UNICEF Jobs in Bangladesh

By | May 17, 2020

, FT, P4, Dhaka, Bangladesh #531484 (Not for Bangladeshi Nationals) • Job no: 531484 • Position type: Fixed Term Appointment • Location: Bangladesh • Division/Equivalent: Kathmandu(ROSA) • School/Unit: Bangladesh • Department/Office: Dhaka, Bangladesh • Categories: P-4, Programme Management 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, inspiration. Job organizational context: In 2018, UNICEF announced that it would be hosting a new global partnership called Generation Unlimited. Generation Unlimited (Gen U) aims to ensure that every member of youth is either in education, receiving skills training or in employment by 2030 Bangladesh has been selected as one of the front runner countries to roll out the Gen U. Gen U was officially launched in Bangladesh by the UNICEF Executive Director in February 2019 through a joint initiative by ILO and UNICEF Bangladesh with the support of the government of Bangladesh. Since the launch, UNICEF has been coordinating activities across a group of foundation partners including the a2i initiative within the ICT Division of the government of Bangladesh, ILO Bangladesh and BRAC. Collectively the foundation partners have developed a collaborative strategy to enable progress on youth skills and employability in Bangladesh up until 2030. Similarly, a multi-stakeholder National Steering Committee, chaired by the government of Bangladesh and uniting government, UN agencies, private sector and CSO has been created to oversee the strategic direction of the Gen U roll out in Bangladesh. Ultimately, the key purpose of the Gen U approach in Bangladesh is to ensure a coordinated approach to achieve: • The scale up of existing good practices; • Strengthened linkages between the education, skills and private sectors; • A more supportive policy environment for youth skills and employability. We are aiming to ensure at least 7.3 million new opportunities for youth on skills and employability by 2030 linked to the Gen U approach. Three strategic imperatives underpin the future direction. These are: • Evidence generation, policy dialogue and advocacy: to identify bottlenecks, address knowledge gaps and ensure a supportive policy environment that catalyzes progress; • Scaling equitable service delivery: to enable accessible and inclusive services on skills and employability for all youth, with a focus on the most vulnerable; • Partnerships and participation: to ensure the direct participation of youth in this agenda and to maximize partnerships with government, the private sector, UN and civil society organization. How can you make a difference? Purpose of the job: The Generation Unlimited Manager post will work closely with the government of Bangladesh, Gen U partners and internally at UNICEF, with programme sections, particularly the education and child protection sections as well as with cross-cutting areas such as innovation. This post will deliver a key role in ensuring the successful roll out of the Gen U Bangladesh strategy and achievement of targets. Summary of key functions/accountabilities: • Under the direct supervision of the Representative, oversee the continued roll out, further development, monitoring and evaluation of the Gen U Bangladesh strategy to ensure that targets are achieved or surpassed. • Work closely with the government of Bangladesh to provide secretariat support for the National Steering Committee to enable the effective working of the Steering Committee and ensure that meetings are convened regularly, agreements are reached and that members of the National Steering Committee are engaged in the Gen U strategy and supported in implementing actions and agreements in their respective organizations. • Working closely with all relevant stakeholders which includes but is not limited to government of Bangladesh, the Foundation Partner group, the National Steering Committee, other UN agencies, UNICEF programme sections and the UN Youth Advisory Panel to support development of an advocacy strategy that establishes a more enabling environment for youth skills and employability within Bangladesh. • Work closely with the Gen U Bangladesh Foundation Partner group and aligned UN agencies to enable a highly coordinated approach to scale opportunities for youth on skills and employability. • Work closely with UNICEF Bangladesh Education and other programme sections to ensure that the Gen U vision is integrated into programme strategies and aligned to outcomes for children. Support section activities across the Gen U Bangladesh strategy as required. • Work closely with UNICEF Bangladesh Communications, Advocacy and Partnerships (CAP) section to support the development and roll out of a communications strategy which includes a defined focus on youth participation for Gen U in Bangladesh. • Work closely with the Private Sector Fundraising Team and the Resource Mobilization Manager to develop a resource mobilization strategy for Gen U Bangladesh to enable effective scale up and delivery of the Gen U Bangladesh. • Work closely with Industry Associations in Bangladesh to engage them in defining and delivering an enhanced focus on youth skills and employability within their sectors. • Secure flagship partnerships on Gen U in Bangladesh with private sector organizations and bi-lateral donors which support delivery of the Gen U Bangladesh strategy. • Develop strong working relationships with the Gen U Global Secretariat based in New York to ensure regular progress reporting, knowledge sharing and integration of global good and best practices into the Gen U Bangladesh approach. • Act as overall focal point for Gen U in Bangladesh to enable both internal and external communications on progress and to support stakeholder engagement priorities. • Attend Country Management Team (CMT) meetings and provide regular updates on strategic progress, bottlenecks and solutions with regards to the Gen U Bangladesh strategy. • Represent UNICEF Bangladesh at key external forums, conferences and events to promote the Gen U Bangladesh approach and support stakeholder engagement. • Deliver on other priorities relevant to the role and as instructed by the direct supervisor. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… • An advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in Development Studies, Public Relations, Technical Education, Business, Sustainability or a discipline related to the post equivalent professional work experience in the private sector engagement and donor relations area combined with advanced university degree in a related discipline • A minimum of 10 (ten) of progressively responsible professional work experience in either private sector engagement, project management, partnerships, or a related field. • Substantial demonstrable experience of managing complex multi-stakeholder projects. • Knowledge of the Bangladesh skills landscape is desirable and previous experience with UNICEF or a UN agency in a Country Office setting would be a strong advantage. • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset. • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset. 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. The functional competencies required for this post are… • Leading and supervising (I) • Formulating strategies and concepts (III) • Analyzing, Deciding and Initiating Action (II) • Relating and networking (III) • Deciding and Initiating action (II) • Applying technical expertise (II) • Persuading and Influencing (III) View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf 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. Remarks: Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. Candidates who applied before need not apply again. Advertised: May 05 2020 Bangladesh Standard Time Application close: May 19 2020 Bangladesh Standard Time

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