Organisation: UNHCR

Position: Associate PSP Officer (Leadership Giving)

Location: Beijing, China

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


Closing date: 31/05/2018 (day/month/year)

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Associate PSP Officer (Leadership Giving)



Established in December 1950, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and other persons of concern. For more than six decades, UNHCR has helped over 50 million people restart their lives. Today, over 67 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.

Job description

The Associate PSP Officer (Leadership Giving) will be the Head of Fundraising in China. S/he will be in charge of Corporate/Foundations and High Net Worth Individuals, including defining a long-term fundraising strategy and will supervise Individual Giving staff and activities.

The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the PSP Officer (HK) based in Hong Kong, with the guidance and close collaboration of the Regional and Global Teams based in Bangkok and Copenhagen respectively.

The Associate PSP Officer (Leadership Giving) will work in very close collaboration with the whole team in UNHCR's Office in Beijing, from the Representative, to the PI, Protection and Programme Officers hereby keeping them informed about activities, especially those including communication matters.  S/he will seek advice and support from the Beijing team.

Primary responsibilities

  • Proactively contribute to the development of a Leadership Giving fundraising strategy and action plans in China, ensuring that they are aligned with PSP's Global Leadership Giving fundraising objectives and direction.       
  • Identify potential partners and donors from the Leadership Giving sector and build up relationships with identified donors.
  • In consultation with the relevant Units and support desk in UNHCR HQ, develop fundraising proposals able to meet the philanthropic interests of the identified donors and raise funds for UNHCR’s global programmes around the world for international refugee protection.
  • Provide donors with appropriate stewardship and donor care to include regular briefings and reports, organization of field or HQ visits, regular development meetings and any other necessary support as requested by corporate, foundation and major donors in a timely fashion.  
  • Develop strong and effective materials, content and communications for key corporations and foundations.
  • In collaboration with the PSP Officer (HK), develop the annual plans, including financial budgets, for Leadership Giving and execute the annual budget throughout the year.
  • Provide regular analysis and reports about the leadership giving programmes in China to the Beijing office. Do the same with Hong Kong, regional and global stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance to UNHCR's internal policies and PSP criteria for partnership with the leadership giving sector, and also to the domestic law related to the tax deduction benefits for donors.
  • Keep abreast of the development of new regulations related to charity activities in China and apply to and adjust the fundraising strategy accordingly
  • Perform any other related duties that may be required.


  • PSP LG programme in China is established and ran according to a solid long-term strategy to generate growing income to sustain UNHCR's activities worldwide.
  • The China's PSP LG annual plan, including its associated income targets and other goals is developed, implemented, achieved and reported in a timely manner.
  • The annual expenditure budget for PSP LG Operations in China is efficiently managed.


  • Act as the focal point for implementation of the LG programme in China to raise increased PSP funds for UNHCR programs worldwide.
  • Devise a medium-term approach and development plan to pursue the Leadership Giving Sector
  • Develop the annual leadership giving budget and plan.
  • Promote and develop innovation into projects.

Candidate requirements


  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in business/marketing,  international relations, social sciences or a related discipline plus minimum 3 years of progressive responsible private sector fundraising experience in a not-for-profit organization or international organization.  Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master's) plus 2 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PHD) plus 1-year relevant work experience may also be accepted.
  • Experience developing, managing and stewarding relationships with Corporations, Foundations and High Net Worth Individuals with an exposure to the international environment in private or public-sector entities.
  • Excellent communications skills and a record of managing effective, professional and high standards of communications with corporations and foundations.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and able to follow through and close deals.
  • Ability to explain complex issues to external donors and present the organization and its diverse operations in an appealing and concise manner.
  • Excellent written and spoken Mandarin language skills and excellent English language skills.

Desirable Qualifications and Competencies

  • High level interpersonal skills including relationship building, influencing and negotiating with the ability to interact with individuals at senior levels in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience in developing effective cultivation and stewardship programmes that create and enhance lasting relationships and are resourced effectively to create opportunities for consistent and meaningful interactions with donors.
  • Current market knowledge of private sector fundraising focused on leadership giving in China.
  • Knowledge of leadership giving key methods and performance measurements tools such as moves management method.
  • Familiarity with the UN in general and a good knowledge of UNHCR operations both at Headquarters and in the Field would be an asset.
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise good judgement is valuable for this position, which requires a certain level of maturity and sensitivity.

Managerial Competencies

  • Empowering and Building Trust
  • Managing Performance
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Strategic Planning and Vision
  • Leadership

Cross-Functional Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Planning and Organizing

Additional comments

This is a NOB post on the UN Salary scales, for more details please visit the UN site on Salaries and Allowances:

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 at (see email below) 

Please ensure that they are sent as Word documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “UNHCR – Associate PSP Officer China in the email subject line. Also, please let us know where you saw the post advertised.

Applications will be evaluated as they arrive in a rolling process, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

The deadline for application is Thursday 31st May 2018 18.00 GMT.

Contact person: Karem Armstrong

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Preferred method of response: Email

Closing date: 2018-05-31

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