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UNICEF ​​seeks to recruit a trainee in private partnership, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

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Date de clôture : mercredi 24 octobre 2018

UNICEF ​​seeks to recruit a trainee in private partnership, Abidjan, Ivory Coast


Job no : 516920
Work type : Internship
Location : Cote d’Ivoire
Categories : Internship, Programme Management

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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 young champion in private partnerships!

Cote d’Ivoire has +22 million inhabitants and more than 50% of population being under 19; it is a demographically young country, with impressive economic growth rates (7.9% in 2016) and promising potential for private investments and innovation. At the same time social challenges remain important with +45% of the population living in poverty and significant differences on all development indicators among urban and rural areas.

The 2017-2020 Cote d’Ivoire Country Program Document has identified private partnerships as one of the key 5 strategies to deliver the overall program results. The office’s approach in this area focuses on three dimensions:

  • Engaging critical industries (cocoa, mining) to influence business’ practice and polices towards better respect of child rights and business principles ;
  • Develop ad-hoc partnerships focusing on specific programmatic priorities ;
  • Mobilize private financial resources (fundraising).

This stream of work is led by the Private Partnerships Specialist, working in close collaboration with UNCIEF Cote d’Ivoire colleagues (Section chiefs, Resource Mobilization Specialist, Innovation Specialist, and Senior Management), UNICEF Geneva and UNICEF WCAR.


How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Private Partnerships Specialist, the intern/volunteer will support the Office’s private partnerships work on different areas, as an example:

  • Assist the Private Partnerships Specialist with the work on children’s rights in global supply chains (cocoa and mining) ;
  • Conduct research on private fundraising opportunities for the office targeting private foundations and high net worth individuals ;
  • Support private sector engagement activities in the context of U-Report and youth engagement work – negotiate and establish agreements with national radios, media, mobile companies and other businesses ;
  • Support a research on the labor pools and professional opportunities for youth in specific regions ;
  • Support a research on the existing private demand and offer for water treatment services, and support the WASH section for the development of innovative mechanisms to work with private sector ;
  • Support the design and implementation of an innovative approach to public-private partnerships focusing on social and environmental impact ;
  • On a needs basis, provide support to the work of the Private Partnerships Specialist in the areas of private sector engagement, Corporate Social Responsibility, Innovative public-private partnerships, advocacy.


To qualify as a young champion for every child you will…

  • Be enrolled in an advanced/undergraduate university degree (Master’s or higher) in business administration, economics, law, social or political science, or related field ;
  • A relevant background in business, project management, marketing, communications, children’s and or human rights ;
  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is considered a very important asset ;
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered 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.


The technical competencies required for this post are :

  • Relating and Networking (I)
  • Learning and Researching (I)
  • Planning and Organizing (I)
  • Analyzing (I)

View our competency framework at

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 sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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