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UNICEF sucht Advocacy and Policy Manager

UNICEF 5<y Senior Level  Genève, Genève, Schweiz 14 Feb 2018

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Advocacy and Policy Manager

Under the guidance of the Chief, Advocacy, the incumbent is responsible for developing, coordinating, managing and monitoring the roll-out of an organizational framework for engagement with business to advance UNICEF’s advocacy goals and priorities, including in the context of integrated global campaigns and other initiatives. The incumbent is also responsible for guiding and coordinating HQ divisions, regional and country offices and National Committees in the development of strategies for engagement in key multi-stakeholder platforms and initiatives involving public and private sectors.

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated.

There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

You are invited to review the VA below and kindly express your interest should you wish to be considered and deem yourself as meeting the required qualifications indicated below. We look forward to reviewing your candidature.

For every child, a geographically mobile & diverse workforce

The Private Sector Engagement section in UNICEF’s Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division (PFP) supports the work of UNICEF National Committees, country offices and relevant HQ divisions and teams to expand strategic engagement with the private sector and advocate to advance child rights in countries with a National Committee presence.

Under the guidance of the Chief, Advocacy, the incumbent is responsible for developing, coordinating, managing and monitoring the roll-out of an organizational framework for engagement with business to advance UNICEF’s advocacy goals and priorities, including in the context of integrated global campaigns and other initiatives. The incumbent is also responsible for guiding and coordinating HQ divisions, regional and country offices and National Committees in the development of strategies for engagement in key multi-stakeholder platforms and initiatives involving public and private sectors.

How can you make a difference?

  1. Strategy development: Proactively coordinates across divisions, countries and regions for the development, management, maximization and monitoring of UNICEF’s strategic approach to engaging the private sector to advance UNICEF policy and programmatic advocacy priorities, including in the context of multi-stakeholder partnerships and global platforms.
  2. Strategic planning: Develops and coordinates elements necessary for the development and implementation of UNICEF strategy, policy and guidelines for engagement with business, including multi-stakeholder platforms and initiatives involving the private sector. Supports regions and countries (including National Committees) in strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of their advocacy engagement with business, and oversees the alignment of National Committee Joint Strategic Plan (JSP) objectives within UNICEF’s global advocacy priories.
  3. Capacity development: Develops and provides tools and guidance to HQ divisions, National Committees, regional and country offices in developing, negotiating and implementing strategies to maximize business engagement in support of UNICEF advocacy and programmatic priorities, including in the context of multi-stakeholder platforms and initiatives, in line with UNICEF policy and programme priorities and global integrated campaigns. Develops and manages the implementation of training on strategic advocacy with business, including the roll-out of training and capacity development sessions, delivering presentations for HQ divisions, and regional and country offices.
  4. Monitoring and evaluation: Develops new and strengthen existing tools for monitoring and evaluation of private sector engagement, in particular advocacy with business, and contributes to building the capacity of UNICEF and National Committee staff to apply them.
  5. Research and knowledge management: Develops and oversees the implementation of research and knowledge management activities related to advocacy with business. Prepares documentation, reports, briefing notes, analyses and other communication materials as necessary.  Represents and manages UNICEF engagement in various meetings and forums, including UN interagency forums related to business engagement.

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

Education:

Advanced university degree in International Development, Business Management, Communication, and External Relations or equivalent professional work experience in strategic partnerships or public affairs, combined with an advanced university degree in a related field. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

Minimum eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in strategic alliances, partnerships, communications and/or project management, preferably including experience in developing countries.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of an additional UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) is desirable.

Further information and application: www.unicef.org

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