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Vacancy for Associate Director, Office of Research-Innocenti (D-1)

Location: Florence, Italy
Job Number: 501149
Closing date: 4-Dec-2016

The Office of Research-Innocenti (formerly Innocenti Research Center), is the dedicated research office of UNICEF. It undertakes and commissions research on issues of relevance for children in order to inform the strategic directions, policies and programmes of UNICEF and its partners, to shape global debates and contribute to building the knowledge base to support better outcomes for children.

The Office of Research-Innocenti (OoR) is seeking an energetic, creative and committed individual to provide strategic leadership to its research activities, to manage diverse, multi-disciplinary teams of researchers, and to achieve ambitious organizational goals. This is a senior management role that will be pivotal to the achievement of the Office’s ambitions to strengthen its role as a leading centre of research on children.

Under the general guidance of the Director, the incumbent will lead the development and implementation of a research programme relevant to the work of UNICEF, and provide strategic leadership to research staff working across multiple disciplines. The Associate Director will join a diverse team which includes research, communications and operations staff in a growing office with opportunities for expanding into new areas. As a key member of the office management team, the post-holder will help to shape the overall work programme and ensure delivery of results.

The position calls for a proven research manager and leader, capable of scoping out opportunities, and excited by the prospect of contributing to research that impacts the lives of children globally. The incumbent should be capable of fostering new ideas and innovation among research staff, ensuring high quality is maintained, identifying resource and partnership opportunities and representing the Office and its research within UNICEF and to external institutions.

View the Job Description here

To apply, please submit your application through UNICEF e-recruitment system

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.



Consultancy for Office Administrative and Clerical Support (Roster)

Office of Research – Innocenti (OoR)

Florence, Italy

Closing Date: 30 November, 2016

 The UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti is seeking to identify a pool of qualified candidates to be placed on an internal Roster for Conference/Events organization activities.

Under the supervision of a General Service focal point the consultant plays a key role in the administrative and logistical organization of the Office of Research’ Conference and Events activities.  

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Candidates who wish to apply are expected to be EU nationals or non-EU nationals with valid work permit.

To apply please send an application letter and your CV/UN P11 formto the UNICEF Office of Research recruitment page ( citing in the subject line “Roster - office administrative support”.




To apply please send your resume and P-11 form together with a cover letter to: with the title “UNICEF Internship application Research Facilitation and Knowledge Management 2017”.   Deadline for applications is 8 January 2017 at 23:59 CET. Applicants considered for the position will be asked to participate in a telephone interview.