Individual Contractor (Part-time, 2 months, remotely), Knowledge Management/Coordination, Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Team, Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP)

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Application deadline 2 months ago: Thursday 1 Sep 2022 at 21:55 UTC

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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 Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (MSP) team in UNICEF’s Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division (PFP), leads on UNICEF’s advocacy with business and public-private initiatives and platforms that are actively shaping global agendas, priorities and investments. As part of its business advocacy and engagement strategy, the MSP Team undertakes a range of activities aiming to raise awareness and visibility of UNICEF and its key priorities with the private sector, and also with the public sector in relation to critical issues concerning business and children. This includes addressing the impact of climate change and environmental degradation on children’s rights and well-being, compelling business and public actors (through business influence) to support UNICEF’s calls and asks, to take action and engage with the organization as a partner of choice to deliver effective solutions for children.

How can you make a difference?

The objective of this role is to support UNICEF business advocacy and engagements on climate and the environment leading up to and at COP27. This includes content development, knowledge management and supporting events coordination as required.


  1. Knowledge Management:
  • Support the development of a business advocacy and B2B pack on climate and the environment, including compelling narrative, key messages and asks, illustrated with case studies and visuals.

  • Support repackaging relevant UNICEF content material on children and climate change (e.g., the upcoming Children Climate Index Report V.2 and others as relevant), tailoring the key findings and recommendations to a business audience.

  • Support the development of internal and external communications material documenting UNICEF engagements and initiatives leading up to and at COP27 and its dissemination through relevant channels.

  1. Event coordination:
  • Provide any required support in the coordination of UNICEF engagements at COP27, creating and managing the event matrix, including through the CRM system as required, updating with required information and content, incoming invitations to events and meetings, support managing speakers and producing speaking notes as needed.


Knowledge Management:

  • Business advocacy and B2B pack on climate and the environment, including compelling narrative, key messages and asks, illustrated with case studies and visuals, ready to be used and disseminated by UNICEF HQ, NatComs, ROs and COs by 15 October.

  • Content material repackaging the key findings and recommendations of the Children Climate Index Report V.2 and other relevant UNICEF publications on climate and the environment, tailoring to a business audience by 30 October.

  • Communication material for internal and external audiences documenting UNICEF engagements and initiatives leading up to and at COP27 developed and disseminated through relevant internal channels.

Event coordination

  • Support provided as required in the coordination of UNICEF engagements at COP27, including effective managing of the event matrix and the CRM system as required, coordination of UNICEF participation in business related events at COP, management of speakers and speaking notes and other tasks as required.

All the deliverables to be reviewed by UNICEF for feedback before final submission.


Part-time, up to 40 working days within 2 months duration, tentatively starting in Oct 2022


The contractor will report to the Advocacy and Policy Specialist in the Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships unit, UNICEF Geneva.


The contractor will work remotely and be available for check-in calls as required. The contractor should be able to use own communication means (usually email, Microsoft Teams) to communicate with all required focal points in Geneva, other divisions and UNICEF offices and NatComs around the world as needed for the accomplishment of the tasks

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


  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or higher) in social sciences, communications, knowledge management, international relations or any other related fields is required. Alternatively, a first level university degree (Bachelor's degree) with additional experience in relevant fields may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.


  • Minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in communications and/or knowledge management, or another relevant field, some at the international level, is required.

  • Familiarity with private sector partnerships with the UN and excellent understanding of corporate social responsibility, shared value, multi-stakeholder partnerships and/ business advocacy, particularly on climate and the environment, will be an asset.

  • Experience with CRM systems will be an asset.
  • Experience working with UNICEF and/or familiarity with the work of UN/international entities desirable.


  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language of EAP region is an asset.

Others technical competencies:

  • Strong research skills, analytical and conceptual thinking, and ability to effectively document best practices in an analytical manner.
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative, and produce results

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Remarks: 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.

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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein. Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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 offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

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