For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.
UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is also the world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries. As a global authority UNICEF is able to influence decision makers at the global level and turn the most innovative ideas into reality.
More than 13,000 staff work with UNICEF, with approximately 85 per located in the field in 190 countries. Seven regional offices and over 124 country offices worldwide, 34 national committees, a research centre in Florence, a supply division in Copenhagen, a shared services centre in Budapest and offices in Berlin, Brussels, Seoul and Tokyo, and UNICEF headquarters in New York and Geneva work on helping children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence.
We employ committed professional to work in our five focus areas: Child Survival and Development, Basic Education and Gender Equality, HIV/AIDS, Child Protection and Policy Advocacy and Partnerships. We also employ staff with expertise in administration and finance, human resources, information technology, supply and logistics as well as external relations and communication. UNICEF's presence in humanitarian crises means that we also seek experts in emergency preparedness and response.
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UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, a world of opportunities
Nine out of 24 CO's in the LAC region have already an established Private Sector Engagement strategy and supporting organization, primarily aimed at fundraising. This is a highly successful venture raising nearly $100 million yearly and contributing to fund LAC CO programmes across the region and Regular Resources to UNICEF globally. The other emerging CO's (15) have now engaged to various degrees with private sector, via corporate and philanthropic partnerships and more recently started individual fundraising.
In 2019 there was a business case established recognizing significant opportunity in Individuals Fundraising in 6 markets across the region. In addition, there are opportunities identified in 2 Country Offices in the region in Corporate and Philanthropic Fundraising. It is most efficient, to provide focused skilled resources and support to accompany the development of Individuals and Corporate fundraising in select markets, pooling resources to avoid a costly replication across relatively small fundraising markets when possible, whilst accelerating opportunities. This is the purpose of this position to leverage the scale of our existing fundraising infrastructure, provide support and strategic coordination to these emerging markets on their development of Private Sector engagement.
How can you make a difference?
The primary function of this post is to develop, design, plan and implement activities with the private sector in Emerging Private Sector Fundraising markets in the LAC Region in order to generate additional regular resources for UNICEF.
This Temporary Appointment (TA) post will help develop Private Sector Fundraising Performance in six markets focused on Individuals Giving and two markets where Corporate and Philanthropic potential has been identified. The successful candidate will provide specialist support and ensure that Individual Giving, Corporate and Philanthropic activities are profitable and in line with investment criteria. They will help ensure that the Emerging Markets are working towards a point of sustainability, providing funding for both the Country Programme and also future fundraising activities.
The incumbent is expected to ensure that COs will raise funds according to annual plans and that the main duties will be implemented in agreement with COs and according to UNICEF policies, with the following expected measurable results:
Based on the above activities, the incumbent is expected to meet the following measurable deliverables:
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?
Advanced University degree in any of the following: Marketing, Fundraising, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Public Administration or other relevant field. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
A minimum of 2 years hands-on experience, in progressively responsible roles, of managing fundraising including in Individual Giving, within the Latin America Region or at international level, supervising and supporting several countries simultaneously, is a requirement.
Management Experience from previous roles, either as direct manager or as a coordinator of complex initiatives involving other teams or managing multi-million dollar gross revenue profits is considered an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are:
Builds and maintains partnerships; Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness; Innovates and embraces change; Drive to achieve results for impact; Manages ambiguity and complexity; Thinks and acts strategically; Works collaboratively with others.
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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