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Partnerships Senior Analyst (Retainer), LICA-9, Jakarta, Indonesia

  • Contractor
  • Jakarta Indonesia
  • TBD USD / Year
  • UNOPS profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


South East Asia Multi-Country Office (EAPMCO)

The South East Asia and Pacific Multi Country Office (EAPMCO) supports, develops and oversees the UNOPS portfolio of projects in South East Asia and the Pacific. EAPMCO was established in January 2023 following the merger of the Thailand Multi-Country Office, which covered 20 countries across North East Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific, and the Cambodia Multi-Country Office, which covered 4 countries South East Asia – 3 countries in the Mekong Sub-region (Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam) and the Philippines. EAPMCO currently covers 24 countries across North East Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific. With its head office in Bangkok, the Multi-Country Office comprises nine business units: SEMCO Thailand, EAPMCO Indonesia, EAPMCO Pacific Operations Cluster, EAPMCO Papua New Guinea, EAPMCO China, EAPMCO Vietnam, EAPMCO Lao PDR, EAPMCO Philippines and EAPMCO Cambodia.

In 2022, the UNOPS EAPMCO implemented projects worth more than USD 95.7 million, in the areas of Energy Transition, Digital Transformations, Sustainable Environmental Management, Climate Change, Waste Management, Rule of Law and Access to Justice, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Post Conflict Reintegration, Emergency Relief, Post COVID19 Economic Transformations, and Health, through HR, procurement, construction, contract management, fund and program management services.

The Multi Country Office head office in Bangkok provides strategic direction, operational support, delivery oversight and assurance of the excellence of business processes and quality standards across all of the entire Multi Country Office locations. It is also responsible for developing, delivering and managing the portfolio of engagements in the country of the MCO location itself.

Background Information – Project

UN Global Pulse is an initiative of the Executive Office of Secretary-General (EOSG) founded in 2009. We work in support of the Secretary-General’s priorities, in advancement of the UN Charter. UN Global Pulse serves as a cross-pillar lead and hub for experimentation and digital innovation. We have a globally distributed team in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. The teams work with digital innovation, strategic foresight, real-time data and artificial intelligence to further sustainable development, humanitarian and peace outcomes. Our vision is ‘A world in which responsible and inclusive digital innovation serves to empower people and protect the planet’. Our mission is to work at the intersection of digital innovation and science to inform, inspire and support the entire UN and those it serves, to anticipate and respond to the challenges of today and tomorrow.

The goals of the UN Global Pulse Network are: i) to generate knowledge, capabilities and approaches that support the transformation of the United Nations into a more agile and resilient ‘next-generation’ institution; ii) to create and accelerate the development of globally accessible approaches that help communities and partners anticipate and address emerging global challenges; and iii) to advocate for the global transformation of policies, practices and culture required to maximize the impact of digital innovation, minimize its risk of harm, and ensure pathways to scale and sustainability.

UNOPS is seeking for the UN Global Pulse Disha team, a Partnership Senior Analyst.

Global Pulse’s Disha is an initiative managed by UNOPS and the Executive Office of the Secretary General (EOSG) and across Pulse Labs that brings together UN agencies and private, public, and social sector partners for the development of data and AI products as digital public goods (DPGs). Disha aspires to catalyze the formation of a cohesive and responsibly open ecosystem of data and AI products and services that reduces inefficiencies in the development of digital solutions for sustainable development and humanitarian action—with an initial focus on natural disaster response and recovery—to accelerate attainment of the sustainable development goals.

Partnerships across the private, public, and social sector are a key driver of the success of Disha. With experience in the development of partnerships, including partnership agreements, and a good understanding of the UN system across agencies and/or UN secretariat, the Partnerships Senior Analyst’s main responsibility is to support the development and management of Disha’s partnerships, including by ensuring that adequate partnership agreements are in place. The incumbent drafts and prepares relevant partnership documentation, including project proposals and data sharing agreements, and engages with Disha prospective partners and internal UN teams to facilitate their negotiation and execution. The incumbent furthermore contributes to the development of standardized processes and templates to streamline the onboarding of future partners onto Disha, based on lessons learned and best practices. The incumbent also contributes to the identification and strengthening of current and future Disha partnerships, as relevant.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of this initiative in a pivotal moment to realize the opportunities of data and AI products as digital public goods for impact at scale. The incumbent of this position will be a personnel of UNOPS under its full responsibility.

