Head of Private Sector Policy & Advocacy

44617.00 - 53116.00 GBP Annual
14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Unicef ensures more of the world's children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we're not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead Unicef UK's policy work on Child Rights and Business. We advocate towards UK Government to put in place the regulatory and policy environment for businesses to better respect child rights in their day-to-day operations and supply chains, and directly with the private sector to ensure that their human rights due diligence processes integrate a focus on child rights.

As Head of Private Sector Policy & Advocacy, you will expand and build upon two crucial pillars of work on the Travel and Tourism industry and UK public procurement, as well as developing policy and research outputs on the broader child rights and business agenda, raising awareness of the impact of business activity on children and seeking to influence corporate responsibility and international development processes.

With a background in the private sector, or in influencing responsible business behaviour, you will have previously developed strong policy positions on business and human rights/child rights. You will be a confident, diplomatic communicator, able to build a network of external contacts to maximise Unicef UK's capacity to influence change. Resilient and tenacious, you will persist in pursuing goals in order to achieve long lasting change for children.

To apply, please visit our website via the button below.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 31 July 2017.

Interview date: Thursday, 10 August 2017.

We only accept online applications as this saves us money, making more funds available for us to help ensure children's rights. CVs will not be accepted.

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As part of Unicef UK's pre-employment checks, the successful applicant will be required to apply for a Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland.

If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note that we only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.

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