Sep 022018

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 16 Sep 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens and addressing inequity, will not only give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but will also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This 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 and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UNICEF Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) Division is based in Geneva with the remit to serve the global organization, including the network of 34 UNICEF National Committees, with leadership and technical support to achieve our goals of engaging with the Private Sector. The Programme Coordination Unit within PFP enables colleagues across the organization to leverage game changing partnerships with UNICEF’s prioritized strategic private sector partners using Impact Content and by strategically connecting the “field” with the private sector.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this job is to support Pillar 1 of the team strategy, which is “Impact Content”. Impact Content is a recent term used by the PFP Programme Coordination team to define a new set of programmatic propositions or investment cases currently under development. These describe how Business, Key Influencers, and other Impact Plan audiences can create sustainable impact through partnership with UNICEF. Impact content is “translated” for the private sector audience, using language that is compelling, investment-focused and easily understandable by corporations, individuals, and foundations.

Main Tasks:

The main tasks are to develop key areas of Impact Content while supporting the transition process from a servicing approach to the new strategic model.

  • Development of Impact Content for a set of high priority programmatic themes (estimated 60% of staff time)
  • Development of Impact Content through staged deliverables for use by the private sector, including investment cases, modular content for result areas, and support to strategic propositions for several Audiences, The specific thematic area is to be determined. They could include but are not limited to Regular Resources, Cross-Cutting programmatic themes, or high priority result areas.

  • Transitional Impact Content Support to bespoke, High Priority Partnerships (estimated 20% of staff time)
  • During a transition period to the new Programme Coordination strategy (estimated to be at least 6 months), provide programme advice and bespoke impact content support to a selected cohort of prospective and/or existing, high priority, corporate and philanthropic partnerships. This will include, but not limited to:

  • Support to programme identification and actively participate in key meetings and forums to ensure the maximum leveraging of Impact Content by the UNICEF organisation.
  • Support to the development of bespoke propositions and review of high priority reports.
  • Transitional Strategic Guidance to National Committees and Country Offices (estimated 20% of staff time)
  • During the transition period (estimated to be of at least 6 months), day-to-day transactional programme support to National Committees and Country Offices regarding National Committeessupport to UNICEF programmes. These tasks include negotiating the terms of funding arrangements between National Committeesand Country Offices and addressing National Committeesquestions related to programme, funding, reporting and policy issues.


    Within the above main tasks, there are key deliverables within the 364 day period:

  • Development of Impact Content, including an investment case and related guidance, modular content for specific programmatic themes.
  • Specific support in customizing content for an estimated 10 high priority partnerships, including existing accounts, accounts subject to renewals, priority integrated partnerships and partnerships with major donors and/or global Foundations. This can include a set of Cause Related marketing claims across UNICEF’s goal areas.
  • Provide strategic guidance and programme support to at least 5 priority National Committees.
  • Reporting to:

    Chief of Programme Coordination, Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP), Geneva, Switzerland


    UNICEF Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division (PFP), Geneva, Switzerland

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

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields: communications, social sciences, marketing, public relations, business administration and management, or other related fields is required. *A first level university degree in a relevant field combined with 7 years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience is required, preferably in private sector engagement/fundraising with significant cross-over with UNICEF programming. Experience of developing written and presentational materials for donors is highly desirable.
  • Solid understanding of shared value and philanthropic partnerships.
  • Strong planning/organizing, and networking/relating skills.
  • Strong writing skills, with strong preference for knowledge and experience in writing for UNICEF private sector audiences.
  • Has highest-level communication skills, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Fluency in English is required.Working knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, French, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core competencies

  • Communication II
  • Drive for Result II
  • Working With People II
  • Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts II
  • Planning and Organizing II
  • Applying technical expertise II
  • Relating and Networking II
  • Entrepreneurial thinking II
  • Persuading and Influencing II
  • View our competency framework at

    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.


    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    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.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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