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UNICEF hiring Market Research Officer

Denmark, 30 March 2020


Through the Markets & Supplier Financing Centre (MSFC), UNICEF Supply Division seeks to influence positively global and local market dynamics to ensure strategic supplies and services are fit for purpose, available, affordable, and produced by a competitive supply base to meet the evolving needs of children and young people in the SDG era.

While MSFC coordinates the efforts of influencing markets across UNICEF Supply Division's different procurement centres and units, with each procurement centre playing a critical role in identifying and defining the approaches required, MSFC facilitates this body of work with market research, analysis, communication, and information transparency, as well as supplier financing solutions.


Under the supervision of the Market Research Manager, MSFC, the Market Research Officer will be expected to support Supply Division's market research and supplier financing activities, including assisting in the design and execution of innovative market influencing and supplier financing mechanisms to achieve improved market conditions for key strategic supplies for children.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks include:

  • Monitor and analyze UNICEF strategic and essential commodity procurement trends.

  • Devise, evaluate and implement methods for collecting intelligence on needs, demand, market conditions and shortcomings for both existing and novel products.

  • Analyze and convert complex market data and findings into understandable tables, graphs, and written reports, including interpretation of findings.

  • Contribute to the development of market influencing strategies for strategic commodities by interpreting market research and discerning how procurement approaches, financing mechanisms, and information-driven interventions can positively influence supplier behavior.

  • Support Supply Division's work in supplier financing, including engagement with innovative financing mechanisms, such as special contracting (e.g. firm commitments/volume guarantees, prepayments).

  • Support expanded access to financing for suppliers in program countries as part of a 'local market' influencing strategy to improve local markets and/or increase on-continent production.

  • Support the secretariat for SD's Influencing Markets Advisory Group (that coordinates strategic and tactical market shaping efforts within SD).

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