This position is home-based and can also be based in the UN Global Pulse Asia Pacific Hub Office in Jakarta. The Partnership Senior Analyst’s working hours are expected to align with the Southeast Asia (Jakarta) time zone. Weekly check-ins with teams working under the East US (New York) time zone are to be expected.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Data Privacy Specialist and working in close collaboration with UN Global Pulse’s policy and partnership teams, the Partnership Senior Analyst is responsible for the following:

1. Partnership development

  • Engage with current and prospective Disha partners across the private, public, and social sectors (including the UN), coordinating with Disha’s partnership team, to develop, build and strengthen partnerships and further the objectives of Disha by, under the supervision of the Data Privacy Specialist, conducting research on prospective partners, preparing meetings, following-up on action items, and communicating with partners on ad-hoc inquiries.
  • Contribute to preparation of relevant partnership documentation, including concept notes, project proposals, statements of work, etc. reflecting the partner’s planned contribution to Disha, coordinating with the Disha’s partnership team and other project staff as necessary
  • Prepare and review draft legal agreements, including data sharing agreements, MOUs, etc., coordinating with relevant UN actors internally as necessary, and facilitate the negotiation of such agreements by promptly conveying feedback received from respective legal teams and requesting clarifications when necessary
  • Conduct due diligence assessment of prospective partners, prepare due diligence report, and coordinate with relevant actors within the UN as required on the review of due diligence findings

2. Regulatory landscape analysis and risk assessment

  • Conduct a mapping of the data and technology regulatory and policy landscape in Asia-Pacific countries in which Disha is active, in collaboration with the Disha policy team.
  • Identify and report on key legal challenges and risks (including data protection and privacy) relevant to the development of Disha data and technology partnerships, in collaboration with the Disha policy team.

3. Knowledge management

  • Identify best practices and innovative approaches to facilitate and enable efficient and sustainable Disha partnerships, in particular with data and technology providers
  • Contribute to the drafting of guidelines on the development of data and technology partnerships, based on best practices and learnings from engagement with Disha current and prospective partners
  • Contribute to the development of standard data sharing/licensing agreements and partnership documentation to facilitate and streamline onboarding of new Disha partners
  • Align with the partnership knowledge management system of UN Global Pulse network

4. Outreach and mobilization

  • Support in identifying and mobilizing key strategic partnerships to enhance impact and influence for Disha’s strategic priorities
  • Keep management abreast of new developments and trends in private and other sectors to ensure Disha remains relevant

Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Progress controls is monitored by the Data Privacy Specialist and the Head of Disha
  • Coordination and alignment with UN Global Pulse Asia Pacific partnership team


Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Minimum advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) preferably in law, development studies, or other relevant field of study is required.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with an additional two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in legal and/or partnership work in technology, innovation, or related field is required
  • Experience in analyzing data privacy and technology related regulations and policies across regions and geographies is desired
  • Experience engaging and negotiating with high level personnel in governmental institutions, private institutions, external agencies, etc. is required
  • Relevant experience in facilitating public-private partnership for development and humanitarian purposes is desired
  • Experience in UN-specific partnership development and management is desired
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams is desired

Language requirement

  • Fluency in English is required
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia is desired

Contract type, level and duration

  1. Contract type: Individual Contractual Agreement – Retainer
  2. Contract level**: ICS-9 / LICA-9**
  3. Contract duration: 6 months with a possibility of extension (maximum provision within the contract duration is 100 working days)

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  • This is not a full-time position. Retainers may be requested to carry out tasks on an intermittent and need basis. There are no minimum hours or days guaranteed.
  • In duty stations where the NPO category has been established by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), a Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA) must be issued for a home-based contract.

Additional Information

  • Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
  • UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
  • Qualified women and candidates from groups which are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.
  • We would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the assessment process. If you are shortlisted and require additional assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive an invitation.

Terms and Conditions

  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (they take around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.
  • All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter and UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.
  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

How to apply

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Deadline: 29 Jan 2024

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