UNICEF CHINA COUNTRY OFFICE
Functional Title : Corporate Partnerships Specialist (CSR)
Contract/Grade : NO-C
Duty Station : Beijing, China
Vacancy Open: 11 January, 2019
Vacancy Closes: 27 January, 2019
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.
For every child, foster partnerships
China CO is a large country office. While demonstrating results for children at scale in China, UNICEF also works with the government, private sector and other actors to harness the reach and resources of China for the benefit of children globally. The Corporate Partnerships Specialist will lead and manage alliances with the corporate sector in promoting UNICEF’s mission and objectives and establishing UNICEF’s expertise in the area of Child Rights and Responsible Business (CRBP).
How can you make a difference?
We are looking for a Partnerships Specialist, with knowledge and experience in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) landscape in China and can set UNICEF’s Child Rights agenda into the focus for business sector and enhance UNICEF’s credibility and brand image
• Manage the implementation of the Strategic Framework on Corporate Social Responsibility and Advocacy in China and promote the implementation of Child Rights and Business Principles and tools with business, government, industry bodies, business industry associations and national think tanks.
• Advocate for and provide technical assistance to Government and Civil Society Organizations to ensure that children’s rights are protected and promoted by the private sector in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Provide technical inputs and liaise with partners on integration of child rights issues into the national agenda.
• In collaboration with relevant section develop CSR strategies for a multi-sectoral CSR engagement and interventions in close alignment with China CO’s programmatic priorities and draft MOU’s and concept notes as appropriate.
• Build capacity of corporate partners in Children’s Rights and Business Principles including innovative approaches to support child rights in business.
• Update, implement, and monitor the UNICEF China CSR/CRBP Strategy to achieve advocacy impact and programmatic results and develop appropriate annual workplans, knowledge products, and events to support country programme priorities.
• Act as a CSR/CRBP focal point in the office. Document and share best practices on CSR among relevant colleagues.
• Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the success of the section.
To qualify as an advocate for every child, you will have:
• An advanced university degree in development, economics, corporate social responsibility, business administration or another related field.
• Studies in or solid knowledge of corporate partnership management and corporate social responsibility.
• Exceptionally, a bachelor’s degree combined with additional professional work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.
• A minimum of five years of professional experience is required in child rights, CSR, business and human rights, business sustainability or another related field.
• Experience from building corporate partnerships, fundraising, marketing, or communication is desirable.
• Fluency in English and Chinese is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate:
• Respect for and adherence to UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity and proven understanding and sensitivity to cultural nuances
• Interpersonal skills, capacity to work with different personalities to deliver on shared results
• Drive for results, setting high standards for the quality of work
• Capacity to think outside of the box and drive innovation
• Strong communication skills, fluently and confidently gathering and expressing and writing opinions and information
• Ability to analyze various sources of information and make rational judgements
• Ability to build effective relationships and maintain a strong network of individuals outside of UNICEF, building strategic partnerships with a range of key stakeholders
• Ability to work strategically to realize UNICEF’s goals
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. In our effort to achieve a gender balance in our current workforce, we particularly encourage applications from qualified male candidates
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.