements


Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Education or other related field
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a development programme with exposure to education
  • Good understanding of contemporary education issues and programming
  • Some experience with education programming will be an advantage
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English
  • Good computer, research and data analysis skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to support multidisciplinary teams;
  • Familiar with the Zimbabwe context, the national education system,
  • Ability to interact and communicate with government and non-government partners

Application Procedure

If interested and available, please submit your application letter, CV, Technical proposal and an all-inclusive financial proposal detailing monthly professional fees, in-country travel costs and the needed support expenses for all phases of work for delivering the assignment, to email address: by 12 December 2016. To quote “Education Support Consultant” as the email subject heading.

Only shortlisted consultants will be contacted. UNICEF does not charge a fee during the recruitment process.