Organisation: UNICEF

Position: Fundraising Manager (P4)

Location: Cairo, Egypt

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


Closing date: 29/04/2018 (day/month/year)

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Fundraising Manager (P4)



Egypt is the most populous country in the Middle East, and the third most populous on the African continent, with 95 million inhabitants (2017). At the same time, the country’s economy is one of the largest and most diversified in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and home to many of the region’s major corporations and High-Net-Worth-Individuals (HNWIs). Egypt therefore has significant potential to mobilize resources and leverage partnerships with the private sector to deliver results for every child. 

Job description

How can you make a difference?

 Under the guidance of the Country Representative, the Fundraising Manager will be responsible for the overall planning, development and implementation of UNICEF Egypt’s private sector strategy in line with the global private sector strategic plan. The incumbent will drive revenue growth and oversee UNICEF Egypt’s efforts to leverage the influence of the business community to positively impact children.

This is initially a one-year appointment which may be extended to two.


 By the end of this appointment, the incumbent will:

·         Develop an overall strategy and direct the achievement of ambitious revenue results from the private sector

  • Conduct an in-depth mapping of the private sector in Egypt with focus on major donors and foundations, including the development of a prospect pipeline (based on giving motivations and connections) and customized fundraising strategies for each prospect.
  • Based on the mapping, develop a comprehensive private sector strategy, including target setting, and the development of a prospect pipeline and investment cases.
  • Design a coherent action plan to “moves manage” each prospect ensuring effective alignment with national, regional and global plans and priorities.

·         Establish and manage meaningful partnerships

  • Identify, cultivate and steward relationships with high-value partners, including but not limited to major donors and foundations.
  • Initiate and lead fundraising efforts to generate support from the general public potentially via the following channels: digital, DRTV, direct marketing, telemarketing, etc.
  • Explore and pursue new and innovative fundraising approaches, e.g. Islamic giving, etc.
  • Manage engagement with key partners to mobilize and leverage their influence to accelerate the achievement of results for children.

·         Lead and manage the Private Sector Fundraising (PSFR) Team

  • Lead a high-performing PSFR team to achieve its annual targets ensuring the long-term sustainability of all fundraising and engagement activities.
  • Establish annual work plans, set budgets and monitor compliance within the UNICEF financial rules, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure efficient and effective management of human and financial resources allocated to the PSFR team, i.e. oversee budget implementation, ensure proper utilization and reporting of fundraising budgets and investment funds, in compliance with existing rules and regulations.

·         Oversee non-financial engagement with the business community to positively change its behavior and practices to impact children.

Candidate requirements

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Management or a related field.
  • Alternatively, a first level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with qualifying experience and relevant background may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Knowledge of philanthropy would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of the Egypt context, in particular for partnerships and resource mobilization would be considered an asset.


  • Minimum eight years of professional work experience with progressively increasing responsibilities, including at least three years in private sector fundraising and partnerships.
  • International fundraising experience is an asset.
  • Previous managerial experience is an advantage.


  • Fluency in English is required, and knowledge of Arabic is considered an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF Core Values:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Commitment

UNICEF Core Competencies:

  • Communication (Level III)
  • Drive for Results (Level III)
  • Working with People (Level II)

Functional Competencies:

  • Leading and Supervising (Level II)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (Level II)
  • Analyzing (Level II)
  • Relating and Networking (Level II)
  • Persuading and Influencing (Level III)
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking (Level II)

To view our competency framework, please click here.

Additional comments

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.

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

biPlease 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 Zoe Oldham (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 your name cover letter and your name CV Please put UNICEF FR Mgr Egypt in the email subject line.

The deadline for applications is 18.00 GMT, Sunday 29th April 2018

Contact person: Zoe Oldham

Response email: Click here to email the recruiter


Preferred method of response: Email

Closing date: 2018-04-29

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