Consultancy (3 months, home-based): Research Support for Business for Results (B4R) Capacity Building, Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Switzerland, Remote Work
Grade: Unspecified
Occupations: Educations, General Support, Partnership and Resource Mobilization, Research and data science
Closing soon: 28 Jan 2021
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Job Description

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, hope

The PFP Business for Results (B4R) initiative was launched in 2018 as a whole-of-UNICEF approach to boost the organizational understanding and capacity to incorporate business as one of the key stakeholders to realize strategic results for children. The initiative aims to create a UNICEF in which the potential and relevance of business are mainstreamed into its considerations and decisions on how to achieve results for children, with the necessary ambition, knowledge, skills and resources in place. Within the B4R initiative, there are three key pillars: 1) Capacity Building and Culture Change; 2) Tools and Systems; and 3) Enabling environment.

How can you make a difference?

The B4R Capacity Building project team is responsible for rolling out virtual learning workshops across UNICEF and aims to deliver to around 60 countries in 2021, facilitated by B4R master trainers who are UNICEF colleagues around the world nominated for their extensive experience in private sector engagement. As an important member of the project team, the consultant is expected to produce quality research papers that would inform trainers of the economic situation and business landscape of the countries they are delivering training to. The consultant will report to the Partnerships Manager (Capacity Building), Outreach & Engagement, in the Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division, to deliver high quality capacity building for countries across all seven regions in UNICEF.


  • Carry out desk research and produce research papers (called ‘Market Scan’) on country specific economic and business environment based on a provided template, in a timely manner, to assist the trainers in customizing their workshop contents to the specific context.
  • Conduct debriefing to master trainers on research results so they understand and answer any questions they may have.
  • Work with the Partnerships Manager (Capacity Building) to design a one-page infographic that captures the research to be used by the Representative and Deputy Representative.
  • Provide other related support or activities as requested by Partnerships Manager (Capacity Building) and project team.


  • Around 60 quality research papers on countries’ economy and their business environments
  • Debriefing of the research results for trainers for certain countries
  • Design one-page infographic prototype to be developed more broadly at a later stage.


3 months, full-time, tentatively starting on 22 February 2021.


The consultant will report to the Partnerships Manager (Capacity Building) in the Outreach & Engagement Team, based in New York/Geneva and working closely with the Partnerships Officer.


Teleworking, taking into account that there will be some calls with facilitators in different time-zones.

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

  • Master’s degree in international affairs, political science, business management, or relevant fields in the area of UNICEF work is required.
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in research, private sector, business consulting, or private sector engagement is required.
  • Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in another UN official language is an asset.
  • Experience/skills in Illustrator, Canva, or any kind of graphic designing tools would be desirable but not essential.
  • Developing country work experience is considered an asset.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Remarks: Please indicate your ability, availability and gross daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable).  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered. Also, please mention the earliest date you can start.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein. Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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.

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