Programme Officer (South-South Cooperation), NO-2 (Chinese nationals only)


Location: China
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff

Kindly note that this position is open only for Chinese nationals

UNICEF is the leading United Nations organization for children. We are now seeking committed and hardworking candidates, who enjoy working with our stellar team of creative minds and passionately motivated staff to support our work on promoting partnerships and South-South Cooperation between China and countries in Africa and Asia for the benefit of the most disadvantaged children.


Main Responsibilities

  • Monitor and analyse current and emerging issues related to China's investment in developing countries, particularly Africa
  • Work with developing, reviewing and proposing new policies and practices on South-South Cooperation
  • Facilitate inter and intra-regional activities aiming at promoting best practices in South-South and triangular cooperation
  • Explore opportunities of joint collaboration in supporting child programmes in developing countries
  • Build and maintain close relations with the Government, civil society, NGOs, private sector, development banks, and academic institutions to promote and implement South-South Cooperation activities
  • Explore opportunities with relevant government entities for potential programmes for children in developing countries
  • Assess programme results together with Chinese Government's funding and implementing agencies and entities



  • Master's level university degree in Development studies, Social Policy, Social Sciences, Programme/Project Management, Business Administration or other relevant field
  • At least two to five years of professional working experience in international development or programme/project development at the national and international level
  • Field experience in Africa and/or Asia highly desirable
  • Strong advocacy and partnership building skills
  • Experience working with the UN or other international development organization is an asset
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin

 Do you have?

  • Respect for and adherence to UNICEF's core values of Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, and Integrity
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills and capacity to work in a multicultural environment
  • Strong drive for results, setting high standards for the quality of work
  • Interest in learning and researching, gathering comprehensive information to support decision making                                                                                                                

If so, you are invited to apply for making a difference in the lives of Chinese children. Applications including a Cover Letter and a CV/resume shall be sent to or through #501120). The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 November 2016.

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Opening Date 14 Nov 2016 China Standard Time
Closing Date 30 Nov 2016 China Standard Time

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Beijing
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Social Affairs
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2016-11-30

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