Organisation: UNICEF

Position: Chief Private Sector Fundraising (P5) - China

Location: Beijing, China

Salary: This is a P5 post on the UN Salary scales

Closing date: 17/09/2017 (day/month/year)

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Chief Private Sector Fundraising (P5) - China




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 description

Job organizational context:

The Chief Private Sector Fundraising is responsible for and lead all the fundraising activities with the Private Sector in China. This post will develop and realize individuals, corporate, foundations and philanthropy fundraising strategy that maximizes the CO potential and is in line with the global PFP plan. The Chief will work under the general guidance of the Country Representative and will be part of the Country Management team and the Senior Management Team in China and is directly responsible for all Private Sector Fundraising results.

Purpose for the job:

Under the general guidance and leadership of the Country Representative, the Chief of Private Sector Fundraising is responsible for the coordination, planning, development and realization of a resource mobilization strategy and plan for growth for the China CO and UNICEF globally. He/she will be responsible for the analysis and management of the relationship with local and global partners and of all fundraising channels and activities, ensuring engaged and long-term partnerships, as well as flexible and unrestricted resources for the China office and UNICEF globally.

 Primary responsibilities

1. Provides leadership and direction in developing UNICEF China’s overall Resource Mobilization strategy and implementation frameworks focused on global and local private sector partners (including private individuals, philanthropic donors, corporations and foundations in China). Provide guidance and direction for planning, implementation, research and analysis of all fundraising channels with emphasis on achieving flexible and unrestricted resources.

2. Provide leadership and supervision to the PSFR team for all fundraising activities. Establishes work plans and budgets and monitor them within the UNICEF financial rules and policies. Identifies training requirements to meet staff development needs to meet objectives of the PSFR section

3. Manages, leads and grows the Individuals Fundraising Programme. Ensures alignment with the PFP at a regional and global level and the delivery of investment commitments. Highlights barriers to achievement of goals and seeks to overcome these barriers.

4. Actively seek and develop new fundraising products that are appropriate in the China context and in alignment with PFP global goals.

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

6. Represents the PSFR team at the Senior Management Team and the Country Management Team and serves as a local focal point for sections to develop funding proposals and partnerships, coordinate corporate and foundation engagement activities, manage the relationships with corporate/foundation partners, plan and carry out partner visits when necessary, promote dialogue and information exchanges, particularly in light of policy decisions that affect UNICEF relationship with all partners at a local and global level.

7. Works jointly with Communications, Programs 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.

8. Supervises the development of fundraising tools (Resource Mobilization kits, communication tools to Chinese private individual donors (house appeals, newsletters etc.), program funding requirement documents, partner updates, annual report for donors, articles for UNICEF China website). Evaluates and analyzes financial and non-financial results from the private sector fundraising channels, checking efficiency of strategies used and suggesting necessary adjustments. Manages the channel with a view of increasing results and revenue.

Impact of Results

  1. The Resource Mobilization strategy developed aligned with PFP global fundraising strategy and translated into concrete plans, including the monitoring and reporting of the results
  2. Strategic and operational strategy and implementation plans effectively managed in order to meet or exceed income targets.
  3. Income goals reached according to the strategic plan and roles and responsibilities in the team are clear in order for every team member to contribute
  4. UNICEF’s global fundraising priorities, campaigns and partnerships, disseminated in a locally-appropriate way.
  5. A highly motivated fundraising team with clear roles and responsibilities
  6. The fundraising team well integrated and working together in the best possible way with other areas in the organization

Candidate requirements



· Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible work experience in fundraising or business development for international companies or organizations. Previous managerial experience.


· Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Communications, Economics or equivalent, with specialization in Fundraising Studies or Marketing.

  • A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu or the advanced university degree.

Language Requirements:

· Fluency in English.

· Knowledge of Mandarin is a strong asset.

Additional comments

This is a P5post 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: (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 –Chief PSFR China (P5))” 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 September 17th 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:


Preferred method of response: Email

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