Position: Regional Manager (Private Fundraising and Partnerships), Eastern & Southern Africa
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Salary: P4 post on the UN Salary scales
Closing date: 22/07/2018 (day/month/year)
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
favouritism. 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 a society’s most disadvantaged citizens and addressing
inequity, will not only give all children the opportunity to fulfil their
potential but will also will lead to sustained growth and stability of
countries. This 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.
Since the formal
inception of UNICEF’s private sector operations in 2014 on the African
continent, UNICEF has developed regional strategies for private sector
fundraising and partnerships with the private sector across two UNICEF regions
– Eastern and Southern Africa (ESAR) and Western and Central Africa (WCAR).
These strategies take a holistic approach to engaging with the private sector -
which is defined as the business sector, key influencers (e.g. high net worth
philanthropists, opinion leaders and private foundations) and individual
supporters - to achieve both financial results (fundraising targets) and
contribute to programmatic and advocacy results (non-financial contributions).
This includes harnessing the power of business for children, fundraising and
partnerships with key audiences, tapping into business core assets and their
influence to support programme and advocacy, and changing business
policy/practice through the Child Rights and Business agenda.
The post is part of
the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (RO), focusing primarily on that
region but also coordinating with the Western and Central Africa region. It reports
to the Senior Advisor, Public Private Partnerships, ESARO (P5).
Purpose of the role
Under the leadership
of the Senior Advisor, Public Private Partnerships, ESARO, to drive
implementation of the ESAR private sector strategy including regional
fundraising and partnerships, technical guidance to Country Offices, and
training for colleagues throughout the region. The post will promote a
continental approach across Africa, and hence will coordinate with the private
sector team in WCAR.
Key Responsibilities and expected Results
1. Guide the development and updating of
Private Sector fundraising and non-financial engagement strategies at regional
and country levels.
2. Develop new Regional Strategic
Partnerships – to provide leadership and direct support in
the development of new high value bilateral and multi-stakeholder partnerships
and collaboration in ESAR, and guidance to continental partnerships, which
bring increased financial resources and contribute to positive impacts for
children through non-financial engagement. These partnerships could be
continental, regional, or sub-regional.
3. Steward Regional Partnerships
– to steward existing regional partnerships, including regional reporting and
primary relationship management, with the goal of expanding and/or renewing
4. Technical Assistance
– to provide clear strategic direction and guidance to the Regional Office and
Country Offices in ESAR on the development of private sector fundraising and
non-financial engagement approaches and activities.
5. Support the relationship with PFP at
the regional level, to ensure alignment on the development of private sector
activities in the region.
Qualifications and Experience Requirements
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: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances
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 to (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 ESAR – Regional Manager FR PFP” in the email subject line.
The deadline for applications is 18.00 GMT, Sunday 22nd July 2018
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: 2018-07-22
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