Organisation: UNICEF

Position: Chief Fundraising (P4) Mexico

Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Salary: This is a P4 post on the UN Salary scales

Reference: 507204

Closing date: 29/10/2017 (day/month/year)

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Chief Fundraising (P4) Mexico




The fundamental mission of UNICEF  is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated.

There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Job organizational context

The Chief Fundraising is responsible for and leads all UNICEF’s private sector fundraising activities in Mexico. The incumbent will develop and realize a fundraising strategy to maximise growth in funding from individual supporters, and from corporate and philanthropic partners. The Chief Fundraising will work under the general guidance of the Country Representative and is directly responsible for all private sector fundraising results.

Job description

Purpose of the job

The Chief Fundraising will be responsible for overall coordination, planning, development and implementation of a resource mobilization and partnership strategy to build lasting relationships with supporters and partners to generate flexible resources for UNICEF’s work in Mexico and, where possible, globally.

Primary responsibilities

·  Provides leadership and direction in developing UNICEF Mexico’s overall Resource Mobilization and Partnerships strategy and implementation frameworks focused on global and private sector partners (including private individuals, philanthropic donors, and corporations in Mexico). Provide guidance and direction for planning, implementation, research and analysis of fundraising and building partnerships with global and local private partners.

·  Defines objectives and priorities related to target audience, fundraising and mobilization techniques/channels, needs for investment and resources, etc., and coordinates its implementation.

· Provides leadership and supervision to the Resource Mobilization and Partnerships team for all fundraising activities. Establishes work plans and budgets and monitors them within the UNICEF financial rules and policies.

·  Manages, leads and grows the Individuals Fundraising Programme together with the Individuals Fundraising Officer. Ensures alignment with the Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) Division at a regional and global level and the delivery of investment commitments. Highlights barriers to achievement of goals and seeks to overcome these barriers.

·  Takes an active role in identifying, approaching and negotiating partner relationships with corporations, foundations and individuals who may potentially become major donors to UNICEF in Mexico. Designs and develops concepts for partners’ engagement activities in coordination with programme and communications officers.

·  Works in close coordination with Communications, Programme and Operations to unify projection of UNICEF’s image and positioning to UNICEF’s supporters and potential supporters, and ensure that synergies are created between the different strategies and activities.

·  Supports the development of a culture of social responsibility and upgrading of social investments by clients and partners in order to ensure coherence and sustainability of their relationship with UNICEF.

Candidate requirements



  • Eight years of professional work experience at the national and international levels with progressively increasing responsibilities in Fundraising.
  • Fundraising experience is essential. Experience in fundraising with individual donors and understanding of corporate social responsibility is an asset.


  • Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Marketing, management, Communications, Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, Public Health, Education, or other related fields.
  • A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu or the advanced university degree.

Language Requirements

  • Advanced English and Spanish required

Additional comments

This is a P4 post on the UN Salary scales.   To find out more about what this means, please visit the UN site on Salaries and Post Adjustment:

How to apply

Please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post with your CV/resume (no photos) in strict confidence by email only to Karem Armstrong (see email below.)Please let us know where you saw the post advertised.

Please ensure that they are sent as Word documents with the titles “you r name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “UNICEF –Chief Fundraising-Mexico (P4)” in the email subject line.

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

The deadline for applications is Sunday 29th October 2017, 18.00 GMT.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a two stage application process which means that candidates that fully meet the criteria above will be subsequently asked to complete a further online process within the UNICEF recruitment system

Contact person: Karem Armstrong

Response email: Click here to email the recruiter


Preferred method of response: Email

Closing date: 2017-10-29

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