Oct 182018

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 23 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

In the last few years, humanitarian crises have been constantly increasing and the capacity for UNICEF to respond timely and efficiently to support children in the direst situations largely depends on availability of funds.

Flexible and predictable resources are pivotal to deliver efficient and impactful humanitarian response.

National Committees (Natcoms) activate to raise funds from the private sector both for natural disasters and protracted crisis. Their capacity to mobilize fully flexible resources for humanitarian response has been identified as a crucial organizational priority, second best option after Regular resources.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this consultancy is to bring quality emergency funding front of mind to all National Committees (Natcoms).

As Natcoms respond to natural disasters as well as complex emergencies, different ways to raise quality and un-earmarked funding during emergencies will have been previously discussed and thought through to prioritize during moments of high pressure.

In close partnership with UNICEF teams PFP Geneva, Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS), Public Partnerships Division (PPD) and some selected Country Offices (COs), consultant must guide and influence Natcoms in raising additional and efficient resources to leverage the full potential of fundraising in emergencies.

Main Tasks:

  • Share, update and adapt case for support of the Fund for markets and audiences.
  • Build capacity of fundraising staff at Natcoms to ensure internal buy-in.
  • Make sure quality funding aims are included in emergency preparedness strategies and plans.
  • Support Natcoms to test and roll out initiatives to raise more quality funding during emergencies.
  • Monitor and evaluate performance across Natcoms and provide analysis.
  • Collaborate with PPD to report on Emergency 365 Fund performance.
  • As and when appropriate or requested, organize conference calls/events with field and HQ staff for Natcoms.
  • Provide ad hoc quality support on any other relevant emergency related issues.
  • Deliverables:

    PFP has the mandate to promote flexible and quality funds for UNICEF and this role directly contributes to increase of unrestricted emergency funds. The final report will describe the drive and progress made by different Natcoms to increase their capacity to contribute to the Global Humanitarian Thematic Fund. It will also include recommendations for the next steps on promoting and raising further quality funding.

    Reporting to:

    Emergencies Fundraising Manager, Private Sector Fundraising (PSFR), PFP

    Work Place:

    Home-based. No travel is envisaged and no Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) payable.

    Estimated Duration of the Contract and Proposal:

    6 months, from 1 November 2018 to 30 April 2019.

    2 working days per week.

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

  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Business Administration or related field. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Minimum 8 years of work experience in emergency and fundraising experience.
  • Fluency in English is required with excellent writing and presenting skills. Fluency in another UN language is considered an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity.

    The following competencies are required (LI, LII and LIII indicate the level required on a three-point scale, LIII being the highest):

    Core Competencies:

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

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (LII)
  • Analyzing (LII)
  • Persuading and Influencing (LII)
  • View our competency framework at


    Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered. Also, please mention the earliest date you can start.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    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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