Corporate Research Officer - Tenders Global

Corporate Research Officer

United Nations Children's Fund




Under the general supervision of the Corporate Research Specialist overseeing corporate/private sector research and due diligence, the incumbent assists in implementing the research work plan including conducting research on companies, foundations, and individuals, applying screening criteria to qualify potential partnerships, and ensuring robust knowledge management, including data quality assurance of the CRM database, managing select corporate engagement intranet and internet website pages, supporting the drafting of guidance and other position pieces, supporting the training/onboarding of new HQ, NatCom and country office users of the CRM database and the due diligence and proposal request processes, and additional support related to the corporate research and due diligence team.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Support the Partnership Advisory and Support Services (PASS) team in undertaking regular and ad hoc corporate intelligence work related to UNICEF business engagement. 

  • Support the due diligence process for UNICEF funding and non-funding private sector engagement by conducting screening reviews as needed. Ensure that screenings are done in accordance with UNICEF guidelines and policies for working with the Business community.
  • Support research and analysis of market information in the context of corporate and wider private sector engagement proposals review.
  • Respond to specific screening reviews and queries from National Committees, country offices, regional offices and select HQ divisions.
  • Conduct additional research on potential corporate and private sector partners and related issues such as market trends and internal trends for use in briefings, meetings, presentations, etc.
  • Identify relevant information (from both internal and external sources) on ethical business and sustainability issues and ensure prompt dissemination to private sector due diligence users and other colleagues concerned with business engagement work.

Lead content dissemination and communication related to corporate research and due diligence team’s work :

  • Develop content and upload information related to UNICEF corporate research and due diligence on the UNICEF Intranet, Internet, CRM and other relevant platforms.
  • Support the team in harmonizing Due Diligence reports and ensuring quality of communication.
  • Support capacity building of countries for corporate and private sector research and due diligence through development of training materials and provision of training sessions 

Support the development of materials for trainings and workshops by drafting presentations, briefing notes and other tools:

  • Assist PASS colleagues in development of content and execution of training/onboard sessions, development of factsheets, briefing notes and other meeting material.
  • Support in developing and updating due diligence guidance notes and other position pieces related to due diligence around UNICEF’s engagement with business. 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


  • A university degree is required in one of the following fields: Social or Political Sciences, Law, International Relations, Communication, Human Rights, market research, or another related technical field.


  • A minimum of two years of professional work experience in corporate social responsibility, market research, reporting, or related fields, is required.
  • Proven experience in conducting or managing research and in preparing reports is highly desirable.
  • Fundraising/marketing communication experience in an international organization is an asset.
  • Familiarity with child rights and child rights programming is an asset.
  • Knowledge of UNICEF programmes and activities is important.
  • UN/UNICEF experience is an asset.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. (Proven written skills in English is highly desirable.)
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.





Support the Partnership Advisory and Support Services (PASS) team in undertaking regular and ad hoc corporate intelligence work related to UNICEF business engagement. 

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