Closing date: Saturday, 11 August 2018
Job no: 514553
Position type: Consultancy
Location: United States
School/Unit: Data, Research and Policy
Department/Office: Our UNICEF
Categories: Statistics and Monitoring, Consultancy
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.
Background & Rationale
Millions of people all over the world support UNICEF and our cause. They raise money, they campaign and in some countries they volunteer to help children in myriad ways. There is an opportunity to build on this force for good and go to another level of engagement with a committed group of volunteer supporters. Our aim is to build a UNICEF membership cadre of millions who champion the change we need through their individual and collective commitment. A volunteer force would vastly extend UNICEF’s reach and help broaden and transform UNICEF itself.
By building a membership group of UNICEF volunteers, we can bring millions more people into UNICEF to take action for children -- locally, nationally and globally. They would help us:
create a stronger connection, better communication, and more accountability between UNICEF and the communities we serve;
foster vibrant discussion, debate, and sharing of information about child well-being in the places where UNICEF operates, and
grow our presence in the places where we work, make our brand even more powerful, and allow us to include the advice and energy of millions of members across the globe.
Members might volunteer their time and experience through:
Service activities (from building a playground, helping with language learning, to participating in emergency response) in local communities and attending signature events;
Organizing events and volunteer activities;
Speaking about issues for children in their communities;
Advocacy with governments and the private sector; and
Fundraising to support children.
As volunteers periodically take action in support of children, and come to identify with UNICEF, they will not only contribute to their communities but also contribute energy and advice to UNICEF.
We are a small team working within UNICEF to support the skills, experience, creativity, and ideas of colleagues, and to help them create a global volunteer force of millions who take action for children.