Sep 292018

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 21 Oct 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, Hope

This new post, located in the Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division (PFP) plays an important role in accelerating growth in private sector revenue. It supports the delivery of ‘How’ strategies 2, 3 and 4 of the UNICEF Strategic 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?

1. Support the development and implementation of a coordinated, consistent and systematic approach to fundraising knowledge and best accountabilities and practice management related duties/tasks:

  • 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. The incumbent 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 Senior Adviser (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.
  • 2. Coordinate the development and implementation of fundraising knowledge/best practice tools.

  • Help 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 incumbent 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. S/he will actively seek users’ feedback on the functionality of the tools and ease of use.
  • 3. 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 Private Sector Fund Raising (PSFR) specialists, propose the relevant Key Performance Indicators (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.
  • 4. 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 ofthe PSFR section are updated on the relevant division-wide initiatives. S/he will consult closely with the Chief (Market Development) and Senior Adviser (Investment Funds and Global Best Practice) to ensure alignment around key issues and opportunities.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


  • Advanced University degree in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Fundraising or other related fields is required.
  • *A first level university degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Experience in knowledge management and best practice exchange is essential, ideally that will have been acquired in a fundraising or marketing environment
  • Experience within an international environment is an advantage, as is knowledge of the technologies used to capture and share information.
  • Knowledge of the UN system is also an advantage.
  • Language requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, French, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core competencies:

  • Communication (III)
  • Working with People (II)
  • Drive for Results (II)
  • Functional Competencies:

  • Relating and Networking (II)
  • Persuading and Influencing (II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise(II)
  • Formulating Strategies and concepts (II)
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking (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.


    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.

    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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