Jun 122019

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 13 Jun 2019

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 2018 the Hellenic National Committee for UNICEF in Greece was closed. In cooperation with the Greek government, UNICEF now plans to establish a partnership office in the country. This office’s functions will include the mobilizing of resources (both financial and non-financial) in support of UNICEF.

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of UNICEF’s Private Fundraising and Partnerships division (PFP), and in close liaison with the UNICEF migrant team in Athens, and the regional office for East and Central Europe, to re-establish UNICEF PSFR in Greece, with the initial priority to resume communication with individual supporters of the former National Committee.


  • Draw up an action plan to end 2019 with estimated budget and timelines, for re-establishing private sector fundraising for UNICEF in Greece with prime focus on establishing the new database, engaging all former National Committee supporters, and reactivating all former pledge donors (who have not stated their wish to cancel monthly giving).
  • Work with PFP’s individual giving team to develop the reactivation strategy for all former National Committee supporters.
  • Establish a CRM database platform to be fully prepared for the first communication with these supporters then subsequent communications to engage their support.
  • Manage the recording of all supporter interactions and responses (donations, opt-in/opt-outs, requests etc.) in the CRM platform.
  • Contract and manage the necessary vendors (printer, mailing house, call center etc.) and make post office arrangements, for the first and subsequent communication with supporters.
  • Arrange direct mail, telephone and email communication with all supporters.
  • Manage the preparation and implementation of all creative work for all communications with supporters.
  • Work with finance and operations colleagues to re-establish the means of payment for supporters to make a donation (regular and one-off); plan and organize the financial processing, including preparing necessary details in UNICEF’s Vision system for recording receipts; payment of PSFR vendors.
  • Work with communication colleagues to establish a website for UNICEF in Greece to include donation pages and a payment gateway (or use UNICEF’s global giving platform – tbc).
  • Resume contact with the corporate and media partners of the former National Committee. Where possible and relevant, negotiate new PSFR activities and partnerships with a focus by Sept of being able to draft relevant telemarketing and F2F contracts in order to make 2020 PFP investment submissions.
  • Advise and work with communication colleagues on the public relations strategy around UNICEF’s partnership office.
  • Arrange additional staffing as needed (e.g. fundraising assistant).
  • Work with PFP colleagues to draw up a work plan for 2020 to expand UNICEF’s PSFR activities.

  • Action plan to end 2019 with estimated budget (draft already prepared by PFP) and time-lines, for re-establishing UNICEF PSFR in Greece.
  • CRM database platform established to include all the contacts details and support histories of all individual and corporate supporters/buyers of the former National Committee.
  • Contracts with the necessary vendors (printer, mailing house, call center etc.), and post office arrangements, for the first and subsequent communication with supporters.
  • Direct mail, telephone and email communications to supporters in accordance with the strategy mentioned above.
  • Means of payment for supporters to make a donation (regular and one-off) established.
  • Renewed contact with the corporate and media partners of the former National Committee.
  • 2020 PFP investment submissions prepared.
  • Work plan for 2020 prepared, for expanding UNICEF’s PSFR activities.

    Tentative start date is 1 July 2019, 6 months.


    The Fundraising Specialist in Individual Giving, PFP, Geneva (from 1 July to 6 August 2019), thereafter The Fundraising Manager in Market Development, PFP, Geneva.


    Athens, Greece

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in a relevant field.
  • At least five years experience of managing fundraising from individual donors. Experience of managing face-to-face, direct mail, email and telemarketing fundraising channels.
  • Experience of supervising fundraising staff to deliver on financial targets.
  • Experience of overseeing donor care activities.
  • Knowledge of the Greek fundraising market, vendors, donor behavior and socio-political context a considerable asset.
  • Ability to work in English (preparation and reading of documents in English; participating in meetings and skype calls in English); fluency in Greek a considerable asset.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Strong relationship management skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    View our competency framework at


    Please indicate your ability, availability and gross 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.

    Taxation: UNICEF and the United Nations accept no liability for any taxes, duty or other contribution payable by the consultant and individual contractor on payments made under this contract. Neither UNICEF nor the United Nations will issue a statement of earnings to the consultant and individual contractor.

    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.

    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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    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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