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The staff member will provide strategic and technical advice to the regional chief of PFP, to the regional office and to country offices in the region on the implementation of the Children's Rights and Business Principles where relevant, strategic and appropriate.
Key accountabilities , duties and tasks.
Lead the implementation of Strategic Framework on CRB and Advocacy in the region; also provide Technical Inputs for the region in line with UNICEFs Strategic Plan 2018-
2022 which includes a HOW strategy on the importance of "harnessing the power of business and markets for children. "
Promote implementation of the Child Rights and Business Principles and tools : Advocacy with industry bodies, business industry associations and regional / national think tanks on CRB / Business Responsibility.
Provide Advocacy and technical support to Government and Civil Society Organisations : Support main governmental partners and civil society partners of UNICEF country programme in interacting with the private sector to ensure that childrens 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 recommendation of the Committee on the Rights of the Child in its latest concluding observations.
Support country offices in the region to develop strategies / intervention on CRB to increase an engagement / participation of Government, companies and partners.
Provide technical assistance to COs Build and cultivate Corporate Relations / Partnerships Management :
At the regional level identifying and scoping potential corporate partners in line with the Regional Office programme priorities and section needs and developing MOUs and programme concept notes with inputs from the relevant sections.
Â Work closely with programme sections to support the partnership with the private sector (or the regulation of the private sector) in implementing their programmatic activities.
Provide oversight to COs to plan, implement, and monitor the CRB / CRBP Strategy as a main advocacy tool towards achieving programmatic results, annual workplan, periodic updates and other documentation as needed : Ensure that the elaboration of strategy paper and annual work plan is timely executed and followed up to support country programme priorities, regional and global directives.
Act as a CRB / CRBP focal point in the regional office including documentation and institutional memory. Document and share best practices on CRB among relevant colleagues.
Provide support in other related tasks; such as internal training, participation to the integrated corporate team meetings, etc.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Social Sciences, Development or Business, Corporate
Social Responsibility, Public Administration or relevant field.
A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with relevant and qualifying professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in corporate social responsibility including specific experience in cultivating relations with external partners, either in the public of the private sector.
Familiarity with government and / or programmatic corporate engagement would be an asset.
Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of Portuguese and French will be considered as an asset.
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.
The technical competencies required for this post are .
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Opening Date Thu Jul 05 2018 10 : 00 : 00 GMT-0400 (EDT) SA Pacific Standard Time
Closing Date Mon Jul 23 2018 00 : 55 : 00 GMT-0400 (EDT)