Mission and objectives
UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children. UNICEF insists that the survival, protection and development of children are universal development imperatives that are integral to human progress. UNICEF mobilizes political will and material resources to help countries, particularly developing countries, ensure a "first call for children" and to build their capacity to form appropriate policies and deliver services for children and their families. UNICEF is committed to ensuring special protection for the most disadvantaged children – victims of war, disasters, extreme poverty, all forms of violence and exploitation, and those with disabilities.
This assignment is part of UNV’s disability inclusion strategy. UNV seeks to 1) provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to serve as UN Volunteers 2) enable UN partners to expand diversity and inclusion of persons with disabilities in their workforce worldwide 3) build a talent pipeline of qualified professionals with disabilities who can contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at national and global levels, with focus on national capacity. Only candidate with disabilities is eligible to apply for this position. If shortlisted for this assignment, you will be asked for a copy of an official document confirming that you have a disability from a general practitioner, or from an organization of persons with disabilities. Important: On your profile, kindly select the response “yes” to the question of whether you consider yourself a person living with a disability. Should you require special arrangements to facilitate the interview and assessment during the selection process, please indicate this in the “special remarks” field in your profile. In case you are facing accessibility constraints kindly write an email to [email protected]
Under the direct supervision of Partnerships Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: · Support Partnerships Officer and the team to build and maintain UNICEF’s partnerships by contributing to implementation of the Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Strategy, work plans and other programmes in line with UNICEF procedures. · Conduct research on prospective new partners for UNICEF and provide analysis of the areas of work. · Prepare package of materials, tools on Children’s Rights and Business principles, family friendly policies and parenting skills and support in providing access to the tools. · Gather inputs from colleagues on programmatic needs, update internal tools and tables. · Explore digital fundraising and other fundraising opportunities in line with emerging trends and UNICEF policies and procedures. · Support to organization of events with traditional and emerging partners, including support on integration of online webinars on parenting skills. · Maintain up-to-date information on partner and trends, including in the area of inclusivity of CWDs, gender mainstreaming. · Any other tasks deemed necessary to achieve the programme objectives according to the request of UNICEF.