UN Volunteer Jobs – Private Sector Partnership Specialist – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

 

Job Title:    Private Sector Partnership
Specialist

Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

The United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate for
the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand
their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our partners,
we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into
practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and
excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

 

Job Summary:   Under the direct supervision of the
Partnership Specialist (Private Sector) within the Communication, Advocacy and
Partnerships team and is situated in the national Kampala office of the Uganda
Country Office, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

 

The Partnership
Associate will work with the supervisor and the Chief Communication to (1)
deepen and expand UNICEF’s engagements with the private sector and tap into its
core businesses and expertise with a view to accelerate results for children;
(2) raise awareness among corporate actors on child rights and the need for
businesses to respect and support children’s rights in their operations and
value chains; (3) engage partners and actors in the business sector to explore
innovative financing in support of children ‘s agenda; and (4) strengthen
UNICEF staff capacity to effectively engage with the business sector in line
with the UNICEF Programme Guidance on Engagement with Business.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

Shared-value
partnerships

·        
Integrate
the analyzis of private sector, including business into the situation analyzis
of children in Uganda and look at how children’s rights deprivations can be
significantly influenced by business practices

·        
Research
and identify potential private sector partners including non-financial private
sector engagements in support of UNICEF Uganda country programme objectives

·        
Map the
roles and responsibilities, and the opportunities of the private sector
partners and engagements to support the delivery of UNICEF’s programme and
advocacy objectives, in conjunction with programme sections

·        
Work
closely with programme sections to support the development and maintenance of
strategic shared-value partnerships with the business sector that can
contribute to acceleration of results for children

Child Rights in
Business Principles

·        
Engage
with corporate entities towards building commitment among the national business
sector to respecting and supporting children’s rights and cultivate strategic
partnerships with corporate and non-technical support infrastructure for
companies that undertake to implement the UNICEF/global compact on Child Rights
in Business Principles (CRBP).

·        
Advocate
and engage with the Government for the implementation of the CRBP regarding the
impact of the business sector on children’s rights, through policy-setting, law
reform, regulation, administration, and enforcement, in collaboration with
Programme sections.

Innovative
Development Financing:

·        
Engage
with potential partner organizations/entities to gauge their interest and
cultivate partnerships to leverage innovative financing, including blended
financing and impact bonds, to deliver results for children as per the Skilling
Youth for Early Childhood Development pilot project design.

Staff Capacity in
Business For Result (B4R):

·        
Strengthen
UCO staff capacity to engage with the business sector in line with the UNICEF
Programme Guidance on Engagement with Business.

·        
In close
collaboration with the UNICEF Regional Office in Kenya, support the Uganda
Country Office with the roll out of Business for Results workshop and the
design and implementation of the consequent workplan.

Planning,
monitoring and documentation

·        
Provide
support to the Office’s private sector engagement strategy, annual workplans,
periodic updates and other documentation and guidance as needed: Ensure that
the elaboration of strategy paper and annual work plan is timely executed and
followed up to support country programme priorities in line with regional and
global directives.

·        
Internal
Communication, Knowledge Management and Documentation: tracking and documenting
of internal needs for potential corporate engagement initiatives and
innovations. Facilitate documentation and sharing of lessons best practices as
part of building organisations capacity on policy and programme delivery.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate for the UN Volunteers job must hold an advanced university
degree in one of the following fields: international relations, political
science, communications, international development, or another relevant
technical field.

·        
A
minimum of four to five years of relevant professional experience in one or
more of the following areas is required: public affairs, private sector
partnership management, programme management, resource mobilization, external
relations, or other relevant area.

·        
Familiarity
with engagement with the private / business sector and or international
financial institutions is an asset.

·        
Area of
expertise: Other finance, economics and administration related experience,
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination

·        
Competencies
values:
Accountability,
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to
Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and
Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management,
Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

·        
Language
skills:
English(Mandatory),
Level – Fluent

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
interested in the UN Volunteer job must apply online at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 27th November 2020

 

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