Position: Private Sector Partnerships Officer (Islamic Philanthropy)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand or Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Salary: USD 6,807 to USD 7,633
Closing date: 29/02/2020 (day/month/year)
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering an eight months full time short term position under International Individual Contractor
Agreement (UNOPS) within the Private Sector
Partnerships Service (PSP), Division of External Relations in our Asia Regional Office in Thailand.
For those activities that relate to Individual
Giving programmes, the PSP Officer will work closely with the digital team in
Bangkok (and Copenhagen if needed). S/he will bring market knowledge and
connections; the Bangkok team will help and support with marketing and
technical experience. The PSP Officer will be part of the PSP team in the
region and is expected to work closely with the PPH staff in Bangkok and in
Copenhagen when working on PPH issues.
With displacement crises reaching unprecedented
levels and causing significant surges in funding needs, UNHCR has been
considering alternative sources of funding, including contributions motivated
by various faiths, or in other words, Faith-based Philanthropy. UNHCR’s Private
Sector Partnerships Service (PSP) has been successfully exploring Islamic
Philanthropy, namely Zakat and Sadaqah, in addition to Waqf and other relevant
forms of Islamic social finance.
As of 2020, PSP is looking to expand this
experience across South East Asia (SEA), looking particularly into the Malaysia
and Indonesia priority countries, in addition to countries where PSP is present
(Thailand, Hong Kong, and Singapore) and other countries with relevant
audiences but have no PSP presence (such as Brunei and India).
For this purpose, PSP is looking to develop
local expertise to build on the success of UNHCR’s Refugee Zakat Fund, study
the local landscape and pave the way to expand this initiative to some
countries in the Asia region.
incumbent will be based in Bangkok, although the location is flexible and will
work under supervision of the PSP Asia Pacific (APAC) Regional Office in
Bangkok, in collaboration with PSP Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and PSP
Headquarters (HQ) in Copenhagen. S/he will primarily be driving new relations
in the Islamic Social Finance space and help to guide market and prospect
research/ analysis and feasibility studies. S/He is expected to support the long-term
development of UNHCR’s Islamic Philanthropy portfolio through identifying
funding sources and establishing sustainable relationships with key players in
the sector of Islamic Philanthropy and Islamic Banking/ Finance in Malaysia,
Indonesia, Brunei and Singapore as a priority as well as deliver guidance in
other relevant countries in Asia subsequently.
Duties and responsibilities
The start date is in March 2020. It is a
full-time role with working hours starting from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday
(40 hours per week).
Please submit your Motivation
Letter, UNHCR Personal History Form (PHF) form, Curriculum Vitae and a copy of
official ID card/national passport indicating the vacancy announcement number
and position title to: THAROPSP@unhcr.org.
Only candidates under positive consideration
will be contacted for a written test and/or interview.
UNHCR Personal History Form (PHF) and
supplementary forms can be downloaded from: https://www.unhcr.or.th/sites/default/files/u11/P11_UNHCR.docm and
Preferred method of response: Email
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