Corporate Alliances Specialist (Child Rights and Business) at UNICEF 122 views0 applications

UNICEF is the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Corporate Alliances Specialist (Child Rights and Business), P-3, ESARO


Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primary, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results

  • Capacity building and Technical Support – Support the implementation of UNICEF strategic guidance on CRB and advocacy, including technical guidance to COs and the regional offices on how to promote the implementation of the Child Rights and Business Principles (CRBP). This includes training, use of CRB tools, and documentation of best practices on CRB, and working closely with programme sections to support their engagement with business in implementing their programmatic activities. This also requires planning, implementation, and monitoring of CSR/CRB regional strategies and action plans as a main tool towards achieving programmatic results.
  • CRB initiatives and advocacy – advise on CRB initiatives and advocacy at the country and regional levels with industry bodies, business industry associations, multi-stakeholder platforms, and regional/national think tanks on CSR/CRB, and Government. This will include guidance and technical support, in collaboration with CO colleagues, to government and civil society organisations in interacting with the business sector to ensure that children’s rights are protected, in line with the CRC General Comment 16 on State obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children’s rights and the recommendations and Observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child in its concluding observations to states.
  • Business due diligence policies and practices – provide technical guidance, in collaboration with CO colleagues, to businesses on the integration of child rights considerations in their policies, practices and operations.This includes use of UNICEF’s CRB tools and reports.
  • Strategic planning – Provide technical support to COs in integrating CRB into the analysis and research that informs the Country Programme Document (CPD) including Situation Analyses, as well as the monitoring of reporting indicators for non-financial engagement. Provide support to COs on how to best position CRB within planning processes including Strategic Moments of Reflection (SMR), CPD reviews, etc.
  • Partnerships – provide advice to COs in the identification, development, and finalization of non-financial partnerships or in holistic partnerships which include CRB, advocacy or other non-financial elements. This includes due diligence, pitch development, and negotiation. In addition, as required for multi-country partnerships or as requested by COs, interact directly with prospective partners in the regions to develop strong non-financial results within partnerships in the regions. For regional level non-financial partnerships, provide professional account management support to steward and grow the partnership.
  • Provide support in other related tasks and larger partnership team objectives to ensure an integrated approach.

To qualify as an advocate for every child, you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Social Sciences, Development, Business, Corporate Social Responsibility, Public Administration or related field.
  • At least five years of professional experience in sustainability, human rights or children’s rights, with some direct experience in establishing and stewarding partnerships with the private sector. Experience in Africa a plus.
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in French an asset.

For every child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Functional Competencies (required)

  • Leading and Supervising [II]
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [II]
  • Analyzing [II]
  • Relating and Networking [II]
  • Entrepreneurial thinking [II]
  • Persuading and Influencing [III]

This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty,

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle: pre-natal care for healthy births, clean water and sanitation, health care and education.

UNICEF has spent nearly 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Working with and for children through adolescence and into adulthood requires a global presence whose goal is to produce results and monitor their effects. UNICEF also lobbies and partners with leaders, thinkers and policy makers to help all children realize their rights—especially the most disadvantaged.

The United Nations Children's Fund is a United Nations (UN) programme headquartered in New York City that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its executive committee.

UNICEF was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. The Polish physician Ludwik Rajchman is widely regarded as the founder of UNICEF and served as its first chairman from 1946. On Rajchman's suggestion, the American Maurice Pate was appointed its first executive director, serving from 1947 until his death in 1965. In 1953, UNICEF's mandate was extended to address the needs of children in the developing world and became a permanent part of the United Nations System. At that time, the words "international" and "emergency" were dropped from the organization's name, making it simply the United Nations Children's Fund, or popularly known as "UNICEF".

UNICEF relies on contributions from governments and private donors, UNICEF's total income for 2008 was US$3,372,540,239. Governments contribute two-thirds of the organization's resources. Private groups and some six million individuals contribute the rest through national committees. It is estimated that 92 per cent of UNICEF revenue is distributed to programme services.UNICEF's programmes emphasize developing community-level services to promote the health and well-being of children. UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 and the Prince of Asturias Award of Concord in 2006.

Most of UNICEF's work is in the field, with staff in over 190 countries and territories. More than 200 country offices carry out UNICEF's mission through programmes developed with host governments. Seven regional offices provide technical assistance to country offices as needed.

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