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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Beirut
  • Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Sustainable trade and development
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-24

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Partnerships Specialist (Private Sector), NOC, Lebanon Beirut # 110013, Temporary Appointment

Beirut (Lebanon)

UNICEF Lebanon is looking for a dynamic individual to be hired as our Private Partnerships Specialist who will implement UNICEF Lebanon’s Private Partnerships (PP) Plan to rollout the PP strategy in line with the global private sector strategic plan

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, a champion

Private partnerships in Lebanon are largely an unexplored territory that UNICEF Lebanon will investigate and harness in 2019-2020.
The Private Partnerships Strategy (PPS) of the Lebanon country office considers the private sector’s crucial role in development and in advancing the SDGs. It provides a framework that aims to (1) forge long-term partnerships with companies to co-develop innovative solutions to further UNICEF’s programmatic or strategic objectives; (2) create a network of private sector advocates for children’s rights; and (3) explore fundraising opportunities.
This holistic approach to partnerships is meant to identify the opportunity or a combination of them that will deliver the greatest impact for children.
Purpose for the job:
Under the guidance of the Chief of Communication and Private Partnerships, the Private Partnerships Specialist will implement UNICEF Lebanon’s Private Partnerships (PP) Plan to rollout the PP strategy in line with the global private sector strategic plan. The incumbent will oversee UNICEF Lebanon’s efforts to harness the power of the business community to generate reach, influence and opportunities for girls, boys and the young people; and explore fundraising opportunities targeting the private sector (business and individuals). In the long run, the aim is to establish strategic partnerships with the private sector that until now have not been maximized; and ensure long term advocacy for child rights and financial sustainability for UNICEF supported programmes.

How can you make a difference?

1.Identify, secure, and manage strategic partnerships:
-Use existing market research studies/databases to map top prospects and build/maintain a pipeline.
-Initiate, cultivate and steward relationships with high-value partners, including but not limited to: reaching out and pitching to companies’ CEOs and senior management, developing proposals based on identified synergies and shared values, and managing relationships with donors.
-Create and grow a multi-sectoral network of individuals who are in a key position to advocate for children’s rights and to support resource mobilization initiatives for the financial sustainability of UNICEF supported programmes.
-Oversee and coordinate non-financial engagements with the business community to align its behavior and practices with the child rights and business principles.
-Design and oversee the engagement between UNICEF’s programme sections and key private sector partners to mobilize and leverage their influence to accelerate the achievement of results for children.
-Coordinate the creation of multi-stakeholder platforms or industry task forces to promote and implement legislative reforms to advance children’s rights and in line with UNICEF’s youth agenda.
-Coordinate high quality field visits and events with donors.
2.Cross-Sectional collaboration and capacity building:
-Facilitate and support cross-sectional collaboration between the Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) division in Geneva, Communication and Programmes in key areas of synergy related to advocacy, branding and communications with relevant audiences. 
-Develop and roll out a 360 degree, cross-sectional, capacity building plan for partnering with the private sector. The aim is to align and build the skills and knowledge of all parts of the house to facilitate the private sector partnerships that maximize results for children.
-Support in strengthening operational systems and mechanisms that will enhance UNICEF’s strategic private sector partnerships and resource mobilization.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, international development, public affairs, international relations or other fields related to private sector engagement.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in external relations, liaison and/or any private sector engagement related activities - preferably in an international organization.
  • Relevant experience in UNICEF or another UN system agency is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the Lebanese context, in particular for the private sector, is an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of French is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.



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