UNICEF announces vacancy for Fund Raising Specialist
Fund Raising Specialist (Diaspora, faith, NatCom engagement), P-4, ROSA, Kathmandu, Nepal#108841
Job no: 561709
Position type: Fixed Term Appointment
School/Unit: Geneva, Switzerland
Department/Office: Private Fund Raising and Partnerships
Categories: Fund Raising
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.
For every child, sustenance
UNICEF assessed the market potential for private-sector fundraising in South Asia in 2021. The assessments highlighted the opportunities for private-sector fundraising from individuals and businesses. It also emphasized the importance of faith and community in engaging the South Asian diaspora (through the lens of faith) in donating to the region. Over the last year, UNICEF has observed how emergencies have become a point of entry for new donors. Working with National Committees to respond quickly in times of rapid onset emergencies is another pillar of this strategy, given that South Asia is prone to emergencies and humanitarian disasters.
How can you make a difference?
Under the general guidance of the Chief of the Private Sector Income Hub, the Fundraising Specialist (Diaspora, faith, NatCom engagement) is responsible for contributing to the strategy, development, coordination, management, monitoring, and implementation of private-sector partnerships in collaboration with National Committees. He/she is expected to work cross-functionally with other team members and sections and act as a focal point in the region for liaising with the country offices, the regional office, and National Committees for resource mobilization.
Key Duties and Tasks
Develop and manage the Diaspora and Faith Strategy of the Income Hub
- Establish clear goals, individually as well as for related functions, monitor work progress, and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
- Evaluate the performance of the diaspora and faith strategy, leverage lessons learned, and contribute to the financial sustainability of the Hub.
Support National Committees with the development of strategies for engaging diaspora communities, high net-worth individuals, faith-based and membership-based organizations, and foundations as potential donors for South Asia.
- Execute research and gather information on potential markets and communities.
- Facilitate connections, prep for meetings, and follow up with potential donors.
- Develop engagement plans to initiate partnerships with top prospects.
- Work with and oversee the work of consultants to ensure all program presentations, briefings, and proposals are high quality and meet the needs of the partners and appropriate partnership benefits, communications, and visibility for newly secured partners.
Execute a pilot effort to raise funds from diaspora communities in support of the current crises in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan.
- Support the development of all assets required for mass and/or individual engagement.
- Serve as a liaison between Country Offices and fundraising offices – understanding what fundraisers need, collecting the required data from Country Offices, and creating user-friendly assets that communicate the required information in a way that effectively engages donors
- Support initial outreach, meeting prep, and follow-up.
Support the immediate needs for fundraising after a sudden onset crisis
- Liaise with fundraisers (e.g., National Committees, PSFR COs, PFP) to understand what fundraisers need to effectively engage different donor groups.
- Collect the required data from Country Offices in a timely manner.
- Create user-friendly assets that communicate the required information in a way that effectively engages donors.
- Support direct outreach to donors as requested (e.g., drafting emails, taking calls, preparing personalized proposals).
- Create a communication, advocacy, and fundraising plan to engage potential donors from 72 hours to 6 months after the sudden onset crisis.
Act as the focal point for regional office outreach to National Committees
- Collaborate with regional advisors and connect with PFP and/or National Committee account managers.
- Support with managing opportunities within UNISON and DD requests.
- Collaborate with regional advisors and connect with content writers (to develop private sector-friendly concept notes, presentations, and reports).
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in international human rights, international development, social sciences, business administration, management, marketing, fundraising, or a related field. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
- At least eight years of relevant and progressively responsible professional work experience in partnerships with private-sector fundraising.
- Familiarity with UNICEF Private Sector Fundraising.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in both corporate and philanthropic partnerships.
- Demonstrated experience in supporting teams on the ground in person and remotely and capacity-building to deliver results.
- Work experience with middle-income countries and in developing countries is a strong asset.
- Familiarity with and knowledge of South Asia is an asset.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergencies is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. Selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Background checks will include the verification of academic credential (s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF.
UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
“UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/”
Application close: May 18 2023 Nepal Standard Time