Partnership Portfolio Analyst, New York, United States

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: United States

City: New York

Office: UNDP New York, USA

Closing date: Friday, 29 April 2022

Job Identification : 3185

Locations : New York, United States

Posting Date : 04/21/2022, 03:00 AM

Apply Before : 04/29/2022, 03:59 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : P2

Vacancy Type : Fixed Term

Practice Area : Management

Bureau : Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy

Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education & Work Experience : Master’s Degree - 2 year(s) experience

Required Languages : English

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Mobility required/no mobility

mobility required

Job Description


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA) is responsible for positioning UNDP as the world’s leading global development agency, promoting its global authority and thought leadership on sustainable development and the interconnected issues of poverty, inequality, and climate change. BERA leads and supports UNDP in building and nurturing strategic relationships and alliances essential to achieving its mission. Creating strong political and financial backing for UNDP by providing partners and supporters with a clear understanding of what UNDP does and how our mission, capabilities and flagship services relate to them. The Bureau leads UNDP’s work on innovative and diversified partnerships and ways of financing the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It is also responsible for global campaigns on critical development issues, which aim to inform government policies and build partnerships around high-impact solutions. BERA coordinates and sets corporate standards across the functions of partnerships, marketing and communications within UNDP and leads on internal communications.

The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy is positioned around three service lines; Public Partnership; Advocacy, Marketing and Communications; and Private and Finance Partners, all working in close collaboration and coordination under the guidance of the Directorate and with the support of the Management Support Unit and Strategic Analysis and Engagement team.

BERA has a robust network of Representation Offices (Brussels, Copenhagen, Geneva, Tokyo and Washington D.C) and Regional Teams in five hubs (Africa, Arab States, Asia Pacific, Europe and CIS, and Latin American and the Caribbean) co-led with Regional Bureaux, all of which play a critical role in audience centric communications and management and strengthening of relationships with Public and Private Partners to help build a strong brand for UNDP within the local ecosystem.

Under the direct supervision of the Team Leader, Partnership Portfolio Management, the Partnership Portfolio Analyst is responsible for supporting a portfolio of countries, primarily, but not limited to, OECD/DAC donors, implementing an engagement strategy based on agreed targets and goals to support a stable resource base (core and non core) for the organization. The Partnership Portfolio Analyst also supports internal clients, analyzing and coordinating the provision of donor intelligence to inform prioritization of actions to maximize resource mobilization opportunities, in collaboration with relevant Bureaux.

Duties and Responsibilities

Support partnership management and portfolio analysis.

Support coordination of core and non-core resource mobilization initiatives.

Collate expert resource mobilization and partnership advice, tools and intelligence for on resource mobilization for internal clients, including country offices.

Build and maintain effective internal and external networks for donor relations.

Contribute to knowledge building and knowledge sharing across BERA Partnerships teams.

Support partnership development management and portfolio analysis.

Support the development of key donor engagement strategy and action plans; setting priorities, goals, and KPIs for each partner in his/her portfolio;
Track and analyze performance of portfolio against key targets and KPIs, flagging opportunities and challenges for senior management attention;
Engage partners within portfolio on a regular and proactive basis, and provides advice to senior management and internal clients;
Work closely with Communications group on outreach and marketing materials to advocate UNDP’s development mandate and deepen understanding of UNDP’s core mandate.

Support coordination of core and non-core resource mobilization initiatives.

Contribute to regular key partner engagement, including through the preparation of Annual Consultations and other means of engagement

Provide inputs to donor analysis and funding trends to inform prioritization of actions to maximize resource mobilization opportunities.

Contribute to the development of outreach materials for communication, with country/regional level partnership/resource mobilization officers, where appropriate.

Support PG’s response to resource mobilization needs in crisis countries in close collaboration with CRU and relevant bureaus.

Collate expert RM and partnership advice, tools and intelligence for to country offices on resource mobilization for internal clients, including country offices.

Conduct partner related research and analyses and support the development and dissemination of advice on differentiated resource mobilization approaches, drawing from global best practice.

Review donor intelligence to match donor interest with relevant UNDP programmes to maximize resource mobilization opportunities.

Support negotiations between donors and relevant Bureaux on key thematic priorities and funding mechanisms.

Build and maintain effective internal and external networks for donor relations.

Contribute inputs to the reviews and updates of partnership objectives and engagement strategies based on corporate needs and priorities.

Support the identification of partnership risks and opportunities, and support/coordinate inputs for responding to such;
Supports implementation of a relationship calendar and maintain interactions with partners;
Generate and facilitates engagements with partners in close consultation with relevant colleagues/units

Contribute to knowledge building and knowledge sharing across BERA Partnerships teams

Support the preparation of partnership and resource mobilization capacity building materials and training with respect to specific portfolio of partners

Contribute to UNDP’s partner knowledge repository including relevant database, resource mobilization toolkit, and other relevant tools for outreach for partner engagement

Proactively share lessons learned from partner engagement across teams and units



Achieve Results:

Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work

Think Innovatively:

Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking

Learn Continuously

Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning

Adapt with Agility

Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process

Act with Determination

Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously

Engage and Partner

Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration

Enable Diversity and Inclusion

Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making

People Management

UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site.

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies


Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships

Resource Mobilization

Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources

Relationship Management

Ability to engage with other parties and forge productive working relationships

Strategic Planning

Ability to make decisions that align with Strategy, vision and mission


Ability to communicate the value of a product or service.

Knowledge Management

Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge

Priority setting

Ability to scan and synthesize diverse sets of information to arrive at strategic priorities and positioning recommendations

Substantive positioning of UNDP

Required Skills and Experience


Master’s Degree or equivalent credentials in international development, economics, business or related field


At least 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in a partnerships development or organization liaison role working with donor countries, private sector, foundations, think tanks or civil society, preferably with UN or development agency engagement.

Hands-on experience in design and implementation of partnership initiatives and events.

Experience in the usage of innovation approaches, social media and information technologies, including web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English (both written and oral).

Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage

Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.


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