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Senior Adviser - Fundraising (P - 5), PG Generation Unlimited

Closing: Apr 7, 2024

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Published: Mar 25, 2024 (19 days ago)

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To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Fundraising, Management or another relevant technical field is required.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience at the national and/or international levels related to in fundraising, marketing, or sales, with a proven track record of success in cultivating major donors and implementing fundraising campaigns is required.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of fundraising strategies and plans.
  • Experience in managing fundraising events and campaigns across a range of channels.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating fundraising activities and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as a strong asset

Expected Technical Competencies include:

  • Resource Mobilization: familiarity with public/private donors, including domestic and regional funds, financial institutions, good knowledge of global and innovative financing mechanisms. A solid track record in raising funds at a global level and in securing high level/long term commitments from donors. Ability to negotiate with donors to best align their contributions and mobilize joint fundraising to meet shared goals.
  • Engagement with partnerships: global partnerships for youth, donor countries traditional/nontraditional, the UN system, PFP, PPD, financing institutions, etc. Solid experience in fundraising/partnership models to support GenU’s products.
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French or Spanish) is an asset.


Responsibilities

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Fundraising, Management or another relevant technical field is required.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience at the national and/or international levels related to in fundraising, marketing, or sales, with a proven track record of success in cultivating major donors and implementing fundraising campaigns is required.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of fundraising strategies and plans.
  • Experience in managing fundraising events and campaigns across a range of channels.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating fundraising activities and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as a strong asset

Expected Technical Competencies include:

  • Resource Mobilization: familiarity with public/private donors, including domestic and regional funds, financial institutions, good knowledge of global and innovative financing mechanisms. A solid track record in raising funds at a global level and in securing high level/long term commitments from donors. Ability to negotiate with donors to best align their contributions and mobilize joint fundraising to meet shared goals.
  • Engagement with partnerships: global partnerships for youth, donor countries traditional/nontraditional, the UN system, PFP, PPD, financing institutions, etc. Solid experience in fundraising/partnership models to support GenU’s products.
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French or Spanish) is an asset.


Fundraising strategy

UNICEF's Generation Unlimited has a clear fundraising strategy and associated work plan to attract investments/funding from international/domestic donors (both public and private) and through innovative financing opportunities. The funds raised are catalytic to crowd in further resources and partners to skills and connect youth to opportunities in employment, entrepreneurship and social impact, as defined in GenU’s mission. The fundraising strategy is aligned with PFP and PPD strategies and delivered in close collaboration with both divisions.

  • Review, maintain, update and implement the fundraising strategy and associated annual work plan. Strategy and workplan include partner and stakeholder mapping/assessment; objectives; target audiences; pitches; proposals/products, co-creation opportunities; monitoring and evaluation of impact; success and opportunity for improvement; ongoing refinement of the strategy.
  • UNICEF GenU’s rights and results-based programming approach is appropriately reflected in the fundraising, work plan and products.
  • Maintain close collaboration with PFP and PPD, regional and country offices for effective overall coordination.

Build relationships with existing and potential contributors for catalytic funding and provide leadership on engagement with non-traditional donors, for innovative financing modalities and domestically leveraged financing.

  • Mobilize, broker and leverage financial and in-kind contributions for ideas and Glocal solutions and catalytic funding working strategically with Deputy Director Partnerships.
  • Lead the review and maintenance of the partner/fundraising data base for resource mobilization working with colleagues in PPD and PFP consistent with the strategic objectives of the fundraising plan and the harnessing on non-traditional forms of support.

Ensure monitoring of implementation and effectiveness of the strategy and plans, taking corrective action when and where necessary to minimize risk and maximize results.

  • Ensure timely forecast of resource requirements and oversee market research to tap into longer term opportunities to generate resources for GenU.
  • Ensure effective monitoring mechanisms are in place to track the effectiveness of advocacy, communication and resource mobilization plans, taking corrective action, when necessary. Relationships are built and maintained with donors and investors for catalytic funding and leadership provided on engagement with non-traditional donors.

Networking and partnerships

UNICEF's Generation Unlimited has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and fora whose support is essential to mobilize resources for GenU’s mission.  

  • Develop, maintain, and update partners contact list/database.
  • Help establish, document, review and refine process of working collaboratively with PFP, PPD, regional and country office partnerships teams through meetings, joint fundraising opportunities, information sharing to leverage and optimize resources, etc.
  • Ensure or enhance the quality, consistency and appropriateness of country-specific resource mobilization tools/materials, activities, processes and messages to optimize resources.
  • Identify opportunities to innovative financing mechanisms to strengthen GenU’s programmes and shared value partnerships.
  • Monitor, evaluate and share results and findings with GenU team and partners.

Resource mobilization support

Ensure that global and country level fundraising activities are supported by effective advocacy and communication strategy and activities. Global and country level fundraising activities with both public and private sector are supported by effective advocacy and communication strategy and activities.

  • Mobilize country office communication capacity to support/facilitate the gathering of content and coverage of relevant country efforts. Use the opportunity to identify/highlight effective programme activities and results in support of fundraising.
  • Mobilize resources for fundraising support by regular communication and co-ordination with relevant communication focal points in regional offices and headquarters divisions.

Monitoring and evaluation

Fundraising baselines are established against which the achievement of objectives of the targets set for the fundraising strategy are regularly evaluated and analyzed for rigor and continuous improvement.

  • Provide technical support to ensure that a set of fundraising performance indicators are adjusted as necessary, and are incorporated in the Annual Management Plan, Annual Work Plan, Annual Reports, etc.
  • Conduct timely and accurate monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure the objectives are met and the strategy is effective.
  • Undertake lessons learned review of successful and unsuccessful fundraising experiences and share observations/findings with country, regional and HQ fundraisers to promote best practices across the board.


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