UN Women: Temporary Appointment – Partnerships Coordinator (HeForShe Initiative), P-3

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NOTE: The duration of the assignment is for 364 days. Whereas an external candidate will be offered a temporary appointment, subject to release agreements, staff members in UN Women may be administered as a temporary assignment and staff members in the UN Common system may be administered under a loan arrangement.


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Part of the Strategic Partnerships Division (SPD), the Private Sector Partnerships (PSP) Section leads UN Women’s engagement with the private sector, corporations, philanthropy, foundations, and individuals – both in terms of a substantive components and resource mobilization – and it drives a wide range of UN Women’s global initiatives: HeForShe, Women Entrepreneurship Accelerator (WEA), Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and Unstereotype Alliance (UA). It also leads the work with all UN Women National Committees, and on the development of the individual/digital giving business line for private sector. PSP’s main aims are to ensure that UN Women develops and sustains high quality and impact focused partnerships to achieve maximum results for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Under the direct supervision of the Partnerships Engagements & Special Initiatives Advisor and as a part of the Private Sector Partnerships Team, – Partnerships and HeForShe Coordinator will be responsible for developing and managing portfolio of partnership accounts under the UN Women Private Sector Partnerships Engagement Strategy with particular focus on partners contributing to and implementing UN Women’s HeForShe Initiative.

Key Functions and Accountabilities:

Develop and manage partnerships and  resource mobilization strategies and initiatives

  • Manage, steward and coordinate relationships with a broad range of private sector partners, with focus on expanding and retaining       partnerships with private sector, particularly in the context of UN Women’s HeForShe initiative;
  • Research prospective partners and develop intelligence analysis materials to inform resource mobilization with private sector;
  • Provide technical inputs to senior management’s efforts to develop new and innovative partnerships;
  • Act as a direct entry point for private sector donors, building institutional relationships and steward the assigned private sector partnerships portfolio, agreements, engagement and activities;
  • Provide technical support to the development of project and fundraising proposals in line with UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and Private Sector Engagement Strategy 2023-2025;
  • Identify new opportunities to secure additional core and non-core resources for UN Women’s work with private sector, with a specific focus on HeForShe;
  • Provide technical support in the preparation of missions, meetings and other consultations with donors, including the preparation of notes, briefs and other materials;
  • Provide technical support the drafting and review of partner-specific Framework Arrangements and Cost Sharing Agreements;
  • Identify and mobilize key strategic partnerships to enhance impact and influence for UN Women’s strategic priorities.

Participate in knowledge building and information management

  • Contribute to the ad-hoc donor studies, research, and other activities to identify funding opportunities; update the resources mobilization strategy as needs emerge.
  • Monitor emerging issues that could affect partnerships and resource contributions (risk management).
  • Provide regular updates on partners profiles, databases (e.g. contacts management) and donor intelligence;
  • Advise, guide, and provide substantive inputs to the PSP resource mobilization approaches and strategies, especially focusing on strengthening and growing HeForShe Initiative partnerships;
  • Prepare high-level documents, talking points, briefs and other strategic papers/materials as and when requested;
  • Share knowledge and enhance organizational learning among UN Women teams through the development and use of on-line tools, templates, tips, mechanisms and guidelines;
  • Review regularly the annual work plan, deliverables and relevant budget/s and make recommendation/s to ensure its successful delivery.
  • Analyze the partnerships landscape to ensure optimal win-win partnerships for UN Women.

Coordinate and support advocacy and communications efforts

  • Contribute to the development of targeted advocacy and communications materials and products to mobilize new partnerships and attract additional donors’ funding;
  • Monitor emerging issues that could affect partnerships and resource contributions (risk management).

The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

Competencies :

Core Values:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for Diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Values and Competencies Framework:

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to provide clear strategic analysis for partnership engagement for the purpose of partnership development and resource mobilization.
  • Proven abilities in operational and logistical management of partnership development initiatives, including fundraising resulting in significant revenue growth.
  • Ability to conceptualize and actualize partnership goals consistent with a strategic, long-term vision and partnership development goals.
  • Proven networking skills, and ability to mobilize resources.
  • Ability to focus on impact and results for client.
  • Identifies opportunities and builds strong relationships with client and external actors.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of major private and corporate partners landscape, operations, and culture(s), particularly in the areas of international development and human rights.
  • Knowledge of UN system and UN programme management systems
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and manage a high volume of diverse and time-sensitive projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction.
  • Familiarity with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Education and Certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in business management, project management, public administration, social science, or other related areas is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A Portfolio Management related certification (Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)® or Management of Portfolios (MoP®) is an asset


  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible partnership development experience that combines advocacy and resource mobilization leadership in the area of gender equality is required.
  • Experience at the international level is required, preferably within the UN system, Agencies, Funds and Programs;
  • Experience in building, maintaining and managing relationships with private sector partners, governmental institutions and non-profit organizations is required.
  • Experience operating within cross-functional teams and effectively assessing and balancing cross-functional issues or risks is required.


  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable (French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish

Statements :

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Diversity and inclusion:

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

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