United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Partnerships Officer (Business and Community Resilience)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

Join UNICEF Guatemala to support the Country Office to bring stakeholders together at national level to Design and implement a BCR approach, with a focus on results for children; to work on business engagement for Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency preparedness and response at national level; to work with programme and partnership teams, to co-create a business engagement strategy for priority programmes in selected departments, and to ensure programme interventions build resilience of local communities (including local markets), strengthen local communities’ adaptive capacities in the face of Climate Change and protect communities from shocks and stresses (environmental, social and environmental or climate-related).

Duration of the position will be up to 1 year with possible extension.

Download File JD NOB TA Guatemala Partnerships Officer.pdf Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks Summary of key functions/accountabilities: 1. Business and Community Resilience 2. Business practices 3. Core Business & Assets 4. Advocating for business respect and support for children’s rights 5. Financing for programme outcomes from private sector 6. Programme planning and development with a business lens.

Competencies and level of proficiency required (based on UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles) Core Values • Care • Respect • Integrity • Trust • Accountability Core Competencies • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1) • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2) • Works Collaboratively with others (2) • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2) • Innovates and Embraces Change (2) • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2) • Drives to achieve impactful results (2) • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2) Functional Competencies • Analyzing (1) • Deciding and Initiating action (2) • Applying technical expertise (1) Qualifications

Education: A university degree in one of the following fields is required: environmental sciences, climate change, local governance, international development, Business Administration, Water Sciences, sanitation sciences, Marketing, Communications, Management, International Relations, political science, food sciences, health sciences, nutrition, Agriculture, engineering, humanitarian and development studies, social sciences, political science, international relations or another relevant technical field for this position.

Experience: A minimum of two years of professional experience in i) private sector in corporate affairs or ii) in management of alliances with private sector is required.

Experience working with management of multi-stakeholder alliances in the frame of humanitarian context (e.g. disaster risk reduction, Emergency Preparedness and response) is an asset.

Experience working with UN system or civil society on promoting Sustainable Development Goals is considered an asset.

Experience working with indigenous populations, or in the Departments of Chiquimula, Alta Verapaz, Quiche of Huehuetenango is an asset.

Knowledge of business alliances and business social responsibility.

Experience with the preparation of reports, landscape analyses, business cases, etc.

Experience in the fields of WASH and/or nutrition is a great asset.

UNICEF embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all races, ethnic backgrounds, including indigenous people, as well as persons living with disabilities, and LGTBIQ to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Spanish are required.

Knowledge of a local language of the duty station (lengua maya) is considered as an asset.

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 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 Nationals of Guatemala

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

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