Corporate Alliances Specialist - Children’s Rights and Business, UNICEF

Corporate Alliances Specialist - Children’s Rights and Business, UNICEF

BHRRC - Business & Human Rights Recourse Center

Geneva, Switzerland


Within the Private Sector Engagement section of UNICEF’s Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division (PFP), the Child Rights and Business Team supports the work of UNICEF National Committees, country offices, and relevant HQ divisions and teams to expand strategic engagement with business and key business influencers, including governments, on respect for children’s rights. It works alongside PSE’s Advocacy Team, which engages with multi-stakeholder platforms and supports National Committees to advance UNICEF’s advocacy objectives, and PFP’s Corporate Partnerships Team which supports resource mobilization and the development and management of major global business partnerships. This position reports to the Corporate Alliances Manager (CRB). Under the overall guidance of the Corporate Alliances Manager, Children’s Rights and Business, the incumbent will develop and identify effective approaches to advancing children’s rights with prioritized business streams on prioritized business practices in the workplace, marketplace and community, and will support UNICEF HQ, NatComs and country offices in implementation. This will include engaging businesses and business influencers, including governments, directly to advance their awareness of business impact on children. The position will provide technical guidance to policy development to both business and UNICEF Headquarters, country offices and National Committees in the development of strategies for corporate engagement with a focus on children’s rights.The position will contribute to the development of capacity on child rights and business in UNICEF Headquarters, regional/country offices, National Committees and among partners.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • Advanced degree (master) in law, social sciences, development or business. A first level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in corporate social responsibility or sustainability, child rights, social development, project administration, monitoring and evaluation, some at the international level;
  • An extensive technical background in business and child rights or child protection is mandatory, including rights based approaches and extensive field experience with a focus on child rights or associated programming, with designing, monitoring and impact assessment of projects and programmes;
  • Experience of Corporate Social Responsibility work and of working with multi-stakeholder partnerships whether within government, UN, and NGO or within the corporate sector would be additional assets;
  • Fluency in English required. Working knowledge of another UN language highly desirable.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

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

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