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Programme Information Specialist – Innovation and Global Programmes: UNICEF, Deadline 4th December

By 27/11/2023

Job Title: Programme Information Specialist – Innovation and Global Programmes
Deadline: 4th December 2023
Organisation: UNICEF
Location: London – office or home based
Salary: Circa £48,000 per annum

Job description

The skills and experience needed for this role include experience in influencing and negotiating within large organisations, building relationships with donors and key stakeholders, and working within the field of innovation. Specific knowledge and skills required include the ability to confidently engage on UNICEF programs in fundraising and advocacy contexts, in-depth knowledge of innovation, and a broad understanding of current innovation trends.

Closing date: 8am, Monday 4 December 2023.

Interview date: Monday 18 December 2023 via video conferencing (MS Teams).

The role offers:

  • excellent pay and benefits (including flexible working, generous annual leave and pension, big brand discounts and wellbeing tools)
  • outstanding training and learning opportunities and the support to flourish in your role
  • impressive open plan office space and facilities on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • an open culture and workplace with colleagues who share our values, enjoy their work and are motivated to do their utmost for children.
  • the opportunity to work in a leading children’s organisation making a difference to children around the world

UNICEF application process

We use a system called “Applied” that anonymises your responses and focuses on your actual skills that are relevant to this role. This benefits you by giving you a greater chance of expressing your skills in this objective selection process.

We are gradually moving back to our offices on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London and we anticipate most colleagues will work one or two days a week in the office and the rest of the time from home.  We will happily discuss other flexible options to suit your circumstances.

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, disabled candidates, and from men, because we would like to increase the representation of these groups at this level at UNICEF UK. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for children.

UNICEF UK promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

We welcome a conversation about your flexible working requirements, personal growth, and promoting a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal records check. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the role and the circumstances of your offences.

We only accept online applications as this saves us money, making more funds available for us to help ensure children’s rights.

If you require support in completing the online form or an application form in an alternative format, please contact the Supporter Care line during office hours.

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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If you would like to apply for this opportunity or find out more information, please visit the UNICEF website.