Partnership Officer (ETP), NOA (Temporary Appointment)

Partnership Officer (ETP), NOA (Temporary Appointment), New Delhi

Closing date: 16 Dec 2018

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

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For every child, AN ADVOCATE

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It 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.

The corporate sector has emerged as a strong existing and potential partner for UNICEF’s programmes across the world and specially in India. We work closely with multinational corporations, national companies and small to medium-sized businesses to identify, design and implement alliances that leverage the strengths of the corporate sector on behalf of India’s children. UNICEF also supports companies to strengthen their commitment towards a positive contribution to the world’s communities and environment and provide support to achieve their CSR and business objectives, especially towards women and children.

Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) seeks to promote children’s rights in and around the communities associated with the tea industry in Assam state through a project funded by them in partnership with UNICEF. The three-year project has an integrated and holistic approach focusing on interventions in health, nutrition, WASH, education, child protection along with responsible business practices. The specific objectives of the responsible business component are:

  • Building capacities and awareness towards active participation and accountability of businesses in ensuring the well-being of children and adolescents in the tea estates;
  • Facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogues towards convergence and promoting an integrated approach for improving lives of children and communities in the tea estates.
  • Sustained engagement with tea estate management and catalyzing the formation of core development committees at the estates.

How can you make a difference?

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children in the world’s thereby ensuring a better future for every child, this is the chance to make a difference. Under the supervision and guidance of the Corporate Partnerships Specialist (PPSE), the incumbent will be the main focal point and coordinator for the responsible business practices component of the project. The incumbent will also be the link and conduit between the various programmatic components being handled by the state office teams and the responsible business practices component. The incumbent will develop roll out and track progress of activities under the responsible business component of the project and enable a proactive and strategic engagement with the tea estates.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the interface between UNICEF and the Donor and overall partnership management under the supervision and guidance of the Corporate Partnerships Specialist (PPSE-Public and Private Sector Engagement);
  • Jointly with the programme specialists facilitate preparation of concept notes, budgets, coordinate the reviews, presentations and asset gathering trips.
  • In coordination with Assam state office, coordinate all annual financial and progress reports which will include updated data on progress towards objectives; status of activities; comparison of actual accomplishments with goals and objectives established for the period; lessons learned, explanations for any deviations from the work plan; and income / expenditure budgets to ensure compliance with specific assigned objectives and donor conditions.
  • Be the focal point responsible for the operational and programmatic implementation of the Responsible Business (RB) Practices component of the project plan under the direct supervision and guidance of the Corporate Partnerships Specialist (PPSE).
  • Coordinate with the partners and stakeholders in Assam for regular and effective implementation of relevant RB project activities.
  • Undertake regular field visits to monitor the RB activities and identify and recommend the necessary actions for adjustments.
  • Undertake process documentation of the RB practices component of the programme alongside its implementation.

To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have…

  • Education:University degree in economics, labour law, public administration, industrial relations, political science or other relevant field.
  • Work Experience:A minimum of one year of relevant professional work experience is required. Experience of working in the field of project implementation and monitoring is considered as an asset. Knowledge of issues, practices and policies related to the tea industry will be an added asset.
  • Language Proficiency:Fluency in written and spoken English and the local language of the duty station is required

For every Child, you demonstrate…

i)Core Values (Required)•Commitment • Diversity and Inclusion • Integrity

ii)Core Competencies (Required)• Communication [ I ] • Working with People [ I ] • Drive for Results [ I ]

iii)Functional Competencies (Required)•Analyzing [ I ]• Applying Technical Expertise [ I ]• Following Instructions and Procedures [ I ]•Planning and Organizing[ I ]

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all national, religious, gender and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

UNICEF has recently become the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification – the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace. UNICEF’s commitment to EDGE reaffirms our pledge to gender equality and inclusion all UNICEF staff worldwide.

This certification recognizes UNICEF’s commitment to achieving significant milestones in gender equality for all its staff, including strong gender balance at all levels of the organization, pay equity, a solid framework of policies and practices, and an inclusive workplace culture.

“UNICEF’s most important asset is our staff — all of our staff. Gender diversity and equal opportunities for men and women is not only a matter of rights. It makes us more effective as an organization.” Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director.

We are the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification – the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace.

For more information on UNICEF EDGE Certification, kindly view the video here.

UNICEF prides itself on fostering a multicultural and harmonious work environment, guaranteed by a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Remarks:

  • This position is based in New Delhi (India).
  • The vacancy is open to Indian Nationals only. Selected applicant will have a 364 days Temporary Appointment contract.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
  • UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training etc. UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment.

For more information about UNICEF India, please refer to the link below: – http://unicef.in

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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 http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=518363

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