Feb 132018

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 04 Mar 2018

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, Hope…

The Private Sector Fundraising (PSFR) section within PFP works with National Committees and Country Offices to drive and maximize income growth. The Emergency Fundraising Specialist (Leadership Giving) will work as part of the Emergency Fundraising team as a central high value support function across PSFR Businesses and Key Influencers audiences to create and coordinate highly engaging value propositions in relation to humanitarian crises ensuring maximization of partnership potential as well as replication of good practices.

The role will ensure that Key Influencers and Business partnership strategies optimize and maximize all opportunities around emergency fundraising with a special focus on income, reach and influence. The role will work closely with the PFP Global Philanthropy and Business Partnership units to ensure alignment and coordination. The incumbent will also look into potential innovative insights and comparators’ approaches to influence and drive relationships with prospects and partners. The role will be a key player within the emergency fundraising unit working very closely with the other members of the team, including the FR Specialist (Emergency Marketing) as well as the Fundraising Specialist (Emergency Capacity Building) to ensure optimization of relevant synergies and an integrated approach.

How can you make a difference?

The Fundraising Specialist (Leadership Giving) will play a key role in maximizing global PSFR revenue by unlocking the full potential of emergency fundraising appeals and campaigns across leadership giving audiences (Business Partners and Key Influencers), in relation to both sudden onset disasters and protracted crises. The core of the function will positively impact the performance of Business Partners and Global Philanthropy Units both at HQ and at market level, while also consolidating best practices and ensuring quality funding.


1. Maximizes the volume of emergency fundraising revenue

  • Develops Leadership Giving engagement propositions to grow and maximize the value of both Business and Key Influencer partnerships in relation to humanitarian crises;
  • Influences and supports co-design and co-creation processes with relevant internal and external stakeholders, with the close involvement of prospects and partners;
  • Ensures priority markets get regular best-in-class technical support on emergency fundraising;
  • Drives optimization of opportunities through an integrated approach and coordination with the emergency fundraising team, leveraging on the marketing perspective, field intelligence and data analysis and other resources that might help to grow the value of the partnership;
  • As part of the emergency fundraising team and of the PSFR emergency task force, acts as central leadership giving focal point for emergency responses
  • 2. Maximizes the quality of emergency fundraising revenue

  • Develops and promotes cases for support for flexible humanitarian funding
  • Monitors and analyses leadership giving revenue ensuring revenue remittances follow seamless and efficient attribution processes both at market and central level.
  • 3. Other duties as required


    The Incumbent is expected to work under the supervision of the Emergency Fundraising Manager in Geneva.


    The position is office-based, involving occasional travel.

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

  • At least 5 years’ professional experience in fundraising (commercial or non-commercial business development, marketing, Major gifts or high value relationship management or other related fields);
  • Good commercial awareness and proven business acumen;
  • Proven track record of working to deadlines;
  • Capacity to work in team, under pressure and with tight deadlines;
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills;
  • Excellent writing skills in English, fluency in other UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) is an asset.

    March 2018 – March 2019 (tentatively)

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF Core Values

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • UNICEF Core competencies

  • Drive for results (Level III)
  • Communication (Level III)
  • Working with People (Level II)
  • Functional Competencies

  • Proven ability to coordinate complex, multi-million dollar programs and work with senior level management.
  • Thorough and current knowledge of Corporate Fundraising and Major Donors trends across multiple markets.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and to establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.Demonstrated ability to devise, plan, develop and implement strategies and projects.
  • Proven ability to deliver to targets and demonstrated experience of results-based management.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and communicate ideas effectively.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and to manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong analytical, negotiating and communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • To view our competency framework, please click here.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    How to apply:

    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. To apply, click on the following link

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