Consultancy (11.5 months): Fundraising Specialist - Key Markets Support , Individual Giving, Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP)

from UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 21 Oct 2019

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, hope

The Private Sector Fundraising (PSFR) section within PFP works with National Committees and UNICEF Country Offices to maximize income and drive income growth. The purpose of the Individual Giving Fundraising team is to drive income growth from Individuals as part of an integrated Individual recruitment and engagement strategy.

Part of this strategy is focusing on exploring new and innovative ways of fundraising in new and existing markets, including developing new channels and methods for acquisition of donors and in providing strategic support and capacity building to key national committees seeking to accelerate growth of new pledge donor revenue streams. The purpose of this position is to support those efforts, with a specific focus on the German speaking markets.

This assignment requires frequent travel to Geneva, Switzerland and to visit Individual Giving teams within the German speaking markets.

How can you make a difference?

Under the general guidance of the Individual Giving Manager, the incumbent will work closely together with the identified German speaking National Committees to maximize local Individual giving fundraising.


The incumbent will have the following specific responsibilities:

  • Development of new and innovative ways for pledge donor acquisition in German speaking countries, including (but not exhaustive):

  • Research into and mapping of successful acquisition channels and -methods in other countries and businesses
  • Analysis of relevant trends
  • Realization of Creative-/Innovation-Workshops
  • Development and realization of pilot projects (channels and/or methods)
  • Undertaking of feasibility studies and business cases for potential roll outs
  • Assisting, where relevant and in coordination with NCs, in rolling out new ideas
  • Evaluating pilot project and asses the future potential for UNICEF and NC

    Deliverables include defining and driving, under the guidance of the Head of Individual Giving in Geneva as well as The Head of Individual Giving in the German National Committee new Innovation projects to be rolled out in the German market. In addition, the role will assist the Head of IG in Geneva in assessing the potential of any new ideas tested for rolling out in other markets.


    11.5 months


    The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Individual Giving Manager in Geneva.

    The incumbent will provide support and recommendations to the National Committee Individual Giving management.


    Home-based, frequent travel: to Geneva, Switzerland and to visit Individual Giving teams within the German speaking markets.

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

  • University / Business School degree in Business Management, Communication, Marketing, International Relations, Social Sciences or equivalent professional work experience in Fundraising Minimum 5 years of fundraising experience in local or international NGO, including sound experience in the field of pledge/recurring giving donor fundraising
  • Fluency and excellent writing and editing skills in English and German.
  • Digitally savvy with good knowledge about trends and developments
  • Strong analytical and creative skills
  • Strong commitment and innovative spirit, highly passionate about developing new paths
  • Experience in project management (incl. project lead) and innovation processes
  • Profound communication and team working skills
  • Ability to work independently and to meettight deadlines
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF's core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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    Remarks: Please indicate your ability, availability and gross daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered. Also, please mention the earliest date you can start.

    Taxation: UNICEF and the United Nations accept no liability for any taxes, duty or other contribution payable by the consultant and individual contractor on payments made under this contract. Neither UNICEF nor the United Nations will issue a statement of earnings to the consultant and individual contractor.

    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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    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