Salary: Circa £48,000 per annum
Job Level: 3
Hours: 35 hours per week. Other flexible arrangements will be considered.
Disclosure Level: Basic. This role involves no direct work with children.
Reports to: Senior Programme Specialist
Location: Working from home and at 1 Westfield Avenue, London E20
At the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK), we pull together to achieve the best possible
results for children in danger around the world. We believe in an inclusive workplace and in the
power of fulfilled colleagues who share the same values and goals, enjoy their work and are
motivated to do their utmost for children.
Our work is guided by the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs), which recognise the universality of children’s rights.
ABOUT THE TEAM
The International Programmes Engagement (IPE) Team sits within the Partnerships and
Programmes Intelligence function and is UNICEF UK’s hub of technical expertise on UNICEF’s
global programmes and priorities. The IPE Team is the central source of programmatic
intelligence, knowledge, interpretation, and strategic guidance, ensuring outcomes for children are
at the centre of what we do at UNICEF UK.
ABOUT THE ROLE
This role reports to a Senior Programme Specialist and works in a team of 7 Programme Specialists
and 3 Senior Specialists, and the Head of the IPE team. Innovation is cross-cutting area of work and
as such this role will work closely with Programme Specialists to ensure that innovation is
represented accurately across UNICEF’s core areas of work. Within UNICEF UK, Innovation
• Innovation in global UNICEF programmes and programme operations (working with the
global UNICEF Office of Innovation, regional and country colleagues to bring insight which
contributes to UNICEF UK objectives of influence, impact, and income).
• Innovations in supporter/donor engagement (including employee engagement and virtual
What we will expect you to achieve
• Act as the UNICEF UK organisational lead and focal point for UNICEF’s global work on
innovation across all thematic areas, – providing technical expertise, specialist guidance
and advice in development programming and humanitarian response.
• Shape the planning and delivery of cross-organisational campaigns and initiatives, ensuring
alignment to UNICEF global programme priorities, funding gaps and programmatic
• Skilfully manage multiple internal, external, public, and private stakeholder relationships
within UNICEF UK and across the wider global organisation, sharing programmatic
priorities and insights to leverage influence, income and impact for children.
• Represent UNICEF UK externally as an expert on innovation and child rights, using
technical knowledge, experience and skills to build high impact financial and non-financial
partnerships with donors, supporters and other key stakeholders.
• Provide Insight and intelligence across UNICEF Thematic areas and bring this to the sector
specialists as well as Partnership and Advocacy teams.
• Demonstrate and model a commitment to our shared values, behaviours and inclusive
practices (known as Our Shared Commitment) in all aspects of your work.