Dec 232017

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: India
Closing date: 14 Jan 2018

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. And we never give up!

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For Every Child, AN ADVOCATE:

In an effort to measurably improve UNICEF’s ability to deliver better results for children, 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 fulfill 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.

The Resource Mobilization and Partnership (RM&P) section works with the corporate sector, Foundations and Major Donors to maximize income and drive income growth. There are three pillars within RM&P. The purpose of the Corporate Fundraising unit is to drive income growth from the corporate sector as part of an integrated corporate engagement strategy. Income growth will come from three sources: i) the renewal and growth of existing in-country and multi-country partnerships, ii) the development of new strategic partnerships and iii) the support given to state offices to develop and strengthen their state level fundraising capacity and skills.

How can you make a difference?

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children in the world’s thereby ensuring a better future for every child, this is the chance to make a difference. Under the general guidance of the Chief, Resource Mobilization & Partnership (RM&P) and direct supervision of Fundraising Specialist, this post will proactively identify and secure new in-country partnerships headquartered in India. The incumbent will develop and implement fundraising strategies to focus on acquisition and maximization of prospect national corporate donors in support of the country programme priority focus. The incumbent will also provide back up to the supervisor in overall corporate and foundations fundraising.

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Support in developmentand securing of strategic long-term flexible income through new partnerships. This may include corporate foundation grants, cause-marketing, customer fundraising, sponsorship of campaigns, and/or workplace giving.
  • Help in leadingthe new business process from prospect identification, to securing first meetings, through the contract signature for assigned prospects.
  • Working with ICO programmes and Communication colleagues to identify propositions for prospects, particularly for major grant opportunities where significant proposition development is required.
  • Mapping and building propositions and outreach plans for companies, using the findings of the Corporate Mapping done in 2017.
  • Identify synergies between companies’ partnership needs and UNICEF brand & programme priorities to approach potential partners and establish high value partnerships.
  • Developing and supporting specific Indian based business to business activities that drive major prospects to approach UNCEF for partnership. This may include organizing high-level roundtables and securing speaking slots at conferences.
  • Reporting monthly on progress against new business pipeline and income targets (including number of first meetings and number of prospects in active partnership discussions).
  • Liaising with UNICEF PFP Due Diligence, legal and communication teams to ensure screening, proposal review and contracting is undertaken effectively.
  • Providing support to Fundraising Specialist to ensure successful corporate fundraising strategy, plan and results
  • Perform any other tasks, as required.
  • Impact of Results:

    (a) Describe the type of decisions regularly made and the impact of those decisions.

    Decision on matters related to proposing partnership design and agreements. The process is supported by UNICEF global guidelines and internal approval processes. Any error in decision making can have a negative impact on incomes and UNICEF reputation.

    (b)Describe the type of recommendations regularly made and why these are important.

    Recommendation of potential prospect partners and types of partnerships. Recommendation on donor conditionality.

    (c) Describe the most damaging error(s) that could be made in the work and the consequences they would have.

    Any error in decision making can have a negative impact on incomes and UNICEF reputation.

    To qualify as a championfor every child you will have…

    Requirements of the position (QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES):-


    University degree in Marketing, Business Administration or Advertising. Training in sales required.


    At least two years of practical professional work experience with progressively increasing responsibilities in Individual Fundraising and Customer Relationship management with individual clients in large numbers.

    Language Requirements:

    Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of the local language at the duty station an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core competencies

  • Communication [ II ]
  • Drive for Result [ II ]
  • Working With People [ II ]
  • Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ I ]
  • Analyzing [ I ]
  • Relating and Networking [ II ]
  • Persuading and Influencing [ II ]
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking [ I ]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [ II ]
  • To view our competency framework, please click here.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all national, religious, gender and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.


  • Selected applicant will have an initial two (2) year fixed-term contract, with possibility of extension, subject to satisfactory performance.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
  • UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training etc. UNICEF is a nonsmoking working environment.
  • Please indicate your preferred duty station (s) in the covering letter. For more information about UNICEF India, please refer to the link below: –


    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

    click here for more details and apply to position


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