Dec 062018

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 10 Dec 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 PFP Advocacy unit provides UNICEF’s 34 National Committees in high-income countries with guidance and technical support for their advocacy and Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) activities, working closely with other UNICEF Divisions.

How can you make a difference?

This consultancy has been established to provide support to the National Committee CFCI Network and Reference Group, which is an advocacy priority for UNICEF. Working closely with the Advocacy team, the incumbent will be responsible for managing work related to the CFCI, which involve development of guidance, technical support, capacity building and training, as well as coordination with respective National Committees and UNICEF Divisions.


The incumbent will be responsible for the following deliverables to support the unit’s CFCI work:

  • Organize the CFCI summit in close collaboration with the National Committees and respective UNICEF Divisions;
  • Strategic coordination and management of the CFCI through meetings of the CFCI Network, the CFCI Reference Group, as well as UNICEF internal coordination mechanisms;
  • Provide guidance and tools on the CFCI, including through the CFCI Handbook;
  • Build the capacity of the CFCI Focal Points in the National Committeesthrough technical advice, support and the development of a CFCI training package and subsequent provision of trainings;
  • Prepare for the Global CFCI Mayors Summit with relevant colleagues in PFP-PSE and other concerned UNICEF Divisions;
  • Map opportunities for leveraging the power of business in the context of the CFCI;
  • Coordinate with PFP-PSE colleagues on alignment and contribution of the CFCI to the PFP-PSE objectives.

    4 January to 19 December 2019, 11.5 months.

    The remuneration will be paid monthly on the satisfactory completion of the above deliverables.


    The incumbent will report to the PFP Chief, Advocacy, who will provide overall direction and guidance.


    The incumbent will be based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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

  • An Advanced University Degree in social science, child rights studies or related field;
  • At least 8 years of experience with project management, network support, knowledge management, and information sharing;(*A first level university degree in combination with additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.)
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English, fluency in other UN languages an asset;
  • Ability to work independently and to meettight deadlines;
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking;
  • Good understanding of EU policy issues and familiarity with UNICEF priority child rights concerns in industrialized countries;
  • Familiarity with the work of UNICEF National Committees on advocacy and child rights education an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity.

    The following competencies are required (LI, LII and LIII indicate the level required on a three-point scale, LIII being the highest):

    UNICEF Core Values

  • Diversity and Inclusion (LII)
  • Integrity (LII)
  • Commitment (LII)
  • UNICEF Core Competencies

  • Drive for Results (LII)
  • Communication (verbal and written) (LII)
  • Working with People (LII)
  • UNICEF Functional Competencies

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (LII)
  • Relating and Networking (LII)
  • Persuading and Influencing (LII)
  • Learning and Researching (LII)
  • Planning and Organizing (LII)
  • 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.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


    Please indicate your ability, availability and gross daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered. Also, please mention the earliest date you can start.

    Taxation: UNICEF and the United Nations accept no liability for any taxes, duty or other contribution payable by the consultant and individual contractor on payments made under this contract. Neither UNICEF nor the United Nations will issue a statement of earnings to the consultant and individual contractor.

    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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