Feb 132018

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

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, dedication

The post holder works closely with the Chief Market Development and the Chief, Investment Funds and Global Best Practice to enhance fundraising knowledge across National Committees, country offices and PFP, a key enabler for fully exploiting market potential and for the achievement of the ambitious growth targets in the Private Sector Plan 2018-2021.

The post holder will support the implementation of a fundraising knowledge management strategic framework, the creation and roll-out of a coordinated, consistent and systematic approach to identifying, capturing, qualifying and globally promoting fundraising knowledge and best practices, as well as the development and implementation of a range of fundraising knowledge/best practice management tools.

How can you make a difference?

  • Develop and implement a coordinated, consistent and systematic approach to fundraising knowledge and best practice management.
  • Guided by the fundraising knowledge management strategic framework, help establish and then coordinate processes for systematically identifying and capturing emerging good practice from countries. Globally qualify, disseminate and promote global fundraising best practice, so that fundraisers in every UNICEF market can share, and have access to, knowledge on cutting edge fundraising techniques. S/he will work closely with PFP specialists to ensure there is internal agreement on the type of fundraising techniques and results that are described as best-practice, and s/he will continuously review content to ensure it is current.

    Working closely with the Chief, Investment Funds and Global Best Practice, help advocate for the sharing and adoption of best-practice fundraising techniques, supporting a process of evaluating and communicating success across the network of UNICEF markets. Support summarizing key issues and opportunities for the Deputy Director Private Sector Fundraising and Chief Market Development to communicate to decision makers and opinion formers with the UNICEF family. That will include providing summarized insights and information from the systems s/he develops and others already in place, and occasionally helping to draft communications used by PFP specialists and senior staff.

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of fundraising knowledge/best practice tools.
  • Establish and then manage the systems, processes and tools to make private sector fundraising knowledge sharing across UNICEF’s complex and diverse range of fundraising markets easy and fast. These may include intranet-based and digital sharing tools, optimizing and aligning the approach to Fundraising Communities of Practice, coordinating the development of fundraising toolkits and guidance documents which summarize the available global knowledge in fundraising techniques with the objective to ensure global consistency in approach across the different areas of fundraising. The post holder will identify and introduce tools based on their knowledge of appropriate technologies and occasionally review their content and functionality to ensure they are fit for purpose. She will actively seek users’ feedback on the functionality of the tools and ease of use.

  • Lead the Top 10 Good Practices initiative.
  • Coordinate the process of the annual renewal of the Top 10 Good Practices initiative aimed at distilling the critical practices driving performance in the top performing countries in priority fundraising revenue streams. Working closely with PSFR specialists, propose the relevant KPIs to evaluate performance, then carry out analysis to identify the best performing countries globally in each revenue stream and propose the countries to be included in each group. Establish the project plan, timeline and milestones, and follow up to ensure that the project stays on track in all areas. Develop the templates to be used across all revenue streams to ensure global consistency. Coordinate the annual evaluation of the project among internal and external stakeholders, and recommend changes for the following year to ensure that the project remains relevant.

  • Serve as the private sector fundraising representative in the PFP Knowledge Management working group.
  • Join the PFP Knowledge Management working group representing the needs and views of the fundraising community. Ensure that members of the PSFR section are updated on the relevant division-wide initiatives. S/he will consult closely with the Chief Market Development and Chief Investment Funds and Global Best Practice to ensure alignment around key issues and opportunities.

    To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…


    Advanced University degree in any of the following: Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Fundraising or equivalent. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


    Minimum 5 years relevant work experience. Ideally that will include knowledge management/best practice exchange and fundraising/marketing responsibility, but candidates with relevant competence in either area may also be considered.

    In addition experience in knowledge management and best practice exchange processes and approaches within an international environment is an asset, as is knowledge of user experience and familiarity with knowledgemanagement/exchange technologies/platforms.

    Knowledge of the UN system is also an advantage.

    Language Requirements:

    Fluency in English is required and working knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is preferred. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core Competencies

  • Communication [II]
  • Drive for Result [II]
  • Working With People [II]
  • Functional Competencies

  • Relating and Networking (II)
  • Persuading and Influencing (II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (II)
  • Planning and Organizing (II)
  • View our competency framework at

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    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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