New Delhi, India
Salary: P-5 UN Salary Scale
Candidate Level: Senior Executive
Contract Type: Fixed-Term
Working Hours: Full Time
Sector: Children/Youth
Link to Website
Country: India
Closing date: 26/05/2024
Chief Resource Mobilization & Partnerships

 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 — 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 the nation.


As Chief Resource Mobilization & Partnerships, you will be responsible for leading all private sector resource mobilization and partnerships and supporting broader engagement with business and key influencers in the private sector.

Under the general guidance of the Representative (Head of ICO), you will lead the planning, development and realization of the country office’s resource mobilization and partnerships strategy. The Chief Resource Mobilization & Partnerships oversees and coordinates various resource mobilization and partnerships channels and activities, maintains engaged and long-term partnerships, and drives revenue growth for the Country Programme and UNICEF global needs and objectives.

Primary responsibilities

Leadership and management: Lead and manage the Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Team, providing supervision, guidance, and leadership to ensure the achievement of resource mobilization and partnership goals. Represent the team in the Country Management Team.

Private sector plan development: Collaborate with the Country Management Team and Private Fundraising and Partnerships Regional Support Centre to develop a comprehensive Private Sector Plan targeting audiences with strong potential. Ensure alignment with national, regional, and global priorities.

Innovation and growth: Stay updated on external developments affecting resource mobilization and partnerships. Drive a culture of innovation within the team to maximize growth opportunities. Coordinate with global colleagues and engage in conferences and workshops to share learning internationally.

Acquiring and retaining donors: Strategically deploy various channels to recruit and retain individual supporters. Oversee acquisition, retention, and stewardship efforts, ensuring diversification across channels and optimal supporter experience.

Partnership establishment: Identify, approach, and negotiate relationships with key influencers and businesses. Advocate and promote UNICEF goals with partners, ensuring effective communication of UNICEF's mission and impact.

Public and private sector engagement (PPSE): Lead ICO's PPSE activities, including identifying and negotiating relationships with relevant partners. Manage the PPSE team's efforts to develop Child Rights Business Principles (CRBP) and Family Friendly Policies (FFP) across the private sector in India. Oversees ICO's partnership with the Government of India's Departments of Public Enterprise and Corporate Affairs to maximize private sector impact on child rights issues.




  • An advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in one of the following fields: Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Resource Mobilization and Partnerships, Management, or another relevant technical field. (Required)
  • A minimum of ten years of professional experience in private sector resource mobilization and partnerships, with progressively increasing responsibilities, including direct responsibility for setting and meeting income targets. (Required)
  • Led diverse and geographically dispersed teams previously in an inclusive and empowering manner. (Required)
  • Proven track record of engaging with the private sector for the development and implementation of high-impact, large-scale and sustainable approaches to fundraising and partnership with measurable results. (Required)
  • Experience in, and knowledge of, the country context of India. (Desired)
  • Mobilized resources and built partnerships in an international setting previously. (Desired)
  • Fluency in English and knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) will be an asset.

Personal traits desired

  • Nurtures, leads and manages people.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness.
  • Works collaboratively with others.
  • Builds and maintains partnerships.
  • Innovates and embraces change.
  • Thinks and acts strategically,
  • Drives to achieve impactful results,
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity,
  • The vacancy is open to internal and external candidates.
  • This position is open to non-Indian nationals only.
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
  • UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at

We encourage all candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience to apply.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards an ever more diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive work environment is critical to deliver the best results for children.

We strongly encourage applications from women, trans* and gender non-conforming people, persons with disabilities and candidates who are nationals of low, lower-middle, or upper-middle-income countries from non and underrepresented regions (Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Central Asia, Middle East, and North Africa, West and Central Africa, and East Asia and the Pacific).

We particularly welcome applications from candidates holding a degree from a university in countries of the Global South.

We provide reasonable accommodation for employees and applicants with disabilities. Please let us know in your application if you identify as a person with a disability and how we can support you.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff. Flexible working arrangements paid parental leave and other family-friendly policies support UNICEF staff to fulfil professional and personal commitments.




To apply for this role, please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how you fulfil the requirements set out in the job announcement by clicking on the link  above.

Please contact Ruth Gardner at for any queries you may have.

The deadline for application is 26th May 2024

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Contact person: Ruth Gardner
Preferred method of response: Web
Apply link: Link to Apply
Closing date: 26/05/2024