Annoncør: UNHCR

Ansøgningsfrist: 05/05/2024

Job: Private Sector Partnerships Associate  

Do you want to work with private sector partnerships and fundraising for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Denmark?  We are looking for a maternity cover to join our growing team developing and driving partnerships with some of Denmark’s leading foundations and corporates. At a time when more than 114 million people have been forced to flee their home, UNHCR needs the support and commitment of the Danish private sector in strong partnerships that can contribute to creating solutions for refugees.

Based in UN City in Copenhagen you will become a part of this exciting work. You will help create results that have an impact on one of the most pressing global agendas and have a unique opportunity to develop and strengthen your competencies and professional network in a dynamic workplace.

The position is a temporary maternity cover and would suit both recent graduates or someone with a few years of experience.  

Title: PSP Associate (PPH)

Duty Station: Copenhagen, Denmark

Contract Type: UNOPS LICA-6 (equivalent to G-6)

Duration: 17 June 2024 until 30 April 2025 (maternity replacement)

Application start date: 19/04/2024

Application end date: 05/05/2024

Organizational Context

Established in December 1950, UNHCR is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and to find durable solutions to their plight. During more than seven decades, UNHCR has helped more than 84 million people restart their lives. Today, UNHCR staff in more than 135 countries continue to help and protect millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people.

UNHCR has relocated several key functions from our Headquarters in Geneva to UN City in Copenhagen, including UNHCR’s Private Sector Partnerships Service (PSP), which supports UNHCR’s growing engagement with the general public and the private sector in all regions of the world.

This maternity cover sits within UNHCR’s Private Sector Partnerships team for Denmark, which was established in 2018. UNHCR continues to scale up its engagement with the Danish private sector, in particular large foundations and corporates, through strong strategic partnerships that involve financial or in-kind support as well as technical collaboration, employee and/or customer engagement, joint advocacy and campaigns or other forms of collaboration.

Our current PSP Associate is going on maternity leave and we are looking for a maternity replacement. The position offers a great opportunity to work with existing and new partnerships with leading Danish corporates and foundations, in close collaboration with colleagues from regional and global PSP teams.

UN City currently hosts 11 UN organizations with 1,500 staff representing more than 100 nationalities.

The position

We are seeking a creative, results-oriented and engaged team player who will be able to replace our current PSP Associate, for the duration of her maternity leave, to work with existing and new partnerships with leading Danish corporates and foundations.  

The still expanding PSP Denmark team currently consists of 10 dedicated colleagues, with 4 persons currently engaged in the efforts relating to corporates and foundations. The selected candidate will work closely with the entire team as well as with global and regional PSP colleagues. The team works in an informal and collaborative manner with a high focus on flexibility and trust.

Scope of Assignment

Under the supervision of the PSP Officer, the PSP Associate (PPH) will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist with identifying partnership and fundraising opportunities amongst Danish companies and foundations through e.g. research and outreach;
  • Draft or adapt compelling partnership proposals, presentations and pitches and participate as needed in meetings with private sector partners;
  • Contribute to high-quality and timely reporting to private sector partners in close collaboration with global and regional colleagues;
  • Assist with contribution management processes, including drafting compliance screening reports for submission to PSP’s global team and Reporting on and recording of new partnership opportunities;
  • Assist with partnership communication through various communication channels, including social media and other digital platforms in Denmark, visibility material at major events etc.;
  • Prepare workshops, meetings and networking events;
  • Assist with planning and administrative tasks, incl. quarterly reporting, financial management, and management of CRM systems;
  • Perform any other tasks, incl. administrative tasks, as required.

Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required

The ideal candidate will be required to have:

Education and Work experience:

  • Secondary education with preferably a degree in International Relations, Political Science, Communications, Development/Refugee studies or a related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience with secondary education or minimum 2 years of relevant work experience with a degree (Bachelor’s / Master’s / higher);

Key Competencies:


  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and experience with strategic communication;
  • Fluency in English, with advanced writing and editing skills;
  • Analytical, planning and organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize workload despite tight and competing deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills and ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office.


  • Solid understanding of the role of the private sector in the humanitarian sphere;
  • Fluency in Danish;
  • Knowledge about international humanitarian work and strong interest in the refugee cause;
  • Experience with working in an international, multicultural environment;
  • Experience with administrative matters, incl. budgets, payment requests, CRM systems and planning;
  • Experience with graphic design (Indesign, Adobe, etc.).

Location and Conditions

This position is associated with a temporary contract, initially issued until the end of the year and with an extension until 30 April 2025 (end of maternity replacement period). It is a full-time role, of 40 hours per week.

The salary is in line with the local UN GS Salary scale. 

Apply here

Interested candidates are advised to consult the UNHCR website “How to apply | UNHCR” for guidance and details, before submitting their application. Please refer to JR2440579 PSP Associate (PPH).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to the next stages of the recruitment process. A written test may be part of the application process.

In case of unexpected technical problems during the application process, candidates should direct their questions to the Global Service Desk ([email protected]), which can provide further technical support.

➡️ For further information or inquiries about the vacancy please contact Team Lead for Partnerships and Philanthropy, Pernille Goodall, at [email protected]