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Corporate Alliances Specialist at UNICEF


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5 Year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree


  • Organization: UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: Mid level – P-3, International Professional – Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: 2023-05-25


UNICEF, or the United Nations Children’s Fund, is an agency of the United Nations that donate humanitarian and developmental support to children over the world. It was originally initiated in 1946 to give emergency food and healthcare to children and mothers in countries devastated by World War II. UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to defend the rights of every child, especially those who are vulnerable. Its activities include giving immunizations, disease prevention, and treatment for children and mothers with HIV, as well as strengthening childhood and maternal health. UNICEF relies wholly on voluntary contributions from governments and private donors.


  • Duty for supporting a global pipeline of prospects, including restoring these into signed partnerships.
  • Funds a select group of National Committees and/or Country Offices (in coordination with the relevant Regional Offices / Regional Support Centers) on their one-to-one prospecting and the negotiation of new business partnerships, via the full pipeline cycle.
  • Concurrently with the Corporate Partnership Manager and the relevant National Committee/Country Office, helps produce win/win propositions for potential corporate partners and coordinates with other key UNICEF Divisions.
  • Funds a body of markets to achieve their new business income targets, helping develop solutions to challenges where required.

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  • An advanced university degree is demanded in one of the following fields: Business Administration, Marketing, International Relations, Communications, Fundraising, Social Sciences.
  • Alternatively, a first-level university degree in a appropriate area combined with an additional 2 years of professional experience in a relevant field may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Minimum five years of progressively accountable professional work experience in fundraising, commercial business development, marketing, or corporate partnerships is required.
  • Background securing new high-value multi-year corporate partnerships, ideally at a 7-figure US$ level or equivalent, is required.
  • An in-depth knowledge of new business best practices (from first meetings with prospects to partnership development to negotiation, through to contracting) is demanded.
  • Good retail attention and proven business acumen, including an understanding of what businesses are looking for in social impact partnerships, is demanded.


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