Position: Chief, Global Philanthropy
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Salary: This is a P5 post on the UN Salary scales
Closing date: 05/04/2020 (day/month/year)
UNICEF works for a world in which every
child has a fair chance in life, and it has helped save more children’s lives
than any other humanitarian organisation. Impact on this scale requires
significant and reliable funding, and UNICEF private sector fundraisers around
the world work every day to provide this support.
Philanthropy team sits within the Private Sector Fundraising & Partnerships
(PSFP) section of the Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) division of
UNICEF. The division is based in Geneva,
with some roles in the New York HQ office and others outposted to markets. Other
teams within the PSFP section are:
The Chief of Global Philanthropy
reports to the Deputy Director of PFP responsible for Private Sector
Fundraising & Partnerships and leads the Global Philanthropy team. The post
is Geneva-based post with frequent travel to National Committees, fundraising
country offices and to meet with prospects and donors, including field trips.
UNICEF raises money from philanthropic
donors both directly through the Global Philanthropy team and indirectly
through National Committees and fundraising country offices around the world.
The Global Philanthropy team is responsible for providing both strategic
leadership and technical support in this area.
The position is the
head of the Global Philanthropy team and is responsible for all UNICEF fundraising
from major donors and faith- and membership-based giving organisations´ (FBOs
and MBOs), for supporting broader engagement with key influencers in the
private sector and for providing strategic and technical support to markets
working with these groups and individuals.
Under the general
guidance of the Deputy Director PSFP, the incumbent is responsible for the
overall coordination, planning, development and realization of UNICEF’s philanthropic
fundraising strategy, maximizing income in line with UNICEF’s global private
sector strategy. The incumbent will oversee and coordinate the above fundraising
channels and activities, ensure engaged and long-term partnerships (taking the
lead in managing and building relationships with key supporters who are not
supported at the national level), and support markets to drive revenue growth
for both specific programme needs as well as for UNICEF globally.
The incumbent will lead
a team whose function is to provide technical support to National Committees
and fundraising country offices which prioritize one or both of these income
Also, the incumbent is
responsible for ensuring that global best practice in major donor and fundraising
is in place and used effectively by appropriate National Committees/country
offices. In addition, the incumbent will be part of the PSFP section management
team with an overview of and contribution to the total development of UNICEF’s
private sector fundraising.
Key functions, accountabilities and related
Developing and guiding the Global
Leading and managing the Global Philanthropy
Supporting the Deputy Director (PSFP) in the
leadership of the Private Sector Fundraising & Partnerships Section
Leading and building relationships with
philanthropic prospects and partners
in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is considered as an
This is a P5 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
If you would like to find estimates for entitlements, you may use the online local staff salary calculator
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 at (see email below).
ensure that they are sent as Word documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “UNICEF Chief, Global Philanthropy” in
the email subject line. Also please let us know where you saw the post
The deadline for applications is Sunday the 5th
April 2020 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
Contact person: Zoe Oldham
Response email: Click here to email the recruiter
Preferred method of response: Email
Closing date: 2020-04-05
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