The UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. With over 12,000 participants in more than 100 countries, the UN Global Compact has an unparalleled global reach and the exclusive opportunity to activate a diverse network of business, investors, Government, UN and civil society stakeholders to create the world we want.
The programmatic work of the UN Global Compact aims to: 1) foster innovation and leadership, 2) mainstream responsible business practice, 3) advocate for an enabling environment to significantly scale the uptake of responsible business. The Programmes team delivers a portfolio of activities that covers a wide range of issues – from climate, gender, human rights, anti-corruption, and finance, amongst others. This role will cover the business for peace portfolio and the broader social sustainability work.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities range from providing issue area expertise, relationship management and project/programme management.
Business for Peace/conflict-sensitive business
- Engage with businesses, governments, civil society, Local Networks and the UN system to promote the Global Compact’s Business for Peace initiative
- Provide expertise on business for peace and conflict sensitive business. This may include briefings, analysis, input to flagship projects including UNGC Academy and Local Networks Playbook
- Lead the planning of the Business for Peace Annual Event
- Act as a focal point on business and peace for Global Compact Local Networks
- Manage the day to day engagement with key UN agencies and partners focused on peace including the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) amongst others
- Lead the organization of peace sessions at flagship GC events, including content development, speaker outreach and logistical arrangements
- Represent the UN Global Compact on webinars and at external meetings and events as requested
- Provide expertise on social sustainability issues such as: humanitarian affairs, gender, labour, human rights, migration, amongst other
- Manage the day to day engagement with key UN agencies and partners focused on social sustainability such as United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), International Organization for Migration (IOM), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), UN Women, amongst others
- Manage Global Compact’s engagement in the Connecting Business Initiative (CBi)
- Support programmatic activities including of key events in the social sustainability space
- Integrity: Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and behaviours; acts without consideration of personal gain; resists undue political pressure in decision-making; does not abuse power or authority; stands by decisions that are in the Organization's interest, even if they are unpopular; and takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behavior.
- Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; and remains calm in stressful situations.
- Respect for Diversity: Works effectively with people from all backgrounds; treats all people with dignity and respect; treats men and women equally; shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view and demonstrates this understanding in daily work and decision-making; examines own biases and behaviours to avoid stereotypical responses; and does not discriminate against any individual or group.
- Professionalism: Knowledge of relevant UN Global Compact issue areas and workstreams; shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
- Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
- Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; and takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
- Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, social sciences, political science, peace and conflict studies, human rights, management and/or law or a related field.
- 7 years’ experience in International Organizations, private sector, non-profit, program administration, project management.
- Strong strategic, leadership, problem-solving and project management skills.
- Experience in interacting with United Nations, Board of Directors/executives, and external stakeholders.
- Proficiency in English is essential (full command on both spoken and written). Knowledge of other UN official languages would be desirable.
- Competitive Salary
- Retirement Plan – 15% employer contribution after 6 months of services with additional 7.5% matching option.
- Vacation Days - 30 paid days (6 weeks) per year.
- Maternity leave - 16 weeks with full pay.
- Paternity leave - 4 weeks with full pay.
- Medical /dental/vision employee coverage
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please include the following materials in your e-mail submission to UNGC1@unglobalcompact.org with the subject heading “Senior Manager - Peace and Social Sustainability”.
- Cover Letter
Applications will be accepted until 14 September 2018. Please note applicant must be eligible to work in the United States.