UNICEF Programme Specialist – Child Rights and Business Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs

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UNICEF Programme Specialist – Child Rights and Business Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs.

UNICEF Kenya looking for “Programme Specialist – Child Rights and Business”.

Applicants with a University Degree may apply on or before January 04, 2024.

UNICEF, also the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund, is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. The agency is among the most widespread and recognizable social welfare organizations in the world, with a presence in 192 countries and territories.

UNICEF Programme Specialist – Child Rights and Business Jobs 2024

The UNICEF has published a job vacancy announcement on December 27, 2023 for qualified Kenya’s to fill in the vacant post of Programme Specialist – Child Rights and Business to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

UNICEF Job Vacancy 2024

How can you make a difference?

Deliver on existing CRB commitments and advance new opportunities.

  • Lead delivery of CRB components and deliverables in existing donor grants and commitments, including bilateral CRB support on family-friendly policies and technical CRB support for an EU-funded programme on child labour.  Among other activities, this includes providing technical support and develop guidance on inclusive family-friendly policies; and the development and dissemination of updated material on child rights approaches to child labour. Responsibilities also include advancing partnership opportunities with investors, businesses, and industry standards, where strategic.

Strengthen advocacy messaging on child rights in GSC in the context of HRDD.

  • Develop key messaging, update content, and provide guidance for UNICEF offices on the implementation of meaningful child rights approaches in the context of emerging mandatory human rights due diligence requirements in global supply chains. This requires liaising and working closely with programme teams in HQ, ROs, and COs to embed programmatic expertise, evidence and guidance in CRB approaches to ensure mandatory HRDD delivers for children. The role will also lead on content leadership and technical input to influence strategic external frameworks and initiatives, such as reporting, benchmarking and wider ESG and sustainability frameworks (linked to workplace impacts and GSC).

Further programme integration and provide wider organizational support.

  • Provide technical support to PG, ROs, COs, National Committees and other HQ teams to further drive momentum on CRB and programme integration. This includes existing priority areas (e.g., FFP, child labour) and advancing emerging themes (e.g. urban waste, migration, etc.), as relevant. Duties include delivering on GTT commitments on family-friendly policies (e.g., co-lead for drafting of strategy note for internal advocacy and resource mobilization), and acting as focal point with CP to advance responsible business practices within UNICEF’s multi-sectoral response to child labour.

Position in Organization:

  • Job no: 568535
  • Contract type: Temporary Appointment
  • Duty Station: Nairobi
  • Level: P-3
  • Location: Kenya
  • Categories: Programme Management


  • Advanced University degree in business, international development, human rights, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science, or another relevant field is required.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in one of the following is required: business and human rights, children’s rights and business, decent work, child labour, gender in the workplace, or related area is required.
  • Experience working in the context of business responsibility in global supply chains will be highly valued.
  • Experience working in an international environment on topics related to responsible business conduct, decent work, and related, will be highly valued.
  • Strong research background and writing skills are required. Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French or Spanish) is an asset.

How to Apply UNICEF Programme Specialist – Child Rights and Business Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/568535

The Closing Date: January 04, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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