Private Sector engagement Specialist (NO-3) Job Opportunities at UNICEF 2022

Private Sector engagement Specialist (NO-3) Job Opportunities at UNICEF 2022



Private Sector engagement Specialist (NO-3) Job Opportunities at UNICEF 2022

Private Sector engagement Specialist (NO-3) Job Vacancy at UNICEF

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

Under the supervision and overall guidance of the Chief of Communication, Advocacy and Partnerships (CAP), the Private Sector Engagement Specialist will help deepen UNICEF’s collaboration with the private sector and provide an interface for environmental scanning, knowledge exchange, and policy influence. The Specialist will support the Chief of the section in development and implementation of private sector engagement strategy. S/he may also serve as a focal point and resource for colleagues on specific thematic areas of strategic relevance for private sector engagement. The key result is to ensure greater visibility for UNICEF and influence in support of its mission

How can you make a difference?

  • Private Sector Engagement Strategy, Partnership and Documentation:
  • Provides strategic direction on private sector engagement through strengthening the private sector engagement strategy. Develops and maintains deep knowledge and familiarity of the existing and prospective private sector partners and other relevant stakeholders. Develops and implements annual work plans to support the country programme objectives.
  • Duties & Tasks:
  • Scan and scout the external environment for opportunities and risks, and share information on current trends with the Chief of CAP and relevant colleagues.
  • Develop and maintain deep knowledge and familiarity with current and prospective private sector partners, contributing to a database of key contacts.
  • Strengthen the private sector engagement strategy to promote Children’s Rights and Business Principles, Business for Results (B4R) and to leverage private sector support (resources and influence).
  • Maintain existing and forge new partnerships with the private sector.
  • Manage partnerships, monitor and evaluate initiatives and provide timely updates to the Chief of CAP.
  • Perform capacity building related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the success of the team, including guiding, training, and coaching short-term staff, including interns and consultants, as required.
  • Maintain and develop appropriate documentation of all initiatives.
  • Governance framework for the private sector
  • Focuses on the need for a policy framework for governance of the private sector to become child-friendly focused on selected Government’s productive and growth sectors as identified in UNICEF Tanzania’s Country Programme Document for 2022-2027 and Government’s FYDP III 2021/2022/2025/2026.

Duties & Tasks:

Promote among associations (employers association, business forums, sectoral associations and confederations the need to develop regulations ensuring protection of children’s rights.

Work closely with government agencies towards a governance framework, including children’s rights, for the private sector.

Internal Knowledge Management:

Duties & Tasks:

Keep the Country Management Team and relevant UNICEF colleagues informed about the private sector environment.

Provide country programme updates with regards to private sector engagement.

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

  • An Advanced university degree in international development, communication, public affairs, international relations, political science or other related fields.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in external relations, liaison and/or any private sector engagement related activities, preferably in an international organization is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in advocacy and external communication required.
  • Fluency in English is required with knowledge of another UN language considered as an asset.
  • As an asset, demonstrated experience in engaging private sector entities on child right’s issues
  • Private Sector engagement Specialist (NO-3) Job Vacancy at UNICEF

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF Competencies Required For This Post Are…

Builds and maintains partnerships 

(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness 

(3) Drive to achieve results for impact 

(4) Innovates and embraces change 

(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity 

(6) Thinks and acts strategically

 (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

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.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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.


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

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.


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