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Giga Partnerships Specialist

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Contract type: Temporary Appointment

Level: P-3

Duration: 364 days

Application deadline: 17 June 2024, at 11.55 pm CET

Link to apply via UNICEF Portal


Under the general guidance of the Giga Partnerships Manager, this post will develop a pipeline of, manage and optimize the impact and results from partnerships with international and national businesses to deliver upon the Giga’s and UNICEF’s strategic objectives for partnerships, with a focus on corporate partners, and driving annual activity plans which align with this strategy. Successful outcomes will ensure that the partnerships meet financial resource targets as well as meeting targets for leveraging reach, influence and respect.

The post is responsible for developing and maintaining the relationships with these partners, alongside the lead market, and supporting the strategic direction, management, growth and renewal of these high value partnerships. This post will work closely with UNICEF divisions such as Private Fundraising and Partnerships, Programme Divisions, Department of Communication and others including National Committees to deliver on set out strategies.

Your responsibilities will be…
  • Develop and maximize a portfolio of high-impact international and national partnerships with corporates to deliver against Giga’s resourcing gaps, technological needs, and engagement goals.
  • Works in close alignment with the Giga Partnership lead, the Giga tech team, respective communication and contracting teams across UNICEF, and in collaboration with any ‘lead’ National Committee/Country Office to meet Giga’s partnerships and resource mobilization objectives.
  • Identifies, develops and monitors progress on these partnerships as defined by Giga and UNICEF as priority:
    • Delivers upon the income and strategic targets set out by Giga’s partnerships team
    • Ensures an agreed vision and partnership strategy is developed, up-to-date, and implemented.
    • Holds a coordinated global activity plan for the work streams for all partnerships managed.
    • Coordinates the implementation and decision-making related to partnership strategies.
  • Contributes to and coordinates strategies, mapping, events, and activities to identify, develop, close, and implement partnerships with corporates and builds out strategic documentation, road shows, case studies, and recognition materials to amplify Giga’s portfolio with corporate partners.
To qualify for this position, you will have…
  • Master’s degree in Business Management, International Relations, Marketing, Social Sciences, Fundraising, or a related field is required. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree
  • A minimum of five (5 years of progressively responsible work experience in corporate fundraising, commercial or non-commercial account Management, or marketing, of which a minimum of two years in an international context is required.
  • Experience working in start-ups and scale-ups with capabilities of building processes and teams from scratch is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience of working across teams to manage complex partnerships and/or campaigns and ability to influence buy in for the resources needed to execute partnerships
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Spanish is highly desirable. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) or a local language is an asset.
About our team

We are a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team of software engineers, finance specialists, data scientists, policy experts, and much more. Our team is a distributed workforce and plans to remain distributed into the foreseeable future. We are growing fast. Our team has grown by over 400% in the last 6 months as we rapidly scale to meet our stated mission.

About Giga

Giga is a joint initiative of UNICEF and ITU to connect every school in the world to the Internet by 2030. Working with corporate and non-profit partners, Giga maps schools’ Internet access in real time, creates models for innovative financing, and supports governments contracting for connectivity. It is part of ITU’s Partner2 Connect Coalition, UNICEF’s Reimagine Education initiative, and the UN Secretary General’s Common Agenda and Roadmap for Digital Cooperation 

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. 

UNICEF has a 70-year history of innovating for children. We believe that new approaches, partnerships and technologies that support realizing children’s rights are critical to improving their lives. 

About ITU

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), driving innovation in ICTs together with 193 Member States and a membership of over 900 companies, universities, and international and regional organizations.